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Orkun Ağır & Antarja String Quartet | Chamber Works

Orkun Ağır & Antarja String Quartet | Chamber Works

Composer and Bağlama player Orkun Ağır composes his new "Quintetto con bağlama" for the Polish string quartet Antarja. After hearing their interpretation of the third string quartet by Penderecki, it was a long-held wish to work with them. That wish is now being fulfilled by TalentHub Brabant.

The work of the legendary composer Krzysztof Penderecki (and in particular his chamber music oeuvre) has been a source of interest and inspiration for Ağır for many years; nevertheless, he always manages to incorporate a very strong, dramatic and introvert signature in his works.

The creation of chamber music is the ultimate aptitude test for a composer, his “Sestetto” written for the clarinet, bağlama, string trio and piano (commissioned by Intro in Situ) written in 2018 shows this indisputably. He previously worked closely with, among others, the prominent Turkish poet Ataol…

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Composer and Bağlama player Orkun Ağır composes his new "Quintetto con bağlama" for the Polish string quartet Antarja. After hearing their interpretation of the third string quartet by Penderecki, it was a long-held wish to work with them. That wish is now being fulfilled by TalentHub Brabant.

The work of the legendary composer Krzysztof Penderecki (and in particular his chamber music oeuvre) has been a source of interest and inspiration for Ağır for many years; nevertheless, he always manages to incorporate a very strong, dramatic and introvert signature in his works.

The creation of chamber music is the ultimate aptitude test for a composer, his “Sestetto” written for the clarinet, bağlama, string trio and piano (commissioned by Intro in Situ) written in 2018 shows this indisputably. He previously worked closely with, among others, the prominent Turkish poet Ataol
Behramoglu. He composed a song cycle of Behramoğlu’s poems; he also used Behramoğlu's texts for the piece "If I die ..." that he wrote for the Storioni Trio, bağlama and soprano. Recently Ağır and his luthier made a number of controversial changes to his instrument, the bağlama (a kind of lute). Like the new compositions he wrote, these changes have made the instrument more concert-worthy in every respect.

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Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
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  • Adults€12.50