Fonotopia

Episode 3: The Ottoman Empire

Posted in Episodes by nissarhusseinkhan on March 26, 2010

Behold — Episode 3: The Music of the Ottoman Empire.

In this episode, Ian takes you from Mozart’s grandparents to the last days of the Turkish Pretty Boy Floyd. The Ottoman Empire was vast, vast. Think of all the music.

Thanks to Meara O’Reilly for the post about Marika Papagika over at Boing Boing. Something about that song that makes the time stop.

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  1. gakpetor said, on March 30, 2010 at 5:21 am

    lo & behold! another superb hour of listening. you really draw us into those forgotten worlds where the sun always goes down

  2. Susanna Bolle said, on April 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    It’s always such a pleasure to listen to these programs, but since I’m a sucker for Turkish and Ottoman music, this was a special treat. What lovely music!

  3. Laura said, on April 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    love, love, love this–thanks!

  4. Ernest J.Crackleton said, on April 16, 2010 at 2:16 am

    I say! There is great future in the past, there are few things one can guarantee in the future, but one thing that is guaranteed is that there will be a past, and the further into the future one goes, the more past there will be, understanding the past is an important part of understanding the present, and shaping the future, historic recordings are a useful means of connecting with the past, and the beauty of historic recordings is that their historicity can only increase!
    Yours sincerely,
    Ernest J. Crackleton


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