Excellent Renditions

Classical Music of North India

#1  Postby kalgada78 » 21 Jun 2005 03:59

Hi Everyone,
This thread is to share everybody's favorite pieces..
My favorite is Ustad Rashid Khan's Behag..
Please share your thoughts too..

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=06M084Z6

Thanks,
Parvati.
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#2  Postby kannan » 06 Jul 2005 00:20

There are a whole lot of audio/video recordings (all downloadable) here:

http://homepage.mac.com/patrickmoutal/m ... l/rag.html

You will have to reduce font size to see the page.

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#3  Postby padren » 07 Jul 2005 13:01

Dear Kannan, The link that u posted is really great. Lot of good stuff. Thanks.
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#4  Postby coolkarni » 09 Dec 2005 13:11

here is a great malkauns rendering by Fateh Ali Khan (param - this is not nusrat fateh ali )
a pakistani singer whose recordings I have heard only recently after getting them from -who else? - Raju Asokan.
And I have been simply bowled over by this artist .
Here is the part of the track where he launches onto a sweet composition and a tharana.simply amazing stuff.


and the compostion goes thus :

pyar nahin hai sur se jisko
woh moorakh insaan nahin

sur insaan bana deta hai
sur Rehman mila deta hai

Sur ki aag me jalne wale
parwane nadaan nahin

jag me agar sangeeth na hota
koi kisika meeth na hota

yeh ehsaath hai saath suro kan
Yeh duniya veeran nahin..

all so beautifully strung together in lovely malkauns.

someday we should all listen to a concert of his where sings megh-durga-bhoopali to a small group , breaking at many places into a lecdem on his gharana and how the 4 various sub groups sings swaras -
For the timebeing - Param- you can translate the song for the ones who do not know Hindi...
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#5  Postby rshankar » 10 Dec 2005 21:38

Kulkarni sa'ab,
That was an absolutely lovely composition: do you know who composed it? It reminds me of Tyagaraja's compositions on nAda yOga, nAda bhakti etc...
Here is my effort at translation:
pyar nahin hai sur se jisko
woh moorakh insaan nahin

pyAr: love
nahIn: doesn?t have
sur sE: for musical notes
jiskO: one who
wOh: he/she
mUraK: fool
insAn: human
nahIn is not

He(she) who does not love musical notes/music is not only a fool, but is inhuman/not human as well.

sur insaan bana deta hai
sur Rehman mila deta hai

sur: musical notes
insAn: human
banA dEtA hai: makes
sur: music
rehmAn: God
milA dEtA hai: connects one (with)

Musical notes/music not only make(s) one human, it also lets you find/connect with God.

Sur ki aag me jalne wale
parwane nadaan nahin

sur ki Ag mE: in the fire of music
jalnE wAlE: (those who) burn
parvAnE: moths
nAdAn: innocent
nahIn: (are) not

Those that ?burn? in the fire of musical notes/music are not innocent moths.

jag me agar sangeeth na hota
koi kisika meeth na hota

jag mE: in this world
agar sangIth: if music
na hOthA: did not exist
kOI: no one
kisIkA: another?s
mIth: friend
na hOthA: (will) not be a friend
If there was no music in this world, people would not be able to make friends.


yeh ehsaath hai saath suro kan
Yeh duniya veeran nahin

yEh: this
ehsAn hai: is (the) legacy
sAth: 7
surOn: notes
yEh: this
duniyA: world
vIrAn: bare/bereft of beauty
nahIn: is not

This is the legacy of these seven notes: they ensure that the world is not bare/bereft of (beauty).

Ravi
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#6  Postby coolkarni » 11 Dec 2005 17:03

rshankar
thanks
No i have no idea of the composer.
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#7  Postby param » 12 Dec 2005 22:02

Kulkarni sa'ab,
That was an absolutely lovely composition: do you know who composed it? It reminds me of Tyagaraja's compositions on nAda yOga, nAda bhakti etc...




yEh: this
ehsAn hai: is (the) legacy

Ravi

Dear all - it is ehsAn - which means - obligation
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#8  Postby rshankar » 13 Dec 2005 02:27

Param,
Somehow, I did not feel that the seven surs were in any way, shape, or form obliged to us/the world: that is why I took the license to translate ehsAn to legacy! I was probably wrong, but....
Ravi
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#9  Postby coolkarni » 19 Jun 2006 19:56

Re: the Parveen Concert in the Vidwan-Chembai Thread

Here is the excerpt from that concert

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#10  Postby subram » 24 Jul 2006 18:39

Sir, the sound quality of Parveen's concert is at rock bottom after listening to various Fateh Ali's posted by you. Regards... PNS
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#11  Postby coolkarni » 24 Jul 2006 19:10

Your mention of sound quality is interesting !!

many Many years ago , AIR Sangli used to be a rich source of Hindusthani Music to us , in our Native town of Harihar In karnataka.
We used to go to the terrace of our home to catch the short wave and we listened to some great music.
Every 5- 6 minutes or so, the waves would disappear for 20-30 seconds and then slowly re appear in full force.We used to keep the continuity in our minds , very anxiously waiting for the music to return.
And with monsoons , there would be the sound of lightening too.

Even before that -during a period when we did not own a radio at home , I would go to the main grocery store in my town run by a muslim -called vimanada angadi -THE SHOP WITH THE AEROPLANE (he had a small aircraft model standing on the top of his shop) with my Dad and stand respectfully by the side to listen to KL Saigals song relayed from Radio Ceylon (as a tribute , they would play one song everyday -the last one of the 7-30 to 8 am slot)

Many years later , in chennai , I could not afford a TV set for many years.
But I enjoyed many a Lucy Show by just evesdropping on my neighbouring LandLords TV.

I guess thats the beauty with classical stuff.The mind has a way of making up for these shortcomings.

BTW those two parveen tracks were recovered from a crumbling spool.The importance of these -atleast to me- is that I have never heard her sing Bhimpalas or this brand of Desh elsewhere
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#12  Postby subram » 24 Jul 2006 23:39

Dear Shri Coolkarniji,

I apologise. As I said earlier, I am a novice and inadvertantly commented upon the sound quality of the Parveen Sultana recording. Only after going through the entire thread (Vidwan -Chembai) I understood the pains taken to retrieve the tracks from the dusty tapes. However I was also longing to hear some good quality concert of Parveen and finding a link I hastily downloaded both the tracks. Incidentally I was one of the organisers of a private concert of this artist at Bilaspur in 1975/76 but had no interest in Hindusthani music at that point of time.

If you ever happen to come to this city of lakes (Bhopal) it would be my privilege to have you as our guest.
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#13  Postby coolkarni » 25 Jul 2006 11:00

whoopee

after exhausting invitations from Mysore , Pune , all major cities of US , Toronto , New Zealand , Paris ,Manchester,South Africa , Bahrain , Dubai, London , Scotland ,

Now here comes the next one from Bhopal.

Srkris.
Wonder what is the ratio in which i have to share these with you ..
50- 50 ?? ;)
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#14  Postby srkris » 25 Jul 2006 12:17

Hehehe
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#15  Postby coolkarni » 25 Jul 2006 12:37

Subram
there was no need to apologise.
we are battle scarred as it is.It takes something more to get us ruffled :twisted:

BTW you must be aware that any newcomer to this southern hemisphere of the forum is always welcome.We are at a stage where every new entrant increases the strength here by 10 % :P

So you are precious for us indeed.


There was another concert we thoroughly enjoyed at this forum a year and half ago.The tape was labelled Ghulam ali at Bangalore Rama Navami 1956
(when it came to us for mp3 conversion)
To our disbelief it was Bade Ghula Ali Khan and as the tape rolled out , the first raga was a magnificent Yaman .
the second raga starts where the following track starts.


As we friends -surrounding the player- started anticipating the second raga,
Khan Sahab starts tuning his Swar Mandal.
-You can hear that for a full three minutes , it is breathtaking-and then suddenly I had a great craving.

In one of the early documentaries on BGAK they show him singing a Hamsadhwani for half a minute.
It was strange and exotic , with shades of Raga Shankara.Would we be lucky enough to hear it in full flow , now-we wondered.

And what followed was sheer magic.
It is here for your pleasure.

and at the phase indicated by the time line 11mts.20 secs , there was a collective gasp in the room.Boy this was a Hamsadhwani with a difference!

That was a one long evening .Four hours of magic after coursing through Kedar , Darbari and Malkuans plus a few great thumris.

Some day we will have a Re run again here.
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#16  Postby subram » 25 Jul 2006 19:29

Dear Shri Kulkarniji,

My gratitudes. I feel elated. It seems I am getting initiated. "Guri Bina Gyan kahan se pavoon?" I would say it is your magnanimity. Very many thanks for the Hamsadhwani of BGAK. It was an unexpected offshoot. Right now I am downloading it and would listen to it peacefully.

Some time back I had downloaded a bhajan of Abhiseki posted by you and enjoyed listening to it pretending to be in your place at the temple. I can do that! I am an archaeologist - amateur- hey hey..

Regards... PNS
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#17  Postby sumram99 » 25 Jul 2006 22:08

Coolkarniji:

An awesome Marwa by Parween Sultana and Dilshad Khan Saheb. truely divine!! Thanks for uploading the same!

Rgds

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#18  Postby subram » 25 Jul 2006 22:22

A big thank you for the clip ...
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#19  Postby arasi » 27 Jul 2006 21:04

Coolji,

angaDige hOgi
saigala gAna kELi
sangeetha vimAna haththi
indu--
lOkavella kELOvanthe
thAnu paDeda rasAnubhava
emagU Agali enO drushti--
enthaha vyakthi, Shashi!
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#20  Postby coolkarni » 27 Jul 2006 21:43

wow wow !!!

Cannot help recalling what was the major commodity sold at that hour.

It was customary for most folks in that sleepy town to have their morning bath in the river(tungabhadra)

With a towel tucked under their arms, people would be queing to buy one slice of a 501 bar soap
for washing their clothes !!

three of my favourites from those melodies.

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seems like yesterday ......
priceless memories :cry:
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#21  Postby Suji Ram » 27 Jul 2006 22:18

Wow !,
I remember those "last song" on Radio ceylon. I used to record them when the signal was better.
My favorite is baag laga doon sagni...
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#22  Postby drshrikaanth » 27 Jul 2006 22:20

Thats Not Bad Arasi! cool!
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#23  Postby rshankar » 27 Jul 2006 23:25

WOW Arasi, you are becoming a polyglot....
Nice...actually, even my long-forgotten kannaDA was equal to the task of understanding that!
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#24  Postby Raja Chandra » 27 Jul 2006 23:45

suji,

here is your favorite:

http://rapidshare.de/files/27238106/Baa ... _.mp3.html

enjoyed Arasi and cool sallApa ! cool you are a Great Raconteur !
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#25  Postby Suji Ram » 28 Jul 2006 00:09

Raja Chandra,
Tumba dhanyavadagalu!

You made my day..
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