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Monday, September 20, 2010

Bhairavi, and Mian ki Malhar

Just finished an amazing book called Bhairavi: The Dawn of Indian Music in the West, by Peter Lavezzoli. It's a must-read -- learned, eclectic, and thorough. Through it, I have learned about Saskia Rao-de Haas. Here's a clip of her playing Mian ki Malhar on her custom-made "Indian cello".

Part 2 is here.

Now that's what I call music.


Blogger Ricercar said...

nice! had not known about it before i read it here - so thanks :D

9/20/2010 11:36 PM  
Blogger Phantasmagoria said...


9/21/2010 7:53 AM  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

Either my connection is bad or the link isn't working :-/

9/21/2010 6:54 PM  
Blogger km said...

Thanks much for the book recommendation.

And an "Indian Cello"? What an intriguing idea. (I haven't yet played the videos you've linked to...)

//Hey, Ghost! Long time etc.

9/22/2010 5:22 AM  
Anonymous tabula rasa said...

thanks, ricercar, phanty. glad you liked it. i hope to be able to see her some time. turns out her husband is performing downstairs from my office this week!

ghost, km: hope you like it as well.
ricer, ghost: nice to see you back!

9/22/2010 7:47 AM  
Blogger Ricercar said...

wow! hope you do. should be awesome live!

9/22/2010 3:00 PM  
Blogger gaddeswarup said...

Have you written about "The Music Room" by Namita Devidayal. For an outsider likeme, it was very enjoyable.

9/26/2010 5:07 PM  
Anonymous tabula rasa said...

ricercar: i had to miss it because of parental duties!
swarup: funnily enough, i just finished reading it today. i thought it was just wonderful.

9/27/2010 9:39 PM  
Blogger Space Bar said...

Also heard good things abour Deepak Raja's Khayal Vocalism.

9/30/2010 12:16 PM  

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