Maestro of Setaar

Ostad Sa’id Hormozi
Setar (2)
Persian Music Heritage


01. Dastgah-e-Shur - 7:44
02. Avaz-e-Dashti - 16:15
03. Avaz-e-Bayat Tork - 15:09
04. Avaz-e-Abuata - 11:31
05. Avaz-e-Afshari - 8:54
06. Avaz-e-Shooshtari - 10:33 



Saeed Hormozi 

(1897-1976) the prominent Iranian musician, the great radif master and virtuoso tar and setar player, the son of Mirza Hoseyn Khan Seqat-ol-Saltaneh, was born in Sangalaj quarter of Tehran. He showed his interest in music from an early age and grasped playing music despite the objections made by his family. He first began to play and practice music by himself and from 16 he learned tar from his brother Abolfatah Mirza who was a direct pupil of Aqa Hoseyn-Qoli. Afterwards he went to a pupil of Darvish Khan, Mahmud Ruhbakhsh, and then for a while he was accepted by Darvish Khan himself to study tar and setar and also the radif of Persian classical music. Soon Darvish Khan awarded him with the medal of the "Golden Hatchet," which he used to give to his prominent pupils. After the death of his great master, Hormozi studied the version of radif of Aqa Hoseyn-Qoli and Ali-Akbar Khan Shahnazi and also a repertoire of precomposed pieces with the latter. In 1928 he began his teaching career by founding a school of music in Shapur street in Tehran. However, because of his major responsibilities in Sepah Bank - where he had been employed - he had to abandon the teaching career for a certain period of time. Upon the foundation of the Center for Preservation and Propagation of Persian Music, he cooperated there as an ostad of setar and radif and trained numerous pupils. Sa`id Hormozi was a committed musician who was fervently engaged in teaching and preserving the tradition of Persian music. On December 27, 1976 while teaching at the "Center" Hormozi slipped into a deep coma and did never come back. He died at the same night in Tehran.
Saeed Hormozi a very great master of Persian setar.
 Some invaluable recordings have been preserved of him. In terms of performance techniques one can find traces of his ostad Darvish Khan in Hormozi’s style. His phrasing is mostly influenced by that of Aqa Hossein-Qoli.
 Two of his most important students are Mohammad Reza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh.



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