Year 2020, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 198 - 226 2020-12-30

Traditional References of the Modern Ballade by Akses

İ̇smet KARADENİZ [1]


The pioneer composers of contemporary classical music in the Republic of Turkey (aka Contemporary Turkish Music) created their first musical compositions by incorporating some of the components of traditional Turkish music — scale, rhythm, motif, and style — and abstracted forms thereof. The Ballade, a one-part orchestral piece dating back to 1947, composed by one of the first-generation composers, Necil Kazım Akses, is an example of this approach to composition. Both the concert program notes and various concert criticisms give an idea about the structures of traditional Turkish music in the Ballade. However, the Ballade, as an example of programmatic music, requires a more detailed analysis, especially in terms of motif and rhythm. In this study, which aims to establish the connection between the composition at hand and primarily traditional Turkish music, I examine the composition in terms of rhythm, motif, scale, and style, and the findings are correlated with the original structures of traditional Turkish music. The findings showed that Akses used rhythmic (usûl) abstractions in his work more than the modal (maqam) structures. When examining the modal structure of the work, I also detected that the composer preferred to abstract the motifs exhibited by the maqams, instead of abstracting the maqam structures directly. The study especially reveals Akses’s creative approach to motivic abstraction, with the explanation of how the basic motif of Ballade was created.
Necil Kazım Akses, Ballade, Contemporary Turkish Music, Maqam, Rhythm, Analysis
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Primary Language en
Subjects Music, Art
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-1530-2506
Author: İ̇smet KARADENİZ (Primary Author)
Institution: HACETTEPE ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ANKARA DEVLET KONSERVATUVARI, MÜZİK BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, MÜZİK TEORİLERİ ANABİLİM DALI
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : December 30, 2020

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Vancouver Karadeni̇z İ . Traditional References of the Modern Ballade by Akses. Musicologist. 2020; 4(2): 198-226.
IEEE İ. Karadeni̇z , "Traditional References of the Modern Ballade by Akses", Musicologist, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 198-226, Dec. 2021, doi:10.33906/musicologist.773604