Gigging Classical in Iran

Young, emerging classical musicians who earn a living gigging in Tehran’s rapidly growing public concert circuit share their insights about the evolving faces of contemporary performance.

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The term “classical” is often applied in translation to the genre of Iranian music known as musiqi-e sonnati (traditional music), or musiqi-e assil (authentic or original music). This is the high art music tradition of Iranian culture, historically associated with Iran’s royal courts. It transitioned from the homes of Iran’s urban elite into the public sphere in the early twentieth century…

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