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Singers Die Twice: A Journey to the Land of Dhrupad (Sb-The German List)

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Singers Die Twice is the story of a life in music. One of Germany's best-known exponents of North Indian classical music, specifically dhrupad singing, Perer Pannke has traveled from his home in Germany to Varanasi, Delhi, Darbhanga, and the forests of Vrindaban to study classical Indian singing in the most famous gharanas—musical houses—of India. His richly woven story takes readers from the legendary beginning of the gharana in the eighteenth century into the last splendid days of the Maharaja of Darbhanga—the inspiration for Satyajit Ray's 1957 classic film, The Music Room—and into the present.

Along the way, we meet legendary singers whose names are still known to the devotees of dhrupad: the grand old Pandit Ram Chatur Mallik, the pious and inspiring Pandit Vidur Mallik, and both the masters and the humbler musicians and traveling players who bring music to the fields of Bihar, across India, and beyond. Singers Die Twice is the inspiring story of a master musician in the world that he loves.

About the Author

Samuel P. Willcocks translates from Czech, German, Romanian and Slovene into English and lives in Giurgiu on the Danube with his family.

Table of Contents

I. Monday, 29 July to Tuesday, 30 July 2001

A Garland of Sound

 

II. Wednesday, 31 July 2002

The Rainmakers

 

III. Thursday, 1 August 2002

Hither I Carry My Heart Once More

 

IV. Thursday, 1 August 2002

The Emperor of Dhrupad

 

V. Friday, 2 August 2002

Flight through Darkness

 

VI. Saturday, 3 August 2002

Do These Clowns Have Anything to Do with You?

 

VII. Sunday, 4 August 2002

The Mallik Family Tree

 

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780857421043
Author:
Pannke, Peter
Publisher:
Seagull Books
Author:
Willcocks , Samuel P.
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Seagull Books - The German List
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 halftones, 1 map, 1 diagram
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » World History » India

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