Monday, August 22, 2005

Something splendid happens to me whenever I listen to Raag Lalit Bhatiyar sung by Bhimsen Joshi. I got to know that this raag is one of his creations. No wonder that he has rendered it so, so, so beautifully. Lalit-Bhatiyar is a combination of 2 raags- Lalit and Bhatiyar- both are morning raagas. When I listen to this raag, I feel this aura of early morning and spirituality. Bhimsen Joshi renders "O kartar" in Lalit Bhatiyar very very soulfully. His taans simply astound you. He proves that he is one of the greatest musicians that Hindusthani classical music has ever seen.

4 comments:

Ray Ben said...

fun readign your blog.. after quite some time.. will link you..

btw chets once dragged me to a live bhimsen joshi concert.. i am sorry to say i slept .. I really did :( and chets promptly stood up with me saying i was insulting the singer ...sigh... we never went to a classical concert again..

Madhooo said...

:-) Sometimes if the music is very soothing, one tends to fall asleep. It is like a lullaby. So don't get disheartened. Maybe u fell asleep because u enjoyed it so much.:-)

aniketana said...

lalit and bhatiyar are both so beautiful and intriguing ragas; their combiation is equally fascinating... i want to listen to Bhimu's Bhatiyar alone if possible some time. never came across one.

AnotherHuman said...

I agree, O Kartar in Lalit Bhatiyaar is beautiful composition...it is my favorite as far as Pt Bhinsen Joshi's work is concerned...absolutely pristine...