もう、僅少再入荷なので、とりあえず簡単に説明させてもらうと、名の知れた名歌手たち、エグバル・アザルやターヘルザーデのさらに先達、カジャール朝末期の名歌手、サイード・アーメド・カーン(1952 -1944)とゴリー・カーン・シャヒ(生年等不明)が、3人のタール奏者と2人のケマンチェ奏者&サントゥール奏者からなる伴奏において、イラン古典旋法ダストガー7つの旋法を演じた1906年機械録音を復刻した2CD、ということになります。SP録音じたいは05年から始まっていたようですが、このダストガー7種がキッチリと録音されたのはコレが初めてということで、記念すべき歴史的音源であることに違いはありません。伴奏も当時の名人揃い、シリンダーではなく機械録音 / SP音源ですので、それなりにCDで聴いてもブラインドレモン、もしくはチャーリー・パットン状態で楽しめるかと。ともあれ、ペルシャ古典声楽にご興味のある方は是非!>★

Record making in Iran started before the constitutional revolution around 1905. The company which recorded and published Iranian Music was “Gramophone” and this company arranged recording sessions which for the first time were held in January 1906 with the assistance of John Taylor, American vice consul. Since some of the court musicians were among the participants of the recording sessions, Taylor promised to ask for the permission of their attendance in the sessions directly from the King. In addition, Maxim Pick, the trade representative of the Gramophone and Hampe brothers (recording experts of the company) also came to Iran. Pick had prepared the requirements for the recording sessions with monsieur Lemair, the head of Iran’s military music. Lemair was responsible for the preparation of court musicians, his own ensemble and some other musicians from Tehran for the recordings. The studio located in Tehran, Filkhane Alley, Lalezar Street, next to Saint Louis school.
When record making in Iran started some of the masters of Nasereddin shah era such as Mirza Abdollah, Aqa Hoseyn-Qoli, Nayeb Asadollah, Baqer khan, Mirza Ali-Akbar Shahi and Hasan khan (santur) were still alive. This full collection of seven dastgahs is performed as series of records in which shur, nava and segah dastgahs are performed by Qoli-Khan Shahi while Homayun, Chahargah, Rast panjgah and Mahur dastgahs are performed by Seyyed Ahmad-khan.
This collection seems to be performed by two groups of players and vocalists of the court: the first group is Aqa Hoseyn-Qoli and his students (Darvish khan, Baqer khan and Asadollah khan) who accompanied Seyyed Ahmad khan’s singing and the second is Shahi group conducted (led) by Ali-Akbar Shahi accompanying Qoli-Khan’s singing.

Vocals: Seyyed Ahmad-Khan, Qoli-Khan Shahi
Tar: Mirza Hoseynqoli, Darvish-Khan, Mirza Asadollah-Khan
Kamanche: Baqer-Khan, Safdar-Khan
Santur: Mirza Ali-Akbar-Khan Shahi

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