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Necil Kazim Akses

Necil Kazim Akses

Necil Kazim Akses


Necil Kazım Akses (May 6, 1908, Istanbul – February 16, 1999, Ankara, Turkey) was a Turkish classical composer. Akses studied music and composition at the Musikakademie in Vienna with Joseph Marx and at the Prague Conservatory in Prague with Josef Suk and Alois Hába. He helped co-found the Ankara State Conservatory with the composer Paul Hindemith and served as director of the institution for a while. Together with Cemal Reşit Rey, Ulvi Cemal Erkin Read more on Last.fm
Necil Kazım Akses (May 6, 1908, Istanbul – February 16, 1999, Ankara, Turkey) was a Turkish classical composer. Akses studied music and composition at the Musikakademie in Vienna with Joseph Marx and at the Prague Conservatory in Prague with Josef Suk and Alois Hába. He helped co-found the Ankara State Conservatory with the composer Paul Hindemith and served as director of the institution for a while. Together with Cemal Reşit Rey, Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, and Hasan Ferit Alnar, Akses belonged to a group called The Turkish Five, who were the first Turkish composers to adapt their homeland's musical tradition to the techniques of Western classical composition. (Their name alluded to the Russian Five.) In 1949, Akses entered the service of the Turkish state. He worked as the Turkish cultural attaché in Bern and Bonn, among other posts. Akses composed orchestral works, chamber music, and pieces for piano.

His most famous work is his violin concerto (1969). "Mete" (Opera in one act) (Libretto: Yaşar Nabi Nayır) (1933) "Bay önder" (Opera in one act) (Libretto: Münir Hayri Egeli) (1934) (First performance: 27 December 1934-Ankara-Conductor: Adnan Saygun) "Timur" (Opera in four acts) (Libretto: Behçet Kemal Çağlar) (Incomplete) (1956) "MİMAR SİNAN" (Opera) (Libretto: Necdet Aydın and Necil Kâzım Akses (First act completed) (1980’s) Poem (1932–33) (premièred on 29 October 1933-Prague) A Summer Remembrance – Morning on the Bosphorus (1932–33) (premièred on 29 October 1933-Prague) "Çiftetelli" Op.6 (Symphonic Dance) (1933) (First performance1934-Prague) "Bayönder Suite" from the opera "Bayönder" (1934) "The Citadel of Ankara" – Symphonic Poem - (1938–1942) Ankara State Conservatory Publication (First performance: October 1942-Ankara-PSO*-E. Praetorius) "Ballade" (1947) (State Conservatory Publication No.55) (First performance: 14 April 1948-Ankara-PSO-Ferid Alnar) "Two Antique Dances" (orchestral version) (23 May 1962) (State Conservatory Publication No.40) (First performance: 25 November 1969-Ankara-PSO-Hikmet Şimşek) Symphony No. 1 (1966) (State Conservatory Publication) (First performance: 10 November 1967-Ankara-PSO-Gothod Ephraim Lessing) Scherzo on Itri’s Neva Kâr (1970) (First performance: 25 December 1970-Ankara-PSO-Hikmet Şimşek) " ‘Sesleniş’(Calling) for the 50th Anniversary of Turkish Republic" (1973) (First performance: 27 October 1973-Ankara-PSO-Hikmet Şimşek) Concerto for Orchestra (1976–1977) (First performance: 1 April 1977-Ankara-PSO-Otakar Trhlik) Symphony No. 2 (for strings orchestra) (1978) (Private Publication)(First Concert performance: 4 February 1997-Aşkabad-Türkmenistan-Orkestra "SAZ"-Muhammed Nazer Mommadov) Symphony No.

3 (1979–1980) (First performance: 2 May 1980-Ankara-PSO-Gürer Aykal) "War for Peace-To the memory of Atatürk" (Symphonic Poem) (1981 First performance: 26 March 1982-Ankara-PSO-Gürer Aykal) Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia Romanesca Fantasia" (for solo cello and orchestra) (1982–1984) (First performance: 9 January 1987-Ankara-Ali DOĞAN-PSO-Rengim Gökmen) Symphony No. 5 "Thus spoke Atatürk" / "Sinfonia Rhetorica" (Rhetoric symphony for tenor solo, chorus, children’s chorus, organ and orchestra) (1988) (First performance: 26 October 1989-İstanbul-IDSO-Rengim Gökmen) Symphony No. 6 "Ölümsüz Kahramanlar" (Immortal Heroes) (For Bariton Solo, Chorus and Large Orchestra)(First Movement Completed) (1992) Vocal Music "Poetry and Music" (for bass-baritone and orchestra) (1935) (State Conservatory Publications No.49) Symphonic Epic "For the 50th Year of Our Republic" (for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra) (1973) (State Conservatory Publications) "Parade of Soloists" (from the opera "Timur") (for soprano, mezzo-soprano, bartion and orchestra) (1974) "Lyric Poem from A Divan" (for tenor solo and orchestra) (1976) (First performance: 24 December 1976-Ankara-Osman Gökoğlu- PSO - Gürer Aykal) Necil Kazim Akses made use of Turkish folk and classical music motifs in his compositions.

With his closeness to Dîvan music, he composed works such as his "Concerto," "Scherzo on Itrî's Nevâ-kâr," and "Gazel from a Dîvan." Some of his other compositions include two operas, "Mete" (1933) and "Bayönder" (1934), four symphonies, "Poem for Cello and Orchestra" (1930), "Four Pieces for Three String Instruments" (1946-72-79) and his symphonic poem "Peace and War" (1981) written in memory of Atatürk. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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