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Bhatkhande, A Pioneer
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Bhatkhande, A Pioneer He Resurrected Science of Hindustani Music MOHAN D. NADKARNI Sunday Chronicle September 18, 1949 Music like all art, is a vital part of a nation’s culture; and in this era of fulfillment of national aspiration and cultural regeneration, it possesses immense value for all of us. It was the outstanding personality of Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande whose anniversary falls on 19th September...

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He brought music to the masses
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He brought music to the masses VISHNU DIGAMBAR PALUSKAR MOHAN D. NADKARNI Sunday Chronicle, August 21, 1949 THERE might have been hundreds of musicians of varying qualities in the field of Hindustani Music. But none amongst them inspired more profound admiration in the minds of the masses in recent years than the late Gurudev Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, whose death anniversary falls on the...

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A Great Exponent of Khayal – Sawai Gandharva
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A Great Exponent of Khayal – Sawai Gandharva He inherits legacy of old masters By MOHAN D. NADKARNI Bharat Jyoti – November 14, 1948 A MUSICAL CONCERT was being held in Hubli on the occasion of the death anniversary of the late Khan Saheb Abdul Karim Khan some years ago. One of the Khan saheb’s most outstanding disciples was to sing that night. The...

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Veteran Musician of Maharashtra – Vazebuwa
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Veteran Musician of Maharashtra – Vazebuwa By MOHAN D. NADKARNI Bharat Jyoti October 24, 1948 GAYANACHARYA Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze, the veteran musician, like his other distinguished contemporaries in the field, once made Maharashtra the Land of Music. He hailed from the Sawantwadi state. Born of very poor parents, he could not have school education beyond the primary standard. From his childhood, he had an ear of music...

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Sublime Genius – Pannalal Ghosh
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Sublime Genius – Pannalal Ghosh His music was sublime. His commitment to his art, total. Pannalal Ghosh was the finest flautist in Hindustani music. A visionary who evolved a new style of playing the instrument and imparted a classical cachet to it as well. MOHAN NADKARNI profiles the maestro whose dazzling artistry opened new horizons before his premature death 27 years ago. The Illustrated Weekly...

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The Maker Of Modern Melody – Abdul Karim Khan
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The Maker Of Modern Melody – Abdul Karim Khan By MOHAN D. NADKARNI Bharat Jyoti, October 3, 1948 THE CLOSING YEARS of the 19th century marked renaissance in the field of Indian Music. Time was when singers of fame left their homes in Northern India and migrated into Western India, to settle down in Maharashtra. They were most prominent exponents of various ‘Gharana’ (school) of Indian...

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