In addition to his artistic personality, Kudsi Erguner is a prominent name with his researches on music from a wide perspective. His researches on music in Ottoman Period dates back to the years he started working at Istanbul Radio. His mastery in the socio-cultural, religious and historical processes, the source of his rich musical inheritance, is one of his distinguishing characteristics.
He entertained us in his house in Paris and patiently replied tens of questions received from our readers and those we have prepared.
Kudsi Erguner is an artist who first researches the roots of music to understand it. So we first asked him about his roots and ancestors to be able to understand him. Every word used and every sentence made by the artist during our long conversation meant a lot. We have made brief explanations in footnotes to better convey the deep knowledge of three generations to interested readers from every section.