Jul 15, 2014, 2:19 PM
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Renowned Iranian musician publishes Radifs

Tehran, July 15, IRNA - Celebrated Iranian musician Keyvan Saket has released two sections of the Radifs in Persian traditional music.

Radif, which means 'Order' in Persian, is a collection of many old melodic figures preserved through generations through oral tradition.

It organizes the melodies in a number of different tonal spaces called Dastgah (music system).

Both sections, published by Tasnif Publications, are in Shoushtari and Chahargah systems.

The artist had earlier released Radifs in Persian music systems of Dashti, Afshari, Bayat Tork, Bayat Kord, AbuAta, Isfahan and Shour.

The traditional music of Iran is based on the Radifs which have been handed down by the masters to the students through generations.

Over time, each master’s own interpretation has shaped and added new melodies to this collection, which may bear the master’s name.

Saket is a composer, researcher and a master player of traditional instruments ‘tar’ and ‘setar’. He has held numerous national and international concerts.