The Particular World Of The Prelude-Fugue Form: “Well-Tempered Clavier”, Bach’s Great Composition Recorded By Mehmet Okonsar


Abstract: “The Well-Tempered Clavier” by Johann Sebastian Bach. An internal look at the integrale recording of three CD’s launched by Mehmet Okonsar, pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist of Turkish sources.

The Turkish born Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist Mehmet Okonsar published his entire set of the particular 48 Preludes and Fugues by J. S. Bach inside of a three CD set.

The work is completed on the piano and then in most points can easily remind the audience the version recorded by Glenn Gould. Tempos and also the touch and also the all round methodology can be near to the Canadian pianist’s types along with the performance displays an effective familiarity with historical playing. Moreover Okonsar rarely may seem “snobbish”.

The actual record is globally obtainable through amazon.com(r) as well as its partner channels.

All pieces can be auditioned at Okonsar’s homepage: http://ping.fm/rFN9R

Mehmet Okonsar, born in Istanbul, Turkey studied music in the Brussels Royal Conservatory with Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition in addition to orchestration. He additionally studied with a previous pupil of Olivier Messiaen: Claude Ballif from the Paris National Conservatory and also the world famous pianist Alexis Weissenberg within Switzerland.

His repertoire encompasses a range from the early seventeenth. century (“The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book”) including among others Orlando Gibbons and Giles Farnaby and also extends to late the twentieth century with the works by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Witold Lutoslawski. Dominant works in this repertoire are: J.S. Bach “The Art of Fugue” carried out on organ (or piano) and harpsichord; the Goldberg Variations, the integrale of Well-tempered Keyboard.Mehmet Okonsar possesses an awesome discography, just about all titles internationally published. By J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations; The Well-Tempered Klavier (complete in 3 CD set); The Art of Fugue (performed on organ and harpsichord) and The Musical Offering (performed on electronic instruments). An stimulating collection of solo piano, free style improvisations is “Shadowy Arcade”, a CD composed with pieces possessing stirring titles, in Okonsar’s own, personal musical style which is not really unlike some very modern jazz improvisation styles.

Mehmet Okonsar is possessing an superb discography, almost all titles worldwide distributed. By J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations; The Well-Tempered Klavier (complete in 3 CD set); The Art of Fugue (performed on organ and harpsichord) and The Musical Offering (performed on electronic instruments). An stimulating assortment of solo piano, free style improvisations is “Shadowy Arcade”, a CD composed with pieces possessing stirring titles, in Okonsar’s unique, personal musical style which is not necessarily unlike contemporary modern-jazz styles.

For additional information or a sample copy please contact:
Mehmet Okonsar, mehmet@okonsar.com
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About David Ezra (Mehmet) Okonsar

David Ezra Okonsar, formerly Mehmet, pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist is the First Prize Winner at the International Young Virtuosos Competition, Antwerp, Belgium, 1982 and laureate of other prestigious international piano competitions such as the Gina Bachauer, Sixth Prize, Salt Lake City-UT, 1991 and J. S. Bach, Second Prize, Paris, France 1989. He is graduated from the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music. His extensive discography includes a series of works by J. S. Bach, Liszt and Schumann. As a musicologist, writer and lecturer, Okonsar's writings are published in several music periodics. His essays and analyses are released in English and French, he is a lecturer on music, composing and technology.
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One Response to The Particular World Of The Prelude-Fugue Form: “Well-Tempered Clavier”, Bach’s Great Composition Recorded By Mehmet Okonsar

  1. Pingback: Mexico-born performance artist Pablo Helguera reinterprets Bach’s fugue into year-long “Well-Tempered Exposition” « in the theater of One World

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