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And so the heavens turned

By Momenta Quartet

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This is an excerpt from “And so the heavens turned”, for string quartet and narrator, performed by Maya Bennardo, Sabina Torosjan, Liuh-Wen Ting, and Kate Dillingham. The text is by James Pritchett (text is available on the SoundCloud page).

“And so the heavens turned” is about both story and storyteller. The story is from the ​Shahnameh​ (​The Book of Kings​), the 11th-­century Persian epic written by Abolqasem Ferdowsi. The stoyteller is Mohammed Habibian, who introduced us to the “Shanameh” and other works of Persian literature.