Voice of Flowers – Spring Ragas from India
Baluji Shrivastav OBE captures the rapture of spring, expressing seasonal feelings of renewal and hope through the subtle nuances of the chosen ragas. He celebrates his mastery of the sitar with wonderful sensitivity and dexterity. Accompanied by Sukhvinder Singh “Pinky” on tabla with vivacious renditions of relas and chakradas.
1. Saraswati Worship (alaap, jor, jhalla) - 16:09
2. Raga Vasant Mukhari Aarti - 5:55
3. Raga Marva Vasant (alaap, jor, jhalla) - 10:34
4. Raga Hindol Vasant - Celebration (medium tempo) - 9:31
5. Raga Vasant Bahar - Delicate Blossoms (alaap, jor, jhalla) - 8:18
6. Raga Vasant Bahar - Embrace of Spring - 7:11
7. Raga Shuddha Vasant - Ecstasy of Spring - 10:53
8. Vasant Priya (alaap, jor, jhalla) - 10:20
Total playing time: 79:15 min.