Tanburi Cemil Bey

Tanburi Cemil Bey, Vols. 2 & 3

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Cemil Bey (whom the notes compare to Mozart -- a reach, but it gives some idea of his importance) was an innovator as well as a virtuoso on the tanbur lute, primarily known for his compositions. These wax cylinder recordings from the turn of the century breathtakingly reveal his immense talent as a musician. They are a revelation as well as a treasure.

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