Ali Akbar Khan - Sarod - The 80 Minute Raga - CS 2012 - 2 LP Set

Raga -

A Raga (IAST: rāga), Raag or Ragam, literally means "coloring, tingeing, dyeing". The term also refers to a concept close to melodic mode in Indian classical music. Raga is a remarkable and central feature of classical Indian music tradition, but has no direct translation to concepts in the classical European music tradition. Each raga is an array of melodic structures with musical motifs, considered in the Indian tradition to have the ability to "color the mind" and affect the emotions of the audience.

A raga consists of at least five notes, and each raga provides the musician with a musical framework. The specific notes within a raga can be reordered and improvised by the musician, but a specific raga is either ascending or descending. Each raga has an emotional significance and symbolic associations such as with season, time and mood. The raga is considered a means in Indian musical tradition to evoke certain feelings in an audience. Hundreds of raga are recognized in the classical Indian tradition, of which about 30 are common. Each raga, state Dorothea E. Hast and others, has its "own unique melodic personality".

There are two main classical Indian music traditions, North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic), and the concept of raga is shared by both. Raga are also found in Sikh traditions such as in Guru Granth Sahib,   the primary scripture of Sikhism. Similarly it is a part of the qawwali tradition found in Sufi Islamic communities of South Asia. Some popular Indian film songs and ghazals use rāgas in their compositions.

Ali Akbar Khan -

Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922–18 June 2009) was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Trained as a classical musician and instrumentalist by his father, Allauddin Khan, Khan also composed several classical ragas and film scores. He established a music school in Calcutta in 1956, and the Ali Akbar College of Music in 1967, which moved with him to the USA and is now based in San Rafael, California, with a branch in Basel, Switzerland.

Khan was instrumental in popularising Indian classical music in the West, both as a performer and as a teacher. He first came to America in 1955 on the invitation of violinist Yehudi Menuhin and later settled in California. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Khan was accorded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, in 1989. Nominated five times for the Grammy Award, Khan was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts's National Heritage Fellowship.

Illness And Death -

Khan was based in the United States for the last four decades of his life. He toured extensively until he was prevented from doing so by ill health in the period up to his death from renal failure.

Personal Life -

Ali Akbar Khan married three times (first Zubeida Begum, then Rajdulari Khan Sahiba, and last one Mary Khan), and is survived by eight sons and four daughters. Six of his children and one grandson are musicians: Aashish Khan Debasharma (b 1939, sarod), Dhyanesh Khan (1941–90; sarod), Ameena Perrera (Sitar), Pranesh Khan (tabla), Rajesh Khan (sarod), Alam Khan (b 1982, sarod), Manik Khan (Sarod); and his grandson, Shiraz Ali Khan (sarod).

Awards -

Khan was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1967 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1989, among other awards. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1991. In 1997, Khan received the National Endowment for the Arts' prestigious National Heritage Fellowship, the United States' highest honour in the traditional arts. Khan has received five Grammy nominations.

Sarod (Instrument) -

The sarod (or sarode) (सरोद) is a stringed instrument of India, used mainly in Indian classical music. Along with the sitar, it is among the most popular and prominent instruments in Hindustani classical music. The sarod is known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound, in contrast with the sweet, overtone-rich texture of the sitar, with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality. It is a fretless instrument able to produce the continuous slides between notes known as meend (glissandi), which are important in Indian music.

Record Details


The 80 Minutte Raga - Ali Akbar Khan - Sarod - CS 2012


Ali Akbar Khan


Ali Akbar Khan & Mahapurush Misra


Sarod, Tabla & Tamboura


Ali Akbar Khan


Mahapurush Misra

Releasing Year



Indian Classical (Instrumental)




Connoisseur Society

Made In

U. S. A.


Connoisseur Society Inc.

Serial No.

CS 2012

Record One Side One

·        Rag Kanara Prakaar – Alap (Part I)

 Record One Side Two

·        Rag Kanara Prakaar – Alap (Part II)

Record  Two Side One

·        Rag Kanara Prakaar – Gat (Part I)

Record Two  Side Two

·        Rag Kanara Prakaar – Gat (Conclusion)



12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Artist - 1 Ali Akbar Khan
Artist - 2 Mahapurush Misra
Instrument - 1 Sarod
Instrument - 2 Tabla
Instrument - 3 Tamboura
Music - 1 Ali Akbar Khan
Record 1
Record1 - Side1 - Song1 Rag Kanara Prakaar – Alap (Part I)
Record1 - Side2 - Song1 Rag Kanara Prakaar – Alap (Part II)
Record 2
Record2 - Side1 - Song1 Rag Kanara Prakaar – Gat (Part I)
Record2 - Side2 - Song1 Rag Kanara Prakaar – Gat (Conclusion)
Record Details
Genre Indian Classical (Instrumental)
Label Connoisseur Society
Language Hindi
Releasing Year 1969
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM

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Ali Akbar Khan - Sarod - The 80 Minute Raga - CS 2012 - 2 LP Set

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