Tehran center to release collection of Persian music from 1970s

May 24, 2016

TEHRAN -- Tehran’s Beethoven Music Center (BMC) plans to release a collection containing solo and duet performances of Persian music recorded in the early years of the 1970s next month.

The collection entitled “The Treasury of the Art of Iranian Music” is comprised of 12 CDs featuring performances by tar virtuoso Jalil Shahnaz (1921-2013), violin virtuoso Homayun Khorram (1930-2013), and tombak player Amir-Naser Eftetah (1935-1987), BMC director Babak Chamanara told the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.

The performances feature the radifs of Iranian music, which are the total collection of more than 200 gushehs (traditional melodic motifs) in all 12 dastgahs.

“Most albums on radifs available in the market are not complete, and they somehow focus on the teaching side of a radif, but this might be the only collection that will allow listeners to enjoy Iranian music while listening to Iranian radifs,” he added.

He also noted that he will release the collection in an attrictive package with a very special graphic design containing brochures both in English and French.


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