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The Lost Chord: May 16 - Turkish Toughie


There is a Turkish proverb: “Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.”  The music of Ahmed Adnan Saygun is very good coffee indeed.  Saygun (pictured, right) rode a wave of Turkish nationalism to become his country’s foremost composer in the Western classical tradition.  Perhaps best remembered abroad as an associate of Béla Bartók (pictured, left), Saygun was a prominent ethnomusicologist, but also an important educator and cultural administrator.  Savor an hour of his sometimes sweet, often astringent, always rewarding music, this Sunday at 10 pm.

Ross Amico is program host, and host of Picture Perfect which airs Saturdays at 6 pm and The Lost Chord which airs Sundays at 10 pm.