Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B): The Art of Avaz

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Routledge, Feb 28, 2011 - Reference - 360 pages
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This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of Persian elements in the music of the Islamic Middle Ages, their relevance to both contemporary and traditional Iranian music and their interaction with classical Persian poetry and metrics.

 

  

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Contents

1 Historical Background of Persia and Persian Music
1
2 Music Islam Mysticism and Proper Performance
13
3 Preservation and Propagation of Persian Music
29
4 The Theory of Persian Music
57
5 Persian Vocal Music
108
6 Background of PersoArab Poetic Structure
130
Appendices
157
Epilogue
326
Bibliography
329
Glossary of Terms and Persons
348
General Index
356
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About the author (2011)

Miller earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Persian Language and Literature. He currently offers instruction in Middle Eastern music at Brigham Young University of Utah.

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