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La Monte Young – Rag Bhairava


La Monte Young
Rag Bhairava

01. Rag Bhairava Excerpt (32:12)


  1. Paul on February 26th, 2010

    One of my favorite pieces of music. When Marian comes in at about the 25 min mark I simply melt. So subtle and yet very very powerful for me.

    Does anyone know of any ragas sung wholly or partially by women?

  2. rockcreek on February 26th, 2010
  3. rockcreek on February 26th, 2010

    You may also want to check out Ashoka Dhar – here’s her LP from the “Lyrical Tradition of the Dhrupad” series:

  4. Scott Goodwin on February 27th, 2010

    Shelia Dar has one recording maybe (?), she studied with PPN among other teachers and wrote a book about her life as a diplomat’s wife/government worker and Hindustani Classical singer. Laxshmi Shankar also comes to mind. Hirabai Barodekar was also a singer in the Kirana Ghirana and has an amazing recording on All India Radio somewhere that I have a copy of.

  5. luca on April 4th, 2010

    this is fantastic, but unfortunatly it is not complete, do you know if is it possible to find it lossless and complete? Anyway thank you very much for this la monte young that I didn’t know at all and for many other things of this interesting blog

  6. Fabio "Mr.Dreamcast" on October 11th, 2010

    Hello, I love this piece :).
    May I find him in a cdr? (except the purple set)

  7. fsom on February 20th, 2011

    as much as I appreciate la monte young’s work, his hindustani classical singing is incredibly lacking for someone who has been learning for so long. his intonation and pronunciation are quite weak, in my opinion.

    there are plenty of female vocalists out there, here are some that I hold in high regard:

    Kishori Amonkar
    Ashwini Deshpande
    Kaushiki Chakraborty
    Tripti Mukherjee
    Begum Akhtar

    and please, I urge anyone interested to listen to more proficient artists than la monte:

    amir khan
    bade ghulam ali khan
    bhimsen joshi


    vasant rai
    bahadur khan

    for those of you interested in very long form, slow moving ‘drone’ music, you will most likely find dhrupad (a form of ancient indian classical signing) to your liking. anything by the dagar brothers, gundecha brothers and uday bhawalkar is good.

  8. mister.tomoo on September 27th, 2012

    re-up pls! {clamoring}

  9. Jefre on September 27th, 2012

    All set!