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Hossein Alizadeh
 
Hossein Alizadeh
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Having graduated from the Music Conservatory, Hossein Alizadeh entered the School of Music  of the University of Tehran in 1975, where he received his Bachelor's degree in composition and performance. During the same period he also studied the Radif of traditional Persian music with various masters such as Houshang Zarif, Ali Akbar Shahnazi, NurAli Borumand, Mahmood Karimi, Abdollah Davâmi, Yousef Foroutan, and Saied Hormozi. Upon completion and graduation, he was awarded a position with the National Orchestra and later became the conductor and soloist of the Iranian National Radio and Television Orchestra.

Alizadeh established the Aref Ensemble and worked with the Shayda Ensemble, both of which were dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Persian classical music. Alizadeh's first professional experience in Europe was his participation in the orchestra of the famous Bejart Ballet Company performing Gulistan (a ballet by Maurice Bejart). In the early 1980's, he further expanded his formal education by studying composition and musicology at the University of Berlin.

Considered one of the most important figures in contemporary Persian music, some of his most noted compositions are the Nava Improvisations (1976), Riders of the Plains of Hope (1977), Hessar (1977), Revolt (for harp, string orchestra and percussion, 1983), NeyNava (1983, for solo ney and string orchestra), Dream (for harp and flute, 1986), Torkaman (1986), Raz o Niaz (1986), Song of Compassion (1991), New Secret (1996), and Endless Vision (2004). The latter brought him the third Grammy Award nomination for the best World Music Album.

In addition to teaching at the University of Tehran and the Tehran Music Conservatory he has also written and published the entire body of the Radif (based on the interpretation of Mirza Abdullah) for tar and setar which is now among the most important references of Persian music.



Released works (Hermes Records):

Listen to sample(s) Monad(HER041)
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  1. Heart to Heart
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  3. For Ever
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  5. Drunken
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  7. Outburst
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  9. Thereon
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Listen to sample(s) Moon & Fog(HER047)
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  1. Moon
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  3. Fog
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Listen to sample(s) Endless Vision(HER021)
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  1. Birds
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  3. Sari Galin
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  5. Improvisation
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  7. Call of the Birds
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  9. Parvaneh Sho
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Listen to sample(s) Clouds (2CD)(HER040)
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  1. Jivan Gasparyan - Kele Lao
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  3. Peyman Yazdanian - Elegy
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  5. Mish Mash - Aininnin
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  7. Bazaar - Mantra Lullaby
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  9. Mehrdad Pakbaz - Baghdad
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Listen to sample(s) Song of Sparrows(HER043)
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  1. Dance of Hope
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  3. The Ostrich
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  5. Joy of the Journey
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  7. The Escape
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  9. Joy of reunion
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