Rhapsody on Istanbul Tunes; The sound of Istanbul is the Sound of Love

Listen to the sound of Istanbul and share this music video to join our fight against war and terror with music and culture! Let’s spread the “good”. Lately Turkey has been on the media as the victim of several attacks. Music and culture is our weapon against wars and heartless political strategies. "Rhapsody on Istanbul…Read more Rhapsody on Istanbul Tunes; The sound of Istanbul is the Sound of Love

Melody and Counterpoint

AUTHOR: EMiR GAMSIZOĞLU ➤ Please feel free to listen to the music included in this article while you read. “ Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul…Read more Melody and Counterpoint

Confessions of a Pianist’s Wife

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤ When I was in the acting school in Bilkent University, I used to sneak into the concert hall next door to hear Bilkent Symphony and sit in the balcony and listen... I have to confess that couple of times I fell asleep while they were performing, not because I was bored…Read more Confessions of a Pianist’s Wife

The Girl Conducting the Choir – like no one is watching!

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤  I was so glad that this video of a little girl from Kyrgyzstan went viral last year. Not only because she is the cutest thing in the world with her blue dress and her pink cheeks, but she is showing us something that we all missed in our grown up world. The little girl,…Read more The Girl Conducting the Choir – like no one is watching!

Piyano ve Piyanist

AUTHOR: EMiR GAMSIZOĞLU ➤ 1700 ile 1711 yılları arasında ilk 3 piyanoyu yapan İtalyan Bartolomeo Cristofori dünyanın müziği algılamasını, müzik dinleme alışkanlığını ve sonraki yüzyıllarda müzik yazısı ve konser hayatını değiştirecek bir buluş yaptığının farkında mıydı bilemeyiz ama 22 yıl önce mezun olduğum Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi’nin mezunlar derneği mesleğimle ilgili bir yazı istediğinde aklıma ilk…Read more Piyano ve Piyanist

Defne ve Öylece Donakalmak

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤ Yeğenim Defne 8 aylık. Kendisi 8 Mart Dünya Kadınlar Günü'nde doğumundan bu yana sanki bir ortaokul aşkı gibi rüyalarıma giriyor. Istanbul'da onu görmeye giderken kalbim pır pır ediyor, havaalanına adım atar atmaz Defne'yi ne zaman görebilirim diye hesaplar yapmaya başlıyorum. Uzakta olmak kolay değil... bir rakı-balık özlemi bir de Defne özlemi...…Read more Defne ve Öylece Donakalmak

Where does Chopin belong?*

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤ The composer of the famous funeral march influenced many artists, writers, musicians even with his funeral. The Funeral March is being played in many funerals all around the world such as John F. Kennedy's funeral and ironically enough Stalin’s. With his music, Chopin is in our lives for more than 150…Read more Where does Chopin belong?*