Glorious sounds from the world’s third tallest dome

Glorious sounds from the world’s third tallest dome


norman lebrecht

December 25, 2018

On 19th July 2018, musicians of THE INTERNAVA PROJECT were driven by mini bus from Tehran, four hours into the desert at sunset, in the ruins of the 700 year-old Dome of Soltaniyeh.

The towering Dome of Soltaniyeh is believed to be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

The group recorded a minimalist work Sus-Septet Tempus by the Tehran cardiologist Dr. Farokhzad Layegh.

It feels wondrously unifying, apt for a day of peace.

The musicians are violinist Darragh Morgan (Ireland), violinist Viktoria Mavromoustaki (Cyprus), violist Miguel Sobrinho and cellist Pedro Silva Portgual, with Iranian cellists Makan Khoinejad and Negar Norad.



  • charlene says:

    wonderful, thank you and merry Xmas

  • We value your privacy says:

    Was that before, after, or during one of Iran’s customary tests of ballistic missiles?