Ottoman Influences on
European Bands and Orchestras

Karl Signell



Ottoman mehter ("Janissary band")

Mehter appeal for European crowns

Mozart's Alla turca

"Turkish march" riddle, Beethoven's Ninth

Mehter's demise. Beginning of
European music in Ottoman lands

Mehter characteristics in a modern band

Coda: Why not Mevlevi?

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