UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Necdet Yasar Ensemble (video), 1993-05-01  PDF

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University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Necdet Yasar Ensemble (video)
1 videotapes  :  1 vct (VHS, sp, color, stereo); Duration: 1:32:57
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Recording of the Yasar Necdet Ensemble at the University of Washington, Kane Hall 130, May 1, 1993; concert co-sponsored by the UW School of Music, the Turkish Ministry of Culture & the Turkish American Cultural Association of Seattle.
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

Necdet Yaşar was born in Nizip, Turkey in 1930. He graduated from the School of Economics, Istanbul University. He founded the Istanbul State Music Ensemble (İstanbul Devlet Klâsik Türk Müziği Topluluğu) in 1988 and continued to direct until he retired in 1995. Yaşar's fellow musicians and his government have often recognized him for musical excellence in Classical Turkish music (Klâsik Türk Mûsikîsi or Klâsik Türk Müziği), sometimes also known as Ottoman music or Turkish-Ottoman music (Osmanlı Mûsikîsi, Türk-Osmanlı Müziği), art music (Sanat Mûsikîsi), or court music (Saray Mûsikîsi). In 1991 the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism named Yaşar to the Turkish government's highest cultural honor, "National Artist" (Devlet Sanatçısı). The Ministry often sent Yaşar on tours to Europe, the U.S., and the Far East as "cultural ambassador." Yaşar directed and/or performed solos with elite groups such as the National Turkish Music Ensemble (Devlet Klâsik Türk Müziği Topluluğu), chamber ensembles sponsored by private foundations, and the Istanbul Conservatory Faculty Performance Ensemble (İstanbul Belediye Konservatuarı İcra Heyeti). Yaşar also holds the title of Istanbul Radio Artist (İstanbul Radyosu Sanatçısı). He was appointed as the Visiting Artist at the University of Washington for 1972-73, and would continue to perform at the University of Washington into the 90's.

- Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians, Karl Signell

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Moe Herman with Betacam equipment; unedited VHS copy made by recordist for Archives.

See collection 93-18 for audio recording of same concert.

Title of concert: Traditional Turkish and Sufi music: Necdet Yasar Ensemble.

Performers: Necdet Yasar/tanbur; Necati Celik/ud; Goksel Baktagir/kanun; Hasan Esen/kemence; Nurettin Celik/vocals, percussion; Omer Erdogdularey.

See logsheet for audio recording (collection 93-18) for contents listing.

Documentation: Concert program (filed under MB1 Turkey/93-18)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Kamānche
  • Oud
  • Qānūn (Musical instrument)
  • Ṭanbūr
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Celik, Necati (instrumentalist)
    • Celik, Nurettin (vocalist)
    • Erdogdularey, Omer (instrumentalist)
    • Esen, Hasan (instrumentalist)
    • Göksel, Baktagir, 1966- (instrumentalist)
    • Yaşar, Necdet (instrumentalist)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Necdet Yaşar Ensemble (performer)