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Bhairaviu Raga Nat Bhairon played by AU Akbar Khan (sarod) with Chatur Lai (tabla)
Pradyut Sen (tanpura)
Classical Indian music, whose tradition goes back many centuries, is essentially modal like the music of ancient Greece. Its repertoire consists of some seven hundred Ragas, each being sung or played at a particular hour of the dav and hence reflecting and depicting a definite mood and atmosphere. The scale of each Raga or mode is unalterable: it develops through different stages, and the beauty of its exposition lies in the melodic and rhythmic improvisations produced by individual artists.
The sarod belongs to the family of ancient stringed instruments of Persia* and was introduced into India during the reign of the Mogul emperor Akbar. Two well-known Ragas are played in this programme by India's greatest living sarod player, who will give a second recital next Thursday. L. K. Malholra


Unknown: Bhairaviu Raga Nat Bhairon
Unknown: Akbar Khan
Unknown: Chatur Lai
Unknown: L. K. Malholra

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