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Pejman Akbarzadeh:

"PERSIAN MUSICIANS" (vol.1) is the title of a book by a very young Persian researcher named Pejman Akbarzadeh aged 18, with a preface by Ali-Mohammad Rashidi (director of the Tehran Conservatory), published by Shiraz Navid Publications [ISBN 946-6810-20-9].

According to the Persian language daily "Hayaat-e Now" (No.335, Aug. 1, 2001 Tehran): "... PERSIAN MUSICIANS is the first section of research conducted by Pejman Akbarzadeh concerning activities, compositions and opinions of several contemporary Persian composers and conductors. This work contains documental information and primary sources is an effort to elucidate history of music in Persia...."

And the other Persian daily in Tehran "Nowrouz" wrote: "... according to A.M. Rashidi: THIS COMPOSERS AND CONDUCTORS WHOSE NAMES ARE MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK ARE THE MEMBERS OF A GENERATION WHO DESPITE THEIR ACTIVITIES FOR PERSIAN MUSIC HAD FALLEN INTO DECAY.... This book also contains an introduction to Tehran Conservatory, Persian National Music Conservatory and Revolutionary Songs Conservatory. Followed by professional life story of nine Persian conductors; Parviz Mahmoud, Rubik Gregorian, Heshmat Sanjari, Farhad Meshkat, Farshad Sanjari, Ali Rahbari, Golnoush Khaleghi, Manouchehr Sahbai, Sharif Lotfi and fifteen composers; Aminollah Hossein, Em. Melik Aslanian, Morteza Hannaneh, Houshang Ostovar, Hossein Nassehi, Samin Baghcheban, Ahmad Pejman, Mostafa-Kamal Pourtorab, Loris Tjeknavorian-- Ali-Naghi Vaziri, Rouhollah Khaleghi, Hossein Dehlavi, Farhad Fakhreddini, Houshang Kamkar, Kambiz Roshan-Ravaan..."

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