Ravi Shankar -- The Sounds of India Columbia CK 9296
This recording features Ravi Shankar, Sitar; Chatur Lal,
Tabla; and N. C. Mullick, Tambura. Ravi Shankar is perhaps one of the most recognizable
names in Indian music in the world today. This older recording examines the
basic concepts of Raga, Tala, and the construction of music in the Hindusthani
tradition. Examples are played and narration is provided by Ravi Shankar to
illustrate these basic concepts. Short notes provided by Alan Hovhaness further
help to explain these concepts.
This is a very useful recording for upper level students.
The text and narration tend to be above the elementary students, though the
music may be fascinating to them.
Introduction to Indian Music