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Afternoon Romance

Instrumental Series | Santoor Recital

In Stock | Product Code : 00065

Ranjeet Pathak

INR 300.00 INR 250.00
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Product Details

Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 1
Coupling No. : CD-BMC-458
Released : August-2015
Pkg Type : Hard Bound 2-Folder
Net Wt. : 56 gms
Stock : Available
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Ratings : 3
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“Afternoon Romance” is a CD of Santoor recital, which represents 


the romantic colours of Indian classical music. Romance has different 


shades, and it never approaches any specific condition of love. It is 


basically a feeling, which varries according to the time, mood and 


medium. When romance travels through different stages, it creats 


different moods. The melody which has been played by the artiste is a 


reflection of afternoon pleasure. All the items from beginning of alaap 


till last gat and jhala is a journey of romance..


      The items played on Santoor, is a presentation of three different 


fragrance of romance respectively. 1. Romance the begining 2. 


Passonate love 3. Heights of desire. The last composition’s title is ‘The 


feel’, which includes the beauty of nature. The instrument Santoor 


(Satatantri Veena) and the melody of Indian raga (Raga-Kirwani and 


Mishra Pahadi), are depicting the theme of romance in this CD. The 


featured artist is a young and renowned Santoor player Ranjeet Pathak. 


He has tried to present, various moods of romance with the help of 


Indian classical raga, which is an ultimate soulfull gift to the listners. 




Title of Album: Afternoon Romance


Track Details


1. Romance the beginning  --    Aalap, jod & jhala          22.0  min


2.Passonate love                    --    Gat in maseetkhani(Teen taal 16 beats)    


18.0 min


3.heights of desire                 --    Gat(drut teen taal)         20.0 min


4.The feel                                --     Mishra pahadi          12.0 min

Ranjeet started his training in Santoor at the tender age of six under the guidance of his father Shri Deochandra Pathak, himself a well renowned Tabla Player. Ranjeet is the grandson of late Ramchandra Pathak (An eminent Ishraj Player) & late Padmashree Pandit Shiyaram Tiwari (An eminent classical vocal). Ranjeet was awarded a scholarship for learning music from SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY. He has also been awarded Sangeet Prabhakar in vocal from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. 
Ranjeet has had the privilege of learning under the guidance of Santoor Maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (in the tradition of guru-disciple system). Maestro Bhattacharya is the sole Santoor instrumental artist of Maihar Gharana established by late Baba Allauddin in late 19th century, and later let by Pandit Ravi Shankar. Ranjeet is an established prominent artist of India. He has been a feature as a regular classical  musician on All India Radio, Zee TV, and Sahara TV. He is a graded artist from All India Radio, Mumbai. Ranjeet is uniquely gifted in Indian Vocal Classical Music where he learned Classical Vocal from a great Thumri Maestro Pandit. Kameshwar Pathak (Ranjeet’s paternal grand father). He has performed simultaneously on the Santoor and singing classical ragas.
Ranjeet has recieved numerous awards, one of which is the highly reputable “SUR MANI”  award he received in 2004 from Sur Singar Samshad and “SANGEET RATAN” from Los Angeles, USA. Playing the Santoor is no small feature in itself. Ranjeet has performed extensively in India, Spain, Holland and USA. In Europe, he is well known for his contributions to the fusion of western and eastern music. 
Ranjeet has developed musical scores that have fascinated, tantalized and gained respect from audiences young and old. He is considered a genius in some circles. Ranjeet is intimately involved with the Nupur Dance Academy (NDA), USA.

1. Romance the beginning -- Aalap, jod & jhala    22.0  min
2. Passonate love -- Gat in maseetkhani (Teen taal 16 beats)  18.0 min
3. Heights of desire   -- Gat(drut teen taal)  20.0 min
4. The feel  -- Mishra pahadi  12.0 min

Accompaniment : Ajeet Pathak  
Accompanying Instrument : Tabla  

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