Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mohammad Rahim Khushnawaz - The Rubab of Herat

Rare collection of classical music from Afghanistan worth hearing

Essa Kassimi - Art of Rabab of Afghanistan 1979

The best Afghan raga collection I have heard. High Quality music by a true master.

Pandit Ragnuth Set - Classical Flute Music Of India

Enlightening collection of ragas on flute accompanied by tambura and tabla drums. Beautiful and deep music.

available at Closet of curiosities blog

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ali Akbar Khan - Than and Now

Master work by Indian master Ali Akbar Khan. Includes 1955 recordings that were among the first Indian classical music to have been released in the west.

Roop Verma - Live in Berwaldhallen Stockholm Sweden

Beautiful heartfelt Live performance in Stockholm Sweden by Indian master Roop Verma, who is said to have been an apprentice of Ravi Shankar.

go to roop Vermas home page for CDs and tapes


A exquisite enlightening classic from 1968 with Masters Sharma (santoor) and Chauraisa (Flute) joining forces. An excellent album for beginners as for seasoned aficionados of the genre.

Ravi Shankar - Sounds of India 1968

Great accessible album in which Ravi gives short lectures about the music in between Ragas. Excellent album for beginners. Very good high quality recording with several different ragas.

Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan - Master Musicians of India

A Classic of Classical Indian music in which both Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan join forces. An recording that is hard to surpass. My first Indian classical album which I Cherise even today. Excellent album for beginners.