Classical Iranian Music PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ella Zonis   
Friday, 26 December 2008 01:15
Classical Iranian Music  by   Ella Zonis
Spirituality in Iranian Music and Dance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robyn C. Friend,   
Friday, 26 December 2008 01:11

Spirituality in Iranian Music and Dance: Conversations with Morteza Varzi

 by Robyn C. Friend, PhD

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On the Radif of Persian Classical Music ( Meshkatian) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Parviz Meshkatian   
Friday, 26 December 2008 01:08

Although music is an international language, every culture has its own musical dialect. Musical communication, like oral communication, evolves depending on the historical and social necessities of each culture.

The compilation of the essentials of classical, or traditional music of Iran has been attributed to the family of Agha Ali Akbar Farahani, and especially to Ali Akbar's sons Agha Hosseingholi and particularly Mirza Abdollah (d. 1918). This collection of all the materials which have been communicated and preserved by oral tradition, through many generations by the old masters, is called the Radif. Comparing the Radif with present-day folk music of Iran clearly shows how the scales and melodic characteristics of most goushes (melodic structures in the Radif) have many similarities to the melodies of the music of various regions of Iran.

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Introduction to Traditional Iranian Dastgah Music PDF Print E-mail
Written by Margaret Caton   
Friday, 26 December 2008 01:04

TRADITIONAL IRANIAN dastgâh music, as fostered in the courts and the homes of the aristocracy, draws from many sources, including regional music styles, religious genres of melody and chant and popular songs that have been reworked by master musicians and their students.

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