A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL SIMILARITIES BETWEEN PERSIAN AND HUNGARIAN MUSIC
This paper measures structural similarities in a musical comparison study. This study characterizes common musical structures between Persia and Hungary through melodic analysis. This paper extends to study in two varieties of scopes including historical and linguistic aspects. This study was used descriptive-analytical method along with modern historiography (historical analysis) and utilizing library research method and auditory documents and interviews. The results report common ethnic and linguistic qualities are a basis for musical similarities between Hungarian folk music and some Old Persian Mughams; in an addition, developing direct relations between Persians and the Ottomans in today Turkey and indirect ones with Eastern European regions caused to find some certain structural impacts on Hungarian music during Middle Ages. The results show that Persian music effects on Eastern European music and makes add a taste of eastern music.
Keywords: Mugham, Musical Similarity Analysis, Abd al-Qadir Maraghi, Hungarian Folk Music.