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Composer: Erkin, Ulvi Cemal (1906-1972)

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Year of birth1906
Year of death1972
NationalityTurkey
Period20th century
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Turkish delights tickle the Proms palate

Sasha Goetzel © Chris Christodoulou
For once, the musical menu was a good deal more sultry than the temperatures in the Royal Albert Hall as the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic made a notable debut in a programme full of what Rudyard Kipling may well have described as “more-than-oriental splendour”.
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