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Arts: Composers: Turkey
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The number of women composers is significantly increasing in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in Turkey as a result of newly established musical institutions and the changing lifestyle of women, which makes them visible in public musical life. This entry explores women composers according to musical genres of modern Turkey.

Polyphonic music in Turkey

Despite the special efforts of the new Turkish Republic to involve women in polyphonic music, in the firs…

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Senol İner, Derya, “Arts: Composers: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0287f>
First published online: 2009

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