On the Strings

Instrumental | Sitar Recital
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  • Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee

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  • The Imdadkhani style is based on vocal music, and thus is known as "gayaki ang". Budhaditya considers his sitar to be an extension of the singing voice, expressive of its ornamental subtleties of emotional mood. According to Budhaditya, in this gharana, string deflections were enlarged to the full capacity of the instrument. "Khatkas and jhatkas form the language of the sitar and fullest exploitation of the aas becomes an important aspect of the raga development in this gharana." Budhaditya's role model is the modern collosus of the Imdadkhani style, Ustad Vilayat Khan. In a conversation with the critic Amarendra Dhaneshwar, he says "Ustad Vilayat Khansaheb has been my idol. I have been brought up in the same tradition. The first time I heard Ustad Vilayat Khansaheb was when I was ten. I can never forget that experience. His music was a tremendous source of inspiration. Later on, I could rationalize what I felt. Khansaab was executing the very things I was learning, with a degree of perfection which got permanently imprinted on my subconsciousness." Today, Budhaditya's own level of mastery in this style is brilliant.

  • Raag Kalawati (alap, jod & jhala)
    Raag Kalawati (vilambit & drut teental)
    Raag Mishra Khamaj (Teental)

    Accompaniment :
    Enayet Hussain  
    Accompanying Instrument : Tabla  


Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 1
Coupling No. : CD-BMC-097
Released : September-2007
Pkg Type : Jewel Box
Net Wt. : 80gms

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