Kereshmeh Records -- KCD-102, Torkaman
Catalog no. Kereshmeh Records KCD-102
Setar Solo in Rastpanjgah by Hossein Alizadeh.
Cover Design: Farshid Mesghali
AIFF, 36 seconds, 11.025K Hz, 8 bit 390K.
WAVE, 36 seconds, 11.025K Hz, 8 bit 390K.
Sun/Next ulaw, 36 seconds, 8K Hz, 8 bit 280K.
... remarkable range of emotions ...
Cliff Furnald, Dirty Linen April/May 1994
... exhilarating listening experience .. .
Jay Dobis, Rhythm Music Magazine Vol. 3, No. 7 1994
In this recording
performs his definitive style on setar, combining superior
technique with attention to mood and coloring. "Torkaman" has been
inspired by the Torkaman people and their land; it portrays the
human states that arise in the expression of their pains and in
their love", says Alizadeh. At the time of its first release in
1986, "Torkaman" 's innovative style was very controversial.
Currently, "Torkaman" is already considered to be a classic.
Alizadeh's mastery has proved time and again to be eye opening
in the development of music in Iran.
In the liner notes Alizadeh write:
Our lives are filled with a complex of contrasting
moods and moments for which art is an outlet and a means of communication.
Just as a painting without
colors, shades, similar and contrasting lines is but a white plane,
so a piece of music without tension and resolution is a sequence of
sounds void of a soul or emotions.
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