callighraphist, composer, poet (B. 1839, Vefa/ Istanbul D. January 18, 1899,
Istanbul). He used the pseudonym Celal in his works. His grandfather is
Kadi-ul-Asker Ziya Bey and his father is Mehmed Aziz Bey, one of
Mahmud Celalledin Pasha was
married twice. His first marriage was at the age of eighteen and Salih Munir
Pasha was born, who then became an ambassador. He had six boys and a girl from
his second wife, Leyla Hanım; who is originally from Crimea and was educated in
He learned music from important musician Dellalzade Ismail Efendi; and established a rich repertoire by time. He has also advanced his information with his personal studies. He guarded several artists during his time such as Tanbûri Cemil Bey, Kemençeci Vasilâki, Lemi Atlı. His voice was very nice and his style was clean. In certain days of the week, his mansion was full with artists, and worked as a conservatory. He was mostly interested in Turkish music; but he was also engaged in Western music and tried to recognize that area as well. He is an important composer of 19th century. Most of the lyrics in his works also belonged to him. The impacts of Haci Arif Bey and Şevki Bey can be seen on his compositions. His poems that he wrote as songs were also composed by other composers.
Mir’at-i Hakikat (tarih, 1893), Ravzatü’l-Kâmilîn (Şefiknâme’nin şerhi), Girit Tarihi, Şiir ve Şarkılar (2 volumes). His work called Mecmûa-i Eş’ârı has not been published.
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