Sunday, January 20, 2013

Subroto Roy Chowdhury - Bageshree


The complex system of classical Indian music was handed down by gurus from generation to generation. There is no concrete notation system, yet the music has come down to the present from ancient scriptures, by legend, by ear, and by the demonstrations of the gurus. Refined through the centuries, it remains highly creative due to the degree of improvisation in performance. Pulling the world's heart-strings with its emotional deepness, Indian music has a strong fascination especially for Western audiences.
Born in Calcutta in 1943, Subroto Roy Chowdhury started playing the sitar at the age of 13. Inclined towards authentic traditional forms of Indian classical music, he leaned towards the gurus of yesteryears rather than the established masters in the limelight. Following his debut concert in North Calcutta in 1964, Subroto received various awards at All Bengal, All India, Inter-University and All India Radio musical competitions. In the 1970s he started visiting Europe where he played for Radio France, BBC, Radio Television Belgium, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Hague, and the Leverkusen Jazz Festival. He donated the royalties for his first record, Calcutta Meditation (ENJA), to Amnesty International. Subroto has performed over 300 concerts all over Europe and the States, spreading the message of universal peace and humanity with his soulmate - the sitar. - from enjarecords.com

Artist: Subroto Roy Chowdhury
Album: Bageshree
Year: 1995
Label: Tiptoe
Runtime 61:11

Tracks:
1.  Raga Bageshree Part 1 14:47
2.  Raga Bageshree Part 2 10:58
3.  Raga Bageshree Part 3 7:21
4.  Raga Bageshree Part 4 10:22
5.  Singhi Bhairavi Aochar 8:11
6.  Singhi Bhairavi Sadra 9:28
All composition are traditional, arranged by S.R. Chowdhury 

Personnel:
Subroto Roy Chowdhury (Sitar)
Anindya Chatterjee (Tabla)
Bimal Sarkar (Tamboura)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot.
    Christophe

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  2. Thanks for this out of print gem.

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  3. thanks a lot! i saw SR Chowdhury in concert quite many years ago and never heard him again.can hardly wait for the dl! thanks a lot!

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