I would appreciate it if someone who has this CD and has identified
the Raga, would let me know what the raga is.
I have heard from some friends that the raag is called 'chandramadhu'.
I have not heard the recording but as the name suggests, it might be a
mix of chandrakauns & madhuvanti. (How it is different from madhukauns
is a clarification that I seek from the knowledgables here)
> I have heard from some friends that the raag is called 'chandramadhu'.
> I have not heard the recording but as the name suggests, it might be a
> mix of chandrakauns & madhuvanti. (How it is different from madhukauns
> is a clarification that I seek from the knowledgables here)
Haven't heard this recording, and don't want to assume any
qualifications, but as far as I know they are one and the same. To me,
both names (Madhukauns and Chandramadhu) acknowledge the lurking shadow
(via moorchhana) of Chandrakauns (Madhukauns Sa = Chandrakauns Ma). The
"S g m P" piece in Madhukauns/Chandramadhu is also part of Madhuvanti-
can't remember whether the relatively recent entrant Madhu Malhar uses
this going up, but coming down it surely does.
Amir Khan concluded his concert with Basant Bahar with variations. The
original LP cover gives more details.
I've been given a private recording with the same bandish (Paar karo
gumna) and Basant Bahar. Perhaps it is another copy of the same
On my copy, the first piece is labelled Amir Khani Kauns, but can't say
whether that name was given by AK or some devotee.
Abhik may be able to provide further details.
> Then he sang the raga he called Chandramadhu(also his own creation) in
> Vilambit Jhumrataal. Like I said, I'm not an expert but I believe
> Mr.Ramabhadran is on the right track about Chandrakauns and Madhumanti.
AFAIR, this has been discussed in detail earlier on rmic. A search of
Groups should give you more information.