Author: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
Publisher: Fountain Music
ISBN/UPC (if available): FMRCD50
This Music CD has following tracks:
1. Raga –Todi 54:48
2. Thumri Bhairavi 12:25
3. Bhajan 09:09
COVER PHOTO-Sateesh Paknikar
SOUND ENGINEERING-R M Ramteke (FTII, Pune)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE-Ajit Soman
SAVAL GANDHARVA MUSIC FESTIVAL, PUNE
This festival of music, with a tradition of four decades, has become one the main activities in the cultural life of Pune City. Rambhau Kundagolkar allas Savai Gandharva was chief disciple of Late Ustad Abdul Karim Kham. Savai Gandharva, a great Khayal singer, lived not only as the torch-bearer of the Kirana Gharana but perpetuated the glorious tradition by training disciples like Smt Gangubai Hangal, Firoz Dastoor and Bhimsen Joshi stalwarts in their own right today. After Savai Gadharva’s demise, the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal in Pune decided to commemorate him through this 3- Night-long festival. For the last four decades, the tradition has continued without a break. Almost all great artists have performed on this concert platform.
Savai Gandharva Mahotsav offers platform to all aspects of Music-Vocal Instrumental and dance. Artists from all Gharanas have presented their art here.
Inclusion of artists form the South Indian style is also a special feature of this festival. Saval Gandharva festival has thus become a living example of unity in diversity of our culture.
This recording has been mastered on professional Digital Equipment, however we regret our inability to remove some disturbances, already present in the original analougue recording made under concert conditions.