Pt.Bhimsen Joshi Hindustani Classical Vocalists
Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:23 PM
Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi (Kannada : ಪಂಡಿತ ಭೀಮಸೇನ ಗುರುರಾಜ ಜೋಷಿ. Marathi: पंडित भीमसेन जोशी is one of the most popular and respected names in contemporary music. Familiar even to the musically illiterate, Bhimsen Joshi is noted for his extraordinarily rich and sonorous voice and has been ruling the musical world for over four decades. Pandit Joshi is a versatile singer; he is an expert in khayal singing but he is also adept in the presentation of thumris, songs from plays, or devotional compositions. His lilting thumris (Jadu bhareli, Piya ke milan ki aas or Babul mora) and his innumerable popular Abhangs composed by the saints of Maharashtra are instances in point.
He was born in 1922 into a Brahmin family in Gadag, Karnataka. At the age of 11, against his father’s wishes, Bhimsen Joshi ran away from home to learn music. A few years of his youth were thus spent in the company of well known musicians at Gwalior, Lucknow and Rampur, serving them and learning as much as he could from them. However, soon realising that Bhimsen was extremely talented, his father arranged for the child to be taught music under the guidance of Rambhau Kundgolkar, popularly known as Sawai Gandharva, a pupil of Abdul Karim Khan. Thus began Bhimsen’s succesful journey in the world of music.
He made his debut in 1946, singing at his guru’s birthday. Bhimsen Joshi has the ability to make his voice do almost anything he wants, be it a small murki, a delicate gamaka, a rapid tan, a fast flight across octaves, a controlled modulation of the voice, or simply holding a note steady for a song.
1. Raga Puriya Dhanashree - Vilambit Ektal: Ab to Ritu Maan & Drut Tintal: Paayaliya Jhankar
2. Raga Bageshri Bahar - Drut Rupaktal: Ay Ambuva Kahi Kahi Daar Daar
Rec. 1950's (1) and 1968 (2)
320 kbps including full scans
Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:24 PM
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi - Swaradhiraj - The King Of The Musical Note Vol. 3
Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi, (February 4, 1922 – January 24, 2011) was an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition. A member of the Kirana Gharana, he is renowned for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music bhajans and abhangs.
01 Raga Maluba Kedar (Recorded Live In India 1990)
02 Raga Malhuha Keder - (Recorded Live In India 1986)
03 Raga Gorakh Kabyan (Recorded Live In India 1986)
Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:49 AM
IMC - India meets Classic presents... Raga CDs of the Months (04/11)
Magic of Music - Tribute to Bhimsen Joshi (part 2/3) (April 18, 2011)
Raga CDs of the Months (04/11): Magic in Music – A Tribute to Bhimsen Joshi
Can you imagine India in 1933 ? – It was the year, when Gandhi stepped into hunger strike against caste discrimination. In the same year a small boy at the age of 11 years hit the road alone obsessed to find a music teacher. Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was his name, member of a Brahmin family, son of a school teacher and the eldest with 15 siblings. Joshi’s mother died very early.
Bhimsen Joshi and his “Golden Voice” of 3 octaves should have a big influence onto North Indian classical music considerably till his death in January 2011. In the obituary of Indian Express one could read: “The voice of the last Titan of North Indian Classics now remains always muted, but his melodies will always continue.” IMC OnAir’s new radio show “Magic in music” is a tribute to this exceptional artist, to Bhimsen Joshi (02/04/1922 – 01/24/2011).
date of broadcasting …
18th April 2011 – 11:00 p.m. (CEST)
broadcasting plan | streaming (Internet Radio & Mobile Radio) | podCast
Joshi at the age of 14 years found his master (guru). He was Rambhau Kundgolkar. We know this actor and singer of North Indian Classics (Hindustani) rather common as Pandit Sawai Gandharva. He lived from 1886 to 1952. The greatest merit of Pandit Gandharva is the popularization of the vocal style in the tradition of Kirana Gharana. Saway Gandharva had pupils like Bhimsen Joshi and the famous female vocalist Gangubai Hangal. Herefore we refer to our radio show “Dr. Gangubai Hangal – Voice of Tradition“.
The majority of the singers of Hindustani traditionally belong to the Kirana Gharana. This music school was considerably created by Abdul Karim Khan and his cousin Abdul Wahid Khan and dominated till the 40th and 50th of last century. Abdul Karim and Abdul Wahid revolutionized the modern singing form of Khayal style. They added a slow tempo, Vilambit. So each note of a Raga scala, note for note can be defined by the singer in a performance.
Affected by the South Indian Classics (Carnatic) Abdul Karim Khan payed special attention to the ornamental art. The patterns are wavy and consist only of the note material of the Raga form itself (Sargam Taan). It is an attribute of vocals in Kirana Gharana style that the second note “Rishabh” is played/sung as “komal” which means neither diminished (flat) nor increased (major) and it’s intonation isn’t stressed (“soft corner”).
For his own artistic development Bhimsen Joshi had woven also style elements from other Gharanas (beside the Kirana Gharana) into his indiviual singing and interpretation style.
At the age of 31 years Bhimsen Joshi created the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, in honours of his teacher Sawai Gandharva and as platform for the singing art of Kirana Gharana. Today the three days event is simply well-known as Sawai, which always takes place in December. It is one of the most important festivals, if not even that most important for Indian Classical music worldwide. Since 1953 the music festival Sawai Gandharva takes place annually in Pune and was led by Bhimseh Joshi himself for 49 years, until 2002. Today the Sawai is organized by Bhimsen’s son Shrinivas Joshi. For each new and upcoming generation of musicians of Indian Classics an invitation for the Sawai Gandharva is a guarantee for the beginning of a professional career.
Very late in the year 2008 Bhimsen Joshi received the “Jewel from India”, the Bharat Ratna. It is the highest civil order of India. The Bharat Ratna was assigned first time in the year 1954. With the Bharat Ratna artists, e.g. litterateurs and scientists are decorated for their social earnings/services. Beside Bhimsen Joshi received musicians the Bharat Ratna such as sitar legend Ravi Shankar (1999) or Lata Mangeshkar (2001) who is a female vocalist for Indian film (Bollywood).
The inheritance of Bhimsen Joshi will not only live on in the form of memories and honors. With an inauguration celebration in February 2011 the city administration of Pune designated a new art center in appreciation of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi as “Bharatratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Kaladalan“… and the Federal State government presented a music scholarship for classical music in memories of the legend Bhimsen Joshi.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:43 PM
01 - Bhimsen Joshi-Bhairvi Thumri-Bajuband Khul khul jaye.mp3 (5.83MB)
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:38 PM
22 - Bhimsen Joshi -Khamaj Thumri- Nand kumar hori khele.mp3 (11.44MB)
Number of downloads: 53