Modernizing reforms and Turkish music in the 1930s
Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.
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The Turkish Republic’s policy on music during the 1930s is explored in the events leading to the closure of a unique yet short-lived music magazine Nota which published 37 issues in the 1930s. The founding years of Turkey were characterized by reforms in the cultural sphere including music as part of a modernizing and Westernizing strategy. These reforms were, however, challenged by a handful of skilled musicians as well as by the audience’s traditional Ottoman music.