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Mohammad-Reza Darvishi

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Mohammad-Reza Darvishi
محمدرضا درویشی
محمدرضا درویش - Mohamadreza Darvish.jpg
Born(1955-10-17)17 October 1955
EducationFaculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran (1974 - 1978)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
Occupationmusician, researcher
Darwishi MR, podpis perski.jpg

Mohammad-Reza Darvishi (Persian: محمدرضا درویشی‎; born 17 October 1955 in Shiraz) is an Iranian musician, researcher, and author of Encyclopedia of the Musical Instruments of Iran, a Klaus P. Wachsmann Prize-winner book about Iranian musical instruments.[2][3]



Film music

A selection of M. R. Darvishi's film scores[4]

Music for theatre plays

  • 2003 Shab-e hezār-o-yekom (The One Thousand and First Night)
  • 2004 Afrā yā Ruz migozarad (Afra, or the day passes)
  • 2005 Majles-e shabih. Dar zekr-e masāyeb-e ostād Navid Mākān va hamsarash mohandes-e Roxshid-e Farzin (Mourning Play. About the Sufferings of Professor Navid Makan and his Wife, architect Rokhshid Farzin)

Tapes and CDs

Some of his Cassettes and CDs are:[2]

  • In the memory of Eqbāl (Prelude for piano). Tehrān: Harp, 1984
  • Morning Melody (Trio for 2 clarinets and piano). Tehrān: Arvin, 1997
  • Abdolqāder Marāqi, Shouqnāme
  • Mazandarani Music, for song and orchestra, song by Abolhassan Khoshroo and Nourolah Alizadeh, 1983
  • Winter, for song and symphonic orchestra, song by Shahram Nazeri
  • The season of flower, for song and symphonic orchestra, song by Iraj Bastami
  • The aster dome, for song and orchestra, sung by Mohammad Reza Shajariyan (a joint work with Parviz Meshkatian)
  • The soul of the lovers, for song and orchestra, sung by Mohammad Reza Shajariyan (a joint work with Parviz Meshkatian)
  • Music album of seven thrones (A collection of 4 cassettes from the music of Iran regions along with the book)
  • Music album of north of Khorasan (A collection of 3 cassettes from the music of north of Khorasan along with the book)
  • Mirror and song, music album (A collection of 28 cassettes with the melody and religious music from various regions of Iran with the book)
  • Bag of rice: Music from the movies: “Bag of rice”, “The song of the Nimvar Field” and “Karde”, 1999
  • Music from the movies: “The Blackboard” & “The day I became a woman”, 2001
  • Zaman = Era, 2019

Selected bibliography

  • (1984) Bist tarāne-ye mahalli-ye Fārs (Twenty traditional songs from Fars). Tehrān: Harp; later: Mahoor: 1994
  • (1991) Haft ourang (Seven throne - a collection of articles on regional music of Iran). Tehrān: Art Center
  • (1994) Negāh be qarb : bahsi dar ta'sir-e musiqi-ye Qarb bar musiqi-ye Irān (Westward look : a discussion on the impact of Western music on the (sic) Iranian music : an analytical survey). Tehrān: Māhoor
  • (1994) Sonnat va bigānegi-ye farhang dar musiqi-ye Irān (Tradition and cultural alienation in music of Iran). Tehran: Māhur
  • (1994) Moqaddamei bar shenāxt-e musiqi-ye navāhi-ye Irān. Daftar-e naxost: Manāteq-e jonub (Hormozgān, Khuzestān) (An introduction presentation of regional music from Irān. First book: Hormozgan, Boushehr, Khouzestan). Tehrān: Māhur
  • (1994) Dar bāre-ye honar va adabiyāt (About art and literature; Mohammad Reza Darvishi in conversation with Naser Hariri). Tehrān: Āvishan, Gouharzād
  • (1997) Nourouzxāni (Norouz Singing - Songs for Nouruz and Spring from various regions of Iran). Tehrān: Arvin, 62 p.
  • (1998) Āiine va āvāz (Mirror and awaz singing; a collection of articles about the traditional music of Iran from various regions). Tehrān: Art Center
  • (1999) Musiqi va xalse : zekrhā-ye marāsem-e Gowāti-ye Baluchestān (Music and Trance: The Govati ceremony citations of Balochistan). Tehrān: Māhour, 55 p.
  • (2001) Az miyān-e sorudhā va sokuthā : gozide-ye neweshtār wa goftār-e... (From among song and silence : a selection from the writings and lectures of...). Tehrān: Māhur, 296 p.
  • (2001) Dāyerat’ol-ma’āref-e sāzhā-ye Irān. Jeld 1: Sāzhā-ye zehi-ye mezrābi va ārshei-ye navāhi-ye Irān = Encyclopedia of the Musical Instruments of Iran. Vol. 1. Chordophones in Regional Music. Tehrān: Māhoor
  • (2005) Dāyerat’ol-ma’āref-e sāzhā-ye Irān. Jeld 2: Pustsedāhā va xodsedāhā-ye navāhi-ye Irān = Encyclopedia of the Musical Instruments of Iran. Vol. 2. Membranophones and Idiophones of Regional Music. Tehrān: Māhoor
  • (2009) Sāzshenāsi-ye irāni (Acquaintance with Iranian musical instruments). Tehān, 256 p. - together with Arfa' Atrāii
  • Goftegu bā Mohammad Rezā Darvishi dar bāre-ye musiqi-ye Irān (Conversation with Mohammad Reza Darvishi about Iranian music)
  • Jāmedarān : selsele-ye mu-ye dust
  • Leyli kojāst : ta'amolāt-e kutāh wa parākande dar musiqi va farhang (Where is Leyli : Brief and dispersed reflections on music and culture)
  • Musiqi-ye hamāsi-ye Irān : gozide-ye maqālāt (Epic music of Iran : selected articles). (ed.)
  • Mousum-Gol


  • October 2002 - SEM’s (Society for Ethnomusicology) award for the best publication of the year on musical instruments, granted by Bruno Nettl, for The Encyclopaedia of the Iranina Musical Instruments, vol.1 [1]
  • 2000, The music for Kandahar (2001 film) (directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf) was nominated the best foreign film music, among the others, by Bonn biennial festival of film music, Germany.[1]
  • 2005, Nomination for achievement of UNESCO’s award for the greatest musician worldwide.[1]

Films about Darvishi

  • Leyli kojast, directed by Mohammad Shirvani, a documentary about Darvishi’s professional career on the occasion of his 2005 nomination for the UNESCO’s award for the greatest musician worldwide.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography". official website. Archived from the original on July 26, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Mohammad Reza Darvishi". Makhmalbaf Film House. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "The official website of Mohammad-Reza Darvishi". Darvishi official website. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Mohammad-Reza Darvishi on IMDb

External links

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