Ankara, Turkiye (PressExposure) March 26, 2013 -- A brand-new J.S. Bach album from the autonomous musician and performer: the musicologist, composer and pianist Mehmet Okonsar, laureate of lots of international piano contests as well as a successful recording musician and performer.
Without hesitation Okonsar is among the list of most substantial classical music artists of the very last 25 years or so. His position as "the" individual, self-produced classical piano player is suggesting the radical position of a Glenn Gould versus the international concert surroundings.
Okonsar self-produces all the things form his own recording facilities which he just now improved to include movie features. He is the director of his personal music label: LMO-Records.
Pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist, Okonsar, born in Turkey nonetheless, raised in Belgium, refuses to get entangled in the classic circuits "because I would like to sustain all my personal inventive ethics and I wish to accomplish anything pleases me" he says.
The CD is displayed in every specifics at the artist's home-page: okonsar.com. Additionally, within the Creative Commons Licenses, all of the tracks can be found for free auditioning. The publication is distributed internationally by amazon.com(r) and its online marketers. Virtually all main mp3 websites additionally carry the music.
The CD tracks are: Toccata N.1 in D min. BWV 913; Toccata N.2 in E min. BWV 914; Toccata N.3 in F-sharp min. BWV 910; Toccata N.4 in G min. BWV 915; Toccata N.5 in D maj. BWV 912; Toccata N.6 in C min. BWV 911; Toccata N.7 in G maj. BWV 916.
The seven Toccatas by Johann Sebastian Bach date between 1708 and 1710. All are early creations, a bit of of them may even be penned earlier. We have got here a youthful Bach, primarily interested in exploring the possibilities of virtuoso piano performing.
All works go along with an practically identical structurel planning: "free-virtuoso-improvisatory" beginning ("a la Chromatic Fantasy") then an alternation of radiant fugatos and strikingly resplendent slow movements. Those slow parts reach each time with audacious chordal progressions. They often surprise us with the scope of the musical inventiveness behind them. Level every so often wherein they seem to extend "too much" in length, they must be glanced as "transcriptions" of the endless musical creative imagination and skill of Bach improvising.
Mehmet Okonsar is graduated from the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music. His comprehensive discography incorporates a meaningful group of works by J. S. Bach, Liszt and Schumann.
Being a musicologist, author along with teacher, Okonsar's writings are released in various music periodics. His articles along with studies are published in English as well as French, he is moreover a lecturer on music, composing along with technology.
Although having began his training at Ankara, at the National Conservatory of this town created by Paul Hindemith, he generally stated that all his "true" musical instruction has been offered in Belgium.
Even at his earliest public appearance in 1979, the specific eclecticism connected with his recital programs into the future can be observed. He presented a group of the Preludes by Messiaen amongst others.Continually anticipating mastering a lot more, Okonsar went after at the Brussels Conservatory on Composition and Orchestration and again he had the most effective professors out there: Madame Jacqueline Fontyn the major Belgian composer and sporadically he likewise studied with a student of Messiaen, Claude Ballif.
Continually programming one of the most demanding pieces, Okonsar's orchestral debut was initially the 3 rd Concerto by Rachmaninoff performed at the deSingel Concert Hall in Antwerp. However his true jumping board were definitely in Utah, the 6th prize at the "Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition", 1991.
Adept of "Free Music philosophy", Okonsar publishes all of his recordings and writings along with his compositions via the internet under the GNU GPL or Creative Commons licenses.