Catalog no. Kereshmeh Records KCD-108 CD
Tombak: Jamshid Mohebi
Cover Design: Farshid Mesghali
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Cliff Furnald, CMJ September
segment of the title track Dawn (Pegah) in MP3 format.
Parviz Meshkatian is one of the most
influential composers and santur players of Iran. The first half of this
recording features Meshkatian's astounding technique and musicality in
a moving and powerful performance in Segah, and the second part features
his soft, haunting and contemplative gestures in Homayoun. The masterful
accompaniment of Nasser Farhangfar on tombak is rhythmically innovative
and musically graceful.
The music of a culture, just like its language, goes through social
and regional changes. The evolution is first brought about by the necessities
of the society and later analyzed. Tradition is not a concrete and predefined
concept, however, the needs of a society in the passage of history change
what is perceived as old or new. Therefore, the traditional music of a
region will survive fruitfully not only when it expresses the current state
of its people, but also when it is capable of shedding light on future
paths. This is the traditional or classical musician's responsibility.