Glimpses of Senia Shahjahanpur Gharana Vol-2
Instrumental | Sarod Recital
- Pandit Samarendranath Sikdar
A senior disciple of the late Sarod maestro, Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra, is one of the leading exponents of the Senia-Shahjahanpur Gharana of Sarod. Samarendra first learned to play the Sarod from his uncle, the late Surendra Nath Sikdar. Later, he went on to become a disciple of Pt. Maitra, or Radhu Babu, as he was affectionately called.
In a musical career spanning over 45 years, Samarendra has meticulously learned and mastered the playing style of the Shahjahanpore Senia-Bangash Gharana as Pt. Maitra himself did. A puritan like his guru, he believes that the true beauty of Indian Classical Music is in keeping the Ragas and their compositions pure and unaltered from their original forms. In addition to Radhu Babu, Samarendra also received inspiration and guidance from the late Pt. D.T. Joshi, a close friend of Pt. Maitra, as well as from other senior disciples such as Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta and Shri Nemai Dhar. He accompanied his Guru in a Jugalbandi for the National Program of Music in All India Radio, New Delhi, in 1966. He has also played in many prominent concerts in Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay, Allahabad and Benares. In the year 1983, the All India Radio also featured him in its prestigious Tuesday Night Concert series. He toured the USA in 2007.
In addition to being a full-time musician, Samarendra also served as a staff artist of All India Radio for over thirty years. During this period, he came across various artistes and enjoyed the company of the most talented musicians in Calcutta.He has also carried forward the Guru-Shishya tradition by being an excellent teacher of instrumental music. He taught regularly for a number of years at the Md. Ameer Khan School of Instrumental Music, established by his guru.
Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 1
Coupling No. : CD-BMC-418
Released : August-2014
Pkg Type : Hard Bound 2-Folder
Net Wt. : 56 gms