Ahmed Adnan Saygun has a very important place in the progress of polyphonic Turkish music as a creator, musicologist and teacher. He always presented various examples of polyphonic music throughout his composing period. He effectively used the motifs and modes of Turkish folk music. He composed different regional’s original melodies of Anatolia using polyphonic music forms. In this article, brief technical and structural analyzes information about his 1. String Quartet op. 27 is given which was composed in 1947 with a traditional and classical form.
Keywords: Adnan Saygun, string quartet, polyphonic music