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date: 28 January 2020

Borumand, Nur Alilocked

  • Laudan Nooshin


(b Tehran, 1905; d Tehran, 1976/7). Iranian musician and music teacher. He was brought up in a household frequented by musicians, poets and artists. His formal musical training started at the age of 12 in the form of tār lessons with Qolam Hossein Darvish Khan (1872–1926). In 1922, Borumand was sent to Germany where he attended secondary school. There he became familiar with European music and learnt the piano for two years. He continued to pursue his interest in Iranian music while studying medicine. However, failing eyesight and eventual blindness forced him to return to Iran in 1938, and after this he devoted his life to Iranian music. Over the next 30 years he led a secluded existence, studying tār and setār with a number of prominent masters, including Esmail Qahremani (b 1907), Mussa Ma'rufi (1889–1964) and Habib Somai (...

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