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News number: 8803200760

14:18 | 2009-06-10

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Ukraine Orchestra to Perform Farhat's 'Ferdowsi'‎

TEHRAN (FNA)- Ukraine's National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra is set to perform the Ferdowsi symphony written by Iranian composer Shahin Farhat.



According to FNA, the piece includes four movements, the first of which is about Ferdowsi and the other three are about Esfandyar, Sohrab and Simorgh, three mythical figures in the epic poet's magnum opus Shahnameh.

Ferdowsi is Farhat's fifteenth symphony after numerous religious and national symphonies such as Imam Reza (PBUH), The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Iran, Persian Gulf, Damavand, Iranian Lady and Tehran.

Ferdowsi (935-1020) is honored for his cultural efforts and the composition of Shahnameh in Persian when Arabic was the main scientific and literary language of Iran.

Considered a classic work of Persian epic poetry, Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) recounts Iran's mythical and historical past.

The romance of Zal and Rudaba, the Seven Stages (or Labors) of Rostam, Rostam and Sohrab, Siavash and Sudaba, Rostam and Akvan Div, the romance of Bizhan and Manizheh and Rostam and Esfandyar are among the most popular Shahnameh tales.