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Three Persian Songs

For Voice and Piano

By Behzad Ranjbaran

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For Voice and Piano. Composed by Behzad Ranjbaran. Poetry by Ahmad Shamlu, Nima Yushij, and Mehdi Akhavan-Sales. Premiere: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY; Renee Fleming, soprano, Candice Bawcombe, piano. Contemporary. Voice and piano. With Standard notation. Composed 1987. 12 pages. Duration 8 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #111-40239. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.111402390).

Item Number: PR.111402390

ISBN 1598064452. Text: Ahmad Shamlu / Mehdi Akhavan-Sales / Nima Yushij.

Premiered in 1988 by Renee Fleming, Ranjbaran's Three Persian Songs are disparate settings of poems by contemporary Persian authors, in English translation. Reflected in Ranjbaran's unique style are Poverty (by Ahmad Shamlu), It Is Night (Nima Yushij), and The Windows (Mehdi Akhavan-Sales), expressing alienation, darkness, and friendship, respectively. For advanced performers. Total dur.: 8'.

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