01. Ahir Bhairav - 00:00
02. Raga Bhoop - 06:05
03. Nat Bhairav - 12:09
04. Raga -Desh - 18:26
05. Call Of The Valley(Pilu)- 24:24
06. Pahadi - 32:19
Artist :: Pt. Shivkumar Sharma , Hariprasad Chaurasia & Brij Bhushan Kabra
Santoor is essentially a folk instrument widely used as an accompaniment to singing in the Kashmir Valley. Originally this was known as "Shata Tantri Veena" (100 stringed Lute). The Persians named it Santoor and the name became popular and has endured. Instruments of this family are known as Yang Chin in China, Zymbalon in Hungary and Rumania and Santoori in Greece. Countries bordering Kashmir show relics of this instrument and there are prototypes found in Russia also. Santoor is considered to be the predecessor of the piano, which is the same instrument, mechanized.
Flute is one of the earliest instruments. A simple hollow cylinder made of a bamboo or metal with six or seven holes on it, it is capable of producing all the fineries of Indian melody. The Flute is hallowed by its association with the lord Krishna, who, as legend has it, charmed the maids of Brindavan with its divine music.
The tonal range of flute corresponds to that of the human voice and consummate masters like Pannalal Ghosh and Pandit Hariprasad Chourasia can reveal all the intricacies and graces of music through this medium by means of subtle blowing variations and manipulations of finger-tips. The South Indian Flute is shorter than the North Indian. Its register is higher and it is nearer to the European piccolo.
Guitar, the six strings Western medium with a fretted finger board, makes a welcome addition to the varied repertory of Indian musical instrument. But in its Indian version, Guitar is fitted with three bronze strings in a place of brass strings in the lower octave to secure a wider range of expressiveness. The credit for adapting Guitar to the needs of melodic expression goes to young Brijbhushan Kabra. He has added chikari as a new string to lend continuity to the drone. Besides, a steel bar is employed to play the instrument. The result is that a variety of tonal and rhythmic patterns can be conjured from an instrument with a relatively limited range.
Label :: SAREGAMA