Kudsi Erguner

Turkey: Art of the Ottoman Tanbur

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Kudsi Erguner recorded this album featuring alternating solo performances by two modern masters of the tanbur, Abdi Coskun and Fahreddin Cimenli. The tanbur is the most commonly used lute-like instrument in Turkish art music. The musicians here fully exploit the rich, sonorous timbre of the instrument, which can be either plucked or bowed.