NAJI HAKIM
NAJI HAKIM

Esquisses Persanes

Title, Duration, Place, Year, Publisher, Dedicated to, Premiere (performer(s), place, date)

ESQUISSES PERSANES 1. Niya Yesh 2. Raqs, (other version for piano solo), 10', Bayonne, 2012, Schott, In memoriam Dr Behnaz Payandeh, The composer, (Liebfrauenmünster, Ingolstadt, Germany, 14.08.12


Ces Esquisses Persanes consistent en deux mouvements, Niya Yesh (gnose) et Raqs (danse), bâtis exclusivement sur l'échelle persane DO RÉb MI FA SOLb LAb SI et ses douze transpositions. Les mélismes à deux voix de Niya Yesh figurent la révélation de la connaissance divine à travers la connaissance de soi. Les périodes mélodiques se développent selon un principe de variation. Raqs est un rondo-toccata jubilatoire avec un épisode ornemental inspiré du negro spiritual "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen".

The "Esquisses Persanes" (Persian Sketches) consist of two movements, Niya Yesh (gnosis) and Raqs (Dance), built exclusively on the Persian scale Db C E F Gb Ab B and its twelve transpositions. The two part melismas of Niya Yesh symbolise the revelation of divine knowledge through self knowledge.The melodic periods grow according to the principle of variation. Raqs is a joyous rondo toccata with an ornamental episode inspired by the negro spiritual "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen".