Saturday, 9 November 2013

Kashinath Mukherjee (1925-2011) (Sitar) & Swapan Chaudhuri (Tabla) - Raga Puria-Kalayan & Raga Bhupali - LP published in 1979 in Japan

"Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, a profoundly accomplished Hindustani Classical instrumentalist of the Etawah Gharana, has successfully kept aloft the taalim of the great Ustad Vilayat Khan. He has enthralled veterans, amateurs and the uninitiated alike over the years with the sheer merit, dexterity and the irresistible appeal and force of his music.
Kashinath Mukherjee was born in Kolkata into an aristocratic family with a rich cultural heritage. Inspired by his father Shital Chandra Mukherjee, a learned Dhrupad exponent, Kashinath trained under Srinivas Nag (a disciple of Ustad Enayet Khan) for twelve years. His elder brother, the late Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who went on to become a renowned filmmaker, was also a student of Srinivas Nag, learning Esraj.
After the passing away of his guru, he continued his taalim under the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, son of Enayat Khan. For the five years that he remained with the Ustad, he kept away completely from public appearances, as directed by his master. His insatiable hunger for learning later led him to luminous maestros such as Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Keramatullah Khan and Ustad Amir Khan. He also learned from Amir Khan until the latter`s death.
Pandit Mukherjee has participated in major concerts both at home and abroad. He is the recipient of the ITC Award among others. Ramprapanna Bhattacharya and Abhik Mukherjee are among his most prominent disciples."


Timmy said...

Way out there. A great posting.... Thanx!

ron said...

Thank You !!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful music !


Nic Neufeld said...

Was listening to the Bhupali and was very pleased to note the very same gat I learned from Ustad Imrat Khan. If I recall, this may be a gat of Imdad Khan...thus its ubiquity in the gharana.

Love the playing, some great taans in there.

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