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Among Contemporary Musicians

 
Susheela Misra (Author)
Synopsis The author, being a part of that senior generation of rasikas who heard the great musical giants of the era, namely Ustads Allauddin Khan, Hafiz Ali Khan, Faiyaz Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Mushtaq Khan, Pandits Omkarnath Thakur, Dr. Ratanjankar, Vinayakrao Patwardhan, Narayanrao Vyas, Krishnarao Pandit as well as great women artistes like Kesarbai Kerkar, Hirabai Barodekar, Gangubai Hangal, Siddheshwari Devi, Rasoolan Bai and many others upto the numerous celebrities and prodigies of the present times, had the rare good fortune of coming into close contact with most of them because of her being the compere and interviewer of numerous leading musicians for AIR, Doordarshan and for various important papers and journals. On the basis of information directly collected from them and various other sources, she confined the profiles of these musical giants to give them the shape of the present book. These maestros hail from different backgrounds and have been groomed in different gharanas and styles. Some of the them have achieved fame and eminence after years of struggle, suffering, poverty and even starvation. These musical faquirs have lived the lives of extreme simplicity, shunning publicity and content in their naadopasana. Numerous musicians are still enriching their gharanas by their creative contributions. Some excel as performing artistes who hold vast audiences in thrall. A whole cavalcade of unforgettable and irreplaceable forty-seven musicians have merged in this stream known as Among Contemporary Musicians".
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Bibliographic information

Title Among Contemporary Musicians
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186622462
length xix+258p., Glossary.