Music To Thy Ears: Great Masters of Hindustani Instrumental Music

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Item Code: IDF834
Author: Mohan Nadkarni
Publisher: Somaiya Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8170392489
Pages: 225 (B & W Illus: 29)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.8" X 5.8"
Weight 520 gm
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Book Description
About the Book:

Music to the Ears: great Masters of Hindustani Instrumental Music is a modest attempt to assess the life and contribution of about thirty personalities who have devoted their life - time to the creation, enrichment and propagation of Hindustani instrumental music primarily through performance, teaching and research. The author tries to present profiles of these personalities whom he had seen, heard, met and known on friendly terms, over the years in a non - conventional manner by combining reminiscence, interview, analysis, discussion and biographical information in a composite form.

The interest in Hindustani music is growing in India and abroad significantly and Music to the Ears: Great Masters of Hindustani Instrumental Music will benefit both students and connoisseurs of music.

About the Author:

Mohan Nadkarni has been acknowledged as one of the best known music critics in India since 1948 . Basically a student of Sanskrit literature and Ancient Indian History, he later on took to Indian musicology and aesthetics. He has contributed articles and reviews of concerts and recorded music as well as Sanskrit musical in English. A broadcaster and telecaster in English and Marathi, his other books are At the Center: Fifteen Musicians of Madhya Parades; Bal Gandharva: The Non-Peril Thespian; Bhimsen Joshi: A Biography; Great Masters of Hindustani Vocal Music, and Samvaad Directory of Indian Classical Musicians and Dancers.

A recipient of several awards and distinctions, he was honored by the Karnataka Rajya Sangeeta Nritya Academy with the conferment of the Karnataka Kala-Shree accolade for 1997 in recognition of his contribution to the performing arts.

Preface vii
1 Introduction 1
2 Allauddin Khan 9
3 Hafiz Ali Khan22
4 Bandu Khan27
5 A. Narayana Iyer32
6 Ahmed Jan Thirakwa38
7 Taranath Rao45
8 Vishnudass Shirali52
9 D. Ame'I59
10 Pannalal Ghosh66
11 Zia Mohiuddin Khan Dagar73
12 Arjun Shejwal80
13 D. R. Parvatikar85
14 Ambalal Sitari90
15 Nikhil Banerjee94
16 Bismillah Khan100
17Ali Akbar Khan108
18Ravi Shankar118
19Vilayat Khan129
20 Satguru Jagjit Singhji Maharaj135
21 Alla Rakha Khan141
22 Annapurna Devi151
23 Ram Narayan156
24 Asad Ali Khan161
25D. K Datar166
26 Hariprasad Chaurasia172
27 N. Rajam178
28 Shivkumar Sharma184
29 Gopal Krishna189
30 Chandrashekhar Naringrekar195
Appendix: Some Selected Instruments201
Pakhavaj 201
Glossary 210

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