TEHRAN. (Iranart) – Maestro Farhad Fakhreddini’s book Under Heaven was unveiled during a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.
The book that reviews the relations between different arts and also contains his notes and interviews was published by Moin Publications.
The ceremony attended by a number of veteran musicians and art elites was organized at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Cultural Institute (ECI).
Speaking at the meeting, Music House director Hamidreza Nurbakhsh said, “We need more unity and kindness, and Fakhreddini is one of the forerunners of this unity.”
“Fakhreddini has no need to be introduced. Every individual remembers him well; he has composed precious and lasting compositions for decades,” he added.
As a co-founder of the Music House, Fakhreddini presides over the high council of the organization. He is also the founder and the former conductor of the National Orchestra.
Tar virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh next talked about Fakhreddin. He said, “When we say Fakhreddini, it is equal to spirituality. We are full of love and affection, and whoever we adore, he/she becomes a world for us. When we get together for Fakhreddini, it is as if spring is on the way.”
However, he regretted that the society has been void of personalities like Fakhreddini, and said that if there had been more persons like him, the society would have already reached excellence.
Alizadeh also expressed his thanks to the Music House for organizing such events, creating a chance to experience more democracy.
Fakhreddini also thanked the organizers and said that he always has tried to promote unity and solidarity.
“We live with our memories. When Mr. Alizadeh talks about the academy (Iran’s Academy of Music) he takes me back to all those years when we used to work wholeheartedly,” he said.
He hoped that the book would still be useful 50 or even 100 years from now.
Source: Tehran Times