Reza Vali: Toward That Endless Plain
February 2013
Disc 1: 50:55
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Gil Rose, conductor

Reza Vali: Toward That Endless Plain has garnered critical acclaim.

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Track listing

Disc 1 
 Folk Songs, Set No. 8
1.I. Lament
2.II. Children's Song
3.III. Love Song
4.IV. Song from Luristan
5.V. Lament
6.VI. Sacred Song
7.VII. Song from Azerbaijan
 Folk Songs, Set No. 14
8.I. The Road to Shiraz
9.II. Love Drunk
10.III. The Girl from Sari
11.IV. Imaginary Folk Song
12.V. Mountain Lullaby
 Toward That Endless Plain: Concerto for Perisian Ney and Orchestra
13.I. The Abyss (Prelude), Passage (Movement I)
14.II. Ecstatic Dance
15.III. Descent and Dissolve

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[CD Review] Works that successfully and very memorably merge Western and Middle Eastern musical traditions

Iranian-American composer Reza Vali (born Ghazvin, 1952) has been called the Iranian Bartók. This is apt not because his musical style is especially influenced by Bartók (in fact, Vali claims among his influences Wagner, Mahler, and Debussy, and I detect others as well) but because like Bartók, he’s a dedicated student and cataloger of folk song.

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