Many facets help remind the exact listener the second, (1981) release recorded by Glenn Gould. Tempos are rather near to the Canadian pianist's versions plus the performance reveals an extensive familiarity with historical playing. Still Okonsar hardly ever seems "snobbish".
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Mehmet Okonsar's famous concerts included the premiere in Turkey of the Concerto for Piano, op.42 by Schoenberg with his fantastic performances of the Concerto for piano by Lutoslawski in Poland.
His researches on music and technology ended up given in a lecture at the Yamaha headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan. Okonsar authored and presented a documentary series about music technologies on the National Television Broadcast of Turkey, the T.R.T.
Mehmet Okonsar is possessing an striking discography, all titles globally distributed. By J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations; The Well-Tempered Klavier (complete in 3 CD set); The Art of Fugue (performed on organ and harpsichord)
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Mehmet Okonsar, a Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied piano, composition and orchestration at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and musicology at the Istanbul Technical University. His primary teachers were J. Cl. Vanden Eynden and Alexis Weissenberg for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition. He is laureate of numerous international piano competitions including the Gina Bachauer. Besides his international concertist carrier he is also prolific writer. Okonsar is an independent artist, he runs his own management bureau, his CD label: LMO-Records and his publishing house: "Inventor-Musicae"