Classical Music of Iran: The Dastgah Systems

Classical Music of Iran: The Dastgah Systems

Various Artists SFW40039

Ella Zonis Mahler’s compilation of these Iranian classical music performers was originally issued on Folkways Records in 1966. Ten of the twelve model melodic patterns (dastgahs) are represented here, in a variety of instrumental and vocal performances.

Year Released 1991
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1991 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Central Asia; Islamica; World
Country(s) Iran
Culture Group(s) Iranian
Instrument(s) Drum; Kamānche; Nāy; Santūr; Sitar; Tar (Lute); Violin; Vocals
Language(s) Persian
Subject(s) World music

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101 Dastgah of Mahour Ahmad Ebadi 9:27
102 Avaz of Bayate Esfahan Mohamad Heydari 7:43
103 Avaz of Afshari Asghar Baharai 3:16
104 Dastgah of Shour Khatereh Parvaneh 11:02
105 Dastgah of Chahargah Houshang Zarif 4:52
106 Dastgah of Homayoun Hassan Kassayi 4:30
107 Dastgah of Segah Ali Tajvidi, Nasser Effetah, and Hossein Fakhtei 11:37
108 Avaz of Bayate Tork Houshang Zarif 6:10
109 Avaz of Abu Ata Housang Zarif and Khatereh Parveneh 9:28
110 Avaz of Dashti Ahmad Ebadi 5:24
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