• Symphonic Poem

    Münir Nurettin Beken


     

    Gallipoli
    Symphonic Poem

     

    for symphonic orchestra

     

    Full score

     

    GALLIPOLI is an account of the two lost generations: one summoned for an impossible crusade, to die thousands of kilometers away, and to lie on the ground so young together with another lost generation who battled to protect the only motherland they have ever known. It is an epic struggle of the highest gallantry—imagine even giving a hand to the enemy to carry one’s dead and wounded at the end of each day.

    Gallipoli, as one of the most important political events in history, marks the beginning of a war of independence and foretells its end. It does not alter the course of the WWI but perhaps it touches upon the already simmering WWII.

     

     

     

  • Autor der Symphonie

    Gallipoli

    Münir Nurettin Beken

    Münir N. Beken is a composer, performer, conductor and music scholar. The performance of his Triple Concerto featured the eminent violinist Shlomo Mintz. The world premier of his Blue Monologue was performed at Carnegie Hall. “I Am A Corpse” for violin and orchestra was released with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Pacific Serenades commissioned his Memories of a Shoehorn in Los Angeles and Issa Sonus Chamber Music Ensemble featured several of his compositions in their concerts in New York City and dedicated their upcoming CD entirely to his compositions. His music is published by Isuku Verlag in Germany and Amplitude Music in France and he is a member of ASCAP. Currently, Dr. Beken is a professor of world music theory and composition at UCLA. He has written several articles for the Grove and other scholarly publications.