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ABDI, B.: Rumi [Opera] (Shajarian, Motamedi, Sadeghi, Credo Chamber Choir, Ukraine National Symphony, Sirenko)

    

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ABDI, B.: Rumi [Opera] (Shajarian, Motamedi, Sadeghi, Credo Chamber Choir, Ukraine National Symphony, Sirenko)

Behzad Abdi’s opera Rumi fuses traditional dastgāh (the Iranian modal system) and the Persian Sama dance with Western classical music, and can be considered the first national opera of Iran. The libretto was written and conceived by the renowned Iranian theatre director and puppeteer, Behrouz Gharibpour, based on the life and writings of the 13th-century Persian scholar, poet, theologian and mystic, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī. The legendary story of Shams and Rumi is one of the most significant tales in the history of Iranian mystical literature and is brought vividly to life by the award-winning composer’s exotic, lyrical and at times intensely dramatic score.



Disc 1

Abdi, Behzad
Gharibpour, Behrouz, lyricist(s)

  Rumi
1.   Act I Scene 1: War (Amir Touman, Mongolian, People) 00:07:16
2.   Act I Scene 2: Death Overcomes the Nation (Shams, Sheikh Attar, People) 00:04:01
3.   Act I Scene 3: Sheikh Attar Prefers Death Over Humiliation (Kharazm Prince, Amir Touman, Sheikh Attar, Soltan al - Olama, People) 00:06:14
4.   Act I Scene 4: The Advice of Rumi's Father: Love and Only Love (Chorus, Soltan al - Olama, Rumi, Amir Touman, People) 00:04:57
5.   Act I Scene 5: A Bazaar in a Remote Town in Iran (Narrator, Soltan al - Olama, Rumi, People) 00:11:10
6.   Act I Scene 6: Shams and Rumi (Shams, Rumi, Chorus) 00:09:54
7.   Act I Scene 7: Rumi's Exodus (Old Follower, Wife of Rumi, Rumi, People) 00:02:51


Disc 2

Abdi, Behzad
Gharibpour, Behrouz, lyricist(s)

  Rumi
1.   Act II Scene 1: Rumi in the Circle of his Objecting Followers (Old Follower, Rumi, Shams, Sheikh Attar) 00:08:12
2.   Act II Scene 2: Meeting of Shams and Rumi (Shams, Rumi) 00:02:57
3.   Act II Scene 3: Rumi and his Wife (Rumi, Wife of Rumi, Soltan al - Olama, Sheikh Attar, Shams) 00:07:53
4.   Act II Scene 4: Rumi's First Dream: The Shepherd (Shepherd, People, Soldier, Sheikh Attar, Shams, Rumi) 00:07:35
5.   Act II Scene 5: Second Meeting of Shams and Rumi (Chorus, Shams, Rumi) 00:07:03
6.   Act II Scene 6: Attack (Wife of Rumi, Rumi, Shams, Old Follower, People) 00:05:17
7.   Act II Scene 7: Rumi's Nightmare: Shams' Persecution (Mongolian, Shams, Chief Justice, Old Follower, Soltan al - Olama, Sheikh Attar, People, Chorus, Wife of Rumi, Rumi) 00:07:04
8.   Act II Scene 8: Sufi Temple: Repentance (Old Follower, Rumi, Shams, Amir Touman, People) 00:11:48

Total Playing Time: 01:44:12






Composer(s):
Abdi, Behzad

Lyricist(s):
Gharibpour, Behrouz

Conductor(s):
Sirenko, Vladimir

Orchestra(s):
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Credo Chamber Choir

Artist(s):
Alishapour, Hossein; Anvar, Es'haq; Badri, Sulmaz; Emami, Mehdi; Farzin, Kayvan; Javar, Mehdi; Khodaei, Ali; Mahmoudi, Mostafa; Moradi, Maliheh; Motamedi, Mohammad; Najafi, Ali; Najafi, Reza; Nasiri, Ehsan; Pourghanad, Sadjad; Rezazadeh, Sara; Sadeghi, Mohammadreza; Shadman, Amer; Shajarian, Homayoun; Yari, Ali

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Catalogue No: 8.660424-25

Barcode: 730099042475

Physical Release: 08/2018

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