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Pandit Nikhil Banerjee was recognised throughout the world of Indian music as one of the master musicians of his generation. A mature artist who possessed incredible technique, power, and flair, he achieved in his recitals a depth of expression which very few musicians could hope to equal. His untimely and unexpected death in 1986 was met with shock and sadness by all lovers of Indian music, and marked with the posthumous award of the Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government. Even if it is a... Read More


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  • The music here is committed and is played with the kind of passionate virtuosity, which is the hallmark of Indian classical music. More than most classical music, the aesthetic priorities are spirit and feeling. An evening raga played in light classical style, Raga Piloo uses the twelve chromatic notes in the octave. It is played here with remarkable passion and sensitivity by Pandit Nikhil Banerjee (sitar), Anindo Chatterjee (tabla) and Ratan Mukherjee (tanpura).

    'Banerjee plays sitar with a more hopeful, Banerjee plays sitar with a more hopeful, upbeat style than some other players, especially in the slower opening sections. His Tabla player Anindo Chatterjee gets to the heart of the groove without clouding the issue with pyrotechnics. There are a lot of sitar recordings but Banerjee's individual approach should temp you. - [Rated Excellent] Hi-Fi News & Reviews Feb 90 (rated Excellent, Ken Hyder)
  • One of the best creations by Nikhil Banerjee full of sweetnes and energy at the same time - Rating : ***** / Giorgio Pala

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