The Lyrical Tradition of Dhrupad - Dr Ritwik Sanyal

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, December 22, 2013 Under
[04]. Dr Ritwik Sanyal - Dagarvani, 1995

Born in 1953 in katihar (Bihar), Ritwik Sanyal belongs to a family of musicians. His mother, a student of Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Ustad Fariduddin Dagar, first taught him how to sing when he was twelve years old. He then studied with her Ustads who perfected his musical education until Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar passed away.
In 1976 Ritwik Sanyal was declared best dhrupad singer in the "All India Dhrupad Conference" of Benares.
A ph. D. in Music and philosophy from Benares Hindu University, he now teaches dhrupad in this famous institution. Thanks to his deep knowledge of dhrupad poems and his musical experience, he is one of the guardins of tradition. He is one of the last poets able to compose in this difficult form.
Ritwik Sanyal has given more than 250 concerts in India and abroad.
His pitch (SA) is between C and C sharp.

Shrikant Mishra (packawaj), born in 1952, has studied pakhawaj with a very great master : Pandit Amarnath Mishra of Benares. He is one of the masters of this difficult art.

1. Rag Bilaskhani Todi - Alap
2. Rag Bilaskhani Todi - Dhrupad - Chautal
3. Rag Hanskinkini - Alap
4. Rag Hanskinkini - Dhrupad - Sultal

Shrikant Mishra - pakhawaj

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