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Buhurizade Mustafa Itri

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Name  Buhurizade Itri
Died  1711
Role  Musician
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Mustafa Itri, more commonly known as Buhurizade Mustafa Itri, or just simply Itri (1640 - 1712) was an Ottoman-Turkish musician, composer, singer and poet. With over a thousand works to his name, although only about forty of these have survived to this day, he is regarded as the master of Turkish classical music. In 2012, due to the 300th anniversary of Itri’s death, the UNESCO declared 2012 the "International Itri Year".


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World´s Famoust Song: Salat ı Ümmiye & Tekbir by Itrî *1630 - 1.7 Billion Muslims know this song


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Many things known about him today are subject to dispute. His real name was Mustafa, and he was sometimes referred to as Buhurizade Mustafa Efendi. Itri was a major exponent of Turkish classical music. He was a very prolific composer with more than a thousand works. However, only about forty of these survived to this day, the rest being lost.

It is believed that he was a Mevlevi, and composed religious music for this order. He lived through the times of five Ottoman Sultans. He became well known during the time of Mehmet IV. He sang in fasils, which are concert programs with the same makam, in the presence of Mehmet IV. Starting from this time, he enjoyed the support of the palace for many years. He taught music in the palace Enderun school. He was also interested in gardening. It is believed that his name Itri comes from the word itir, which means pelargonium.

As with most composers of his day, Itri was also a famous poet. He used poetic forms based on the classicial Ottoman school of poetry (Divan), as well as those based on syllabic meters identified with folk music and poetry. Unfortunately most of his poetry has not survived to this day. He was also known for being a calligrapher.

Itri's portrait is depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 100 lira banknote issued in 2009.

Major works

  • Segah Kurban Bayrami Tekbiri
  • Segah Salat-i Ummiye
  • Dilkeshaveran Gece Salati
  • Maye Cuma Salati
  • Segah Mevlevi Ayini
  • Rast Darb-i Turki Naat ve Sofyan Tevsih
  • Nuhuft Durak; Nuhuft Ilahi
  • Nuhuft Tevsih; Neva Kar
  • 2 Pencgah Beste
  • Hisar Devr-i Kebir Beste ve Aksak Semai
  • Mahur Agir Aksak Semai
  • Rehavi Berefsan Beste
  • Buselik Hafif Beste ve Yuruk Semai
  • Segah Agir Semai
  • Segah Yuruk Semai
  • Bayati Cember Beste
  • Bestenigar Darb-i Fetih Beste
  • Dugah Hafif Beste
  • Isfahan Zencir Beste ve Agir Aksak Semai
  • Nikriz Muhammes Beste
  • Rahatu'l Ervah Zencir Beste
  • Irak Aksak Semai
  • Rast Aksak Semai
  • Nuhuft Aksak Semai
  • Acemasiran Yuruk Semai
  • Rehavi Pesrev
  • Nuhuft Pesrev ve Saz Semaisi
  • Neva Kar
  • References

    Buhurizade Mustafa Itri Wikipedia

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