For the second album of my piano works called Fire & Light, I have chosen a new way of release. It will be released online for free streaming on my site http://www.peter-held.comHere’s a little foretaste of what awaits you: Prelude is a piece from 1981 and I recorded it for the first time on my […]
Poem by Valí’u’lláh Rezwani – melody by Irandocht Fosi Enayati …Those were precious days in the house of Irandocht Enayati and later in the recording studios in 1983 -1995.The music of Naghmeha is a blend of different styles like a beautiful carpet. This piece is from the first collection of Naghmeha-Group. We musicians had freedom to arrange […]
Naysan Naraqi recently send me some questions about my last album : Fire and Light, here is my response: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2019/06/fire-and-light-an-album-dedicated-to-bahaullah-by-peter-held/
My first visit to sacred places, connected with the life and work of Bahá’u’lláh has been 40 years ago. Words cannot describe the inspiration of Bahá’í-Pilgrimage.
This prayer by Bahá’u’lláh is chanted by Irandocht Fosi Enayati and accompanied by the group Naghmeha: Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the […]
„O SON OF THE WONDROUS VISION! I have breathed within thee a breath of My own Spirit, that thou mayest be My lover. Why hast thou forsaken Me and sought a beloved other than Me?“ This Aphorism of Bahá’u’lláh reminds me of the Genesis 2,7. where it is said, that the Lord God breathed into our […]
1979 – when I think about this year, two things come to my mind: The love my friends and I received on our first pilgrimage to the Bahá’í-Holy Places and the outburst of hatred against my brethren, the Baháís of Iran, which was fueled at that time.
This piece is an unending melody over an ostinato, which you see in the first two bars. The audio is a preliminary version and I know there is still a lot of work to be done. At least you get a glimpse, how it sounds. I like this tune and I hope I can record […]
This tune is an improvisation, dedicated to Pia and Niuscha. It is part of a series of musical moments, dedicated to friends and family.
This prayer is sung by Djamschid Solouk-Saran and I composed the music in 1981 and recorded for a compilation of pieces by several Bahá’í-musicians. This project was produced by Petra Held and Amelie Dziemba on the occasion of the historical visit ‘Abdu’l-Bahás in 1913 to Stuttgart. (photo: Esslingen, a children’s feast)