The songs and ballads have always resonated over the skies of this Land. As history, myths, also civilizations from prehistoric until today show, music is constantly being developed along with other Iranian arts. Nowadays in Iran, various types of musical compositions including local and pop, various musical and vocal notes, as well as the great symphony orchestras can be found. The Iranian Music Legacy is one of the cultural and artistic expressions that can be seen and heard in all aspects of Iranian's life.
The advent of modern music in Iran coincided with the Safavid period. The introduction of theoretical knowledge as well as western instruments, especially for military performances.
"Alfred Jean-Baptiste Lemaire
was the one who revolutionized the Persian music fundamentals. This French musician came to Iran at the time of
to teach music at
Dar ul-Funun School
but later as head of the military musical group he had created first
national anthem of Iran
the "Salam Shah" which was a military instrumental music. But the service he contributed to the progress of Iranian music was more than that. He taught Iranian the musical notes, which helped creating and writing Iranian music orders "Radif".
The most important progress in Iranian music during the Pahlavi era was the formation of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra. The oldest and largest symphonic orchestra in Iran, the "Baldiyeh Orchestra" created and conducted by "Gholam Hossein Minbashiyan" a few years after the coronation of Reza Shah in 1933.