The Poems of the Passing, written shortly after the passing of the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, Shoghi Effendi Rabbani, have been published in 1996. In 1937 Shoghi Effendi married Mary Sutherland Maxwell, who from that time on was known as Ruhiyyih Rabbani. After his passing, on 4th November 1957, Ruhiyyih Rabbani followed his advice […]
The Báb (1819) and Bahá’u’lláh (1817) were born in the 19th century. The album 200 Jahre is dedicated to the bicentenary of these messengers of God. Recitation: Rudolf Schmidt; Piano: Peter Held Recording: Ratingen, 1.10.16 /Hagen 24.-25.12.2016 Kosta Kontos: sound-engineer; Petra Held, piano-tuner; Pia Held: art-work; Peter Held: aquarell
The origin of the Universe is a well guarded secret. Fortunately, it is like a hidden treasure that can be recognised. To know and worship this origin is an inherent capability of human beings. The album creation contains words of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh about creation set to music, featuring Corinne Bahia, voice. Cover-art has […]
This first collection of pieces for piano: „Fire & Light has been recorded in 2017. It is dedicated to the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.
The Herold of the Bahá’í-Faith, a young merchant from Shiraz, whom history knows as the Báb, revealed an ocean of writings. He was born in 1819. The 200th Centenary of His Birth will be celebrated on October, 29th, 2019. For this occasion Rudolf Schmidt and I published an album of recitations & improvisations: Here you […]
We use words of a language to convey meaning. The word of God conveys a multitude of meanings and it is creative. I tried to set to music bahá’í-writings for the first time on the album ‘creation’, featuring Corinne Bahia: In 1982 I became part of a group called Naghmeha, consisting of musicians from persian, […]
In 2007 I have been kindly invited by Achim Clemens to join some video-recordings made by hhfilmproductions in Tonhalle Düsseldorf:
My first cycle of pieces, ‘Die Leiter’ contains 11 pieces for piano. One piece of it has been recorded on my Album Fire&Light. Please note: The second title has been recorded in Pablo Held’s own beautiful arrangement on his first ‘Glow’-Album as No.10: Wiegenlied
Our planet has become a common homeland. The cycle for piano ‘Live in a village’ highlights a few scenes of this global village. A selection of these pieces is recorded on the album: Fire and Light.
This piece is featured on the album ‘Fire&Light’, which you can listen to in another post. In art, there is nearly always some form of interplay between contrasting elements. This piece, although it explores some aspects of one main theme in form of variations has an underlying narrative: The search and fulfilment of the human […]