04 March 2012

Ottoman music research center opened

Turkey’s first institute created to study Ottoman era music has been opened within the body of Istanbul University (IU). The Ottoman Music Application and Research Center will create an inventory of music at the time of the Ottomans.

The center will analyze all libraries, manuscripts in the Topkapi Palace, the IU State Conservatory, which is the continuation of Darülelhan, where the first research on music was made in the Ottoman, musical instruments in the university’s rare works of art unit and special collections in order to create a database.