Kumar Gandharva - Raga Bageshree

kumar gandharva
raga bageshree - live march 1986

01. raga bageshree
02. raga bageshree (continued)


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  1. Thanks for this post. Gandharva had a unique style, but attracted considerable controversy. He refused to adhere to any Gharana. However, he received the Padma Vibhushan award in 1990, 2 years before his death at 67. From 1947, he sung with only one lung after a cancer surgery. He used to sing in Kannada, Hindi and later on in Marathi. << Kumarji could not elaborate a Raga in the lower register, owing to his physical handicap. However, his madhya laya khayals were invariably brilliant, especially when he rendered the short and brisk taans. Tonal architectonics was not his forte. He achieved many of his tonal effects by increasing or decreasing the volume of his voice...>>