ALEXANDER RAHBARI (b. 1948): My Mother Persia 3 - Symphonic Poems No. 9 for Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra “Nohe Khan” and No. 10 “Morshed” (w/Reza Fakri [tenor]). Images from the Great Siege - An Orchestral Cycle, Verdiana.

Catalogue Number: 11W056

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.574208

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: The final volume of this cycle of symphonic poems suffused with the rich melodies, rhythms and improvisations of Persian traditional music in which Rahbari is profoundly versed both as composer and conductor. Originally written as a violin concerto, ‘Nohe Khan’ – the name relates to a singer at religious ceremonies – was recast for baritone saxophone in 2018. ‘Morshed’ vividly explores ritualized song in the context of ‘ancient sport’. Ladislav Fančovič (sax), Prague Metropolitan Orchestra; Alexander Rahbari.


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