Anthology of Indian Classical Music: A Tribute to Alain Daniélou

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First released in 1955 by Ducretet-Thomson (EMI), the LP anthology is said to be the "first of this music to become available in the West in which the recorded pieces were not presented as 'folklore' but as 'serious' music." In 1997 it was digitally re-mastered and issued by AUVIDIS-NAÏVE as a 3-CD set in homage to Alain Daniélou (1907-1994), the prime mover of the legendary UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. The set includes the first recordings published in the Western world of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. In addition to a short biography of Daniélou and his influence on Asian music and cultural heritage, liner notes include detailed explanations of the scales, rhythmic ideas, and instrumentation used in each song.

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This title, courtesy EMI France, is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. The collection is being prepared for re-release by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, along with more than a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Year Released 1955
Record Label UNESCO
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2014 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1955 Ducretet Thomson (EMI) / Auvidis-UNESCO
Genre(s) Classical; India; World

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101 The Bhairavi Mode Raghunath Prasanna, Katvaru Lal 3:17
102 Khyal Mohin ud din, Amin ud din Dagar 6:24
103 The Ahiri-Lalita Mode Ravi Shankar, Chaturlal 5:40
104 The Malkosh Mode Mishra Shyam Lal, D.K. Chatterji 5:56
105 The Todi Mode Narayan Das Mishra, Shyam Lal 3:39
106 Gat in the Kamavardhani (or Purvi) mode Svami D.R. Parvatikar 3:12
107 Tabla Solo Chaturlal 3:26
108 Sitar, Sarode and Tabla Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Chaturlal 13:51
109 Alap in the Multani mode Mohin ud din, Amin ud din Dagar 3:49
110 The Sindhi-Bhairavi Mode Ali Akbar Khan 5:02
201 Thumri in the Tilang mode Raghunath Prasanna, Motilal 3:21
202 Svara Mandala in the Brindavani-Tilang mode Svami D.R. Parvatikar 3:10
203 Bhajana Nandan Prasad, Shyam Lal 5:57
204 The Suha Kamode Mode Svami D.R. Parvatikar 12:42
205 Jatisvaram in the Mecha-Kalyani mode Bala Sarasvati and his Orchestra, Jayammal and Ganeshan, T. Ranganathan, T. Visvanathan 4:01
206 Alapana in the southern Todi mode P.R. Balasubrahmanyam 2:30
207 Alapana in the Kambhoji mode K.S. Pichiappa, K.M. Dakshinamurti, T. Subrahmanya Pillai, Muthu Kumaram 3:18
208 Kriti Kamala Krishnamurti 5:01
209 Tirmana K. Ganeshan 0:59
210 The Varali Mode D.K. Pattamal, Tiruvallur Subrahmanyam, Palghat Kunjumani, Shiva Pattamal 9:48
211 Ganesha Kumara Budalur Krishnamurti Shastri, Varahur Mathusvami Aiyar, Tinniyam Venkatarama Aiyar 4:34
301 Pallavi Mudi Kondan C. Venkatarama Iyer, Vellore Gopalachari, M. Chandrashekharan, Karaikudi Mutha Lyer 6:07
302 Javali in the Khamas mode T. Visvanathan, T. Ranganathan 4:04
303 Pallavi n/a 9:03
304 Javali in the Paraj mode D.K. Pattamal, Kalyan Krishna Bhagavatar, Karaikudi Muttu Aiyar 2:54
305 Sadhincene Devakotai Narayana Iyengar, Kalyana Krishna Bhagavatar, Karaikudi Muttu Aiyar 4:59
306 Varnam Orchestra of Radha Shri Ram 4:02
307 Varnam in the Kambhoji mode S. Vidya 3:11
308 Varnam Bala Sarasvati and his Orchestra, T. Ranganathan, T. Visvanathan, Jayammal, K. Ganeshan 7:18
309 Sandehamunu T. Visvanathan, T. Ranganathan 4:50
310 Ninyako D.K. Pattamal, Tiruvallur Subrahmanyam, Palghat Kunjumani, Shiva Pattamal 4:26
311 Solo on the Mridangam Muttu Kumaram 3:35
312 Jnana Vinayakane Orchestra of Radha Shri Ram 1:42
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