North Indian Classical Violin Music

This is the raga ‘Shree’ played by the artist Indrayudh Bose back in 2003 on an event organised by NAVARATNA in memory of MILY BOSE, an exponent of indian classical violin and guru of Indrayudh Bose. It sounds very different from the violins we know from western classical and folk music. First thing that jumps up is that the indian violin is played in a sitting position and not standing as the westeners traditionally play.
Musically speaking, the differences aren’t less impressive. While western violin music is frequently accompanied by a classical orchestra or any other rhythmic and harmonic support while in the classical indian music this instrument can stand as a solo instrument and melodies include very long lasting kind of base tones. Also around minute 1:00 the violin player seems to moisten his hand for better gliding. Guess what he’s doing!

About these ads

Leave a comment

No comments yet.

Comments RSS TrackBack Identifier URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.