Abdi: Rumi

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1 Rumi, Act I: War 07:16 44.1/24 Album only
2 Rumi, Act I: Death Overcomes the Nation 04:01 44.1/24 Album only
3 Rumi, Act I: Sheikh Attar Prefers Death over Humiliation 06:14 44.1/24 Album only
4 Rumi, Act I: The Advice of Rumi's Father. Love and Only Love 04:57 44.1/24 Album only
5 Rumi, Act I: A Bazaar in a Remote Town in Iran 11:10 44.1/24 Album only
6 Rumi, Act I: Shams and Rumi 09:54 44.1/24 Album only
7 Rumi, Act I: Rumi's Exodus 02:51 44.1/24 Album only
8 Rumi, Act II: Rumi in the Circle of His Objecting Followers 08:12 44.1/24 Album only
9 Rumi, Act II: Meeting of Shams and Rumi 02:57 44.1/24 Album only
10 Rumi, Act II: Rumi and His Wife 07:53 44.1/24 Album only
11 Rumi, Act II: Rumi's First Dream. The Shepherd 07:35 44.1/24 Album only
12 Rumi, Act II: Second Meeting of Shams and Rumi 07:03 44.1/24 Album only
13 Rumi, Act II: Attack 05:17 44.1/24 Album only
14 Rumi, Act II: Rumi's Nightmare. Shams' Persecution 07:04 44.1/24 Album only
15 Rumi, Act II: Sufi Temple. Repentance 11:48 44.1/24 Album only

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Behzad Abdi’s opera Rumi fuses traditional dastgah (the Iranian modal system) and the Persian Sama dance with Western classical music, and can be considered the first national opera of Iran. The libretto was written and conceived by the renowned Iranian theatre director and puppeteer, Behrouz Gharibpour, based on the life and writings of the 13th-century Persian scholar, poet, theologian and mystic, Jalal al-Din Rumi. The legendary story of Shams and Rumi is one of the most significant tales in the history of Iranian mystical literature and is brought vividly to life by the award-winning composer’s exotic, lyrical and at times intensely dramatic score. Behzad Abdi (b. 1973) studied the setar and Iranian traditional music with Masoud Shoari and Mohsen Nafar and Western classical music with Liudmila Yurina and Vadim Juravitsky at the Tchaikovsky Academy in Ukraine. Abdi is the first composer to write Iranian opera. He is also a composer of film soundtracks and has won two awards at the Fajr International Iranian Film Festival, among others.