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The Báb: Piano Sonatas & Ballades

Afshin Jaberi

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Piano Sonata No. 1, "The Seeker"  
1
I. Allegro
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
6:09
2
II. Andante
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
4:19
3
III. Rondo: Allegro
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
7:03
Piano Sonata No. 2, "The Path to Peace"  
4
I. Agitato
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
3:13
5
II. Andante
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
3:03
6
III. Allegretto
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
5:08
Piano Sonata No. 3, "The Bedouin"  
7
I. Andante - Allegro
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
7:05
8
II. Adagio
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
5:07
9
III. Rondo
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
5:03
10
Ballade No. 1, "The Herold"
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
5:12
11
Ballade No. 2, "Eroica"
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
12:23
12
Ballade No. 3, "The Martyrdom"
Afshin Jaberi; Afshin Jaberi
9:38
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:23
Iranian composer Afshin Jaberi’s powerful music combines 19th century Western piano traditions with Eastern melodic influences. It is strongly connected to the message of equality and peaceful unity promoted by his religious faith. The Báb Ballades depict dramatic heroism and tragic sacrifice, while the Sonatas express the horrors of war and the fragility of remote cultures, out of which new hope and the chance for reconciliation can emerge.

"Art was always the center of my life; I was always attracted to beauty and striving towards harmony; the music in this recording was a beginning of a spiritual journey, a journey of faith, sacrifice, a path of life with deep emotional affections ... they were my remedy facing the hardships and calamities and challenges of my life."
- Afshin Jaberi
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Grand Piano Studio Masters

Recording Dates: 26-29 May 2013
Recording Venue: Concert Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
Instrument: Piano Steinway Model D
Producer and editor: Johannes Müller, MSM-Productions (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Piano Technician: Eddie Low
Booklet Notes: Katy Hamilton, adapted from notes by Afshin Jaberi
German Translation by Cris Posslac
French Translation by David Ylla-somers
Artist photographs: Frederik Bisbjerg
Cover Art: Annabel Lee
Photography: Portals - Bergen 10

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