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Modern Tombak (Zarb) Compositions: A Comparative Study
The early 20th century marks the beginning of an important new period in the history of the tombak, the main percussion instrument in Iranian Classical Music. This period is referred to as the ‘modern era’ of tombak. It is characterized by the development of Western based music notation for the...
The Revival of Iranian Classical Music during the Second Pahlavi Period: The Influence of the Politics of “Iranian-ness”
This thesis demonstrates the process of the gradual formation and development of revivalist ideas in Iran’s musical society during Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi’s reign (1941 - 1979). Examining multiple articulations of Iranian nationalism, this research focuses on three different historical periods—from...