KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Ode To Gravity: Music for Oud, a Raga, and a String Quartet

Analog Audio


Event Type
Music
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
OTG.1970.11.25
Program Series
Ode To Gravity
Program Length
60 min
Dates
1970-11-25 | broadcast
| 1970-11-25 | created
Description
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.
Genres
World music
20th century classical
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)
Subjects
World music
20th century classical
Oud music
Music -- India
Ragas
Shehnai and violin music
String quartets
Acknowledgment
Funding for the preservation of this program made possible through a grant by the GRAMMY Foundation.