Sunday, 18 March 2018

Hindustani Vocal Music - Darbhanga Dhrupad - Pt. Seyaram Tiwari & Pt. Bidur Mallik

Here we post a private CD with two great singers of the Darbhanga Gharana. By Siyaram Tiwari we had posted already a couple of recordings. See here. By Bidur (Vidur) Mallik we had up to now only one recording from a broadcast by WDR

On Bidur (Vidur) Mallik see:

The recordings here are presented as "A Doordarshan Presentation". Doordarshan is the Indian state television. But the recordings sound more like concert recordings.
The CD was never published. It seems that an Indian collector made out of these recordings from unknown sources a private CD and created covers for it. This person seems to take a great pleasure in creating covers and to let them look like real ultra rare releases. Which is sort of funny. And looks nice.
I received these recordings from an Indian collector based in the US. Many many thanks to him for his kindness to share these.


Vineet Kumar said...
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Nand Kishore said...

Thank you for sharing Dhrupad, Tawfiq! The first Raga posted is Bhoop or Bhupali, also called Mohana in various parts of India, especially in South India. The second track is Jaijaivanti, with hints of Desi which is allowed in Raga Jaijaivanti. Its complex nature can incorporate several different Ragas. But, the name - Desi Bilawal - is odd.
I remember Doordarshan TV used to broadcast classical programs on weekends in the 1990s. Those were the good old days.....

Guillermo said...

Dear Friend, When I download the file, its extension is ".html", which I cannot open. Since Nand Kishore seems to have listened the file, perhaps the problem is only on my side but I thought I should let you know.

Kind regards,

Tawfiq said...

When I download it on my side the result is a zip file as always and can be unzipped without any problem with an appropriate program.

Guillermo said...

Thank you, Tawfiq. When I download it one more time, it still gives a ".html" file. But the problem is solved just by changing the extension to ".zip".

: )