Sunday, 12 February 2017

Classical Music of Iran - LP published in 1982 in Japan

Here the second Japanese LP from 1982, which we bought recently from Japan. See our previous post. 
Here we have a LP with very beautiful recordings by some of the greatest musicians and singers of classical Iranian music of the last decades: the great singers Parisa and Seyed Noreddin Razavi Sarvestani and instrumentalists like Mohammad Mosavi (Ney), Jalal Zolfonun (Setar) and in the ensembles accompanying the singers greats like Hossein Alizadeh, Parviz Meshkatian and others. 
Parisa is one of the greatest female singers of Iran since the 1970s. See our post of a cassette here.
Seyed Norreddin Razavi Sarvestani was one of the greatest Radif masters of recent times. See more below in the description of a CD set. Unfortunately there are not many CDs by him. In the 1990s I saw him perform in Holland together with the great Tar and Setar master Dariush Tala'i.
This LP was republished on CD in 1988 in a series I also had never heard about till very recently. See:

These excellent CDs are available from


Razavi Sarvestani (Vocal) & Dariush Tala’i (Tar) – National Vocal Radifs of Iranian Music Tutorial – The First Advanced Tutorial Audio Atlas of Iranian Vocal Radifs with Instrumental Responce, Set of 13 CDs in 2 Boxes, CD 1: Dastgah-e Shoor (60 min.), CD 2: Dastgah-e Mahoor (54 min.), CD 3: Dastgah-e Mahoor (cont.) (60 min.), CD 4: Dastgah-e Homayoon (54 min.), CD 5: Dastgahe-e Chahargah (48 min.), CD 6: Dastgah-e Nava (65 min.), CD 7: Avaz-e Afshari (45 min.), CD 8: Dastgah-e Segah (39 min.), CD 9: Dastgah-e Rast Panjgah (60 min.), CD 10: Dastgah-e Rast Panjgah (cont.) (58 min.), CD 11: Avaz-e Bayat-e Kurd (Kurd-e Bayat) & Avaz-e Aboo Ata (59 min.), CD 12: Avaz-e Bayat-e Turk (Zand) (48 min.), CD 13: Avaz-e Dashti (49 min.), MESHKAT
Excellent recordings of a complete vocal Radif with instrumental responses by two great musicians, announced since about 10 years and now finally published. These recordings not only serve as a tutorial for students of classical Iranian music, but are also an exquisite listening pleasure. Seyyed Nureddin Razavi Sarvestani (1935-2000) was the last great Radif singer. Studied with Nurali Borumand, Abdollah Davami and Mahmud Karimi. Dariush Tala’i (born 1952) is one of the greatest Setar and Tar players today and an expert on Radif. He represents a very traditional style linked to his masters Ali Akbar Khan Shahnazi, Nurali Borumand, Yusuf Foroutan, Sa’id Hormozi and Dariush Safvat. He published several books on Radif and recorded also a complete instrumental Radif on Setar. He was – together with Majid Kiani – the first in the late seventies to introduce a western public to an authentic form of classical Iranian music and gave since then many concerts in the west, several times together with Sarvestani.

Parissa (Vocal), Iman Vaziri (Tar) & Ali Rahimi (Tombak) - Simplicity - Persian Traditional Music: Mahur (56:38), COLOGNE MUSIC
Excellent recording of the most important (next to Hengameh Akhavan) Iranian female singer of recent decades, accompanied by the brilliant Tar player Iman Vaziri. Both are disciples a.o. of the great master Dariush Safvat. Parissa sings here poems by Rumi. Very beautiful.

There are many CDs available by Mohammad Mosavi, Jalal Zolfonun, Hossein Alizadeh and Parviz Meshkatian.

1 comment:

Richard said...

Thank you so much. Can't wait to listen to these two LPs.