Sunday, 15 April 2018

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (1929-1990) - Rudra Veena Recital - LP published in India in 1974


Here another very beautiful LP by the great master. I bought this one in mid 1970s in one of the Indian record shops in Southall, UK. An additional highlight on this LP is the great Pakhawaj master Swami Pagal Das. His solo is outstanding.





8 comments:

Rory said...

Thanks a lot Tawfiq for all those beautiful Dhrupad LPs.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks.

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Kirrin said...

A rare and amazing record, thank you so much!!!! Would you be able to check your left and right channels are configured the right way around? I have a feeling they are switched... but no big problem - a very easy solution in Audacity to swap around. Kirrin

Tawfiq said...

This is an rip I did more than 10 years ago. At that time, in my old appartment, I had the spot where I was seated when I listened to music close to the right box in a quite small room. As I didn't want to hear primarily the the Tabla (or Pakhawaj) I switched the channels. Sorry. But a good equipment balances the sound in a way that it doesn't matter that much, I think, on which channel is what, especially when one is seated in the middle between the two sides. But if it bothers any individual they can use the solution you proposed. Thank you.

BT said...

Thank-you very much

Anonymous said...

You state above that Swami Pagal Das is the pakhawaj player but the LP cover says he is playing the mridangam. Iknow these drums are quite similar but I believe they are not the same. Do you know which drum is being played? My guess is the mridangam which doesnt sound as boomy as the pakhawaj, but I guess that might depend on the recording.The

Tawfiq said...

Yes, it is the Pakhawaj. Mridang is used here as an old name for the Pakhawaj. If you google Swami Pagal Das name you will find a lot of evidence that he was one of greatest Pakhawaj players of the 20th century. The proper Mitrdangam is only used in South Indian music.
See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakhavaj