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

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Routledge, May 4, 2012 - Social Science - 400 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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