Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sharan Rani - Musique Classique Indienne

Here's some gorgeous Indian classical music for your listening pleasure.

"Sharan Rani Backliwal (nee Mathur) (9 April 1929 – 8 April 2008) was an Indian classical instrumentalist and music scholar, best known for her expertise with the sarod. She was India's first woman sarod exponent[1] and came to be popularly known as Sarod Rani (Queen of Sarod) paved way for a generation women to play of Hindustani instrumental music, She was a disciple of Ustad Allaudin Khan and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan of Maihar Gharana school of Hindustani classical music.[2][3]
Her private collection of 370 musical instruments ranging from the 15th to the 19th century are now part of the "Sharan Rani Backliwal Gallery of Musical Instruments" at the National Museum, New Delhi"


01. Raga Yaman Kalyan
02. Tabla Solo
03. Bhairavi Raga

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harmless neighborhood eccentric said...

I so enjoy your blog, thank you.

Anonymous said...

she's awesome! still a lot of sexism: people don't wanna give her props... good call.

Jonathan F. King said...

Really happy to come across this. I always get a more visceral enjoyment from sarod than from sitar ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

Mr Tear said...

Glad you're all enjoying this one. I'm conscious that posts have been thin on the ground recently; time has been a precious commodity of late. I hope to be back on track soon.
All the best,
Mr T.