1903: Born in
Tehran; He was the son of Mr. Abol-Qasem Khan Saba (Kamal-ol-Saltaneh)
and Mrs. Ameneh Rais. His grandfather was Mahmoud Khan
Saba (Malek-ol-Shoara), a great poet of Qajar period.
Tombak in the class of Robabeh Ravan-bakhsh
Se-Tar in the school of Mirza Abdollah for 3 years
1912: Learning Tar
in the school of Dervish Khan
Kamancheh in the school of Hussein Ismail-zadeh and
Violin in the school of Hussein Hang-Afarin
Dervish Khan's School and receiving the best award
Santour in the school of Mirza Ali Akbar Shahi
1916: Studying in
American school (Jordan) and learning classic music
1922: Leaving the
school, while learning music full time
1923: Studying in
Vatan" and "Zard Malijeh", with Saba's
violin is recorded.
1929: Saba is
elected as the manager of Rasht Music School by Klonel
1931: Returned to
Tehran and opened his private music class in his home
1932: He married
with "Montakhab Esfandyar Kouh-navard",an
Iranian famous tailor, Nima's cousin; then he
had 3 daughters, Qazaleh, Jaleh & Roksana. He had
recorded some pieces by Columbia Co.
1936: A travel
to Syria and Lebanon and recording some pieces; A
concert with Qamar; Serious music teaching
established Santour class in Tehran with Habib Samai,
which has come from Meshed; he attended as a student
in this class.
1938: A travel
to Damascus and Beirut and recording some pieces
returned to Tehran and he founded "Tehran
Radio"; he worked there his whole life.
learnt painting at Kamal-olmolk painting classes.
Cooperation with "Music Magazine";
Establishment of "Novin Orchestra"; a
concert in "Music College" for attending
Tajik artists in Iran
in "Culture Ministry" as the chef of
"Iran Fine Arts Orchestra, No. 1";
Publishing his first book on violin playing (Radif,
his second book on violin playing (Radif, volume 2);
"Deylaman" folklore with Javad Maroufi and
Samai deceased. He continued his way for Santour.
in Fine Arts Bureau, chef of its orchestra
Saba, Rouhollah Khaleqi and Banan acted in "Life
Storm" movie, by Ali Darya Beigi (director)
Published the first volume of his book on Santour
the "Art First Medal"
portrait was printed on the volume of the newly
established magazine: "Iran Music"
concerts in Rasht and Anzali, Norouz; established of
the first great Iranian music by Saba; published
serial 7 essays on Santour in "Iran Music"
magazine; "Snail" article in "Iran
Music" magazine; composed "30 Tir"
political national song, with Hussein Gol Golab and
Hussein Malek (Hussein Malek was arrested)
Qamar had her last program in radio with Saba's violin
in "Abu-Ata"; received "Chopin Profile
Medal" from the Poland's ambassador; 2 articles
in Iran Music magazine
Chef of the Fine Arts Central Bureau No. 1 Orchestra;
interview with Tehran Radio
Abol-Hassan Saba deceased on December 19. He buried in
Zahir-oldoleh Cemetery. Shah ordered to make his house
with all his works, things and instruments... as a
permanent museum; Many commemoration ceremonies was
held in different cities of Iran; a special issue of
Music magazine published for the commemoration of Saba;
His orchestra, Iran Fine Arts Central Bureau
Orchestra's name changed to "Saba Orchestra"
(chef: Hossein dehlavi)
article (Tombak) published in Iran Music magazine;
Mohammad Baharlou published his "Tar &
Dehlavi continued his way with orchestra by composing
article of Saba was published in Iran Music magazine.
Orchestra" closed after ten years working with
the management of Hossein Dehlavi
1973: Ahmad Reza
Ahmadi published "Life and Works of Saba"
November, Ali Akbar Shahbazi inaugurated Saba Museum
(his house: No. 92, Zahirol-Islam St.) and all the
masters were invited to take music classes in the
museum; Museum Central Bureau published Saba's
Biography; Bahman Hirbod, th editor of the only
private music magazine "Iran Music"
Khatereh Parvaneh, Ismail Navab Safa, Mehdi Khaledi,
Ali Tajvidi and Faramarz Payvar... had a concert in
"Roudaki Hall" in the memorial of 18 years
of the lack Saba.
1976: Pari Safa
published "Abol-Hassan Saba Memorial" book.
Museum was opened.
books, music... were issued for Saba's memorial