In last week’s episode on the influence of Hindustani music on film music, I had briefly talked about Sangeet Sarita, a programme that was featured on Vividh Bharati, a business service of the All India Radio launched in 1957.
This 250-episode programme contained quick descriptions of raags and taals utilized in Hindustani music with demonstrations by practitioners of this technique. Episodes would finish with movie songs that had been based mostly on these raags and taals.
Other than this, the programme additionally included serialised thematic displays by well-known musicians and composers. The displays by Hindustani musicians addressed numerous points of their devices, kinds, particular person journeys with music, and such others.
At the moment, we take heed to a few of these displays featured on the Vividh Bharati Youtube channel.
Eminent bansuri participant and composer Dr Vijay Raghav Rao speaks in regards to the raag Jhinjhoti within the ninth episode of his thematic presentation entitled “Raag Raseele Rang Niraale”, which appeared on the method wherein raags could possibly be utilized in typical Hindustani music but additionally in different contexts. The episode additionally features a bansuri recital by him.
The following observe options the primary episode of the serialized thematic presentation entitled “Vichitra Veena Swaranjali”. The presentation consists of an interview with senior vichitra veena participant Ramesh Prem.
Dr Vidyadhar Vyas, well-known Gwalior gharana vocalist, presents the serial entitled “Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar Parampara”.
We finish with a observe that includes revered sitar participant Arvind Parikh, who presents a serial entitled Etawah Gharane ka Sitar Vadan”.
Considered one of India’s main tabla gamers, Aneesh Pradhan is a extensively recognised performer, trainer, composer and scholar of Hindustani music. Go to his web site here.