(1900-1995), master of Persian classical music. He belongs to the first generation of Persian classical musicians who learned musical notation and the second generation to record his music.
RUḤAFZĀ, Solaymān (also known as Simon Imorā; b. Tehran 1900, d. Israel, 1995), master of Persian classical music, who adopted his last name from a
guša in the Rāst Panjgāh mode (
dastgāh) of Persian music. His father, Mordeḵāy, and grandfather, Ebrāhim ʿAzariā, were both master
tombak “chalice drum”) players, and Solaymān, besides being a master
tār player, was a skillful violin, viola, and