Khyāl: Creativity Within North India's Classical Music Tradition

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CUP Archive, 1984 - Music - 314 pages
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This book is a study of khyal, the genre of North Indian classical music which has dominated in performances by highly trained vocalists for at least the past 150 years. It is also a study of cultural history. Spanning as it does a good portion of the periods of the British Raj in India, the struggle for independence, and the flourishing of India as a republic, the history of khyal and of khyal singers is a story of generous patronage by native princes, of the loss of this patronage when courts were dissolved, and of the resilience of musicians in adjusting to the vicissitudes of contemporary artistic life. The book contains an extensive bibliography and discography, as well as illustrations of khyal in performance, genealogical charts and maps. The accompanying cassette illustrates much of the music described in the book.
  

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Contents

Historical and social contexts of khyal I
1
Illustrations Plates I The Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah Rangile ruled 172048 page
6
definition of the genre
11
Gwalior
36
Ensemble of singers and instrumentalists c 1820 34
55
Agra
81
Faiyaz Khan Agra
106
Dipali Nag Agra
107
Kirana
184
Gangubai Hangal Kirana
193
Patiala
227
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Patiala
234
Court musicians in royal procession c 165060
235
On individuality
255
Amir Khan
265
Conclusion
274

Vilayat Hussain Khan and Latafat Husain Khan Agra
128
SahaswanRampur
132
Mushtaq Hussein Khan SahaswanRampur
140
Alladiya Khan
160
Alladiya Khan
164
Kishore Amonkar Alladiya Khan
175
Selections on the cassette
281
Discography
290
Bibliography
297
Index
307
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About the author (1984)

Bonnie Wade earned her B.Mus. from Boston University in 1963, her M.A. in ethnomusicology from UCLA in 1967, and her PhD in ethnomusicology from UCLA in 1971. She taught at Brown University until 1975, when she moved to to the University of California Berkeley, where she is professor of music.

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