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Abdolqader Maraghi (1360? – 1435) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Mohsen Hajarian   
Friday, 03 June 2011 05:04

Abdolqader-e Maragheh-ey

His Life and his Theory of Intervalization of a Monochord and Organology

By Dr. Mohsen Hajarian

 Abdolqader ibn Ghaibi al-Hafiz al- Maraghi (d. 1434) was the last great theorist-composer of the pre-modern era in the history of Iranian music. He was the author of Maqased al-Alhan, Djami' al-Alhan and Sharh-I- Adwar as well as other books and treatises like Kanz al-Alhan, a treatise on Chinese instruments or Chinese Music. The translations of Adwar into Turkish that have survived are also attributed to him. His music flourished in the Ottoman empire for more than five centuries. We know little about his childhood.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 June 2011 16:47
Ostad Mohammad Reza Shajarian & his newly designed intruments PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 July 2010 02:51

On June 7, 2010, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the iconic figure of Iran's classical music made a presentation of his newly designed intruments at York university's Accolade East building, in Toronto, ON, Canada.


Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 20:21
Dotar / Dutar / Dutor PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 December 2008 01:24

The Dotar, Dutar or Dutor (literally meaning "two strings" in persian), comes from a family of long-necked lutes, closely related to Setar and Tanbur, and could be found throughout Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, the Middle East and as far as in Eastern Turkistan or Xinjiang, China. In the today Republic of Turkmenistan, the Dutar is considered as a national instrument and is the instrument par excellence of the Bakhshis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:43
CD > 14 Cheerful Pieces PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:06

14 cheerful pieces“, the latest CD by Sepideh Raissadat and Reza Ghassemi (Moshtaq Ensemble) was released on October 25, 2010.

This CD is the result of several months of distant work (mainly through the internet, skype) and concerts in Europe (Strasbourg, London and Paris). It is published by Buda Musique, an internationally renowned label in World Music edition.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 20:28
The Radif of Persian Classical Music PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

A UNESCO TV video on the Repertoire of Iran's Classical casino online Music: Radif

more information on UNESCO's website

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 20:00
Featured Biography > Ostad Abolhasan Saba PDF Print E-mail
Written by Aydin Bahramlou   
Thursday, 25 December 2008 21:18

Ostad Abolhasan Saba performing SetarIf there are a few artists who have heavily influenced the twentieth century Persian classical music by their work and style, Abolhasan Saba is for sure one of them.

More than fifty years after his death this multi-instrumentalist, composer, researcher and master of Radif (the Persian Classical Repertoire) continues to pour vitality and freshness through his important contributions.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 20:27

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