Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Pandith Taranath: LIVE IN STOCKHOLM 1969 (CE36)

Posted 2015-08-02



Raag Chandrakauns in a Dhrupad recording from a private concert in Stockholm 1969 with two of the real giants of Hindustani music, Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar on rudra veena (been) and Pandit Taranath on pakhawaj.

“In the spring of 1969 Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Pandit Taranath Rama Rao were returning from their first teaching trip to U.S. Z. M. Dagar had been at Wesleyan and Taranathji at Ravi Shankar’s school in L.A. if I remember right. Since I was learning from Taranathji and had stayed in the same house as Dagarsaheb in Chembur I invited them to stop by in Stockholm on the way back to India and managed to secure a few playing occasions for Swedish Radio and TV as well as a couple of concerts. One of them was a private concert in the atelier of the late Swedish painter Axel Törneman in Stockholm. The sound from the private concert is quite good and the music is of course wonderful so, we are happy to offer you their Raag Chandrakauns from this evening.” – Bengt Berger