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Ode To Gravity:
Music for Oud, a Raga, and a String Quartet

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 60 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian introduces music for the oud, an Indian raga, and a string quartet. First up is a work for classical oud, performed by Khamis El Fino and recorded during a concert at Asia House, Dec. 1, 1963. This is followed by a midnight raga for shehnai, violin, and tabla, performed by Bismillah Khan, V. G. Jog, and Mahapurush Misra, respectively. This hour of extraordinary music from around the world is concluded with a recording of Maurice Ravel’s “String Quartet in F” performed here by the Budapest Quartet.

Musical Selections:  [Track one from the LP “Music for Classical Oud”] (4:00) -- Raga Jai Jaiwanti-Teental (23:00) -- Quartet for Strings in F Major (1902-03) (28:00) / Maurice Ravel
Performers:  Khamis El Fino, oud (Classical Oud)
Bismillah Khan, shehnai (Raga)
V. G. Jog, violin (Raga)
Mahapurush Misra, tabla (Raga)
Budapest String Quartet: (Quartet)
Josef Roismann, violin (Quartet)
Alexander Schneider, violin (Quartet)
Boris Kroyt, viola (Quartet)
Mischa Schneider, cello (Quartet)
Genres:  World Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  World music; 20th century classical; Oud music; Music -- India; Ragas; Shehnai and violin music; String quartets
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; El Fino, Khamis; Khan, Bismillah, 1916-2006; Jog, Vishnu Govind, 1921-; Misra, Mahapurush; Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937; Roismann, Josef; Schneider, Alexander, 1908-1993; Kroyt, Boris, 1898-1969; Schneider, Mischa, 1903-1985
Recording Date:  11/25/1970
First Broadcast Date:  11/25/1970
 
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