The Passionate Soul
Taghavis only liner note about this 27.5-minute-long solo setar improvisation: I have often thought that Dashti, one of my beloved Avaz of Iranian classical music, speaks of a lost lovea painful one perhaps. This is the story of souls who will remain in our hearts forever. Souls who painfully perished and whose dignity and passion inspired these melodies.
I was introduced to this track by RadioDarvish.com, a streaming-audio Internet radio station featuring traditional Persian music, one day in May of 2008, and I was struck by how amazingly passionate and intense it was, how evocative that simple stringed instrument could be in the right hands.
Comments © 2008 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.