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End of an era: Krishnarao Shankar Pandit
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By MOHAN NADKARNI The Economic Times, August 27, 1989 With the death of the maestro, Krishnarao Shankar Pandit, 96, at Gwalior on August 22, an era of giants in Hindustani music has come to an end. He lived full of years and honours and loomed large on the concert scene for an incredible period of seven decades, as few else could. Raga and tala...

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Kanada ke Prakar: Book Review
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By MOHAN NADKARNI writing as GURUDEV SHARAN Times Weekly, August 25, 1973 KANADA KE PRAKAR By Jaisukhal Tribhuvan Shah ( Published by the author, pp 332, Rs 16) The colourful KANADA Group of ragas is a class in itself in the rich and varied repertory of north Indian music. Thanks to recent research in musicology, it is now conclusively proved that many of these...

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‘I BELONG TO THE PURE PATIALA GHARANA’
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Retrospection: BADE GULAM ALI KHAN By MOHAN D. NADKARNI writing as GURUDEV SHARAN The Times of India, May 5, 1961 MUSIC to me is more than my food. I live music – it is my very life, and Icannot live without it. I would rather die with a song on my lips than live without music –so declaimed the maestro. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali...

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Ashwini, Padma show eclecticism in approach
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By MOHAN NADKARNI The Economic Times, September 11, 1988 Eclecticism is the trend that is taking root today. It is specially discernible in the approach of the younger generation of artistes. And, that too, in vocal music, because there has not been such clear-cut differentiation in concept and style in instrumental music. This was resoundingly brought home by the recitals of Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande and...

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As sarangi sings
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By MOHAN NADKARNI The Economic Times, September 24, 1989 The week that was took me to Bhopal, where I witnessed an event, the like of which was neither conceived nro presented before. It was a three-day soiree, styled “Sarangi Mela” organised by the Bharat Bhavan Trust from September 15. The event was something much more than a “mela” as the term is conventionally understood...

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