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Date of Birth
24 August 1951, Tehran, Iran
Hossein Alizadeh (August 24, 1951, Tehran, Iran)
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Hossein Alizadeh, is an Iranian composer, radif-preserver, researcher, teacher, and tar and setar instrumentalist and improviser, described by Allmusic as a leading Iranian classical composer and musician.
He has made numerous recording with prominent musicians including Shajarian, Nazeri, Khaladj, and Gasparyan, and is a member of the Musical group, Masters of Persian Music.
Alizadeh was born in 1951 in Tehran to Azeri and Persian parents.
He graduated from the music conservatory in 1975 and entered the school of fine arts in the University of Tehran where he studied composition and Persian music.
He continued his education at the Berlin University of the Arts in composition and musicology.
He studied with various masters of Traditional Persian Music such as Houshang Zarif, Ali Akbar Shahnazi, Nur-Ali Borumand, Mahmoud Karimi, Abdollah Davami, Yusef Forutan, and Sa'id Hormozi. From these masters he learned the radif of Persian classical music.
He plays the tar and setar, and has recently derived the sallaneh and shurangiz from the ancient Persian lute barbat.
He has been nominated for the 2007 Grammy Award along with Armenian musician, Djivan Gasparyan, for their collaboration album, The Endless Vision. In 2008, he was voted as "Iran's most distinguished musician of the year".
Dâd o Bidâd: A new maqâm in Persian music, through combining the gusheh of dâd in dastgah of Mahour and the gusheh of bidâd in dastgah of Homayoun.
Sallaneh and Shoor-Angiz: Two new musical instruments derived from the ancient Persian lute barbat.
2008 The Song of Sparrows
2006 Half Moon
2004 Turtles can fly
2003 Abjad ("First Letter"), by Abolfazl Jalili.
2000 Zamani baraye masti asbha ("A Time for Drunken Horses")
2000 Doxtarân e xorshid ('Daughters of the Sun") directed by Maryam Shahriyâ.
1992 Del Shodegân directed by Ali Hatami.
Az A'sar, ("From Eons Ago")
Ode to Flowers (2007) H Alizadeh: Shoor-Angiz, A Rassai: Vocals, M Khaladj: Tombak & Daf, A Boustan: Setar, P Akhavas: Vocals, N Alizadeh: Robab, S Alizadeh: Kamancheh
Endless Vision (2006) Hossein Alizadeh: Shoor-Angiz, Djivan Gasparyan:Duduk World Village Music
Faryad (The Cry) (2005) MR Shajaian: Vocals, Hossein Alizadeh: Tar, Keyhan Kalhor: Kamancheh, H Shajarian: Vocals & tombak World Village Music
Sallaneh (2003) Hossein Alizadeh: Sallaneh Mahoor Institute
Bi To Be Sar Nemishavad (Without You) (2002) MR Shajarian: Vocals, Hossein Alizadeh: Tar, Keyhan Kalhor: Kamancheh, H Shajarian: Vocals & tombak World Village Music
Iran: Les Maitres de L'Improvisation (2000) Hossein Alizadeh: Tar, Madjid Khaladj: Tombak Buda Records
Zemestan ast (It's Winter) (2000) Mehdi Akhavan Sales: Poems MR Shajaian: Vocals Hossein Alizadeh: Tar Keyhan Kalhor: Kamancheh H Shajarian: Vocals & tombak Soroush Co.
Raz-e No (Novel Mystery) (1999) Hossein Alizadeh: Composer, Tar, Tanbur Mohsen Keramati, Afsaneh Rasayi, Homa Niknam, Ali Samadpour: Vocals Daryush Zargari: Tombak Mahoor Institute
Paria, Qesseh-ye Dokhtara-ye Nane Darya (Paria, Tale of Daughters of the Mother Sea)
Sobhgahi Hossein Alizadeh: Composer Mohsen Karamati: Vocals Mahoor Institute
No Bang-e Kohan (Ancient Call-Anew) Mahoor Institute
Ava-ye Mehr (Song of Campassion) (1991) Hossein Alizadeh: Composer Orchestra of Indigenous Instruments of Iran
Shourangiz (Song of Campassion) (1988) Hossein Alizadeh: Composer Sheyda and Aref Groups Shahram Nazeri: Vocals Mahoor Institute
Raz-o-Niaz (1986) Hossein Alizadeh: Composer Sheyda and Aref Groups Alireza Eftekhari: Vocals Mahoor Institute
Torkaman (1986) Hossein Alizadeh: Setar Mahoor Institute
NeyNava (1983) Hossein Alizadeh: Composer String Orchestra of the National Radio and Television of Iran Djamshid Andalibi: Ney Soloist
Osyan (Revolt) (1983)
Hamnavayi Hossein Alizadeh: Tar Arshad Tahmasbi: Tar Dariush Zargari: Tombak Mahoor Institute
Savaran-e Dasht-e Omid (Riders of the Plain of Hope) (1977)
Chahargah & Bayat-e Tork Hossein Alizadeh: Tar, Setar Hossein Omumi: Nei, Vocals M Ghavihelm: Tombak Mahoor Institute
Paykubi Hossein Alizadeh: Setar Daryush Zargari: Tombak Mahoor Institute
Nava (1976) Hossein Alizadeh: Tar Majid Khalaj: Tombak Mahoor Institute
Homayun Hossein Alizadeh: Setar Majid Khalaj: Tombak Mahoor Institute
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