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ARTIST
TITLE
Celestial Harmonies
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CDM 7741122 CDM 7741122
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RELEASE DATE
8/9/2004

Recordings from Tehran, 1964-72 (with one excerpt from 1950!). Compositions, modes and improvisations on the tanbur lute. "Ostad Elahi makes use of all the polyphonic possibilities offered by this instrument...doubling certain patterns to produce parallel fourths while integrating dissonance through daring finger techniques. His intimate relationship with his instrument and total lack of inhibition are the secret behind his music, power and audacity of which may at times seem to part even with the tradition of middle-eastern music."