Friday, June 24, 2016

The Mayor of Shiraz

 Moshir Homayoun
20 x 16 inches, oil on canvas, 2016
Any new post on/by Excavated Shellac is guaranteed to pique your interest and rekindle your curiosity in the exploration of music history. This week another jewel from the forgotten history surfaced. A 78 disc from 1933 by the Iranian pianist Moshir Homayoun was discussed and, as usual, greatly researched. Homayoun, aka Habibollah Khan, is known as the first Persian piano player who lived a storied and influential life as musician and politician. The following links direct you to, first the Excavated Shellac piece, and second the Wikipedia page on Mr. Homayoun.

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