Awakening
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 2014

The 12th CD in the Le Chant Du Monde collection features several improvisations by Ostad Elahi that are accentuated by the unusual tuning of the tanbur as well as fervent supplications and litanies.

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The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published: 2014

This commemorative double CD-Book celebrates an eponymous special exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the transformative music and life of Ostad Elahi.

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Presence
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 2014

The 11th CD in the Le Chant Du Monde collection features a tribute to Nakisa and Barbad, two illustrious court musicians in Ancient Persia, along with several ancient Kurdish zekrs performed in the intimacy of Ostad Elahi’s family environment.

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Destinations
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 2008

This two-volume CD of Ostad Elahi’s compositions, modes, and improvisations on the tanbur begins with one of the most captivating and meditative pieces in the whole of Ostad’s repertoire, the Sheykh Amiri Suite, of which all seventeen variations are featured here, each expressing his intimate relationship with the Beloved while revealing his musical talent and finesse. The second CD presents, among other suites, the story of Abedin, a devout theologist and scholar who derides the mystical path as heresy until he undergoes a mystical transformation himself that opens his inner eyes and fills him with divine love.

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Celestial Danses
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 2005

Ostad Elahi’s boundless creativity and ever renewed inspiration in the art of tanbur are expressed through improvisations on the Baba Faqi and Tchappi Suites, inviting the listener to join in the celestial dance toward the source of creation.

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Cascade
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 2002
Edition: Reissued 2004

In the context of the intimate “Qatar” mode of classical Persian music, Ostad Elahi is inspired with a fluid cascade of original Persian and Kurdish motifs on the five-stringed tanbur.

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Mystical Orison
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 2000
Edition: Reissued 2004

Several great spiritual figures of the mystical tradition of Western Iran, including Shah Khoshini, Baba Faqi, Baba Sarhang, and Baba Na’usi, most of whom lived between the 10th and 15th centuries, are evoked on this CD through a continuous succession of pieces paying tribute to them. The listener is immersed in the intimacy of a mystical orison of remarkable strength and authenticity, as witnessed by the audience who is eventually overwhelmed with emotion.

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Celestial Harmonies
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 1999
Edition: Reissued 2004

This CD unveils another facet of Ostad Elahi’s music: his improvisations not only on the setar and the tanbur, which each have their own specific techniques, but also on a five-string tanbur that he himself created, probably to realize a synthesis between the Persian and Kurdish lutes. Some of the pieces are also chanted. The combination of such inimitable style, mysterious tones, and audacious dissonances takes the listener into uncharted territories.

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A Spiritual Epic
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 1998
Edition: Reissued 2006

A compilation of some of Ostad Elahi’s most beautiful improvisations on the tanbur. The solemnity and majesty of the Tarz-e Yari and Saru Khani suites, both played in the same mode, are followed by the dance rhythms of Tan Amiri and Pa Kotaki, evoking joy and ecstasy. As heard on this CD, one of the characteristics of Ostad Elahi’s art was that he would pay tribute to the great figures of the Kurdish and Persian mystical traditions through musical modes specifically dedicated to them.

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Dialogue with the Beloved
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 1997
Edition: Reissued 2004

The theme of the dialogue between the soul and its Creator, so dear to Persian poets, is expressed on every piece of this CD, as music and poetry converge to depict spiritual states. The Shah Hoseyni suite, the long Sheykh Amiri supplication, and the Mystic Hymns and Dances each convey, in their own way, the infinite variety and degree of the emotional states characteristic of a dialogue with the Beloved.

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The Paths of Divine Love
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 1997
Edition: Reissued 2004

The quest for Divine Love is the theme that runs throughout each of the pieces found on this CD. Love, passion, and the pain of separation from the Creator is evoked in the Tarz and Shah Hoseyni Suites, as is the progression toward Divine love in the Haft Khan-e Rostam Suite. In the final piece, Hal Parka, the listener witnesses the ecstasy of the encounter with the Beloved. Unusual chromaticisms and harmonic and rhythmic subtleties follow one another in endless creativity.

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The Celestial Music of Ostad Elahi
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde – Harmonia Mundi
Published: 1996
Edition: Reissued 2004

This first CD, which contains recordings of Ostad Elahi’s improvisations on the tanbur, provides an overview of his art featuring playful and ecstatic suites (Jelo Shahi and Sahari), a short meditative piece, and even a sung supplication (Saru Khani).

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Music for the Mind
By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Advanced Brain Technologies
Published: 2010

Music for the Mind (MFM) and its successor, MFM II, is a sound stimulation auditory training program produced by Advanced Brain Technologies based on the science of psychoacoustics.

The new musical arrangements of MFM II provide the listener with the option to select from one of four discs: energy, relaxation, contemplation, or well-being. Combining psychoacoustic techniques with improvisational music and soothing nature sounds, MFM II naturally enhances the function of the ear and brain through the music of Ostad Elahi.

Through the practice of active listening, MFM II enables one to regain tranquility and focus and to develop greater attention and energy in one’s daily activities.

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