Music and Song in Persia: The Art of Āvāz

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Curzon, 1999 - Social Science - 360 pages
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The art of Persian singing (avaz) is unsurpassed in delicacy of expression and grace, transporting the listener into a state wherein the veils of time and subjective conciousness are lifted. This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of the 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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