Vijay Raghav Rao (Festival Time)- 2392 549 - LP Record
Vijay Raghav Rao
(Vijaya Raghava Rao) (3 November 1925 – 30 November 2011) was an Indian
flutist, composer, choreographer, musicologist, poet and fiction writer.He
was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 1970, and in 1982 the
Sangeet Natak Akademi in Creative and Experimental music category, the
highest for performing artist conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's
National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.
He was born in
Madras (now Chennai), India. He was married since 1947 to Smt. Lakshmi V.
Rao. They have four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He
was an Indian-American, a permanent resident of the United States.
Through the past six
decades, Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao has shaped and influenced the essential form
and derivatives of culture known to the world as classically Indian. It can
be authoritatively said that with his performances on the Indian flute in
front of audiences worldwide (and recordings thereof), he has interpreted
ancient music for modern ears with an understanding that is chaste, and an
elocution that stimulates intellects, both mature and young. His genius has
also expressed itself in critically acclaimed works for modern orchestra and
ballet ensembles. Several award-winning features and short films shown at
some of the most prestigious international film festivals carry his
experimental music. Critics and connoisseurs of his expression in Asia,
Europe and America have responded with meaningful praise. To note a few-