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Heritage Series | Vocal Recital

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Kumar Prasad Mukhopadhyay

Dinkar kaikini

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Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 1
Coupling No. : CD-BMC-021
Released : October-2004
Pkg Type : Jewel Box
Net Wt. : 80gms
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Live Recital 1975  

The speciality of this album is a jugalbandi of Raga Nat Bihag & Dadra Khamaj by Pt. Kumarprasad Mukherjee & Pt. Dinkar Kaikani – where the application of notes strikes the heart to make a raga come alive.


Raga Goud Malhar & Raga Kedar are others solo items of Pt. Kumarprasad Mukherjee. Pt. Mahesh Prasad Mishra has played the sarengi, Ustad Keramatullah Khan played the tabla and Pt. V. G. Jog played the Violin as the accompanists in the album. The Item is available in a single CD Pack 
Raag Goud Malhar     

- Vilambit Khayal (Tero mukha chand)              -    Drut Khayal (Jisko jaisi bat) 

Live Recital 1971 (Saptasur Annual Festival)     Raag Kedar         

-   Vilambit Khayal (Juganwa chamke)
-   Drut Khayal (Banwari mori na mane)

Accompanists :

Violin : Pt. V. G. Jog
Tabla : Pt. Dulal Chakraborty
Kumarprasad Mukherjee & Pt. Dinkar Kaikini


Surdas Sangeet Sammelan, Calcutta 1972 
Raga Natbihag    - Drut Khayal - Jhana jhana payel
Dadra Khamaj - Thare rahiya banke yaar

Accompanists :
Sarengi - Pt. Mahesh Prasad Mishra 
Tabla - Ustd. Keramatullah Khan

His voice to a western listener, would be a baritone, but its tonal depth and richness are in full bloom in the middle & specially lower octaves. The aalap or prelude which is possibly the most important part of our music has almost totally migrated from vocal to instrumental music. Kumarprasad is one of the few Khayal singers who presents a full scale aalap in all its expansive grandeur and illuminating details. His presentation reminds listeners that a raga is not merely a permutation & combination of particular notes. There are definite phrases, sequences and in fact a difinite logic which governs the application of notes that can tug at the heart strings of a raga to make it come alive.

As a musicologist and a musician Kumar Prasad Mukherjee has few equals in the country. 

Pandit Dinkar Kaikini : (1927 -2010)
Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, the veteran Hindustani classical singer, died of a cardiac arrest at his residence in Mumbai, on the morning of January 23, 2010. Amongst the most learned exponents of khayal, Dinkar Kaikini represented the assimilated musical learning of the Gwalior and Agra gharanas, having trained under stalwarts like Omkarnath Thakur, S N Ratanjankar and S C R Bhatt. He performed widely over a career spanning several decades and served on various committees and examination boards.

Born on October 2, 1927, Dinkar Kaikini was all of seven years when he attended a concert that was to change his life forever. In one evening, he had the rare opportunity of hearing three greats of a Golden Age in Hindustani Sangeet: Ustad Alladiya Khan, Ustad Faiyaz Khan and Ustad Abdul Karim Khan. Upon hearing Ustad Faiyaz Khan, the young boy knew that he must devote his life to this art form and to the particular style of Faiyaz Khan Saheb himself. And thus began a lifelong journey dedicated to the mastery, propagation and furthering of Hindustani Raagsangeet.

His first guru was Pandit Karekatte Nagesh Rao, a veteran exponent of the Patiala Gharana. He then trained under Pandit Omkarnath Thakur of the Gwalior Gharana for a couple of years. He was about eleven years old when he joined Marris College, Lucknow, where he received the heart of his taalim from his Guruji, Pandit S.N. Ratanjankar, disciple of Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande and Ustad Faiyaz Khan. Along with other shishyas, like S.C.R. Bhatt, Chidanand Nagarkar and K G Ginde, Kaikini spent his formative years receiving the rigorous training that helped him develop a keen sense of aesthetics as well as a passion for teaching and imparting knowledge. As a grand finale to this, he received the prestigious Bhatkhande Gold Medal for Khayal singing in 1943, following his performance in the final Bachelor of Music examination.

Dinkar Kaikini`s career as a musician was a testament to his limitless creativity: it exhibited a profound versatility and commitment to the art. He has devoted his life to performing, composing and teaching. His performing career started in 1946 and flourished thereafter. He toured widely internationally and served as an ambassador for Hindustani music, not only as a performing musician, but also as an educator. He also held prominent positions in the music field. He spent long years with All India Radio, starting in 1954, first as composer and then Producer. He was also Assistant Director for the Directorate, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. This was followed by a long tenure as Principal at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan`s Music and Dance School, Mumbai. As Principal, Kaikini furthered his longstanding belief in promoting music through education and awareness.

Throughout his life, Kaikini had been a prolific composer, having composed hundreds of compositions in styles like khayal, dhrupad, dhamar, thumri and bhajan, as well as several new ragas. He also composed for large choruses and set music for films and the ballet production, `Discovery of India` with Pandit Ravi Shankar.

In recognition of his tremendous contribution to music, the honours that came his way have been numerous. These include the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Tansen Award, Sangeet Ratna (Swar Sadhana Samitee, Mumbai), Sharangdev Award (Sur Singar Samsad) and the ITC Award, to name just a few.

Raag Goud Malhar
 -   Vilambit Khayal (Tero mukha chand)
 -   Drut Khayal (Jisko jaisi bat) 

Raag Kedar         
-   Vilambit Khayal (Juganwa chamke)
-   Drut Khayal (Banwari mori na mane)

Raag Natbihag    
- Drut Khayal - Jhana jhana payel
Dadra Khamaj
 - Thare rahiya banke yaar

Accompaniment : Dulal Chakraborty  Mahesh Prasad Mishra  Keramatulla Khan  
Accompanying Instrument : Tabla  Sarangi  Tabla  

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