I have been playing a lot of piano lately, having been initially inspired by the beautiful music by contemporary Turkish composer Toygar Isikli that I hear in so many of the Turkish TV drama series that I've been watching (no, I do not speak Turkish--I watch with English subtitles). A little known fact for Americans is that Turkey is actually the second largest exporter of drama series after the United States! This piece is a haunting cello piece from the series, Fatmagul'un Secu Ne? called, "Imkansizin Ortsinda." This drama series is about a very serious topic-- a gang rape and the ripple effects on everyone involved. It is also a very poignant story of love and healing. It stars Beren Saat and Engin Akyurek. I listened to the original tune over and over and then figured out, by ear, a piano arrangement. Here is the original piece:
And here is my piano arrangement based on this piece, also on You Tube. It's hard to compete with the haunting sound of the cello, my absolute favorite instrument, but nevertheless I hope you enjoy!:
Thank you so much for listening!
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This blog page represents my own original compositions as well as piano arrangements created off of others' tunes. I took 7 years of piano lessons throughout my childhood and have played off and on in my adult life. My piano is an 1884 Ivers & Pond Upright Grand, made in Boston, which I had refinished and rebuilt about 24 years ago.