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Iranian composer Mehdi Hosseini gives chamber concert in St. Petersburg's House of Composers


Hosseini's work which combines Persian regional music and the academic avant-garde is to be presented by the St. Petersburg Composers Union's Association of Contemporary Music. The composition, entitled Taleshi Hava, which is for bassoon and violin and was written by Mehdi Hosseini in 2010, uses music of the north-western Iranian Talishi people. The program also includes works by composers of the St. Petersburg School of Composition, such as Sergei Oskolkov and Georgiy Firtich.


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Separately, the "Kompozitor - Saint-Petersburg" Publishing House has completed the first printing of Hosseini's String Quartet No. 2 "Bakhtiari." This work interweaves folk melodies of the Bakhtiari tribes, each also acts as a semantic reference that speaks of the multi-millennial history of one of Persia's most ancient peoples. In 2007, while at a festival of the Summer Academy in Austria, M. 


Hosseini has transcribed all of the ancient themes listed above for use in a modern musical composition.


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