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Hariprasad Chaurasia And The Art Of Improvisation
"Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia seems to draws ideas from an inexhaustible source, playing on every contrast, composing his musical discourse with outstanding aesthetic sense and clarity. His extraordinary mastery of improvisation is dazzling to improvisers of all kinds. This CD and book is intended for all keen listeners who wish to learn more about the creative process. It also aims to guide students, scholars, improvisers, performers and composers from various backgrounds who endeavor to explore his music in order to enrich their art. Step by step, the improvisations of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia will lead the way into the different elements of the great musical tradition of northern India." 2 CDs of raga music housed in a deluxe hardbound 200-page book written by Henri Tournier. The book features full-color paintings, pictures and musical notation. 11 x 5 1/2 inches.