Longing اشتیاق Wins Bârbad Award

Saturday, February 19, 2022 (All day)

Reza Vali's CD of chamber works “Longing” اشتیاق has won the Bârbad Award (The Iranian version of the Grammy Award) for the best western classical music. The original version of the CD was released in 2019 by the MSR Classics. The Iranian version was released last year by the Mahoor Institute of Culture and Arts. Here are the cover photos of both the Iranian and the MSR released CDs.

Western criticism considers Reza Vali as the “Persian Bartók”, given that he combines traditional work with modern compositional techniques, follows formal procedures and uses effective and enchanting rhythms.

Antonio Baldassarre and Tatjana Markovic, Music Cultures in Sounds, Word and Images