Badie Khaleghian’s Piano Solo ‘Tahirih: The Pure’

Badie Khaleghian was commissioned by Liza Stepanova to compose Tahirih: The Pure for a premiere at the San Francisco Center for New Music. This piano solo was performed on December 1st, 2017. 

Composed in three movements, The Day of Alast, Unchained, and Badasht, Tahirih: The Pure musically tells the story of Tahirih, one of Letters of the Living and a prominent figure in 19th century Middle-Eastern history. She is the exemplar of women’s strength in Iran. At a time when most women were kept illiterate, she became a great poet, teacher, leader, and activist. If you’d like to read more about Tahirih, feel free to check out this article:

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In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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