Music and song in Persia: the art of āvāz

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University of Utah Press, 1999 - Music - 360 pages
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This study analyzes the theory and practice of Persian singing (Avaz), 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

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF PERSIA
1
MUSIC ISLAM MYSTICISM AND PROPER PERFORMANCE
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PRESERVATION AND PROPAGATION OF PERSIAN
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