The Moscow Times – Composer Brings Persian Influence to St. Petersburg, (Issue 4950) 16 August, 2012.
By Galina Stolyarova
The St. Petersburg Times
Published: August 15, 2012 (Issue # 1722)
The St. Petersburg Times; “Contemporary music is a genre that has been lost to the average Russian listener…”
Mehdi Hosseini has dedicated this work to 20th century Italian composer Luciano Berio. Its world premier was in the Glinka Hall of the Saint-Petersburg State Philharmonic on the opening day of the 23rd International New Music Festival “Sound Ways.” read more»»
TEHRAN TIMES — The world premiere of Hosseini’s concerto, which utilizes folk music material from the area surrounding the ancient city of Torbat-e Jam in Iran, is dedicated to Nigel Osborne, mentor to Hosseini. The Saint-Petersburg State Philharmonic Hall will host the World premiere of the Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra by Mehdi Hosseini. read more»»
The 22nd Sound Ways New Music Festival opening concert will take place at St.-Petersburg State Philharmonia’s Hall. In this opening concert a new work entitled “Pause” by Iranian composer Mehdi Hosseini will be performed by the Sound Ways ensemble, conducted by the American conductor B.E.Cawyer. read more»»
Works of Iranian composer to echo in St. Petersburg. IRIB – English Radio. April 5, 2010.
The composition, scored for oboe, bass clarinet, and violoncello, was included on a program that is dedicated to the anniversaries of the births of Pushkin (210 years), Gogol (200 years), and Futurism (100 years) and displayed music of the St. Petersburg school of composition. read more»»
In einem speziellen Online-Interview erläuterte der Komponist Mehdi Hosseini, dass der„Baluch” ein Name für eine ethnische Gruppe in Persien sei, die ein Gebiet im südwestlichen Asien bewohne. Sie sprechen ihre eigene Balochi-Sprache. Die Quelle der Materialien für die Komposition sind Volkslieder aus zwei der trockensten Provinzen im Iran…
Performance of the works of composer Mehdi Hosseni on the “International St. Petersburg Day of Music” read more»»
Газета “Коммерсантъ С-Петербург”, №115 (4415), 30.06.2010. Kommersant Newspaper, Jun 2010.
“Mehdi Hosseini will be presented during two performances in St. Petersburg in April and May.” Iran Daily. April 6, 2010.
Taleshi Hava combines regional Iranian music with academic avant-garde rhythms and will be performed in a program dedicated to the memory of avant-garde Italian composer Luigi Nono, Presstv reported. read more»»
Interview with Mehdi Hosseini, by Kremena KrumovaThe, The Epoch Times, New York 2009.
TEHRAN TIMES, June 7 (MNA) — Persian composer Mehdi Hosseini will perform his Baluchi concerto, utilizing folk music material from Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Provinces, at St. Petersburg’s House of Composers on June 11. read more»»