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- An exquisite new recording teaming Indian sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan with the Laboratory Music Project of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Murphy. This stunning collaborative work suggests by its very nature a powerful and significant unification, an enlightened encounter on the grandest scale. While many musicians have attempted to forge East-meets-West connections, rarely have they been as successful in creating as seamless and exhilarating a bond as exemplified by these sophisticated yet natural fusions.
Samaagam is divided into two main elements, the first titled "Three Ragas", followed by the title piece, formally titled "Samaagam: A Concerto for Sarod, Concertante Group and String Orchestra." Both pieces stand alone and serve as vital components of the larger work. For Khan, Samaagam, recorded at the historic Greyfriars Kirk church in Edinburgh in March 2010 and produced by Philip Hobbs, is a dream fulfilled.
In a career spanning over 50 years, Amjad Ali Khan has single-handedly elevated the sarod to one of the most popular instruments in the Northern Indian tradition. He is the sixth in an uninterrupted lineage of music masters known as the Senia Bangash School. Khan has toured extensively throughout the world, establishing a reputation as one of the living legends of Indian classical instrumental music and as one of its mostrominent exponents on the international concert circuit.
- 1 CD - 1h 9mn 43s
release date. 2011-05-30