COMPOSERS: Hariprasad Chaurasia,Shivkumar Sharma
PERFORMER: Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute) Shivkumar Sharma (santoor)
CATALOGUE NO: 0114-15
Within the North Indian classical tradition, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Shivkumar Sharma have made free-ranging duos of flute and santoor – the Kashmiri zither – their own. RASDHARA is a pair of hour-long raga improvisations from a London concert in 1997, the first time they had played together outside the subcontinent.
These much-recorded artists are inexhaustible in their energy and ideas. The rarity of their encounters clearly adds its own stimulus as they spur each other on to ever more brilliant flights and persuasive turns of melody in one of Navras’s best recent issues.