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Music to Thy Ears: Great Masters of Hindustani Instrumental Music

Mohan Nadkarni (Author)
Synopsis Music to thy Ears: Great Masters of Hindustani Instrumental Music is a modest attempt to assess the life and contribution of about thirty personalities who have devoted their life-time to the creation, enrichment and propagation of Hindustani instrumental music primarily through performance, teaching and research. The author tries to present profiles of these personalities whom he had seen, heard, met and known on friendly terms, over the years in a non-conventional manner by combining reminiscence, interview, analysis, discussion and biographical information in a composite form. The interest in Hindustani music is growing in India and abroad significantly and Music to the Ears: Great Masters of Hindustani Instrumental Music will benefit both students and connoisseurs of music.
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About the author

Mohan Nadkarni

Mohan Nadkarni has been acknowledged as one of the best known music critics in India since 1948. Basically a student of Sanskrit literature and Ancient Indian History, he later on took to Indian musicology and aesthetics. He has contributed articles and reviews of concerts and recorded music as well as Sanskrit musical plays for national level newspapers and periodicals in English. A broadcaster and telecaster in English and Marathi, his other books are At the Center: Fifteen Musicians of Madhya Pradesh; Bal Gandharva: The Non-Pareil Thespian; Bhimsen Joshi: A Biography; Great Masters of Hindustani Vocal Music, and Samvaad Directory of Indian Classical Musicians and Dancers. A recipient of several awards and distinctions, he was honoured by the Karnataka Rajya Sangeeta Nritya Academy with the conferment of the Karnataka Kala-Shree accolade for 1997-1998 in recognition of his contribution to the performing arts.

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Title Music to Thy Ears: Great Masters of Hindustani Instrumental Music
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170392489
length xii+216p., Plates; Appendix; Glossary; 23cm.