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Sunrise Vol. 1

Sunrise Vol. 1

(Duplicated CD)
  • By Vijay Raghav Rao
  • Release 25/12/2013
  • Music Genre International
  • Media Format CD
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Pt. VIJAY RAGHAV RAO : SUNRISE (vol 1) This album presents three selections typifying the quintessentially symbiotic relationship between the genius of Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao and his art form. All three performances are rooted in the natural metaphor of a rising sun. 1. Miyan Ki Todi In the canon of the classical music of India there is no Raaga more traditional than Miyan Ki Todi, the creation of which is originally attributed to the doyen of Indian composers Miyan Tansen (1506-1585). In this performance Panditji meticulously preserves Tansen's prescribed tonal structure while delineating four original, modern compositions intermingled seamlessly in a single movement of varying rhythmic meters. True to Panditji's reputation, ancient tradition finds new voice for a future worthy of it's roots. Alaap; Chota Khayal (Jhap Taal, 10 beats/cycle); Saadra (Jhap Taal, 10 beats/cycle); Drut (Teen Taal,16 beats/cycle) Tabla Accompanist: Pt. Giridhar Prasad Jaipurwalle Swarmandal: Pt. Anant Bhonsle 2. Bairagi Bhairav In this performance, Panditji presents a deeply introspective interpretation of a rare melodic scale. Pensive and sonorous, the original composition mines the intricacies of the lower octaves to delineate a mood of spiritual enlightenment. Upon contemplation the attuned ear can fathom oneness of sound, beauty and spirit. Bada Khayal (Vilambit, Ek Taal, 12 beats/cycle) Tabla Accompanist: Pt. Mahadev Indorkar 3. Bhoopkali This selection is a live encore performance of one of Panditji's own contributions to the canon of Indian classical music. Literally meaning 'flower born of light / sunflower', the composition is a fine example of Panditji's impressionistic muse. The music sparkles with innocent vivacity and elegant wisdom. Intellectual music, the composition seems to say, can entertain. Drut (Ek Taal, 12 beats/cycle) Flute Accompanist: Dr. Vijay Vardhan Elchuri Tabla: Sanjay Kumar 'No substitute for his flute...the complete master' - The Hindustan Times "A volcano of creative expression' - The Indian Express "His flute is an unending fountain of myriad melodies, always fresh, always original." - The Patriot 'Creator of beautiful, wide and ethereal canvasses.' - The Deccan Herald '20th Century Renaissance Genius.' - The Cleveland Plain Dealer 'Intensely romantic...lyrical...extremely serene.' - Rave Magazine "Innovator in the world of music.. a versatile genius." -The JS Magazine "Seeker of truth through music. One of the greatest flautists of this world" - The Times of India "Reflective music, refreshing and genuinely haunting" - The New York Times "Awe inspiring. Freshness and finesse in every note. Marked by gay abandon, innovativeness and imaginative vitality." - The Statesman "Suave tonicity, lyricism, rich melodic beauty" - The Listening Post Pt. VIJAY RAGHAV RAO : SUNRISE (vol 1) Originally recorded live in Bombay, India and Springfield, VA, USA Digitally re-mastered at The Red & Green Company, VA, USA Special thanks to Smt. Lakshmi V. Rao CD version of SUNRISE (vol. 1) manufactured by Disc Makers, Philadelphia, PA, USA Sound Executive Dr. Vijay Vardhan Elchuri Executive Producer Sanjay Kumar © (p) 2013 by Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao & family "Rays from sunrise drew forth buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings." - Thomas Hardy From The Red & Green Company.


Artist: Vijay Raghav Rao
Title: Sunrise Vol. 1
Genre: International
Attributes: Duplicated CD
Release Date: 25/12/2013
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 700358646256
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