No It Isn’t Beethoven.

No, this is not a Beethoven composition. This is a video of two masters of Hindustani Classical Music, Ustad, Amjad Ali Khan on the Sarod and Ustad Zakir Hussein on the Tabla.

THIS is Beethoven’s symphony No.6 played by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta.

This is a post for the weekly Friday LBC where a few bloggers write on the same subject. You may like to visit Lin and Shackman to see what they have to contribute to this effort. Today’s topic has been suggested by Lin.

17 thoughts on “No It Isn’t Beethoven.”

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  1. oh my gosh.
    i feel as if i were at the concert of those two wonderful masters rummy!
    i made it full screen.
    so many thoughts!
    my favorite was after he talked the first time. i think it was at the 15 minute mark.
    the music they made right after that was simply hauntingly beautiful. and then it kept escalating faster and faster. the tapla (i hope i’m remembering the name of the drums correctly!) anyway… he sometimes appeared in a trance. then he would smile and you knew he wasn’t. he was merely feeling the music.
    and the sarod master… oh my. they are just beautiful men!
    and my next favorite was the very last set. at the end. to me… almost ethereal again.
    and then when it was over i looked them up on wikipedia. and the tapla player is 65 years old! and to both just sit there for that long. so incredible to me.
    such STAMINA they both have!!! i cannot imagine. to sit there and play that long.
    such strength. and playing from their very souls. you could tell.
    no doubt why they are called masters.
    it was an amazing experience. and truly beautiful music. thank you!
    tammy j recently apple woman

    1. Both the ustads are favourites of mine and I am pleased that you found their performance beautiful. It was a great pleasure for me to share their brilliance with my readers. Thank you.

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