Tabriz Style of Tar

To the Memory of Ostad Bigjeh Khani
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To the Memory of Ostad Bigjeh Khani

Tar :
Davud Azad
Dayere : Ostad Mahmuoud Farnam
Tombak : Mohammad Akhavan

 Ostad Qolam-Hoseyn Bigje-Khani was born in 1918 in Sanjaran quarter of Tabriz. His father Hoseyn-Qoli Khan was one of the most prominent tar players. Bigje-Khani began his studies with his father at the age of six, and after father's death (1931) continued them with Reza-Qoli Zaboli, who was then regarded as the best pupil of his father. As a young artist he got familiar with the styles of Aqa Hoseyn-Qoli, Darvish Khan, Ney-Davud and Ali-Akbar Shahnazi by the aid of 78 rpm records made by these masters. Later he took some lessons from two masters of Avaz, namely Mir Ali-Asqar Sadeqol-va'd and Eqbal Azar. During these years he befriended with Ostad Mahmud Farnam, the virtuoso dayere player. The period of their collaboration lasted for more than 50 years. For two and a half decades he was the manager of Radio Orchestra of Tabriz, and for a short while directed and taught tar in Music Workshop for Children and Young Persons. His fruitful life ended in 1987. ...

Published [03/08/1991]