Morteza Neidavoud

Morteza Neidavoud

Morteza Neidavoud (1900–1990) was a prominent master of Persian classical music and a soloist of tar. His 1927 Morq-e sahar (Dawn bird) is one of the most famous Persian songs which has been performed by various singers. In early 1925 he founded a class to teach the Persian Tar and Radif. He named the school Darvish in honour of his master, who had died in 1926. His acquaintance with the iconic singer Qamar-ol-Moluk Vaziri at a private celebration led to the discovery of one of the greatest Iranian singing talents. The two continued to co-operate and as Qamar learned from him, she performed many of her famous songs. Since 1927, most of Qamar’s lyrics and songs have been accompanied by Morteza Neidavoud. Following the establishment of the radio, Neidavoud worked with the broadcasters just like other artists did, some being Reza Mahjoubi, Ali Akbar Shahnazi, Habib Samayi, Abolhassan Saba and Musa Maroufi. He either wrote lyrics or composed for famous singers such as Qamar-ol-Moluk Vaziri, Maluk Zarrabi, Ruhangiz, Adib Khansari, Javad Badi Zadeh and Gholam Hossein Banan

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