Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op.9 "Esfandiyar"
Based on the story "the seven labors of Esfandiyar", Arashk Azizi composed an epic program symphony in seven movements. each movement is about one of the obstacles that Esfandiyar needs to pass. the first movement is a seven-beat piece; in each movement, one beat is added to the music until the last movement, which is a thirteen-beat piece.
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 8 "Rooftops"
"Rooftops" is the second piano sonata by Arashk Azizi. This sonata is in four movements like most classical piano sonatas. However, the harmonic progression of the piece is in the style of contemporary music and reminds the audience of the music by John Admas and Philip Glass. The piece is based on a painting by the same name by Zohre Daneshfazli that is used as the album's cover artwork.
Piano Poem in C-sharp minor, Op. 7 "Tranquil"
In the form of the Piano Poem, Arashk Azizi composed and performed a new calm but dark single track in the C-sharp minor key. the tranquility of the piece creates a relaxing environment for the audience and takes them on a smooth ride through different key modulations.
Variation on a Persian theme, Op. 5 "Navaei"
Variation on a Persian theme, Op. 5 "Navaei" is a solo piano piece in the style of late romanticism, based on a folk song named "Navaei" from the "Greater Khorasan" today's northeast Iran and west Afghanistan.
Cover Artwork by Zohre Daneshfazli.
"Still Moment" is the first Piano Poem by Arashk Azizi. this form is based on solo piano, it takes the audience through an emotional journey with a narrative quality. the Piece starts in a dark minor key and ends in a more positive mood, though still in a minor key. Piano Poem mainly consists of variations on the main theme with a feeling of improvisation.
Piano Adagios contains ten peaceful pieces of classical music for piano. The personal accentuation of the performer gives a new taste to these well-known pieces.
Piano Adagios contains pieces from, Frédéric Chopin, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Erik Satie, Robert Schumann, Tomaso Albinoni and Johann Sebastian Bach. all performed by Arashk Azizi.
Cover Artwork by Zohre Daneshfazli.
"The Day Silence Began" is Arashk Azizi's second classical album. This piano sonata is in the style of romantic era compositions but there are some effects from modern music too, especially minimalism that can be heard in some parts of this six-movement sonata.
Cover Artwork by Behrouz Hoseinkhani.
Cover Artwork by Rahman Radmard.
Arashk Azizi – Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 9 "Esfandiyar": I. "The Wolves" is very cinematic, dark at moment but with full bright side at other parts, like a battle that is unfolding from desperate moments to a victory dance. String parts and brass ones are so amazing, very well placed and arranged.
Variation on a Persian theme, Op. 5 "Navaei" has one of the most memorable refrains I've heard from a piano piece in a while. There is a nice and steady movement here as well. The piece at no moment feels stagnant or drawn out, the dynamics and transitions are done with ease, making this a pleasant listening experience.
Curator and music critic
An excellent piece masterfully executed by the Iranian-born pianist Arashk Azizi, who endorses and transmits to us that exotic and melancholic touch so characteristic of the first Gnossiennes, a theme that is included in Azizi's most recent album, Piano Adagios, a Highly Recommended for any fan of piano music.
Rock music curator
What do you mean by Chopin's performance? Honestly, I was surprised. I doubted my eyes when I saw the title, and then I doubted more after hearing it. What, no, who dares judge this song? It's just perfect and perfect music itself. No other evaluation can be made.
Frédéric Chopin. 'Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth.' Is a classical performance that seems to bring cold autumn rain to my heart. It's a sad and beautiful piano performance that matches the atmosphere with the original song and lets you feel the depth of your emotions vividly.
Beautiful music, has a very pleasant style to listen to. Good pace with good mixing and mastering. Classic.
Music curator and critic
The feeling of the song is beautiful "Gnossienne No.1". The music is really good. The editing and processing of the song were good. Bravo! A very successful production!
Gold Wave Digger
What an amazing rework of classical music "Piano Adagios", the chord, and the key used is very magic!
I think it's been a while since I listened to the piano "Piano Sonata in c minor, Op. 2". I think I fell in love with the piano while listening. I was touched and reminded of the person I love, and I think there were many things that crossed my mind. It wasn't a fast tempo, but it felt like I was being delivered to the listeners.
Arashk Azizi is an Iranian contemporary classical composer, pianist, music producer, and author based in Tallinn, Estonia.
His works revolve around storytelling. He composes narrative pieces to recreate mythical and epic stories from the ancient and modern worlds, particularly Persian and Middle Eastern stories.
Many stories, including "Seven Labors of Esfandiar" from the book of "Shahnameh" by the Persian poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century CE, "Haft Peykar" written by Nizami Ganjavi in 1197 CE, and "The Conference of the Birds" written by Attar of Nishapur in 1177 CE, have been subject to Arashk's contemporary compositions. However, Azizi used an unknown story to narrate his piece in many cases, particularly in his piano works. The story is not always presented to the audience as a reference for the compositions, but there is no doubt that his works have a narrative quality to them.
Arashk’s compositions are in the realm of program music forms, such as program symphony, concert overture, symphonic poems, and incidental music.
The Piano Poem is a form developed by Arashk Azizi. In this form, which is mainly targeted for solo piano, he uses the piano like an orchestra to express feelings.
Arashk’s music is categorized as Classic, but he is also clearly influenced by contemporary, late romanticism, modern, epic soundtracks, and rock music. To name a few, you can always hear the influence of Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Frederic Chopin in Arashk Azizi’s compositions.
Azizi plays several instruments including, Piano, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Flute, Cello, Ney, Duduk, Kora, and Balafon. He conducted the orchestra of the Cote d'Ivoire embassy in Tehran for a while, therefore he familiarized himself with western African music and learned to play Kora and Balafon.
The narrative quality in Arashk’s compositions and his background in studying cinema make his music suitable to be used as soundtrack. he also has composed several soundtracks for feature films, short films, series, and TV shows.