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Joep Bor, "The Raga Guide: A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas"

Joep Bor, "The Raga Guide: A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas"
Publisher: Nimbus | 1999 | ISBN: 0954397606 | English | PDF+MP3 | 230 pages | 882 Mb
This text is an introduction to Hindustani ragas, the melodic basis for the classical music of northern India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is the modern reference work for listeners and connoisseurs, students and scholars. 4 CDs 320kbps / Total playing 5 hous 15 minutes...

These four CDs tucked into a meaty, comprehensive book portray and explain the different histories, tonalities, and rhythms of 74 of Hindus most common ragas. The raga, a musical form of ancient Hindustani prayer and poetry, has been the cornerstone of Indian music for centuries, evolving into a complex set of expressions inviting improvisation and varying according to purpose, mood, story, and ritual. Stately in their sounds, ragas are most often created with sitar, sarod, tabla, tamboura (or drone), and voice with each note functioning as an evocation of the worlds sanctity. The Raga Guide offers five hours and 15 minutes of stunningly beautiful music, played by masters of the instrument and accompanied by informative description, music transcriptions, and (where applicable) texts with English translations. Lovingly recorded, carefully authored, simply laid out, this wonderful package is the essence of perfection, topped off by exquisite color plates of ragamalas, or paintings depicting the stories of the ragas. A sublime tribute to Indian classical music. -Karen Karleski

Perfect for: musicians, music collectors, western classical fans, yoga types, meditative types, free jazz freaks, downtempo cats, chillout romancing types, not-so-tough toughies, the sultry, depressed, overjoyed, kids who travel too much, parents of over sugared kids, over sugared kids and those unsure of the profound musical heritage from which they come.

1. Raga Abhogi (early night) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 303)
2. Raga Adana (late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 335)
3. Raga Ahir Bhairav (daybreak) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 436)
4. Raga Alhaiya Bilaval (late morning) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Which way has he gone" - tintal; 409)
5. Raga Asaveri (late morning) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 552)
6. Raga Bageshri (midnight) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 559)
7. Raga Bahar (midnight; any time Spring season) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 438)
8. Raga Basant (any time Spring season) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 509)
9. Raga Bhairav (daybreak) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 417)
10. Raga Bhairavi (morning; any time) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 352)
11. Raga Bhatiyar (early morning) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("My lover has not come to my place" - tintal; 411)
12. Raga Bhimpalasi (early afternoon) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Seeing your fair face pleases my heart" - tintal 341)
13. Raga Bhupal Todi (morning) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (jhaptal; 340)
14. Raga Bhupali (early night) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (ektal; 335)
15. Raga Bibhas (daybreak) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Krishna, let go of my arms" - ektal; 433)
16. Raga Bihag (late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 413)
17. Raga Bilaskhani Todi (morning) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 415)
18. Raga Brindabani Sarang (early afternoon) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (dhamar & tintal; 527)
1. Raga Chandrakauns (late night) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Please let me sleep" - tintal; 434)
2. Raga Chayanat (early night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 339)
3. Raga Darbari Kanada (midnight) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 616)
4. Raga Desh (late night) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 440)
5. Raga Deshi (late morning) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Go, crow, go" - tintal; 343)
6. Raga Dhani (any time) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("My lover is with me" - tintal; 334)
7. Raga Durga (late night) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Come, clever beautiful one" - tintal; 403)
8. Raga Gaud Malhar (any time Rainy season) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 432)
9. Raga Gaud Sarang (early afternoon) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("My lover is nowhere to be seen" - tintal; 341)
10. Raga Gorakh Kalyan (early night) - Vidyadhar Vyas (tarana - tintal; 450)
11. Raga Gujari Todi (late morning) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Oh beautiful bride" - tintal; 349)
12. Raga Gunakri (daybreak) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("The damaru resounds in Haras hand" - rupak tal; 419)
13. Raga Hamir (early night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 336)
14. Raga Hansadhvani (early night) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Lover, dont go to my rivals house" - tintal; 454)
15. Raga Hindol (after midnight or early morning) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Oh dark one, stop playing holi with me" - dhamar tal; 444)
16. Raga Jaijaivanti (late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 506)
17. Raga Jaunpuri (late morning) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 455)
18. Raga Jhinjhoti (any time; late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 439)
1. Raga Jog (late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 448)
2. Raga Jogiya (daybreak) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 400)
3. Raga Kafi (any time; midnight) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (addha tintal; 431)
4. Raga Kamod (early night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 322)
5. Raga Kedar (early night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 348)
6. Raga Khamaj (late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 405)
7. Raga Kirvani (night) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 336)
8. Raga Lalit (before sunrise) - Haripradad Chaurasia (ektal; 257)
9. Raga Madhuvanti (late evening) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Kanha plays with colours" - tintal; 349)
10. Raga Malkauns (late night) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 240)
11. Raga Manj Khamaj (late night) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 252)
12. Raga Maru Bihag (early night) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Without my lover the night is very long" - addha tintal; 353)
13. Raga Marva (sunset) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Come on, get out of the way, Murari" - ektal; 428)
14. Raga Megh (any time Rainy season) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("The dense black clouds are thundering" - jhaptal; 449)
15. Raga Miyan Ki Malhar (any time Rainy season; midnight) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Lightning flashes, rain falls in the thunderstorm" - tintal; 436)
16. Raga Miyan Ki Todi (late morning) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Mischievous one, dont throw pebbles" - tintal; 422)
17. Raga Multani (afternoon) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("What kind of image has appeared before my eyes?" - ektal; 348)
18. Raga Nayaki Kanada (midnight) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("All the female friends have come to the woods" - tintal; 339)
19. Raga Patdip (afternoon) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("I wont go back with you" - tintal; 336)
20. Raga Pilu (any time) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (addha tintal; 551)
1. Raga Puriya (sunset) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Your eyes are full of sleep" - tintal; 432)
2. Raga Puriya Dhanashri (sunset) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 416)
3. Raga Puriya Kalyan (evening) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (tintal; 403)
4. Raga Purvi (sunset) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("A crow caw on my balcony" - tintal; 434)
5. Raga Rageshri (late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 506)
6. Raga Ramkali (daybreak) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("I am entirely devoted to you, my Lord" - tintal; 352)
7. Raga Shahana (late night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 354)
8. Raga Shankara (late night) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("The dark one pleases me" - tintal; 431)
9. Raga Shri (early evening in Winter season) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("Listen, I havent wanted to go out or meet anybody" - tintal; 429)
10. Raga Shuddh Kalyan (early night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 504)
11. Raga Shuddh Sarang (early afternoon) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("While I was swinging on the swing" - tintal; 341)
12. Raga Shyam Kalyan (early night) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 349)
13. Raga Sindhura (any time) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 432)
14. Raga Sohini (before sunrise) - Vidyadhar Vyas ("The dark one is grazing the cows" - tintal; 432)
15. Raga Sur Malhar (any time Rainy season) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (tintal; 447)
16. Raga Tilak Kamod (late night) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Mohan shines in my heart" - ektal; 406)
17. Raga Tilang (late night) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Kanha the flute player, dear son of Nand" - tintal; 348)
18. Raga Yaman (early night) - Shruti Sadolikar Katkar ("Hey friend, without my lover" - tintal; 339)

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