17/03/2007

Faramarz Payvar - Iran: Persian Classical Music (1974, 1991*)

A nice introduction to the enchanting world of Persian classical music.

«From the old Nonesuch Explorer series comes this album of classical Persian music, originally released in 1974 and re-released on CD in 1991. The album contains a number of nice virtuoso performances on the various instruments of the Persian classical repertoire. The ensemble leader Faramarz Payvar provides some outstanding work on the santur in most of the dastgah performances. Also, the zarb player Mohammad Eimai'li performs an amazing solo on his drum, nearly incorporating melody into the work with a single percussion instrument. The tar playing also stands out exceptionally in “Dastgah Chahargah”, as Houshang Zarif pumps out an outstanding run on his lute. For a basic overview of Persian classical, this album does a pretty good job of showing off the major instruments and vocals, all with the dastgah framework.» (AMG)

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5 comments:

Radu said...

http://w12.easy-share.com/930157.html

goinsidemyhead said...

..the Nonesuch label was such a gift, everything they released was at the very least educational and more often than not mind blowing...thanks for this beautiful Persian music and your very enjoyable blog...

M said...

I must hear this

Thanks for posting it

M

Groucho KCarão said...

I can't get this album at easy-share (this one never works to me, I don't know why). I'd be too much thankful if you could link it at other servers. Thanks and confratulations from Brasil.

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