Persian Folklore

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Folk Songs (Set No. 11b) For String Quartet $5.98 Buy
Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello $5.98 Buy
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1 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 11b) For String Quartet | Lamento 05:44 $1.49 Buy
2 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 11b) For String Quartet | Folk Dance 02:47 $1.49 Buy
3 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Largo 02:52 $1.49 Buy
4 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Molto Allegro 01:37 $1.49 Buy
5 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Andante 01:42 $1.49 Buy
6 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Molto Vivace 01:07 $1.49 Buy
7 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Adagio 03:50 $1.49 Buy
8 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Allegro Scherzando 01:03 $1.49 Buy
9 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Lullaby 03:03 $1.49 Buy
10 Reza Vali: Folk Songs (Set No. 9) For Flute And Cello | Molto Allegro 03:45 $1.49 Buy
11 Reza Vali: Four Movements For String Quartet And String Orchestra | Agitato 09:50 44.1/16 Album only
12 Reza Vali: Four Movements For String Quartet And String Orchestra | Allegro Scherzando 06:01 $1.49 Buy
13 Reza Vali: Four Movements For String Quartet And String Orchestra | Funebre 09:30 44.1/16 Album only
14 Reza Vali: Four Movements For String Quartet And String Orchestra | Molto Allegro 09:09 44.1/16 Album only

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Many composers of the late nineteeth and early twentieth centuries used the folk music of their native countries as a source of inspiration for their compositions. For some composers, such as Stravinsky, this was a short-lived infatuation soon to be followed by neoclassicism, or, for others, one of several different forms of modernism. Among the major European composers, Bela Bartok, Manuel de Falla, and Zoltan Kodaly remained significantly committed to using folk music as primary sources for their works. In the present generation Reza Vali is a leading exponent of this practice and one of the few using Persian folk songs as a basis for composing Western classical music.

As a student at the Teheran conservatory, Vali began to collect Persian folk music, an activity he continues today. He soon began composing music based on the actual melodies he had collected as well as writing music in the style of these songs - 'imaginary' folk music, to borrow a phrase from Bartok. In 1978 Vali completed his first set of folk songs for voice and piano. The next three sets, composed in the early 1980s, were also written for voice and piano, but in 1984 Vali began to write folk songs for different combinations of instruments. This recording includes Set No. 9 for flute and cello, Set No. 11B for string quartet, and Four Movements for string quartet and string orchestra.

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"Had Bela Bartok gathered folk material from Persia, his string quartets might have tuned out something like Reza Vali's." - Philadelphia Inquirer