Mithatcan Öcal's "Belt of Sympathies" (2016) Mini Opera Without Words for 15 musicians, performed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emilio Pomàrico. Öcal, composer and co-founder of the Istanbul Composers Collective, focuses on the question of how folk music is received in Turkey. The WDR Symphony Orchestra plays the mini opera without words in a German premiere. Recorded live on 30.10.2020 in the Kölner Philharmonie as part of the series "Musik der Zeit" by WDR 3.

  • WDR Symphony Orchestra
  • Emilio Pomàrico, conductor