The Tombak is a percussion instrument originating from Iran. Despite its simple construction, it provides the performer with an array of performance possibilities and complicated techniques, which sound and seem pleasant and appealing. In the 1960s and the 1970s, the instrument was introduced to other countries of the world, and today, particularly in Europe, it is loved and brilliantly played by many and can also be heard in the works of non-Iranian musicians.
The present book is the interactive version of the first, and the best-selling, Tombak coursebook, which was compiled by a group of the greatest contemporary Iranian musicians nearly 40 years ago. One of the reasons the book has been so well-received is the presence and collaboration of Hoseyn Tehrani (1912-1974), the renowned musician and Tombak player, in the process of composing the drills part of it. He is considered the most outstanding master and the initiator of a new period in the history of Tombak playing in Iran.
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He was born in 1927 in Tehran, Iran, and studied composition at the Tehran Conservatory of Music with Hossein Nassehi. He studied Persian music with Abolhassan Saba and, from 1957 to 1967, was the principal conductor of the Persian Fine Arts Administration Orchestra.
For ten years, Dehlavi was the director of and professor at the Persian National Music Conservatory in Tehran, and Ali Rahbari was one of his pupils. In 1992, with the cooperation of nearly 70 players of Persian instruments, Dehlavi established the Plectrum Orchestra.
Concertino for Santur and Orchestra, by Hossein Dehlavi and Faramarz Payvar.
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His works include several pieces for Persian instruments and orchestra, voice and orchestra, choir and orchestra, and three operas. As his contribution to the Year of the Child (1979), he wrote an opera for children called Mana and Mani.
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