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The Universe Of The Variation Form In Music: "Goldberg", Johann Sebastian Bach's Gigantic Composition Recorded By Mehmet Okonsar

08-15-2011 12:48 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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The actual work is performed using a beautiful piano sound along with pinpoint exactness, still under no circumstances it sounds "dried out".

Many facets help remind the exact listener the second, (1981) release recorded by Glenn Gould. Tempos are rather near to the Canadian pianist's versions plus the performance reveals an extensive familiarity with historical playing. Still Okonsar hardly ever seems "snobbish".

The actual recording is worldwide obtainable through amazon.com(r) as well as its partners.

All pieces can even be auditioned at Okonsar's homepage: http://www.okonsar.com/Recordings.html .

Mehmet Okonsar's famous concerts included the premiere in Turkey of the Concerto for Piano, op.42 by Schoenberg with his fantastic performances of the Concerto for piano by Lutoslawski in Poland.

His researches on music and technology ended up given in a lecture at the Yamaha headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan. Okonsar authored and presented a documentary series about music technologies on the National Television Broadcast of Turkey, the T.R.T.

Mehmet Okonsar is possessing an striking discography, all titles globally distributed. By J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations; The Well-Tempered Klavier (complete in 3 CD set); The Art of Fugue (performed on organ and harpsichord) and The Musical Offering (performed on electronic instruments). An fascinating assortment of solo piano, free style improvisations is "Shadowy Arcade", a CD composed with pieces having stirring titles, in Okonsar's personal, personal musical style which is not necessarily unlike contemporary modern-jazz styles.

For additional information or a sample copy please contact:
Mehmet Okonsar, mehmet@okonsar.com

Mehmet Okonsar, a Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied piano, composition and orchestration at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and musicology at the Istanbul Technical University. His primary teachers were J. Cl. Vanden Eynden and Alexis Weissenberg for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition. He is laureate of numerous international piano competitions including the Gina Bachauer. Besides his international concertist carrier he is also prolific writer. Okonsar is an independent artist, he runs his own management bureau, his CD label: LMO-Records and his publishing house: "Inventor-Musicae". Actively involved in the World Wide Web, Mehmet Okonsar is the founder of the classical music and musicology dedicated blog-site:"inventor-musicae.com" as well as the first classical-music video portal: "classicalvideos.net".

Mesneci S. 46/15
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