Rare Ragas on the Sitar [Audio CD]

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CD-Stcker-Again-Merged02Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay takes pleasure in depicting obsolescent ragas and toying with laya and tala. This CD is bringing before the music lovers a bunch of rare ragas. This is the first CD of the series on rare and obsolescent ragas.  This CD also contains two very interesting ragas Ahiri-Marwa and Anil-Madhyam, both creations of Prof. Sanjoy. Dilip Mukherjee provided brilliant tabla support.

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CD-Stcker-Again-Merged02Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay takes pleasure in depicting obsolescent ragas and toying with laya and tala. This CD is bringing before the music lovers a bunch of rare ragas. This is the first CD of the series on rare and obsolescent ragas.  This CD also contains two very interesting ragas Ahiri-Marwa and Anil-Madhyam, both creations of Prof. Sanjoy. Dilip Mukherjee provided brilliant tabla support.

Used Notation style
Shudh svaras in Caps: SRGMPDN  |  Vikrit svaras in smalls: r g m d n  |  Tar saptak : S’ R’ G’ M’ etc.   |  Mandra saptak: N1 D1 P1 etc.

  1. Nat Bilaval

‘Nat Bilaval’ is a combination of ‘Bilaval’ and ‘Nat. This version of the raga depicted artistic blend of these two ragas. You will listen to Nat related phrases like P1P1SS, RR GG MM P, RGMPM, and for the Bilaval it takes phrases like DMPG, RGPMG, PNDNS’.

  1. Bhairav-Bahar

Raga Bhairav-Bahar is Bhairav variant that takes the components of Bahar. This version of the raga takes two Dhaivats, two Nishads, komal Rishav and rest of the notes are shuddha. Chalan: 1. S M P G M d d P, G M n D N S’ S’ n P M, G M d d P, r G M P G M r S

  1. Ananda Bhairav

Raga Ananda Bhairav takes komal rishav, both the nishads and the rest are shudh svaras. The raga shows Bilaval components including the Komal-Nishad of Alahiya in the P to S’ region when it shows Bhairav ang in the S to P region. It takes PNDNS’ of Bilaval and profusely use different Bhairav combinations like r G M P G M r S. It also a  bit of komal nishad, e.g. S’ N D P D n D P M G M r

  1. Saurashtra Bhairav

Raga Saurashtra Bhairav takes both the Dha and re komal. Both the re and dha are played with the Bhairav intonation. This is a rare raga. Arohan:  S r G M P, G M d d P, G M D N S’  Avarohan: S’ N d P M G M r – S.

  1. Ahiri Marwa

Ahiri-Marwas was composed by Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay on 29 March 2014. This raga uses komal rishav, tivra madhyam and the rest of the notes are shuddha. The raga takes the components of Marwa in the rGmD region and takes D1 n1 r of Ahir Bhairav. The mix brings out vibrant musical colors. The Komal Rishav are used with both the intonations of Marwa and also of Bhairav depending on the artistic requirements.

  1. Roopmanjari Malhar

Roopmanjari  Malhar is a rare variety of Malhar. This takes its characteristic phrase ‘nPMRG’, takes the Malhar ang phrase ‘MRP’. It also takes n1SRG and nS’DP phrases.  It also take RgSRP once in a while. This raga can also take S’nDnP descending. Though it usually goes S’nS’DP.

Such ragas cannot be nicely described through arohan-avarohans. However to have a guide for practicing here is the ascending-descending:

Arohan: n1 S R G, M R P, M P D n S’    Avarohan:  S’ n S’ D P, n P M R G, G M R S

7. Anil Madhyam

Name of the raga: Anil-Madhyam  |  Conceptualized by: Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay on 24 December 2011  |  First performed by Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay on the sitar on 01 January 2012 in a concert organized by Vistar as a tribute to Acharya Anil Roychaudhury during his birth-centenary celebration.

Arohan: S R g m P n S’  |  Avarohan: S’ n P m g R S  |  Pakad: R n1 S, RgPm  |  Important note focus: Tivra-m

Chalan:  (1) R n1 S g S, R g P m  |  (2) P1 n1 P1, m1 P1 S  |  (3) P1 n1 g R n1  m1 P1 S  |  (4) P1 n1 R, S g S, R n1 S, P1 m1  |  (5)  n1 S R g m, S g R n1 P1  |  (6) S R g m P m  |  (7) g m P n g,  R g m R, S g S, n1 g R, S R g P m  |  (8)  R n1 S R g m P n – P  |  (9)  m P S’, R’ S’ n – P  |  (10) P n R’, P n g’ R’ S’  |  (11) R g m P n S’ R’

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Weight -0.10 kg
Dimensions 5 x 5 x .5 cm

5 reviews for Rare Ragas on the Sitar [Audio CD]

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    ‎Supratik Banerjee‎ to Music CDs and DVDs
    February 24 ·
    I really enjoyed listening to the CD….a truly exhilarating and wonderful experience….
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  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tapasi Ghosh

    I have purchased the CD of sitar recital played by Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay and listened carefully. Very rare Ragas have been played in an exceptionally good way. The distinct and appropriate phases and notes used in the recitals denote the Raga-Rup very clearly. The CD is precious to me and I think it is a valuable collection for all musicians and music-lovers.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sabyasachi Sarkhel

    Very nice performance Sanjay da. As a student of music, I recommend this wonderful music to all the students and music lovers.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nayan Mitra

    I was never a fan of classical music ever.
    I always thought that I won’t be able to penetrate such difficult sort of music and this, as people say, can only bring peace. But this album changed my point of view entirely…..the music is simple and very touching.. The music touched even a non-musician like me who works with civil engineering… I could not stop listening to the music pieces all the day long!!! this music is very relaxing and rejuvenating… Let us have more… Thanks for introducing me to a new world of music.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandipan Mookherjee

    I have purchased this exceptional Sitar recital CD ‘Rare Ragas on the Sitar’ played by Sitar Maestro Pandit Sanjoy Badyopadhyay! Mesmerising recital!! Divine Experience!!!

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