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Ulvi Cemal Erkin (Composer)

Born: 14th March 1906, Constantinopole, Ottoman Empire

Died: 15th September 1972, Istanbul, Turkey

Nationality: Turkish

Ulvi Cemal Erkin (March 14, 1906 – September 15, 1972) was a member of the pioneer group of symphonic composers in Turkey, born in the period 1904–1910, who later came to be called The Turkish Five. These composers set out the direction of music in the newly established Turkish Republic. These composers distinguished themselves with their use of Turkish folk music and modal elements in an entirely western symphonic style.

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