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Khayal Vocalism - Continuity within change

Khayal Vocalism - Continuity within change

by Deepak Raja

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English

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D K Printworld

ISBN

8124604827 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 316

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Author: Deepak Raja
Foreword/Introduction: Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar and Lyle Wachovsky
Publisher: D K Printworld
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 316
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8124604827

Description

Continuity Within Change presents stylistic perspectives on the music of nineteen modern and contemporary Khayala vocalists, representing various legacies which have guided vocal music for about 200 years. The book is the result of over five years of research, involving the painstaking analysis of over 500 recordings spanning almost a hundred years of Khayala vocalism. The nineteen vocalists are classified into five stylistic legacies, based on their history of tutelage and the stylistic tendencies evident in their music: Agra legacy, Gwalior-Agra confluence, Jaipur-Atrauli legacy, Kairana legacy, and Patiala legacy.

Written by an author of impeccable credentials as a musician, researcher and writer, the book contains seven sections. While the first section serves as an introduction to the Khayala genre and to the various Gharanas, the last presents an annexure containing the various Khayala forms, a glossary of non-English terms rendered in italics, and an index. The intervening five sections deal with the history and stylistics of the five legacies and the music of the vocalists belonging to them.

The book makes complex musicological concepts accessible to non-academic readers and contributes significantly to widening the understanding of contemporary trends in Khayala vocalism.

COMMENTS

“Khayal Vocalism: continuity within change” projects a profound analysis of the vocal form of Khayal”.
-Pandit Arvind Parikh, Eminent sitarist, and President, Indian Musicological Society

“I have always found Deepak Bhai’s thoughts on our music and tradition to be very refreshing and He also expresses them with a great amount of clarity.”
- Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan, Sitarist

“Deepak Raja’s work is surely the most important contribution to literature on Khayal vocal styles to come out in recent times.”
- Prof. Allyn Miner, Department of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

“This book is a pioneering effort in the study of Hindustani Music”.
- Prof. Ramesh Gangolli, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

“Assimilate like a student, analyze like a master, express like an artist. This has been the hallmark of scholar-musician Deepak Raja’s approach.”
- Ashok Roy, Author of “Music Makers” (Rupa,2004)

“Deepak Raja’s unique systematic analytical approach to the study of Hindustani music yields original and intriguing insights.”
- Prof. Peter Manuel, Professor of Music, John Jay College, New York, USA

“Scholarly and meticulously researched, this is an extremely valuable book on Indian classical music.”
- Author of “The Music Room” (Random House,2008)

“Deepak Raja’s deep knowledge of music carries this book beyond the earlier writings on Khayala music.”
-Adjunct Professor of Music, Chennai Mathematical Institute

“Deepak Raja has achieved a unique synthesis of articulate musical description and thoughtful cultural background.”
- Prof. Gregory Booth, Dept. of Ethnomusicology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Contents

Foreword — Ulhas Kashalkar
Preface
Acknowledgements
Key to Transliteration
Introduction — Lyle Wachovsky

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Defining Khayala Vocalism
1.2 Stylistic Legacies in Khayala Vocalism
1.3 Stylistic Perspectives on Individual Vocalism

SECTION 2: THE AGRA LEGACY
2.1 Perspectives on the Agra legacy
2.2 Ustad Faiyyaz Khan
2.3 Sharafat Hussain Khan
2.4 Purnima Sen
2.5 Sugata Marjit

SECTION 3: THE GWALIOR - AGRA LEGACY
3.1 Perspectives on the Gwalior - Agra legacy
3.2 Yashwant Buwa Joshi
3.3 Ulhas Kashalkar

SECTION 4: THE JAIPUR - ATRAULI LEGACY
4.1 Perspectives on the Jaipur - Atrauli legacy
4.2 Surashri Kesarbai Kerkar
4.3 Dhondutai Kulkarni
4.4 Vijaya Jadhav-Gatlewar
4.5 Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande
4.6 Arti Anklikar-Tikekar
4.7 Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar

SECTION 5: THE KAIRANA LEGACY
5.1 Perspectives on the Kairana legacy
5.2 Sumitra Guha
5.3 Somnath Mardur
5.4 Mashkoor Ali Khan
5.5 Kaivalya Kumar
5.6 Rashid Khan

SECTION 6: THE PATIALA LEGACY
6.1 Perspectives on the Patiala legacy
6.2 Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
6.3 Bade Fateh Ali Khan

Annexure: An introduction to Khayala
Glossary
Index

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