Friday, 4 January 2019

Ustad Faiyaz Khan (1886-1950) - Great Master Great Music - Raga Bhankar & Raga Des - LP released in India in 1971

Here one of my most favourite LPs with recordings - from the archives of All India Radio - by the great Ustad Faiyaz Khan. In 2011 we had already posted by him a cassette and an LP.
This was the first time that longer pieces by the artist were published. I bought this LP on my first trip to London in the huge HMV shop on Oxford Street. That might have been in 1974 or a year earlier.
I was completely blown away by the sheer beauty of these recordings, very close to Dhrupad, and the majestic architecture of the pieces. In effect, Ustad Faiyaz Khan was the towering figure in the first half of the 20th century and with his death a whole era came to a close. Never again afterwards such majestic and dignified music was created again.


BT said...

Thank-you very much

Ricarditoj said...

Many thanks, All the Bestfor 2019