Classical Music

  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion 31-08-2013 04:03 PM

    A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath...
  • Music scholar attempts to create national sound archive 28-08-2013 11:21 AM

    Kolkata: A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram...
  • FTN: Are the classical arts in danger of being lost in India? 13-12-2012 11:59 PM

    Did Pandit Ravi Shankar show the way as to how the classical arts can be kept alive in the contemporary world? ...
  • Amjad Ali Khan receives Mallikarjun Mansur award 04-01-2012 04:00 PM

    Dharwad: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, whose unique style of playing the instrument with his finger nails has enthralled audiences worldwide, has been presented the Mallikarjun Mansur award in recognition of his achievements. "I deem it a great honour bestowed on me. It is a big award for me," Khan,...
  • Bangalore: Musical extravaganza from Nov 23 21-11-2011 09:41 AM

    BANGALORE: The Academy of Music, Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, has drawn up a five-day musical extravaganza from November 23. Well known musicians will be honoured on the concluding day of the festival. Sangeetha Kalanidhi Madurai T N Seshagopalan, Vidwan R N Thyagarajan and Vidwan R N Tharanathan, popularly known as Rudrapatnam...
  • 'MS Subbulakshmi's music is relevant even today' 16-09-2011 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: Unquestionably one of the greatest exponents of Carnatic music, MS Subbulakshmi, or 'MS' to her fans, is an icon even to a younger generation brought up on fusion and rock music, the organiser of a music festival to mark the singers 95th birth anniversary said on Friday. 'Madura...
  • 'Beethoven and Friends' is excellently produced 20-06-2011 01:35 PM

    In my thirties, as a parent whose kids gorged on a diet of the Cartoon Network, the inevitable Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes and Bug Bunny especially, some sounds of what I saw on the small screen remained with me as a precursor to a larger education. Later, with an...
  • Bhimsen Joshi remembered on birth anniversary 04-02-2011 12:51 PM

    Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who passed away on January 24, and his works are an integral part of Indian classical music. ...
  • Veteran singer Gangubai Hangal dead 21-07-2009 08:38 AM

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  • Sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan dead 19-06-2009 02:55 PM

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  • The unconventional life of music maestro Zubin Mehta 13-10-2008 03:25 AM

    Mehta's life has been ruled by his passion for music. ...
  • Listen to classical music with a twist 28-08-2006 11:09 PM

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