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Kamran Ince: Symphony No. 2 "Fall Of Constantinople" / Ince, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Ince, Kamran : Concerto for Turkish instruments, chorus & orchestra
>Ince, Kamran : Symphony no 2 ("Fall of Constantinople")
>Ince, Kamran : Piano Concerto
>Ince, Kamran : Infrared Only, for orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Kamran Ince writes music of thrilling intensity. His Piano Concerto is a "sonic dream" of a work, constructed on the principle of block-like contrasts that embody startling and glittering sound worlds, and Infrared Only is no less stupendous in its impact. The 1994 Symphony No. 2 is the first of his works to include Turkish elements and these invest the music with a rich panoply of timbres. Folk elements deepen in the Concerto for Orchestra, where Ince employs instruments full of potency and power such as the zurna and ney. The result is music of intoxication and intimacy, violence and tenderness.

Allmusic.com
Perhaps most surprising and daring is Ince's Concerto for orchestra, Turkish instruments, and voices (2002, revised 2009), which fairly explodes off the CD from its percussive beginning. In this work, Ince demonstrates his ease with blending unusual and conventional tone colors, including folk instruments and a chorus, and produces an exciting concerto that is as original as it is unexpected. Ince leads the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in all the performances but one, where he performs as soloist in the Piano Concerto, which is conducted by Isin Metin. The extraordinary timbres that Ince calls for are vividly created by the musicians, and the clear and resonant audio of the recording makes them sound distinct and fully present.

Fanfare
In some ways, Ince's music resembles high-quality film music. (In fact, he has composed film scores.) It is both visceral and visual. Overall, though, there's a sincere passion here that, for many listeners, should sweep aside questions about whether or not this music is "important," in the academic sense... the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra is a very capable ensemble. Ince clearly has definite ideas about how his music should be performed, and as far as I can tell, is able to bring them to fruition here. Brilliant engineering, essential in music like this, has been provided. If you're looking for a thrill, this CD will supply it.

American Record Guide
This recording presents bold, colorful music by the Turkish-American composer, Kamran Ince, who has recorded three other discs for Naxos. I knew I was in for a wild ride when I saw in the notes that Symphony 2 and the Concerto for Orchestra, the opening works, represent the composer's "more patient and mature" side. Having been knocked out of my chair by the time I read this, I couldn't imagine what the impatient side was like.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara, Turkey (09/14/2009-09/18/2009).



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Works Details

>Ince, Kamran : Concerto for Turkish instruments, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Cevdet Akdeniz (Zurna); Ali Bektas (Zurna); Celalettin Biçer (Ney)
  • Conductor: Kamran Ince
  • Ensemble: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara, Turkey (09/14/2009-09/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2002

>Ince, Kamran : Symphony no 2 ("Fall of Constantinople")
  • Conductor: Kamran Ince
  • Ensemble: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara, Turkey (09/14/2009-09/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1994

>Ince, Kamran : Piano Concerto
  • Performer: Kamran Ince (Piano)
  • Conductor: Isin Metin
  • Ensemble: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara, Turkey (09/14/2009-09/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1984

>Ince, Kamran : Infrared Only, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Kamran Ince
  • Ensemble: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara, Turkey (09/14/2009-09/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985