Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Parisa & Ensemble Darvish - Bayat-e Tork - Copy of an Iranian Cassette from the 1970s

Parisa (or Parissa), born 1950, is one of the foremost female singers of Iran. She studied with the famous Radif master Mahmud Karimi (1927-1984) and with Ostad Dariush Safvat (born 1928). We present here a cassette we bought in the 1980s in an Iranian shop in London. This cassette has better sound quality than other edtions of the same recording circulating in the Iranian community, even better than the CD. This cassette, manufactured in England, contains the mode Bayat-e Tork recorded in Iran before the revolution. See more on the artist on her website: http://www.parissa.org/05_biography/biography.htm
The Ensemble Darvish was directed by Santoor player Reza Shafieian (born 1941). The Tar and Setar player might be Dariush Tala'i.

Bayat-e Tork (both sides joined into one track) (38:02)
1. Tasnif Mehrabani
2. Chaharmezrab Santoor
3. Avaz (singing) & Nay
4. Avaz & Tar (in reality Setar)
5. Avaz & Kemencheh
6. Tasnif Hamchu Farhad Shadeh
7. Chaharmezrab Nay
8. Zarbi Tork
9. Avaz & Tar
10. Tasnif
11. Zarbi Reng


Anonymous said...


hrempe said...

thanks a lot axel & tawfiq! beautiful music and she is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for uploading this! Really wonderful perfomance here. Can I be so bold as to request a little bit more Iranian music here? Not that there's a shortage of other amazing stuff of course...

Tawfiq said...

Unfortunately (or rather fortunately) most of the cassettes of Iranian music in my possession have been republished as CD and I normally don't post anything which exists on CD. I only have some Mahali (folk music) cassettes which have not been republished. In the future I might post some of them. The problem is that I have to find someone to transcribe the info on the cassettes into Latin characters as I'm only able to read part of it.

Anonymous said...

These cassettes sound very interesting to me. I'm so in love with old Persian recordings. And old recordings of folk music from any musical tradition are just great.
You can send the scans to me and my girlfriend will transcribe them to Latin characters.
You can contact me via my Facebook account (don't like to write my email here):

by the way, thank you so much for sharing so many treasures

Tawfiq said...

Thanks for the offer, but unfortunately I don't have a facebook account anymore.

Anonymous said...

Ok, write an email to my 2nd email adress, which is full of spam already. I will search for your mail then: