Iran: Persian Classical Music

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Hypnotic drumming, brilliant vocalizes, and haunting modalities reflect a centuries-old art. The pieces here represent the modern form of an ancient tradition, performed by a group of Iran’s most distinguished musicians.

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Hypnotic drumming, brilliant vocalizes, and haunting modalities reflect a centuries-old art. The pieces here represent the modern form of an ancient tradition, performed by Faramarz Payvar and his ensemble—some of Iran’s most distinguished musicians.

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by David Lewiston
Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineering: Ben Taylor
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

All songs traditional, except track 6 by Faramarz Payvar

Art direction and design: John William Costa
Cover photograph: Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum

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72060

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1disc
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Explorer Series: Central Asia
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MUSICIANS
Faramarz Payvar, santour
Houshang Zarif, tar
Rahmatollah Badi’i, kamancheh
Mohammad Esmai’li, zarb
Khatereh Parvaneh, singer

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CD+MP3
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UPC
075597206029BUN
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MP3
Price
7.00
UPC
603497199662
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    Hypnotic drumming, brilliant vocalizes, and haunting modalities reflect a centuries-old art. The pieces here represent the modern form of an ancient tradition, performed by Faramarz Payvar and his ensemble—some of Iran’s most distinguished musicians.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Faramarz Payvar, santour
    Houshang Zarif, tar
    Rahmatollah Badi’i, kamancheh
    Mohammad Esmai’li, zarb
    Khatereh Parvaneh, singer

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by David Lewiston
    Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Engineering: Ben Taylor
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    All songs traditional, except track 6 by Faramarz Payvar

    Art direction and design: John William Costa
    Cover photograph: Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum