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The Classical Music of North India, Volume I

Ali Akbar Khan (Editor)

This is a book of and about the classical music of North India, among the oldest continual musical tradition of the world. Presented here is a small part of the musical legacy of one of the foremost families which has preserved and collected this ancient music and developed it to the highest standards: the Baba Allauddin Gharana of the Seni tradition. This volume introduces the great riches and variety of the different styles of music as taught by one of the century's greatest musicians, Ali Akbar Khan.

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About the author

Ali Akbar Khan

Ali Akbar Khan is a composer, educator and internationally renowned performer of the classical music of North India on the seventy-five stringed plucked lute, the sarod. Founders of centres of learning in India, the United States and Europe, he is the recent recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for distinguished achievements in his service to music. Today he lives with his wife Mary Johnson Khan, and family is San Anselmo, California and Teaches at the Ali akbar Khan College of Music in San Rafel. He spends three months of the year performing and teaching in Europe, India and throughout the world. George Ruckert has been discipline of Ali Akbar Khan for nearly twenty-five years, learning the sarod, violin and vocal music. He helped to found the Ali Akbar Khan Colleges of Music in California and served for many years as an instructor and administrator. Also a teacher and performer of Western Music, he is especially qualified to convey the music and teachings of his mentor. He is presently completing his dissertation at the University of California, Berkeley on the music of Ali Akbar Khan.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Classical Music of North India, Volume I
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788121508728
length xiv+368p., Figures; Plates; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.