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Shantaram's "Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne" but this had angered her mother, who had taught her Indian classical music was sacred. According to T. George's biography of M. Subbalakhmi, Amonkar recalled her mother telling her that if she wanted to enter the film industry, the purpose of her teaching would not be served and that she "might gain money and fame but lose much more". And as her mother was renowned classicist Mogubai Kurdikar, who was a disciple of 'Gaan Samrat' Alladiya Khan, the founder of Jaipur gharana himself, including when pregnant with Kishori, it left a major impression.

As such, Amonkar imbibed her art from both her mother's guru and her mother, who brought all her three children up after her husband's untimely death. This unfortunate atmosphere ultimately helped for "all banal distractions were banished from the Kurdikar home, which was forever fragrant with musical and spiritual pursuits. Apart from their schoolbooks, the only other books the youngsters could lay hands upon were spiritual books, and each one was taught to respect the arts, the shastras and a disciplined way of life" as per Ashok Rao in "Music Makers: The Living Legends of Indian Classical Music".

Amonkar, who was taught by her exacting mother in the exacting style of the gharana, characterised by correctness and purity of grammar and structure and balance between 'swar' and 'lay', recalled her mother, who had other students too, never gave her any special treatment, being rather more strict and demanding with her. And while Amonkar proved a good and capable student of music, she also excelled in studies and sports field events and table tennis and wanted to be a doctor. But a case of sore eyes when she had to give the exam led her to devote her life to music.

Even a spell of losing her voice did not stop her and she plunged into it with gusto when she recovered.

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In this, she had a rare model. Ustad Alladiya Khan had also reportedly once lost his voice - and developed some features of the gharana's style to compensate for this. What distinguished her was her eclecticism. Amonkar, who criticises the gharana system as unduly restrictive, also learnt music from a wide range of teachers, including Anjanibai Malpekar of the Bhendi Bazar Gharana, Anwar Hussain Khan of Agra Gharana, Sharadchandra Arolkar of Gwalior Gharana while Pandit Husnlal gave her instruction in lighter music.

Amonkar, who was known for performing with her eyes shut, told Rao that this led her to named "the blind artiste" but explained this had developed due to her concern if she could connect with her audience. How many atmaas can you please? It used to worry me Sing for God.


If the Parmatmaa is happy, ordinary souls will also feel that happiness! That is why I usually sung with my eyes closed. She was A widow, she is survived by two sons and grandchildren. The death came just a week before her 85th birthday. Since morning, a large number of people poured in to pay homage and respect to her at the Ravindra Natya Mandir auditorium premises, where hre body was kept for public 'darshan'.

Among them were doyens of classical music and entertainment industry and her countless admirers. Later in the evening, the mortal remains of the Mumbai-born Amonkar were consigned to flames with full state honours at the Shivaji Park crematorium. Earlier, a Mumbai Police team accorded her a gun salute and carried her body draped in the Tricolour on a funeral cortege. Her sons Nihal and Vibhas, grandchildren, relatives and friends, led the funeral procession that slowly wound its way to Shivaji Park, a distance of barely 1.

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First Edition. This book is a step-by-step practical guide to North Indian music. With the help of this book, the reader can understand the basic aspects of North Indian music and learn to appreciate it better. It describes the ten basic ra. It also gives instructions on how to sing and how to play the musical instruments.

This book describes the tonal patterns and the tonal embellishments. By following the practical exercises given in this book, you can train your voice, sing notes correctly, develop your own ability to improvise, and make your own tonal patterns. This book is your guide to creating and singing you own ra. Size: 15 x 23 Cm. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Published by Taraporevala, Bombay, About this Item: Taraporevala, Bombay, , First Edition Fine and bright black boards with gilt titles in very good illustrated dustjacket with 67 half tone illustrations and also includes the elusive errata slip.

Beautifully laid out with ancient vintage sculptures and musicians intertwined with a nicely realized text. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Size: 15 Cms x 23 Cms. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7.

More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Published by Bombay, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan From: Thomas Emig Altlandsberg, Germany. Condition: Gut. Ohne Schutzumschlag. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. This book is your guide to creating and singing your own ra. More information about this seller Contact this seller Published by Penguin About this Item: Penguin, Soft cover. Some shelfwear. Seller Inventory PEN Published by Readworthy Publications Pvt. About this Item: Readworthy Publications Pvt. Size: 14 x 22 Cm.

Published by Bombay: Taraporevala. About this Item: Bombay: Taraporevala. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. While music cannot be captured on paper, one can however make an attempt to project its essence or soul through words and pictures. In presenting brief but insightful profiles of some of the living legends of Indian Classical Music, this book makes a spirited attempt to paint a timeless portrait of Indian Classical Music itself.

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Like a typical recital of Indian Classical Music, the participation of both the performer and his audience is important for such an attempt to realize its unseen potential. Amjad Ali Khan 2. Bhimsen Joshi 3. Bismillah Khan 4. Gangubai Hangal 5. Hariprasad Chaurasia 6. Jasraj 7. Kishan Maharaj 8. Kishori Amonkar 9. Lalgudi Jayaraman Balamuralikrishna Subbulakshmi Rajam Ramani Ram Narayan Ravi Shankar Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Shiv Kumar Sharma Vinayakram Umayalpuram K.

Sivaraman Zakir Hussain Zia Fariduddin Dagar Printed Pages: Printed Pages: with numerous colour illustrations. Size: 24 Cms x 24 Cms. Printworld, New Delhi, India Printworld, New Delhi, India, Printed pages: Size: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

Seller Inventory GRP Published by Taraporevala, Bombay About this Item: Taraporevala, Bombay, Dust Jacket Condition: Good. This book gives you a good understanding of the instruments used in Indian music and the role that they play. Available for prompt dispatch from the UK.

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Please email or call with any queries that you amy have. Published by Kanishka About this Item: Kanishka, Contents: Foreword. Introduction to Odissi Music. The historical background of Odissi Music. The texts and the musicians of Odissi Music. Odissi Music. The author in his treatise Odissi: The Third Classical Form of Indian Music firmly establishes the distinctiveness of Odissi music, that distinguishes it from the musical semantics of Hindustani and Carnatic Music. The work delves into the ontological explanation of Odissi music and achieves in arriving at the exclusive characteristics of the Musical system-the language, dhavani, rituals, social norms, customs and its originally in Music.

The oral tradition of Odissi music naturally proves its singularity in the context of Indian classical music by establishing its Independent classical identity. Many other features of this important study include the style pertaining to several scholars of Odissi music. The history of Odissi music, the distinct musical structure and the context of Odissi music highlighting the living traditions and its musical relevance in Odisha and the fruitful dissemination of Odissi music as a third classical form, transcending the regional barriers by ressuring its national identity. It has its own uniquencess in it.

The tradition of music in Odisha is very ancient. It has a hoary history and heritage. Its singing style is different from others. Udra style or today called Odissi style had its origin in the very ancient age. The literature, history, the sculptural works in the temples and the writings of Kharavela in the Udayagiri and the Elephant Cave bear testimony to it.

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Judged from the archaeological point of view the origin of the Odissi and dance, music and drama could be traced back to B. The histories, the vicissitudes the texts the heritage, the theories in practice, the artists of Odissi music are discussed. Prominently the lyrics of Jayadeva laid a strong foundation in the creation of classic tradition in Odisha. In course of time the Odissi music-prabandha and ragas are included in the music of Jagannath Temple, Jayadeva s Gita Govinda. Size: 23 x 29 Cm. Published by Permanent Black About this Item: Permanent Black, Condition: As New.

Contents Introduction. The prince and the musician native states bureaucracy and colonial influence. Music enters the public sphere colonial writing Marathi theater and music appreciation societies.

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