Reza-Qoli Nowruzi

Qajari Tasnifs
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CD Number [296]

Published [13/11/2010]

Tar: Darvish khan

Kamanche: Baqer Khan

Flute: Akbar Khan

Piano: Moshir Homayun

Violin: Hoseyn Khan

Santur: Asadollah Khan

(2 CDs)


The present set of two CDs includes the reproduction of a collection of tasnifs that Reza-Qoli Nowruzi, a prominent singer of the last century, recorded in London in 1909.

Reza-Qoli Nowruzi
Reza-Qoli Nowruzi, one of the most accomplished tasnif singers and tombak players of the late Qajar period (1785-1925), was born around 1870. Little is known of his early life, except that at some point he joined the Police Department of Tehran and persuaded his carrier as a police officer until his retirement.
As an amateur musician, he worked very closely with professional musicians of his time such as Darvish Khan (d. 1926), Baqer Khan Rameshgar (d. 1941) and Hoseyn Esma'ilzade (d. 1941). In the course of the Constitutional Period (1906-1911) several concerts were arranged by Darvish Khan in the form of garden parties under the aegis of the Okhovvat Sufi circle. In these concerts, Reza-Qoli mostly featured as the tasnif singer and also accompanied other musicians on the tombak.



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