Tuesday, May 11, 2021

IRAN
Music of Iran – Seven Seas – Ethnic Music of the World Series – GXC-5004, recorded by Fumio Koizumi (1927-1983) in 1977 (LP)

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#Iran #Persian #Kurdish #Persanne #Kurde #tar #setar #kamanche #davul drum # naqareh percussion # dayereh frame drum # double-reed zurna oboe #balaban flute # Dariush Talai #Japanese Seven Seas label #Fumio Koizumi # Mohammad Sabopa #classical music #traditional music #world music #vinyl #MusicRepublic #musique traditionnelle #musique du monde #Gīlān Province
#Iran #Persian #Kurdish #Persanne #Kurde #tar #setar #kamanche #davul drum # naqareh percussion # dayereh frame drum # double-reed zurna oboe #balaban flute # Dariush Talai #Japanese Seven Seas label #Fumio Koizumi # Mohammad Sabopa #classical music #traditional music #world music #vinyl #MusicRepublic #musique traditionnelle #musique du monde #Gīlān Province
#Iran #Persian #Kurdish #Persanne #Kurde #tar #setar #kamanche #davul drum # naqareh percussion # dayereh frame drum # double-reed zurna oboe #balaban flute # Dariush Talai #Japanese Seven Seas label #Fumio Koizumi # Mohammad Sabopa #classical music #traditional music #world music #vinyl #MusicRepublic #musique traditionnelle #musique du monde #Gīlān Province

This outstanding recording of Iranian classical and regional music on the Japanese label Seven Seas showcases the tar and setar lute, the kamanche bowed string, wind instruments (dozaleh double-piped clarinet, double-reed zurna oboe, balaban flute), singing, drums and percussion (dohol drum, double-headed davul drum, naqareh percussion) all played by master musicians, including Dariush Talai, who would later notably record on the label Ocora.

Cet excellent disque de musique classique et régionale iranienne sur le label japonais Seven Seas présente les luths tar et setar, la vièle à archet kamanche, des instruments à vent (la clarinette dozaleh à double corps, le hautbois zurna à anche double, la flûte balaban), le chant et des instruments percussifs (le tambour dohol, le tambour davul à deux faces, les percussions naqareh), tous joués par de grands musiciens, dont Dariush Talai, qui enregistrera par la suite notamment sur le label Ocora.


A1 – Bayat -E- Esfahan

Dariush Talai, tar lute. 

 

A2 – Daramad Rastpanjgah

Dariush Talai, tar lute.

 

A3 – Segah 

Dariush Talai, setar lute.

 

A4 – Shur 

Dariush Talai, setar lute.

 

B1 – Dozale double-piped clarinet and dohol drum

Mohammad Sabopa, dozaleh double-piped clarinet,
Ramazan Rezai, dohol drum.

 

B2 – Balaban flute and dohol drum

Mohammad Sabopa, balaban flute,

Ramazan Rezai, dohol drum.

 

B3 – Double-reed zurna oboe and davul drum

Mohammad Sabopa, double-reed zurna oboe,

Ramazan Rezai, double-headed davul drum.

 

B4 – Kurdish Folksong 

Baha El-Din Noruzi, vocal and dayereh frame drum,
Mohammad Sabopa, double-reed zurna oboe,
Ramazan Rezai, double-headed davul drum.


B5 – Folksongs from the Gīlān Province

B5a – Avaze-Deylaman

B5b – Gole Pamchal

B5c – Shal-E-Mahtab

Bahram Khuji Nedjad, dayereh frame drum,

Reza Navazande, naqareh percussion,

Moarafat Allah Fiyuji Nedjad and Ezzatollah Rutibasiyan, kamanche bowed string,

Saied Hossein Ghavami, singing.

 

B5d – Khāstegārī 

Ramazan Rezai, double-headed davul drum, 

Mohammad Sabopa, double-reed zurna oboe.

 

B5e – Avaze-Deylaman (original) 

Said Hossein Mir Ahmadi, singing.

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Our other Persian/Iranian music posts:
Traditional Persian Music – Ahang Rooz Record Company here
Iran Musique Traditionnelle – Disques Alvarès EX 1514 here
Musique Persane Vol. 2 – Vogue EXTP 1034 here
Music of Iran – Santur Recital – Nasser Raster-Nejad – Lyrichord LLST 7135 here

200 Posts!


This album marks my 200th post since the blog’s inception, in November 2017. I take this opportunity to thank the countless music lovers from every corner of the world who have visited MusicRepublic or contacted me to express their appreciation and encouragement. 

 

I’d also like to convey my heartfelt thanks to João, who has significantly enriched the blog with so many of his rare records and tapes, and Nuno for helping to make the visuals look great. Gratitude to the blog’s many friends, like Hakim in Marrakesh, who is deepening my knowledge of Moroccan music through his discovery of many dozens of 7-inch records, and all those who have taken the time to provide precious background information on these music: Eden in India, who has translated Urdu and Hindi lyrics into English for the blog, and friends in Benin and Burkina Faso, all of whom provide glimpses into the timeless and borderless poetic & metaphorical spirit of the bygone traditional world. 

 

Music is ephemeral. To stay alive it must be heard. At a time of an alarming increase in tensions and fragmentation worldwide, questioning of our identity and values, and when our global heritage is at its most fragile and endangered, preserving our musical legacy is more urgent than ever. I will continue to highlight the incredible beauty, excitement and diversity of these musics, with optimal sound, in a context that inspires in-depth exploration and discovery. All with great passion and utmost pleasure.


Music that is planned is tradition,

Music that is unplanned is imagination,

Music that is both is Spirit.


Sufi proverb
                                                                    Une musique qui est planifiée est la tradition,
                                                                    Une musique qui n'est pas planifiée est l'imagination,

                                                                    Une musique qui est les deux à la fois est l'Esprit.

    

                                                                    Proverbe Soufi


Photographs below are from Images en Terre d'Islam by Oleg Grabar (1929-2011), RMN, 2009, and Iran - Les Traditions Musicales by Nelly Caron and Dariouche Safvate, Buchet/Chastel, 1966:


Detail from The Court of Kayumars, Folio from the Shahnameh (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, attributed to Safavid master Sultan Muhammad, Tabriz , Iran, c. 1525:


MusicRepublic IRAN Music of Iran – Seven Seas – Ethnic Music of the World Series – GXC-5004


Târ lute master Aqâ Hosein Qoli (1854-1916): 

MusicRepublic IRAN Music of Iran – Seven Seas – Ethnic Music of the World Series – GXC-5004


Bowed-string kamanche master Hosein Khân:

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4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the 200, and thanks for your rich contribution to the widening of our horizons.

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  2. Congratulations. Thank you for presenting such an exquisite string of pearls.

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  3. Merci et félicitations. C'est à chaque fois un enchantement.

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  4. merci pour tout ! keep spreading, undusting and collecting gems.

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