Heshmat Sanjari

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Heshmat Sanjari, also transcribed as Sandjari (1918 – January 4, 1995) (Persian: حشمت سنجری‎‎) was a well-known Persian (Iranian) conductor and composer, the son of Hossein Sanjari who was well-known player on tar in Persia.[1]

Heshmat Sanjari
Sanjari menuhin.jpg
Background information
Birth name حشمت سنجری
Born 1918
Origin Iran
Died 1995
Genres Classical music
Persian symphonic music
Instruments violin

Education[edit]

Heshmat Sanjari studied violin at the Tehran Conservatory of Music under Serge Khotsief and Conducting at the Vienna Music Academy as a pupil of Hans Swarowsky. also studied Persian Classical music under Ali-Naqi Vaziri.[2]

Conducting career[edit]

After studying violin at the conservatory, Sanjari was the conductor of Tehran Conservatory Students Orchestra and the director of the Conservatory for a short time in 1951. from 1960 until 1971 he was the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, the longest in the history of orchestra.[1] many notable musicians like Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern played with the orchestra, with him as the conductor.[3]

As a guest conductor he conducted the National Iranian Radio and Television Chamber Orchestra and several European orchestras.

Compositions[edit]

He composed the works Persian Pictures [تابلوهای ایرانی] (in 5 movements) and Niayesh (Praise) for choir and orchestra. The former is regarded by some as a masterpiece of contemporary Persian symphonic music. Both works have been recorded by Manuchehr Sahbai in Bulgaria with Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.

The End[edit]

After the 1979 Iranian revolution, the new government look to music as a promotion of western culture, against Islamic values,[1] so Sanjari and orchestra played only a few concerts in 10 years after revolution, the pressure of this new situation made him seriously sick in 1989 and after 5 years he died on January 4, 1995.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/arts/story/2005/01/041231_ag-mk-sanjeri.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.iranchamber.com/music/avaziri/alinaghi_vaziri.php
  3. ^ http://www.iranhmusic.ir/article.aspx?id=1074

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