Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mohammad Shareef Khan Poonchwale (1926-1980) - Some Vichitra Veena Recordings

As the great Sitar and Vichitra Veena master Ustad Mohammad Shareef Khan Poonchwale (1926-1980) has still not got the attention by music lovers he deserves and especially his mastery over the difficult and rare Vichitra Veena is very little known, we post here some recordings, orginally posted by Dr. Ashfaq Ali Khan (Holistic Khan) in his wonderful treasure troves on esnips and mediafire. The original folders don't seem to be available anymore in the internet. Earlier we posted the only Vichitra Veena LP by the artist here

1. Raga Aimen (31:23)
2. Raga Darbari (18:16)
3. Pilu Thumri (13:05)

On the artist see  our earlier posts:
and also:


Bhowani said...

Thousands thanks !

Adel Decoster said...

Thanks again !!!

But again, recorded too load:

foobar2000 1.0.3 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2015-07-27 13:45:19

Analyzed: Mohammed Sharif Khan Poonch Wala / Vichitra Veena Recordings

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR8 0.00 dB -11.50 dB 31:25 01-Raga Aimen
DR6 0.00 dB -11.03 dB 18:17 02-Raga Darbari
DR7 0.00 dB -11.04 dB 13:06 03-Pilu Thumri

Number of tracks: 3
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Codec: MP3

Adel Decoster said...

Really amazing !!!

Tawfiq said...

These are not my rips. In effect they never have been published commercially. They must be from private tapes, probaly recorded from radio broadcasts. I found these files somewhere in the internet years ago and put them together in a post devoted to Vichitra Veena by this great musician. As the source so the result. You don't seem to understand that all depends on the source material. If the source is for example an Indian LP which by nature has already when it was brandnew a lot of surface noise (I guess that is what you call clipping) the rip will have this too. I never clean recordings. I leave it the needs of every individual to clean the recordings if they feel the need. I myself prefer them as they are.

Tawfiq said...

Besides anlyzing them do you appreciate at all the music itself?!?

Jon Block said...

The most amazing and wonderful collection of music and (annotations to it) that one cannot
find anywhere else! Thank you for sharing the music, your knowledge and your love of this music.