9/22/2009

Making music in heaven now

Iranian composer and santur master, Parviz Meshkatian has passed away. This news made me very sad. I post here the santur piece from his "Dood-e Oud" album, which I believe is the happiest piece of music he wrote. Doud-e Oud was one of the first pieces of music written and performed by Tehran Symphony Orchestra after a four year silence had befallen Iranian music right after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iranian music suffered terribly during those years, instruments were broken and musicians were sent into hiding. This album, sung by Master Shajarian, was one of the first musical pieces which were produced to herald the beginning of a new era in Iranian music. That's the kind of musician Parviz Meshkatian was back then, courageous and creative. What a loss for Iran. Here you can listen to Shajarian's "Ay Yousof-e Khoshnam-e Maa" from the same album, this one is a bit melancholic, but it is one of my most favorite pieces of music by Shajarian, on a poem by Molana.

Rest in peace and play music in heaven now.

7 comments:

NeghNeghoo said...

Thanks.
I have always loved this peiece.
Another star fell.

NeghNeghoo said...

Thanks.
I have always loved this peiece.
Another star fell.

Daisy said...

Thanks Nazy jan.
May he rest in peace.

مسعود said...

سلام ای کسی که یادی نمی کنی از کسی حتی به یک کلیک!
نمی گویی در این خراب شده چه بر سر فلانی و بهمانی آمده است؟
از خودت هم که چیزی نمی نویسی الا با قطره چکان.از آغاز رکود اقتصادی اشاره ای به مشکلاتت داشتی ولی دیگر خبری ندارم چه می کنی و در چه حالی هستی.روبراهی؟
در این ایام نکبت بار اما امیدوار،راستش حوصله نوشتن هم سلب شده است.گویی فریز شده ایم.اخیراً داستانکی خواندم از احوال هموطنان غربت نشین که در آن یکی به دیگری می گفت:تا بزبان مادریت ننویسی در میهنت کودکی به دنیا نمی آید.
حرف غریبی است ولی محض رضای خدا هم که شده دوکلوم فارسی بنویس
حرفی بزن
خطی بکش

Mehdi said...

A big loss for the music of Iran. His other masterpieces like Dastan and Bidad will be eternal too.

Ahmad said...

Thanks dear Nazi. I recall when this album was released. It was such a different work from other traditional Persian music pieces. I loved the album, particularly the parts played by him. It was too soon for him to leave ...

It's a long time that I have seen no updates from you. I hope things go well for you :)

Seena said...

Back in my teenage years, when I had just started playing competetive chess, I was in a habbit of listening to this same piece of music (Ey Yusof e khoshnam e ma) to obtain mental composure before serious games. Our music society will miss him so much. Parviz Meshkatiyan was the pride and sorrow of Traditional Iranian music.