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ARTIST
TITLE
Cascade
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
CDM 7741150 CDM 7741150
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RELEASE DATE
8/9/2004

One 48-minute piece, recorded in Tehran around 1970. Compositions, modes and improvisations on the tanbur lute. "Some of the melodies in this composition originate from the repertory of a classical Iranian music, expressing a state of inner rapture where the intensity would cause steel to melt. approximately forty minutes in length, the Qatar suite on this CD is considered the most complete among the recordings that remain of Ostad Elahi's music...Accentuation and repetition of notes, pure and ornamented motifs, breaks in harmony and rhythm, alternation of melodic fragments and organized flights, disconnections and continuous flows: all converge to form a veritable aesthetic discourse that Ostad Elahi builds and structures based upon a heterogeneous musical subject that maximizes the potential of his instrument."