20 March 2013

I will be live-tweeting track titles and interesting musical moments @vonwichert.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Raga Jogeshwari (rec. 1979)
Ravi Shankar - sitar, Alla Rakha - tabla, Mrs. Jiban & Mrs. Widya - tanpuras
The Spirit of India: Ravi Shankar Plays Ragas
Deutsche Grammophon, 447 532-2
(Composed by Ravi Shankar, a combination of two ragas.... And as this goes on my permanent record, I want to be careful in what I say: This is a combination of ragas Durga [of Khammaj thaat] and Malkauns and/or Jog and Rageshri. Discussion to follow. You are welcome to post the first comment regarding this raga.)

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

2. Ravi Shankar: Inside the Kremlin (rec. Moscow 1988)
Ravi Shankar's Indian Ensemble, Ashit Desai - conductor; Russian Folk Ensemble "Boyan", A. Polietaev - conductor; Chamber Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonie, Valentin Jhuk - conductor; Government Chorus of Ministry of Culture of USSR, V. Poliansky - conductor
Ravi Shankar: Inside the Kremlin
Private Music, 2044-2-P
(Indian and Russian musicians, the "meeting of musical people from vastly different cultures." Mixed results, but overall worthwhile.)

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

3. Raga Desh Malhar
(Rainy season raga. If music can be onomatopoeic, this is.)

4. Raga Mian ki Malhar*
(Rainy season raga.)

Tracks 3-4
Aashish Khan - sarod, *Zakir Hussain - tabla, *Karuna Eff & Daniela Birschel - tanpuras
Rainy Season Ragas
Chhanda Dhara, SNCD 70394

1 comment:

Von Wichert said...

Jogeshwari is a pentatonic raga. Ascending: C E F A Bb C. Descent uses both kinds of E: C Bb A F E F Eb C.

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