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Birju Maharaj - Splendours Of The Kathak Maestro Birju Maharaj - EASD 1438 - LP Record

Brijmohan Mishra (Hindi: बृजमोहन मिश्र) popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj (Hindi: पंडित बिरजू महाराज)(born February 4, 1938) is the leading exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India. He is a descendant of the legendary Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, including his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj. Even though dancing is his first love, he also has an excellent command over Hindustani classical music and is an accomplished vocalist as well.[1] He took Kathak to new heights by choreographing new Kathak dance dramas.He is also the founder of kalashram. He has toured extensively across the globe, given thousands of performances and held hundreds of workshops for kathak students After working along with his uncle, Shambhu Maharaj at Bhartiya Kala Kendra, later the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, he remained head of the latter, for several years, till his retirement in 1998 when he opened his own dance school, Kalashram, also in Delhi.Birju Maharaj was born in the house of noted Kathak exponent, Jagannath Maharaj, popularly known as Acchan Maharaj of Lucknow Gharana, who served as court dancer in Raigarh princely state.[3] Birju was trained by his uncles, Lachhu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj and his father, and he gave his first recital at the age of seven. On 20 May 1947, his father died when he was nine .[4] After a few years of struggle, his family moved to Delhi.
Record Details
Title Birju Maharaj - Splendours Of The Kathak Maestro Birju Maharaj - EASD 1438
Singer Birju Maharaj, Saswati, Durga & Jaikishan 
Artist Dinanath Misra, Ram Lakhan Yadav, Mukesh Bihari Sharma, Hari Shankar, Mehmood Khan, Pradeep Mitra, Nirmal Biswas & Aloke Nath De 
Producer Biman Ghosh
Music Birju Maharaj
Lyrics Maharaj Bindadin
Instrument Tabla, Pakahawaj, Sarod, Harmonium, Sarangi, Effects, Sitar & Flute
Releasing Year 1985
Genre Instrumental
Language Hindi
Label HMV
Made In India
Manufacture The Gramophone Company Of India Limited.
Serial No EASD 1438
Side One
  • Bhajan-Pragatey Brij Nandlal-Ram Misra Desi;Taal Dadra
Birju Maharaj
  • Jhoola-Jhoolata Radhey Nawal Kishore-Raga Misra Desh;Taal Roopak
Birju Maharaj
  • Holi-Kanh Khelyo Kahan Aisi Hori Guinyan-Raga Misra Gara;Taal Chanchar
Birju Maharaj
  • Dadra-Chhodo Choodo Bihri Nari Dekhen Sagari-Raga Misra Pahadi; Taal Dadra
Birju Maharaj
  • Thumri-Jagey Ho Kahin Rayan-Raga Bhairavi;Teental
Birju Maharaj
Side Two  
  • Krishna Vandana-(Invocation)
Birju Maharaj
  • Laya Disha-(Weaving Patterns Of Teentaal On Tabla)
Birju Maharaj
  • Tarana(Based On Raga Kalavati;Teentaal)
Sipra Bose And Birju Maharaj
  • Prahant-(Reciting Of Boles;Teental)
Saswati, Durga, Jaikishan & Birju Maharaj
  • Sinjini-(Improvisations Of Tatkar On Anklebells)
Birju Maharaj
Specification
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Record Condition Excellent
Cover Condition  Excellent

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