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Works

NECİL KÂZIM AKSES
List of Compositions
(With traced back first performance informations)
(classified according to genres)

Operas
  • "Mete" (Opera in one act) (Libretto: Yaşar Nabi Nayır) (1933)
  • "Bayönder" (Opera in one act) (Libretto: Münir Hayri Egeli) (1934) (First performance: 27 December 1934-Ankara-Conductor: Adnan Saygun)
    Instrumentation: 1 Flauto(Piccolo), 2 Flauti, 2 Oboi (2. cornoinglese), 2 Clarinetti in B(A),
  • 2 Fagotti, 4 Corni in F, 3 Trombe in C, 3 Tromboni, 1 Basso-Tuba, 1 Saxoph. Alto in Es (Soprano in B ) Timp., Perc., Str., Solo Basbaritone, Tenor, Mezzo-Soprano
  • "Timur" (Opera in four acts) (Libretto: Behçet Kemal Çağlar) (Incomplete) (1956)
  • "MİMAR SİNAN" (Opera) (Libretto: Necdet Aydın and Necil Kâzım Akses (First act completed) (1980’s)

Orchestra
  • Poem (1932-33) (premièred on 29 October 1933-Prague)
  • A Summer Remembrance – Morning on the Bosphorus (1932-33) (premièred on 29 October 1933-Prague)
  • "Çiftetelli" Op.6 (Symphonic Dance) (1933) (First performance1934-Prague)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2 sax-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-2, timp., perc., hrp, str.
  • "Bayönder Suite" from the opera "Bayönder" (1934)
  • "The Citadel of Ankara" – Symphonic Poem - (1938-1942) Ankara State Conservatory Publication (First performance: October 1942-Ankara-PSO*-E. Praetorius) (18 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., per., hrp, str.
  • "Ballade" (1947) (State Conservatory Publication No.55) (First performance: 14 April 1948-Ankara-PSO-Ferid Alnar) (21-22 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2-2, 2-2-2-0, timp., per., str.
  • "Two Antique Dances" (orchestral version) (23 May 1962) (State Conservatory Publication No.40) (First performance: 25 November 1969-Ankara-PSO-Hikmet Şimşek)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-1(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., str.
  • Symphony No. 1 (1966) (State Conservatory Publication) (First performance: 10 November 1967-Ankara-PSO-Gothod Ephraim Lessing) (55 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+2p)-3(+ca)-2(+p, +b))-3(+cf),6-3(+re)-4-1, timp., per., 2 hrp., pia., str.
  • Scherzo on Itri’s Neva Kâr (1970) (First performance: 25 December 1970-Ankara-PSO-Hikmet Şimşek) (18-19 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hrp., str.
  • " ‘Sesleniş’(Calling) for the 50th Anniversary of Turkish Republic" (1973) (First performance: 27 October 1973-Ankara-PSO-Hikmet Şimşek) (11 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hrp., pia., str.
  • Concerto for Orchestra (1976-1977) (First performance: 1 April 1977-Ankara-PSO-Otakar Trhlik) (23 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hrp., pia., str.
  • Symphony No. 2 (for strings orchestra) (1978) (Private Publication)(First Concert performance: 4 February 1997-Aşkabad-Türkmenistan-Orkestra "SAZ"-Muhammed Nazer Mommadov) (30 min.)
    Instrumentation: Strings
  • Symphony No. 3 (1979-1980) (First performance: 2 May 1980-Ankara-PSO-Gürer Aykal) (34 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hrp., cel., pia., str.
  • "War for Peace-To the memory of Atatürk" (Symphonic Poem) (1981 First performance: 26 March 1982-Ankara-PSO-Gürer Aykal) (21 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., per., hrp., pia., str.
  • Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia Romanesca Fantasia" (for solo cello and orchestra) (1982-1984) (First performance: 9 January 1987-Ankara-Ali DOĞAN-PSO-Rengim Gökmen) (37' 30'' min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hrp., pia., str. Solo vlo.
  • Symphony No. 5 "Thus spoke Atatürk" / "Sinfonia Rhetorica" (Rhetoric symphony for tenor solo, chorus, children’s chorus, organ and orchestra) (1988) (First performance: 26 October 1989-İstanbul-IDSO-Rengim Gökmen) (55 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hrp., pia., org., str.
  • Symphony No. 6 "Ölümsüz Kahramanlar" (Immortal Heroes) (For Bariton Solo, Chorus and Large Orchestra)(First Movement Completed) (1992)

Vocal Music
  • "Poetry and Music" (for bass-baritone and orchestra) (1935) (State Conservatory Publications No.49) (10 min.)
    Instrumentation:2 Flauti, 1 Oboe, 1 Corno inglese, 2 Clarinetti (in A), 1 Fagotto, 2 Corni (in F), Arp, Str., Solo Baritone
  • Symphonic Epic "For the 50th Year of Our Republic" (for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra) (1973) (State Conservatory Publications)
    Instrumentation: 3-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2(+cf), 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hrp, pia, str.
  • "Parade of Soloists" (from the opera "Timur") (for soprano, mezzo-soprano, bartion and orchestra) (1974) (20 min.)
  • "Lyric Poem from A Divan" (for tenor solo and orchestra) (1976) (First performance: 24 December 1976-Ankara-Osman Gökoğlu- PSO - Gürer Aykal) (16 min.)
    Instrumentation: Flauto Piccolo (muta in Flauto grande 3), 2 Flauti, 2 Oboi, Corno inglese,
    2 Clarinetti (in Sib), Clarinetto basso (in Sib), 2 Fagotti, Contrafagotto, 4 Corni (in Fa),
    3 trombe (in Do), 3 Tromboni, Tuba, Timp., perc., cel., hrp., pia, str., Tenor solo

Solo instrument and orchestra
  • "Poem" (for solo cello and orchestra) (1946) (State Conservatory Publication No.25) (First performance: 29 June 1946-Ankara-Antonio Saldarelli-PSO-Ferid Alnar) (12 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2-2-2-2-, 3-2-2-0, timp., perc., hrp., str., solo vlo.
  • Violin Concerto (1969) (State Conservatory Publication) (First performance: 5 May 1972-Ankara-Suna Kan-PSO-Gothod Ephraim Lessing) (47 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2(+p)-2(+ca)-2(+b)-2, 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., pia., hrp., str., solo vlo.
  • Viola Concerto (1977) (First performance: 14 April 1978-Ankara Koral Çalgan-PSO-Tadeusz Strugala) (28 min.)
    Instrumentation: 2 Flauti (2.anche Flauto Piccolo), 2 Oboi, 2 Clarinetti (Sib), 2 Fagotti, 3 Corni (Fa), 2 Trombe (Do), Timp., Perc., Str., Viola solo
  • "Idyll" (for cello and orchestra) (1981) (First performance 20 March 1981-Ankara-Doğan Cangal-PSO-Gürer Aykal) (12-13 min.)
    Instrumentation: 1 Flanti (2. anche Flauto Piccolo), 2 Oboi, 2 Clarinetti (Sib), 2 Fagotti ,4 Corni (Fa), 2 Trombe (do), Solo vlo, Timp., Perc., Celesta, Hrp, Pia, str.

Chamber Music
  • "Allegro Feroce" (for clarinet/saxophone and piano) (1930) (Universal Edition Publication No. 10.024) (First performance: 5 May 1931-Vienna) (Friedrich Wildans-Friedrich Statzer)
  • Introduction and Fugue for String Quartet (1930-31) (First performance: Vienna-5 May 1931-The Rothschild Quartet)
  • "Allegro Feroce" (viola and piano version)
  • "Poem" (for violin and piano) (1930) (First performance: 5 May 1931-Vienna-Christa Richter (violin)-Friedrich Statzer (piano) (11-12 min.)
  • Sonata for flute and piano (1933) (Jorj D.Papajorjiu Publication No. 64. First performance: 13 June 1934 Prague-Karel Neoproud-Flute-Karel Reiner-Piano)
  • "Three Poems" (for mezzo-soprano and string quartet) (1933)
  • Trio for Strings (1945) (State Conservatory Publication No. 43)
  • String Quartet No. 1 (1946) (State Conservatory Publication No.21) First performance: 26 September 1947-Prague-Çeskoslovenska Quartet) (30 min.)
  • String Quartet No. 2 "Elegy" (1971) (First performance: 28 October 1974-İstanbul-Vienna Soloists) (35 min.)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1979) (First performance: 1979-TRT studio recording- Yücelen Quartet) (38 min.)
  • String Quartet No. 4 (1990) (First performance: 23 October 1991 – Duesseldorf-Yücelen String Quartet) (20 min.)

Voice and Piano
  • "Portraits I" (for voice and piano) (1964) (State Conservatory Publication No.30) (20 min.)
  • "Music for Poems"/Portraits II (for voice and piano) (1975) State Conservatory Publication No:75
  • No or yes? (Lied) (for voice and piano) (1988)

Piano Music
  • Preludes and Fugues (for piano) (1929)
  • Turkish Invention (for piano)
  • Five Piano Pieces (1930) Universal Edition UN 9625 publication) (15 min.)
  • Piano Sonata (1930) (Jorj D.Papajorjiu Publication No.73 (First performance: 5 May 1931-Vienna: Friedrich Statzer) (8 min.)
  • "Miniatures" (for piano) (Jorj D.Papajorjiu Publication No.80) (1936) (7-8 min.)
  • Two Antique Dances (piano version) (21 min.)
  • Ten piano pieces (1964) (Ankara State Conservatory Publication No.29) (40 min.)

Solo Instrument
  • "Capriccio" (for solo viola) (May 1978) (First performance: 30 April 1979-Ankara-Koral Çalgan) (5-6 min.)
  • "Sad Melody" (for solo viola) (23 April 1984)

Chorus
  • Folk Songs (Harmonized) (1936)
  • A capella chorus compositions (1947) (State Conservatory Publication No.23)
  • Ten Folk Songs(Harmonized a capella mixed chorus) (1964) (State Conservatory Publication No.33) (First performance of some of them -1964-Ankara State Opera Chorus-Ferit TÜZÜN)
  • "Poets Devoted to İstanbul" (for polyphonic a capella chorus) (1983) (First performance: the same year, TRT Ankara Polyphonic Chorus-Walter Strauss-Studio recording) (14' 30'' min.)

Marches
  • "Conservatory March" (with Ulvi Cemal Erkin) – (for chorus and orchestra) (1940)
  • Boy Scout March (for chorus and orchestra)
  • "Turkey"(march for chorus and orchestra) (1' 15'' min.)
  • "March for the 50th Anniversary of the Republic" (for chorus and orchestra) (1973) (First performance: 1973-PSO-Hikmet Şimşek) (3-4 min.)

Incidental Music
  • Incidental music for "Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare (for wind instruments) (1942)
  • Incidental music for "Antigone" by Sophocles (for wind instruments) (1942)
  • Incidental music for "King Oidipus" by Sophocles (for wind instruments and women’s chorus) (April 1943)

* PSO: Presidential Symphony Orchestra
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