Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh | Pure Joy

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Pure Joy

by Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh

Beautiful Indian Classical Music featuring Sitar, tabla, and tanpura.
Genre: World: Asian
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1. Rag Kirvani with Ragamala
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2. Raga Sihendra Madyam
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3. Raga Bhairavi with Ragamala
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Beautiful Indian classical music: sitar, tabla and tanpura.

Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh started playing the sitar at the age of four. His first public concert was at the age of six. When he was eight, Ravi Shankar called him a 'gsheer prodigy' and went on to teach him the sitar in the tradition of the Maihar Gharana for twelve years.

Now a highly acclaimed sitar player and composer with a Ph. D. in Sanskrit, he gives performances and lecture demonstrations all over the globe including India, Australia, Japan, Germany and the US.

Kirwani with ragamala displays both imagination and skill in combining various ragas contrasting majestic notes with those of frolic and gaiety.

Bhairavi with ragamala, through the frequent use of semi-tones in this performance gives rise to an ethereal quality.

Once you listen to his sitar, you will never forgetthe music lingers in your ears.
Joyous melodies for relieving stress and pains.


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Elizabeth Badurina, Rambles.net

This CD would be a perfect addition to a world-music afficianado's collection, a
Elizabeth Badurina might have had trouble spelling this musician's name -- Chandrakant Sardeshmukh -- but she didn't have any trouble getting into his album Pure Joy. Featuring sitar music straight from India, the album "lives up to its name, swelling and blossoming through a series of traditional melodies that won't leave you sitting still," Elizabeth says.....

Jackson (Canada)


Chandrakant, Your cd is very beautiful. You have such an amazing talent....a gift!! I will listen to this cd regularily. thanks, Jackson (Canada)

Sadashiv Bhat, USA


Dear Dr Chandrakant, The quality of music is very original and immensely creative. It is entirely God's wish that this young person is chosen for His finest Expressions. I have no doubt in my mind that He will fully take care of this prodigy. There are countless number of new touches, ideas and idioms in the raag Bhairavi. I want to listen to this CD at least about 2 dozen times to try to understand and analyze the finest gamakas and touches. Bhairavi is perhaps the most popular raag not only in the Hindustani but also in the Karnatic music. There are countless number of compositions based on this raag. Even so Dr Chandrakant has found it like a virgin land to graze. The art of switching raags rapidly in succession is also extremely praiseworthy. This eliminates the monotony usually associated with classical music. The Bhandish of eight and one half time cycle is indeed very complex. Even so Dr Chandrakant feels so very comfortable with it. I noticed that the plucking of the strings was extremely powerful most of the times and there are times when I wished that it would have been little better if at times this could be made soft, softer and softest and with more feminine grace charm and warmth. I can confidently foresee a very bright future to this artist. Let us keep in touch! With best regards to you all, Sadashiva Bhat 701 Church Street Belmont NC 28012 USA

sidewinder, mp3.com


Hello, Chandrakant i must say i like your music and exquisite artistic talent is very impressive, It is always a pleasure to hear such an ancient instrument it is inspiring to me..... sidewinder www.mp3.com/sidewind

Paul Cummins, mp3.com


I'd like to add that your approach to your song is truly inspirational- I haven't listened to any sitar for many years; and your mastery of the instrument astounded me. It's no wonder you were given the opportunity to study with the very best the world may ever know. PaulCummins http://mp3.com/paulcummins

shannara, xemplary.com


Darshanam Genre: Indian Classical Song: Raga Bhairavi with Ragamala Grade: 4 (= Excellent, get the CD!) It's been a long time since I listened to Indian Classical music, admittedly, but Darshanam is obviously a maestro on what I've always thought must be a difficult instrument to play -- the sitar. But he makes it sound effortless and easy and his exotic (to Western ears) music is very refreshing and a real delight. According to his bio, Darshanam studied as a child prodigy under the famous Ravi Shankar. Listening to him play, I can well believe it. BY : shannara@xemplary.com http://xemplary.apexhosting.com/xempreview.html

David Bruce Hughes, USA


I like your approach to the music. Raga is ultimately spiritual, it is about rasa and divine relationship. David Bruce Hughes http://www.mindspring.com/~dbhughes/

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Beautiful Indian Classical Music. Sitar, tabla, tanpura.