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Morteza Mahjubi
ReleaseProduct
Selected Improvisations from Golha, Pt. I
Label
Death Is Not The End
Catalogue Number
DEATH048
Release Date
November 12, 2021

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A collection of stunning Persian-tuned piano pieces cut from Iranian national radio broadcasts made for the Golha programmes between 1956 & 1965...

Morteza Mahjubi (1900-1965) was a Iranian pianist & composer who developed a unique tuning system for the piano which enabled the instrument to be played in all the different modes and dastgahs of traditional Persian art music. Known as Piano-ye Sonnati, this technique allowed Mahjubi to express the unique ornamental and monophonic nature of Persian classical music on this western instrument - mimicking the tar, setar & santur and extracting sounds from the piano which are still unprecedented to this day.

An active performer and composer from a young age, Mahjubi made his most notable mark as key contributor and soloist for the Golha (Flowers of Persian Song and Poetry) radio programmes. These seminal broadcasts platformed an encyclopaedic wealth of traditional Persian classical music and poetry on Iranian national radio between 1956 until the revolution in 1979.

Presented here is a collection of Morteza Mahjoubi's stunningly virtuosic improvised pieces broadcast on Golha between the programme's inception until Mahjoubi's death in 1965 - mostly solo, though at times peppered with tombak, violin & some segments of poetry.

The vast collection of Golha radio programmes was put together thanks to the incredible work of Jane Lewisohn & the Golha Project as part of the British Library's Endangered Archives programme, comprising 1,578 radio programs consisting of approximately 847 hours of broadcasts.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Improvisation in Abu-Ata (Golha-ye Rangarang #204) 2:04 Buy

    Improvisation in Abu-Ata (Golha-ye Rangarang #204)

  2. 2 Improvisation in Sigah (Golha-ye Javidan #140) 2:22 Buy

    Improvisation in Sigah (Golha-ye Javidan #140)

  3. 3 Improvisation in Shur (Golha-ye Rangarang #182) 2:51 Buy

    Improvisation in Shur (Golha-ye Rangarang #182)

  4. 4 Improvisation in Homayun (Barg-e Sabz #150) 2:26 Buy

    Improvisation in Homayun (Barg-e Sabz #150)

  5. 5 Improvisation in Bayat-e Zand (Yek Shakheh Gol #169) 2:11 Buy

    Improvisation in Bayat-e Zand (Yek Shakheh Gol #169)

  6. 6 Improvisation in Dashti (Barg-e Sabz #174) 5:34 Buy

    Improvisation in Dashti (Barg-e Sabz #174)

  7. 7 Improvisation in Abu-Ata (Golha-ye Rangarang #201) 2:25 Buy

    Improvisation in Abu-Ata (Golha-ye Rangarang #201)

  8. 8 Improvisation in Bayat-e Turk (Barg-e Sabz #177) 7:07 Buy

    Improvisation in Bayat-e Turk (Barg-e Sabz #177)

  9. 9 Improvisation in Afshari (Barg-e Sabz #94) 2:20 Buy

    Improvisation in Afshari (Barg-e Sabz #94)

  10. 10 Improvisation in Dashti (Golha-ye Rangarang #200B) 2:20 Buy

    Improvisation in Dashti (Golha-ye Rangarang #200B)

  11. 11 Improvisation in Abu-Ata (Barg-e Sabz #35) 4:52 Buy

    Improvisation in Abu-Ata (Barg-e Sabz #35)

  12. 12 Improvisation in Sigah (Golha-ye Rangarang #193) 2:22 Buy

    Improvisation in Sigah (Golha-ye Rangarang #193)

  13. 13 Improvisation in Bayat-e Turk (Golha-ye Javidan #136) 2:18 Buy

    Improvisation in Bayat-e Turk (Golha-ye Javidan #136)

  14. 14 Improvisation in Dashti (Golha-ye Rangarang #162B) 2:24 Buy

    Improvisation in Dashti (Golha-ye Rangarang #162B)

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