Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Shajarian & Lotfi|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
This recording is one of the most beautiful documents of the Persian classical music. It is a musical dialogue between two undisputed masters and is a reflection of life during turbulent times in Iran, expressed forcefully... more »
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This recording is one of the most beautiful documents of the Persian classical music. It is a musical dialogue between two undisputed masters and is a reflection of life during turbulent times in Iran, expressed forcefully and most delicately. This release has been digitally restored and newly re-mastered from the original recordings. Shajarian's singing is technically flawless, powerful, and strongly emotional. Lotfi is among the major figures who, in the past twenty years, have revolutionized the music of Iran. His original creativity and the deep-rooted emotional quality of this playing have made him the father of a new aesthetics in music of Iran.
Great performance; weak recording production
M. Lee | 05/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The concert performance is great, and the music is great as well. I'd recommend the album to anyone. I should warn that there is a very unnatural sounding echo across the entire recording, which at loud volumes is very noticable and can get pretty annoying. Maybe some people don't notice it, but I sure do--Every note happens twice. Moreover, it seems like a studio-added, digital echo; making me think that the remastering may have been done in bad taste. If anyone has any ideas of how to get a copy of a clean recording of this concert, please post them here!! Technical gripes aside, Shajarian totally rocks, and this concert is amazing.--------
(I later found out from the producer of this CD that the echo is a tape delay effect turned on on the 2 track tape recorder used to record this concert. Apparently such effects were in vogue at the time. There's no existing recording of this concert without the echo.)"
This is what the magic of music is all about
M. Lee | 03/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best music to me is the music that can transcend the body, the intellect, and the emotion to reach the soul. Unfortunately, we see a very small percentage of music today deliver to that true potential. This recording comes through in this regard with flying colors. It is a masterful delivery of music that goes well beyond the incredible technique of the two artists to give us a magical experience in sound and poetry."
A Must-Have CD
jive rhapsodist | 07/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Abu-Ata Concert is a CD issue of one of the greatest Middle Eastern Concerts ever recorded. Lofti's musicality and Sharjarian's voice are full of power and grace. Outstanding"