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The Particular Universe Of Canons In Pure, Instrumentation Undefined, Music: "The Musical Offering" BWV1079 Recorded On Electronic Instruments By The Turkish Born Belgian Pianist Mehmet Okonsar

08-29-2011 05:15 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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The Turkish born Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist Mehmet Okonsar presented his complete collection of the Canons as well as the significant "Sonata in Trio" by J. S. Bach's "Musical Offering" on Compact disk.

The particular work is accomplished on many electronic and digital musical instruments and could call to mind the similar renderings by Wendy Carlos and Isao Tomita.

Nonetheless, on one side it is significantly less "clinical" as compared with Carlos and also tends to make a detailed use of "even larger" sound-spaces, and on the other side it is substantially less "affectionate" as compared with Tomita.

The big "Sonata in Trio" (on the Royal Theme) is accomplished with the help of sampled versions of historical instruments; usually "viol da gambas" as well as a "block-flute". The option for instrumentation, which happens to be left towards the attention of the performers by the composer, plus the articulation of different parts in the very polyphonic pieces never ever hide but rather expose the actual linear designs very precisely.

The performances features an in depth knowledge of historical playing. Nonetheless Okonsar never may seem "snobbish".

The actual record is internationally available through amazon.com(r) and its associate avenues.

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

Mehmet Okonsar, born in Istanbul, Turkey studied music in the Brussels Royal Conservatory with Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition and orchestration. He furthermore studied along with a previous pupil of Olivier Messiaen: Claude Ballif from the Paris National Conservatory and with the well-known pianist Alexis Weissenberg within Switzerland.

In addition to his global concert carrier he is a prolific author. Okonsar is an independent musician, owner of the classical music and also musicology specialized blog-site:"inventor-musicae" together with the very first classical-music video portal: classicalvideos.net. His total biography together with details could be read here: http://www.okonsar.com/pianist-biography.html#long-bio

Mehmet Okonsar has a noteworthy discography, almost all titles globally published. 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 stimulating collection of solo piano, free style improvisations is "Shadowy Arcade", a CD composed with pieces possessing stirring titles, in Okonsar's one of a kind, personal musical style which is possibly not 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".

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