Wednesday, July 3, 2024

INDIA – INDE Sharan Rani – Musique Classique Indienne – Disques Vogue - CLVLX 119

INDIA – INDE

Sharan Rani – Musique Classique Indienne – Disques Vogue - CLVLX 119, released in 1967 (LP)

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#India # Inde #Sharan Rani #sarod #Hindustani #raga #Maihar Gharana #Allaudin Khan #Ali Akbar Khan #Indian music #Faiyaz Khan #tabla #traditional music #world music #vinyl #Queen of sarod #Disques Vogue #MusicRepublic
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Born into a prominent Hindu family in Delhi, Sharan Rani (1929-2008) overcame the strong disapproval of her social milieu, and gender biases, to embrace a life dedicated to music. Through hard work, devotion and immense talent, she honed her skills on the sarod in the Maihar Gharana under the expert guidance of Baba Allaudin Khan (1881-1972) and his son Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009) to become the first major female Hindustani instrumentalist. She toured in India and abroad, became a sought-after teacher, wrote an authoritative book on the history of the sarod, and collected an impressive collection of hundreds of rare musical instruments, some dating back to the 15th century, currently exhibited at the National Museum, New Delhi. Rani liked to say “Music is the breath of my life.”

These recordings from 1967 exemplify the Queen of Sarod's brilliant mastery, range and emotion. She is accompanied here by Faiyaz Kahn (1934-2014) on tabla and Tapati Chowdhuri on tanpura.


Née dans une famille hindoue éminente de Delhi, Sharan Rani (1929-2008) a dû surmonter la désapprobation virulente de son milieu social et le fait d'être une femme pour se consacrer corps et âme à la musique. Grâce à son travail acharné, son dévouement et son immense talent, elle perfectionne sa maîtrise du sarod dans le Maihar Gharana auprès de Baba Allaudin Khan (1881-1972) et d'Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009) pour devenir la première instrumentiste de renom de la musique Hindustani. Elle donne de nombreux concerts en Inde et à l'étranger, transmet son savoir auprès des jeunes générations, écrit un livre faisant autorité sur l'histoire du sarod et créé une collection unique de centaines d'instruments de musique rares, certains datant du 15ème siècle, actuellement exposée au Musée national de New Delhi. Sharan Rani aimait à dire que «
 La musique est le souffle de ma vie ».

Ces enregistrements de 1967 illustrent la brillante virtuosité, l'intensité et l'étendue des émotions exprimées par la Reine du sarod. Elle est accompagnée ici par Faiyaz Kahn (1934-2014) aux tablas et Tapati Chowdhuri au bourdon tanpura.

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Our other Hindustani sarod posts:

Sharan Rani – HMV 7 EPE 1211 (45 RPM) here

Allauddin Khan – Megaphone - JNLX 1008 here

Ali Akbar Khan – HMV EALP 1255 here

Ali Akbar Khan – Connoisseur Society CS 462 here

Amjad Ali Khan – Raga Darbari – EASD 2824 here

Amjad Ali Khan – Live at Teen Murti House – ECLP 2887 here

Amjad Ali Khan –The Maestro's Musings – CBS IND 1149 here



Vintage postcard of Dancing Women, combining Mughal & 

Rajput styles, c. 18th century:


MusicRepublic INDIA – INDE Sharan Rani – Musique Classique Indienne – Disques Vogue - CLVLX 119


Bronze votive oil lamp (Deepa Lakshmi) South India, Chingleput district (Madras), c. 18th-19th century, Cleveland Museum of Art www.clevelandart.org/art/collection/search:

MusicRepublic INDIA – INDE Sharan Rani – Musique Classique Indienne – Disques Vogue - CLVLX 119


Yoga Art by Ajit Mookerjee, published by New York Graphic Society, 1975:

"Mandala from an illustrated manuscript page. This is the symbol of the evolving and dissolving universe, tension and rest. The principle of the circle has led to the enneagram. This, in yoga philosophy, is a symbol of great potency. Its specific meaning remains a secret, yet the enneagram can be universally understood as a reference to perpetual motion and perpetual rest." Gouache on paper, Rajasthan, c. 17th century:


MusicRepublic INDIA – INDE Sharan Rani – Musique Classique Indienne – Disques Vogue - CLVLX 119


Sharan Rani – The Divine Sarod Player: 


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