50 Maestros, 50 Recordings : The Best of Indian Classical Music     (Book + CD)

50 Maestros, 50 Recordings : The Best of Indian Classical Music (Book + CD)

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Author: Amaan Ali Khan
Ayaan Ali Khan/
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 192
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172239183


Young sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan have grown up surrounded by music and musicians. In this tribute to the masters of Indian classical music, they take us through their encounters with fifty of the greatest musicians of the past hundred years - from Begum Akhtar to Bhimsen Joshi, Enayat Khan to Ravi Shankar, Bismillah Khan to Shiv Kumar Sharma, Semmangudi Iyer to M.S. Subbulakshmi.

Ranging from the traditional gharanas to more recent blends and fusions, instrumental and vocal, they explore the world of both northern and southern Indian music, along with a unique listing of each artiste’s most influential recording.

Enriched with personal anecdotes and interspersed with rare photographs from the author’s private collection, 50Maestros, 50 Recordings is an invaluable guide to the best of Indian classical music – a keepsake for the connoisseur and a comprehensive introduction for the beginner.


‘Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan have explored the panorama of Indian classical music through the expression of fifty of the most important artistes from the Indian subcontinent. Through their insight we understand how this art from has been influenced by the cultural and historical context of India, from the era of the Mughal emperor Akbar right up to contemporary times. If you want to understand the rich tapestry of the Indian artistic landscape and how it influenced an entire civilization, this book is a must read.’


Know Your Classical Music

Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
Ustad Abdul Karim Khan
Ustad Ahmed Jaan Thirakhwa
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Ustad Amir Khan
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Dr Balamurali Krishna
Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Begum Akhtar
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
Ustad Bismillah Khan
D. K. Pattammal
Pandit D.V. Paluskar
Ustad Enayat Khan
Ustad Faiyaz Khan
Dr Gangubai Hangal
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan
Girija Devi
Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan
Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Ustad Imdad Khan
Pandit Jasraj
Surashri Kesarbai Kerkar
Pandit Kishan Maharaj
Kishori Amonkar
Pandit Kumar Gandharva
Dr L. Subramaniam
Maharajapuram V. Santhanam
M.L. Vasanthakumari
Mogubai Kurdikar
M.S. Subbulakshmi
Pandit Nikhil Banerjee
Pandit Omkarnath Thakur
Begum Parveen Sultana
Ustad Rais Khan
Pandit Ravi Shankar
S. Balachander
Pandit Samta Prasad
Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
Shobha Gurtu
T. R. Mahalingam
Pandit V.G. Jog
Ustad Vilayat Khan

Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Dr Balamurali Krishna
Ustad Bismillah Khan and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Ustad Akbar Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar
Ustad Rais Khan and Ustad Sultan Khan
Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Bismillah Khan