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Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Brij Bhushan Kabra

Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Brij Bhushan Kabra

Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Brij Bhushan Kabra


Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (born January 13, 1938) is an Indian classical musician, working in the Hindustani classical music tradition. He is a master of the santoor, a folk instrument from the valley of Kashmir. It is a type of hammered dulcimer whose strings are struck with a pair of light carved wooden mallets. He is credited with single-handedly making the santoor a popular classical instrument in Indian classical music (santoor is a widely used instrument in Persian music) Read more on Last.fm
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (born January 13, 1938) is an Indian classical musician, working in the Hindustani classical music tradition. He is a master of the santoor, a folk instrument from the valley of Kashmir. It is a type of hammered dulcimer whose strings are struck with a pair of light carved wooden mallets. He is credited with single-handedly making the santoor a popular classical instrument in Indian classical music (santoor is a widely used instrument in Persian music), to the extent that the santoor and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma are synonymous. Sharma modified the Kashmiri folk instrument to make it more suitable for his classical technique, increasing the range of the instrument to three full octaves and making it capable of a smoother meend (the glissando or gliding between notes required in Hindustani classical music to emulate the human voice).

Besides, he also created a new technique of playing with which he could sustain notes and maintain sound continuity. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia(hi:हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया)(born July 1, 1938) is known internationally as a player of the bansuri, the Hindustani classical music bamboo flute. Chaurasia is a classicist who has made a conscious effort to reach out and expand the audience for classical music. History Hariprasad Chaurasia was born in Allahabad in (1 july 1938) into a non musical family. His father was a wrestler. His mother died when he was four.

Hariprasad had to learn music almost in secret, scared of the father who wanted him to become a wrestler. He did go to the Akhada and train with his father for some time, although he also started learning music in secret, and practicing in his friend’s house. He has credited this wrestling training for giving him the immense stamina and lung power that are the hallmarks of his flute playing, stating that, “I was not any good at wrestling. I went there only to please my father.

But maybe because of the strength and stamina I built up then, I’m able to play the bansuri even to this day”. He first started learning vocal music from his neighbour, Pt. Rajaram at the age of 15. Later, he switched to playing the flute under the tutelage of Pt. Bholanath of Varanasi.

Much later, while working for All India Radio, he received guidance from the reclusive Smt. Annapurna Devi (daughter of Baba Allaudin Khan). Pt. Chaurasia is a rare combination of innovator and traditionalist. He has expanded the expressive possibilities of the bansuri through his masterful blowing technique.

Hariprasad Chaurasia is one of the busiest North Indian classical musicians, regularly traveling and performing throughout the world. Apart from classical music, he has made a mark as a Hindi language film music director along with Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, forming a group called Shiv-Hari. He has also collaborated with various world musicians in experimental music cross-cultural performances, including the fusion group Shakti (band)|Shakti. He serves as the Artistic Director of the World Music Department at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory in the Netherlands. He has collaborated with several western musicians, including John McLaughlin and Jan Gabarek, and has also composed music for a number of Indian films. He has performed throughout the world winning acclaim from varied audiences and fellow musicians including Yehudi Menuhin and Jean Pierre Rampal.He has won a number of awards including the Sangeet Natak Academy (1984),Konark Samman (1992), Padma Bhushan (1992),Yash Bharati Sanman (1994) and Padma Vibhushan (2000). "Brijbhushan Kabra hails from Jodhpur and took to guitar playing under the guidance of Ali Akbar Khan.

His proficiency and skill in producing Indian classical music on a Western instrument have received acclaimation from critics and listeners alike." It was the start of a long and illustrious career. The guitar is a recent foreign introduction to the world of Hindustani music. Its best known exponent player is Brijbhushan Kabra. During the 1960s he was involved in the making of two significant albums through which he came to a wide international audience.

The more important of the two was Call of the Valley, a collaboration with santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma and flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia. The second was Two Raga Moods on Guitar (World Pacific WPS 21452). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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