Robert Garfias recordings: Turkish Classical Music, 1977-12-27  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias recordings: Turkish Classical Music
2 items  :  OT - 1 reel (7.5 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); WT - 1 DAT (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:08:19
Collection Number
Music performance recorded in Istanbul, 12/27/77.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Garfias was born in San Francisco in 1932, the child of Mexican-American parents. As a youngster he studied classical guitar and jazz saxophone. In high school he studied Western classical music composition, and he formed a jazz combo that played gigs for beatniks in the North Beach area of San Francisco, where he traveled in a circle of musicians that included Dave Brubeck, Vince Delgado, Vince Guaraldi, Harry Partch, and Bill Smith. During his career he founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington; served as Dean of Arts at the University of California, Irvine, as a member of the Smithsonian Council, and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. National Council for the Arts; and conducted significant periods of fieldwork and language study in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Central America, Burma, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and among Okinawans in the United States.

- Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 4, September 2013)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Performers: music of Kantemiroglu Konservatuvari (2 uds; 16 singers; 1 violin; 1 ney; 1 pair kudum); director - Muzaffer Birtan.

Contents: 1) Pesrev: Makam Sazkar; 2) Test; 3) Ud Taksim, Nisaburek; 4) Vocal- Agir Semai; Makam: Nisaburek, Aksak Semai 10/8.

Additional info provided by Dr. Aksoy: Kantemiroglu is the composer of #4.

Documentation: Additional contents information provided by Dr. Ercument Aksoy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1 audiotape : Audio Reel; Tracks: 4

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music--Turkey
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Turkey
  • Ney
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East
  • Violin
  • Violin music
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound Recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Birtan, Muzaffer (performer)