Münir Nurettin Selçuk

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Münir Nurettin Selçuk
Born 1900 (disputed)
Sarıyer, İstanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died April 27, 1981
İstanbul, Turkey
Genres Ottoman classical music
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals, tambur
Years active 1920–1981

Münir Nurettin Selçuk (1900 or 1901 – April 27, 1981) was a Turkish classical musician and tenor singer. He was one of the most revered names in Turkish music.

Biography[edit]

He was born in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul in the Ottoman Empire in 1900 or 1901. His uncle was Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, Abdurrahman Nurettin Pasha. As a youth, Selçuk studied in Hungary before returning to Turkey and becoming a musician. In 1927, he travelled to Paris for a musical education, then began working for the Istanbul Conservatory in 1953. He was the director of the Conservatory for a total of sixteen years.

Selçuk spent some time singing in stage musicals. One of Selçuk's most important legacies was the establishment of the position of lead singer in Turkish music. He died on April 27, 1981.

He had two sons, both of whom followed his footsteps into music, pianist composer Timur Selçuk, and jazz drummer composer Selim Selçuk.

Works[edit]

He appeared in the films "Üçüncü Selim'in Gözdesi" (1950), "Hasret" (1944), "Kahveci Güzeli" (1941), and "Allah'ın Cenneti" (1939), as well as composing for three films.

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