The poet Nur-al-Din 'Abd-al-Raḥmān Jāmi (1414-92) is known to have been proficient in music theory; he also wrote a Resāla-yemusiqi(Treatise on Music Theory). In his poems he displayed an extensive and precise use of musical terms. To probe further into the elements of musical imagery, I scanned through his mat̠navisHaftawrang (The Seven Thrones) in search of lines dedicated to musical modes, instruments, and performers. Considering that musical imagery had a long-established tradition before his time, I pursued a comparative investigation and commented on some lines by way of examples. Finally, I argue that literary conventions shaped Jāmi's poetry more than his expertise in music theory did.

Notes on musical imagery in the poetry of Jāmi / Dal Bianco, A.. - In: ANNALI DI CA' FOSCARI. SERIE ORIENTALE. - ISSN 2385-3042. - 57:1(2021), pp. 171-196. [10.30687/ANNOR/2385-3042/2021/01/008]

Notes on musical imagery in the poetry of Jāmi

Dal Bianco A.
2021

Abstract

The poet Nur-al-Din 'Abd-al-Raḥmān Jāmi (1414-92) is known to have been proficient in music theory; he also wrote a Resāla-yemusiqi(Treatise on Music Theory). In his poems he displayed an extensive and precise use of musical terms. To probe further into the elements of musical imagery, I scanned through his mat̠navisHaftawrang (The Seven Thrones) in search of lines dedicated to musical modes, instruments, and performers. Considering that musical imagery had a long-established tradition before his time, I pursued a comparative investigation and commented on some lines by way of examples. Finally, I argue that literary conventions shaped Jāmi's poetry more than his expertise in music theory did.
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