Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017
A special event took place on 20 December 2016 in Alt-Treptow, a guided listening session prepared by Matyas Wolter from a selection of his favored old records. Together with tea and sweets we listened to and discussed artists of Indian classical music in many styles, from khyal to thumri, vocal and instrumental music, with influences ranging from dhrupad to folk music, spanning the decades from singers of courtly tradition such as Zohrabai (d. 1913) to representatives of modern developments like Kumar Gandharva (d. 1992). The presentation closed with recordings of Ravi Shankar (d. 2012), maybe the most commonly known Indian classical musician in the Western world. A link to relevant records can be found here.