Report by Dorit Klebe

Dorit Klebe
Performing the Maqam Concept in the Vocal Music of the Ottoman- Turkish Court

The modal concept maqam is a cardinal shaping element of the Ottoman-Turkish court music (religious as well as secular) and went through a specific development in Ottoman Turkey.
In my paper I will focuss on the performance of the maqam/makam concept in secular vocal genres. My explorations will take into consideration interactions of the makam with further shaping principles, the reference systems of rhythm usûl and prosody arûz. In addition,
I will point out the significance of interrelations between music and language esp. poetry by investigating the musical setting of poetry, the word- tone relations.

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