A Selection of Love Poems
Nâzım Hikmet, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı, Ziya Osman Saba, Bedri Rahmi Eyuboğlu, Oktay Rifat, Necati Cumalı, Özdemir Asaf, Can Yücel, Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan, Turgut Uyar, Edip Cansever, Cemal Süreya
Project by: Atilla Birkiye
Music Director and Piano: Serdar Yalçın
Adapted to Stage by: Mehmet Birkiye
Poems recited by: Tilbe Saran, Hümay Güldağ, Metin Belgin, Hakan Gerçek
Songs by: Deniz Erdoğan Likos, Hüseyin Likos
Featuring a prominent name from Turkish poetry every month, İş Sanat now brings a select program under a lovable theme: “Love Affairs... Not To Be Forgotten.” This program comprises love poems of thirteen masters of modern Turkish poetry with the accompaniment of piano and arias singing of love.
“The curtains open and darkness everywhere... Barely visible... Looks like an old Turkish vine house... A pianist at the corner... Scattered customers at their tables... Cigarettes... Candles... Wine glasses... And the poems start to come from within the darkness... Nâzım... The great Nâzım and a great poem of him... You hear the reciter and see the titles on the background screen... The poem goes directly to your heart through your eyes and ears...
Hıncal Uluç, Sabah, 20.02.2004