INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Indian Music Forum: New release of Rudra Veena performance by Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar


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New release of Rudra Veena performance by Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar Feb 25, 2001 04:00 p.m.

Dear friends: I came across the following at the RMIC site. Thought some of you might be interested in following up.

Translated from Amigo Records' Swedish-language newsletter of week #5/2001,

Pandit Nikhil Banerjee: Raga Desh(AMCD 905)
Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: Raga Gangeyabushan
(AMCD 906)
Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: Raga Mishra Bhairavi
(AMCD 907)

We're happy to present a further three titles in our
900 series. We resume the 900 series where we left
off with another recording of Nikhil Banerjee, the
virtuoso who passed away much too soon. Raga Desh
was recorded on the same occasion, in Stockholm in
November of 1975, as Raga Piloo (AMCD 904).

The next two titles are recordings of the legendary Zia
Mohiuddin Dagar, recorded by Bengt Berger in Chembur,
Mumbai, 1967 and 1968, respectively. Raga Mishra Bhairavi,
where ZM Dagar plays the sitar, has previously been issued
by MNW as Morgonraga ["morning raga"], now long out out
of print. A CD release most looked forward to.

The other ZM Dagar issue is a previously unreleased alternate
take of Raga Gangeyabushan (LP Alvar�s LD 114), where Dagar
plays a unique rudra veena - a variant version custom built for
him - with a lower than normal register.

This time too we've taken great pains finding the best source
tape material and then 24-bit remaster these recordings. And
just like last time, they're all in the mid-price range.

phone: +46 (0)8 55 69 69 70
fax: +46 (0)8 55 69 69 79

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