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'Harmonie & Turcherie'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Harmonie & Turcherie'

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'Harmonie & Turcherie'

Donizetti Sinfonia for Winds Giuseppe Donizetti Marcia di Mahmoud (arr Bernardini) M Haydn Marcia turchesca, ST610/P65 J Haydn Die sieben letzten Worte, HobXX/2--Introduzione alia seconda parte Mendelssohn Nocturno, MWV P1 Mozart Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail--Janissary March Rossini II turco in Italia Sinfonia (arr Mandolesi) Schubert Eine kleine Trauermusik, D79 Spohr Notturno, Op 34 Witt Concertino for Oboe and Winds Zefiro / Alfredo Bernardini Arcana (F) A391 (79' * DDD)

The Habsburg Empire defeated the Ottoman Empire following the Siege of Vienna in 1683, ending the centuries of Muslim incursions into Europe and finally reclaiming Hungary and regions of the Balkans. The ensuing century saw improving relations between the two societies and a growing trade in 'oriental' items such as jewellery, carpets, spices, coffee--and musical ideas. The most famous expression of the Western vogue for all things Turkish is Mozart's Die Entfuhrung but as late as the second decade of the 19th century Rossini was able to capitalise on the meme in Il turco in Italia. …

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