Modernizing Reforms and Turkish Music in the 1930s

@article{Tekeliolu2001ModernizingRA,
  title={Modernizing Reforms and Turkish Music in the 1930s},
  author={Orhan Tekelioğlu},
  journal={Turkish Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={108 - 93}
}
  • O. Tekelioğlu
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Political Science
  • Turkish Studies
The Turkish Republic’s policy on music during the 1930s is explored in the events leading to the closure of a unique yet short-lived music magazine Nota which published 37 issues in the 1930s. The founding years of Turkey were characterized by reforms in the cultural sphere including music as part of a modernizing and Westernizing strategy. These reforms were, however, challenged by a handful of skilled musicians as well as by the audience’s traditional Ottoman music. 

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