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Persian classical music dates to the sixth century B.C. During the time of the Achaemenid Empire (550-331 B.C.), music played an important role in prayer and in royal and national events. Persian music had its golden age under the reign of the Sassanid dynasty. Achaemenid Empire The Achaemenid Dynasty was a dynasty in the ancient Persian Empire, including Cyrus II the Great, Darius I and Xerxes I. At the height of their power, the Achaemenid rulers of Persia ruled over territories roughly emcompassing some parts of todays Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon...

In this era many of persian music dastgahs and modes were invented, most of them by Barbod. He employed 30 sounds for music. Naturally, he should have recorded his inspirations and performed them for his audience, since if he did not, he could not play them again. The tradition of Persian art music embodies twelve modal systems, known as dastgahs. ... Barbod or Barbod the Great was the court musician of the Sassanid Empire. ...

Five centuries after the his death, Farabi recorded all the musical pieces of his period and described the ancient note recording method in Iran. About 2,000 musical works and melodies and relics of that period have been passed on to us including pieces from Barbud, Armove and Maraghi.These musical notes could be performed and played at present. Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Tarkhan ibn Uzalagh al-Farabi (870–950 A.D.), also known in the West as Alpharabus, Alfarabi, or Farabi, was a Persian-Turkish (Encyclopedia Britannica) philosopher and scientist and one of the greatest scientists and philosophers of his time. ...

Dance and chanson were prevalent in court banquets. It said that on several occasions persian musicians and dancers were gifted to the court of chinese emperors by Sassanid kings, implying the reputation and virtuosity of persian musicians and dancer on that era.

One of the scenes that music played an important role in Sassanid era was on the reception of foreign diplomats and kings from neighbouring countries like Byzantine or Hephthalites . This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

Famous sassanid musician

  • Barbod : Barbod or Barbod the Great was the court musician of the Sassanid Empire. He created the first ever musical system in the Middle East, known as the Royal Khosravani, dedicated to the king Khosrau (Chosroes).
  • Nakisa : He was also the court musician of the Sassanid Empire. The main theme of his songs were in praise of king Khosrau II.
  • Sarkash : Though not as renowned as Barbod or Nakisa, he was a remarkable musician.

Barbod or Barbod the Great was the court musician of the Sassanid Empire. ... Khosrau II, the Victorious (Parvez), king of Persia, son of Hormizd IV, grandson of Khosrau I, 590 - 628. ... Sarkash is the least renowned of the three most influential musicians of the Sassanids. ...

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