The music of Iranian composer Behzad ABDI fuses dastgah (the Iranian modal system) with Western classical forms. He wrote Iran's first national opera, Rumi (Naxos 8.660424-25), and Hafezalso exemplifies his approach to the medium. The opera's subject is the great Persian poet and mystic Hafez, whose sonnets and poetry are still widely read across the Persian-speaking world today. Behrouz Gharibpour's libretto traces the poet's tribulations, memories of keeping his poems from being destroyed by a despotic government, and subsequent exile. ABDI's polytonal technique serves to reflect the unique concepts of Hafez's 14th-century poetry with passion, lyricism and power.
The music of Iranian composer Behzad ABDI fuses dastgah (the Iranian modal system) with Western classical forms. He wrote Iran's first national opera, Rumi (Naxos 8.660424-25), and Hafezalso exemplifies his approach to the medium. The opera's subject is the great Persian poet and mystic Hafez, whose sonnets and poetry are still widely read across the Persian-speaking world today. Behrouz Gharibpour's libretto traces the poet's tribulations, memories of keeping his poems from being destroyed by a despotic government, and subsequent exile. ABDI's polytonal technique serves to reflect the unique concepts of Hafez's 14th-century poetry with passion, lyricism and power.
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Format: CD
Label: NAXOS
Rel. Date: 08/13/2021
UPC: 730099042673

Hafez (2pk)
Artist: Abdi
Format: CD
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The music of Iranian composer Behzad ABDI fuses dastgah (the Iranian modal system) with Western classical forms. He wrote Iran's first national opera, Rumi (Naxos 8.660424-25), and Hafezalso exemplifies his approach to the medium. The opera's subject is the great Persian poet and mystic Hafez, whose sonnets and poetry are still widely read across the Persian-speaking world today. Behrouz Gharibpour's libretto traces the poet's tribulations, memories of keeping his poems from being destroyed by a despotic government, and subsequent exile. ABDI's polytonal technique serves to reflect the unique concepts of Hafez's 14th-century poetry with passion, lyricism and power.



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