Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mohammad Reza Lotfi|
Mystery of Love
Genres: World Music, Pop
This live recording of Persian mystical music based on the poems of Rumi and Hafez is an exquisite album of power and beauty. Featuring Mohammad Reza Lotfi on tar, setar, and vocals, and Mohammad Ghavihelm on tombak and da... more »
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This live recording of Persian mystical music based on the poems of Rumi and Hafez is an exquisite album of power and beauty. Featuring Mohammad Reza Lotfi on tar, setar, and vocals, and Mohammad Ghavihelm on tombak and daf, this is a deeply inspired and soulful work. What is readily apparent is the depth of emotion and spirituality that this music conveys. With an introduction by Robert Bly, the liner notes incorporate translations of the poems by Coleman Barks, Gertrude Bell and Arthur J. Arberry, and include explanations about the music by Mohammad Reza Lotfi. There is no doubt that this long-awaited new work is a true piece of art. Lotfi's emotionally-exalted performance stirs strong emotions in the listener. It is music not just to be heard, but felt. And what makes this work even more special is that the spiritual essence and devotional beauty of Lotfi's work is finally captured by an excellent quality recording. It is an album that will find its rightful place among many Persian and world music lovers collections.
What love is....
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have ever had even the most cursory interest in Persian classical music; buy this album. Lofti has distilled the very essence of sufism into a musical form and this is most definitely the performance to hear."
The greatest music on earth.
email@example.com | Vancouver, Canada | 08/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a musician myself and I found this music very pure and yet powerful. I'm a big fan of Ostad Lotfi. I've never had a chance to meet him in person but I hope I will have the pleasure of meeting him someday."