Hormoz Farhat

Hormoz Farhat (Persian: هرمز فرهت) Born 1929 Tehran, is a significant Iranian composer, ethnomusicologist and University lecturer. He studied music at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Mills College, California, graduating with the degrees of BA in music, MA in composition and PhD in composition and ethnomusicology. His composition teachers included Darius Milhaud, Lukas Foss and Roy Harris. Farhat's PhD dissertation "The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music" was published in 1990 by Cambridge University Press. For Orchestra: Mazandarani Rhapsody, Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, etc. Chamber works: String Quartet, Fugue in Dashti, etc. For piano: Persian Suite. Film Music: Gaav (Cow), Postchi, and Aagha-ye Haaloo, all directed by Dariush Mehrjui. Aaraamesh dar hozoor-e digaraan, and Saadegh Kordeh, both directed by Naaser Taghvaaei. Akbarzadeh, Pejman. Persian Musicians (Vol.3). Roshanak Publications and Iran Heritage Society. Tehran/Los Angeles, 2008.


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