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Iranian musician Abdul-Qadir Maraghi commemorated in hometown
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TEHRAN -- Iranian musician and theorist Abdul-Qadir Maraghi (1360-1435) was commemorated during a ceremony in his hometown of Maragheh on Tuesday.
 
“Abdul-Qadir Maraghi was one of the luminaries of traditional Iranian music, who created works as the composer of the first radif of Persian traditional music,” music scholar Seyyed Abdollah Anvaar said in a video message, which was screened at the ceremony.
 
The radifs are the total collection of more than 200 gushehs -- traditional melodic entities -- in all 12 dastgahs. 
 
“Due to its profound culture and history, Maragheh could be considered as the cultural capital of East Azarbaijan Province,” Anvaar stated.
 
He authored the Maqased al-Alhan, the Jame al-Alhan, the Kanz al-Alhan and the Sharh al-Adwar.
 
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has registered the 600th anniversary of the compilation of the work Maqased al-Alhan in the field of musicology (c. 1414) on its celebration list of anniversaries for 2014.
 
The Maqased al-Alhan is a prominent work in musicology, which is a reference book on Iranian traditional music of its era. 
 
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