ALEXANDER RAHBARI (b.1948): My Mother Persia, Vol. 1 - Symphonic Poems No. 1 - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Nohe Khan” (Paula Rahbari [violin], Prague Metropolitan Orchestra), No. 2 “Mother’s Tears” and No. 3 “Children’s Prayer”.

Catalogue Number: 08V010

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.574064

Format: CD

Price: $12.98

Description: Rahbari grew up with and trained in traditional Persian music with its most influential maestros. His eight symphonic poems, My Mother Persia, of which this is Volume 1 of 2, are full of melodies, rhythms and improvisations in these traditional styles, brought to life with the colors of modern orchestration. The first of these is an emotional violin concerto in which the soloist plays the role of the Nohe Khan, usually a tenor who sings in traditional Persian style at various religious ceremonies. Mother’s Tears refers to a gathering of orphans and to Rahbari’s own experiences of tragedy, contrasting with a subtext of mischief in Children’s Prayer. Antalya State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Rahbari.


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