“The history of the culturally rich, diverse, and fascinating Persian Empire provides a glimpse of mystical beauty that has been sadly lost in the modern world…”
- Chanté Karimkhan
Excavations that have been carried out in Persia or pre-historic Iran have shown how the region’s art evolved over the centuries. The various types of art include artifacts, architecture and pottery, which is among the oldest forms. Read more at the Persian Art page.
Persian traditional music is Iran’s indigenous music, which is alternatively referred to as Iranian classical music. It involves the art and science of music – musiqi – and the performance and sound of the music – moosiqi.
Read more about the history of traditional persian music, instruments and influence on the Persian music history page.
Classical music is music that is classical in the sense of something “that has recognized the lasting artistic and cultural value” and that it is considered especially valuable, and part of a cultural heritage. Some composers such as Mozart and Beethoven were in the 1800s a kind of hero status and their work became the standard work on the emerging orchestral institutions, in opera houses, at chamber music and solo recitals. The repertoire shifted dramatically from that in the late 1700s have consisted of music by contemporary, living composers, that 100 years later composed the music of mainly “classical”, no longer living composers. Read more about classical music in this article.