This time, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma (Hindustani Santoor vaadak) discusses about raag 'Pahaadi' and how various Hindi Film music directors handled this raag in different ways (in their own ways), in their songs. He talks about the orchestration - which instruments were used - by these music directors for the same raag. I cannot or not capable of writing in detail but I had jotted down the songs and will list them down here. In 'Sangeet Saritha' programme itself, he had narrated his life history in 'Meri Sangeet Yatra' and in the current series, it is 'Paarshwa gaayan ke rangeen taane baane'.
Pt. Sharma himself is a music director and has created many gems along with Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasiya in the name of 'Shiv-Hari'. They have directed music for some gazhals and bhajans too.
I heard these two songs today. Both the songs are my favourites and while hearing them, I thought I will write a post about this programme. Now, hear and enjoy the songs, like I did!
I love this film, 'Silsila' and Amitabh and Rekha are my all-time favourites! Music is by Shiv-Hari. He says that this raag suites well for the songs picturized in scenic places like Switzerland , Kashmir etc. Beautiful song:
This song is very melodious but without much orchestration! Normally, the orchestra gives flavour to the songs... this is so beautiful and peaceful to the ears that you will never notice the minimum instruments used in the background:
This beautiful song is from film 'Chandni', music is by Shiv-Hari. The singers are Latha and Babla. The song starts with the peaceful tune of Pt. Chaurasia's flute. This too, is one of my favourites:
This song is from the film, 'Kashmir ki kali', and the music is composed by O.P. Nayyaar. The same raag 'Pahaadi' is handled in a different way:
Latha's golden voice! Film is, ' Aakhri khat'. Pahaadi raag again by Khayyaam:
Again, this song is composed by Khayyaam. Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur...hmm, such a beautiful song:
This song of Latha, is composed by the most versatile music director, Madan Mohan. Sadhana is without 'sadhana cut'?!
Slow and melodious song, composed by Naushad, who has got hundreds of classics, to his credit. This one is sung by our inimitable Rafi saab:
'Chanda ki chaav mein, thandi thandi hawaavom mein',
The above mentioned song, by Latha, composed by Sri Ramchandra, is also based on raag 'Pahaadi'. I couldn't get the video.
The next two songs are based on Rajasthani Folk music. These are also based on raag 'Maand'.
Music is by Shiv-Hari, sung by Latha and the famous Rajasthani folk singer, Ila Arun. Picturized on our beautiful, talented Sridevi! The film is 'Lamhe':
He quoted the song, 'Kesariyaa...baalam', which was composed by Hridayanath Mangeshkar, sung by Latha for the film, 'Lekin'. I could not get the video for this song. But came across this video in which a young girl Aishwarya, sang this song beautifully, in a reality show, 'Chote Ustaad'. She is going to be a star singer in the future...beautiful voice.
This programme, Sangeeth Saritha, is being aired now (tomorrow is the 13th episode and must be the last one) and you can hear more songs on raag 'Pahaadi', from 7.30 am to 7.45 am in Vividh Bharati! After this series is over, some other prominent person will be interviewed about some subject connected to classical music or film music...our own good music!
Friends, this is my last post for this year, 2009! This is the 132nd post! Your encouragement has prompted me to write so many posts, this year! I thank you all wholeheartedly!
Edited to add on 21st Nov.'16: The two Maestros are playing their instruments here! Click this link pl. Heavenly music!