Abhisek Lahiri opens his performance at the Darbar Festival 2011 with Raag Shree. Trained under his father Pandit Alok Lahiri, the young sarod player approaches his music from the standpoint of three major instrumental gharanas of Hindustani music - Shahjahanpur, Maihar and Senia Bangash.
Mythically, Krishna, the cowherd boy, played Raag Bhimpalasi on his flute to give a return call to all his grazing cows and cowherd friends. As such this raga, exuding peace and assurance, has a universal appeal.
In this concert, Niladri Kumar unspools Bhimpalasi in a patient alap, relishing ea...
Raag Jog comprises one of the most enduring musical mysteries of all time in Hindustani classical music. Its meend-laden phrases and the chromatic use of the pure and flat 3rd (shuddh and komal Ga) is a heady combination that creates a trance-like state in the listener’s mind.