COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS
MEDENİ AZİZ EFENDİ
Medenî Aziz Efendi was born in 1842 in Medina, whence his title "Medenî." Aziz Efendi wrote a great many vocal works in both the religious and secular areas of Turkish music, in a variety of makams and forms. He was said to have been a good player of tanbur and lavta; he learned piano as well. He composed in all forms, including ilâhi, beste, semâi and şarkı. His known works consist of one beste and forty-three şarkıs.