In memory of composer Selim III

The Ottoman Sultan Selim III is known to have been murdered by rebels following a reign of 18 years.

But Selim III also has a lesser known side; namely, that he was a first-rate composer who all his life pursued the poetry, calligraphy and music that he first began studying at the age of five. Kültür is now honoring this composer-sultan in a double CD album of his works on the 200th anniversary of his death.