Cemal Reşit Rey (1904-1985), one of the first generation composers in the history of the Republic of Turkey, is an important artist who provided many services as a pianist, orchestra conductor and educator. He helped advance Turkish composition with his works. For this reason, Cemal Reşit Rey and his works are worth examining. With this study, it is aimed to bring a new perspective to Cemal Reşit Rey's works and composition style. When Rey's compositions are examined, four different periods are observed in terms of style and composition technique. He composed a total of 85 known works showing different styles, patterns, forms and musical features. Most of his works consist of symphonies, symphonic poems, suites, rhapsody and concertos.
Keywords: Turkish Composer, Piano, Cemal Reşit Rey