Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Dhyanesh Khan - Master of the Sarod - LP published in Germany in 1978

The only commercial recording by the late second son of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Dates of birth and death I couldn't find in the internet. I saw him live in Düsseldorf, Germany, probably the same year this LP was recorded.

On the artist see:

Friday, 13 February 2015

Anjanibai Lolekar (born 1928) - LP published in India in 1968

Here the third post of great female voices of the Agra Gharana. Anjanibai Lolekar was born on 8.9.1928. She learnt from Ustad Anwar Hussain Khan (1910-1966), a brother of Ustad Khadim Hussain Khan and Ustad Latafat Hussain Khan. If she is still living, I don't know. Hardly anything can be found about her in the internet.

ADrive working perfectly again for now

Just upgraded my ADrive account to a Free 60-Day Trial of a Personal Premium service. It is free for 60 days. After this one has to make a decision how to continue. The download links will never expire, as long as one continues this account. 
There are still some download links which are no longer publicly available. If you come across any of these please notify me. Thank you and sorry for the inconveniences. 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Again problems with ADrive

For quite a couple of days apparently nobody is able to download any of the ADrive files from this blog. I have no idea why this problem persists and don't have really the time to deal with it or to find another solution. Perhaps someone who knows the problems better can help or give some suggestions. Or contact ADrive and find out why things are the way they are. Perhaps it is a policy by ADrive to hinder users to take advantage of their free service.
The solution might be perhaps to upgrade my ADrive account, but that costs money I don't have. The lowest fee for an annual plan is $ 25 and includes 100 GB of storage place (up to now I used about 43 GB) and that files stay longer available. I think one needs a credit card for the payment and I don't have a credit card. Over here it is not as common as in the US.
I will refrain from posting anything new till there shows up any solution.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Recently found in the internet: some treasure troves containing many jewels of classical Raga music.

A true wealth of partly very rare historical recordings:

Another treasure trove of rare historical recordings:

Abhimonyu Deb started recently a channel with old videos from Doordarshan:

Here his Mediafire folder with many rare AIR recordings and some 78 rpm records:

Nicolas Magriel has redesigned his Sarangi website and included now many videos by some of the Sarangi teachers he had recorded in the 1990s:

Here you can find on video the complete program of the Dhrupad Festival in New Delhi in memory of Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar and Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar held from Friday, Feb 21 till Sunday, Feb 23, 2014. If anybody finds a way to download them please share this with us.