Introductions and resources to Greek and Turkish music
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Ηλίας (Ilya) (? - 1799)
Greek composers of the Ottoman era Ηλίας (Ilya) (? - 1799)
Renowned musician and music teacher in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th
century in the courtyard of Selim III (1789 - 1808). Referred to as an
accomplished performer of tambur player and composer-teacher of "Bestie"
(a type of slow voice synthesis). He died in 1780 or 1799. Five songs
survived and two instrumental compositions, but which are likely to
belong to someone else Jew Ilya santur player.