Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B): The Art of Avaz, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B)

The Art of Avaz, 1st Edition

By Lloyd Miller


392 pages

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This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of Persian elements in the music of the Islamic Middle Ages, their relevance to both contemporary and traditional Iranian music and their interaction with classical Persian poetry and metrics.

Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Transliteration of Persian Letters. Preface. 1. Historical Background of Persia and Persian Music 2. Music, Islam, Mysticism and Proper Performance 3. Preservation and Propagation of Persian Music 4. The Theory of Persian Music 5. Persian Vocal Music 6. Background of Perso-Arab Poetic Structure Conclusion. Appendices. Epilogue. Bibliography. Glossary of Terms and Persons. General Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Iran

Routledge Library Editions: Iran re-issues 37 volumes originally published between 1902 and 1991. Together they provide a comprehensive view of the culture, history, politics and sociology of this strategically important nation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies