From The Audio CD
Artist: Pt. Shivanand Patil
Tabla - Pt. Omkar Gulwadi
Harmonium – Ajay Joglekar
Sleeve Notes: Geetha Balsaara
Photo Courtesy: Gautam Rajadhyaksha
Catalogue No: CDNF150950
Format: Audio CD
“Raga Reflections: is a series of Classical Music by some of the best known artistes. A ‘Raga’ is the backbone of Indian Classical Music. Each Raga has a definite shade thus differentiating one from the other. The variety of Ragas in existence are proof of the richness of Indian Classical Music.
The age-old Guru-Shishya Parampara is a legacy that holds a prime position in Indian Classical Music. The traditional ‘Gurumukh’ or oral translation left upon the student an indelible impression of the Guru’s style and presentation. The Guru’s teachings coupled with the disciple’s ‘Riyaaz’ and deep pondering over the Raga’s intricacies, enabled the students in turn to add their own perspective thus personalizing the Raga, within the permissible boundaries of elaboration.
Spontaneity and Improvisation are the two main factors highlighting the artiste’s caliber during a Raga presentation. That one moment of magic during a concert or a live recording, is a true reflection of the artiste’s years of effort. Every performance is like a new lease of life and no two presentations even by the same artiste are identical. The artiste’s personality, state of mind and even the kind of audience is reflected in the performance thus leaving space for the ‘Unknown’ or ‘Surprise’ element in a classical music performance.
‘Raga Reflections’ is a unique album of the artiste’s contribution to a particular Raga, a ‘Reflection’ of the teachings and learnings, thus immortalizing the Guru-Shishya Parampara!
Pt. Shivanand Patil is an artiste of great sensitivity and impeccable taste, a dedicated virtuoso who remains immersed in the pure sensuous joy of his music.
Pt. Shivanandji was initiated into Music by his parents, Karnatak Sangeet Natak Academy awardees, Shri Shankargouda Patil and Smt Hirabai Patil. After his primary learning under Pt. Appasaheb Pangerikar, he was further trained by the eminent Gurus like Pt. D. V. Kanebuva, Dr. Basavraj Rajguru, Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki and Pt. Yashwantbuva Joshi. He also received valuable guidance from the legendary Dr. Gangubai Hangal.
Gifted with a mellifluous and highly cultivated, expressive voice that ranges over four octaves, he has an in-born gift of laya and taal, the 2 mandatory pre requisites of a classical artiste. Shivanandji learnt the finer aspects of the Kirana, Gwalior and Agra Gharanas and then developed his own individual style. He is an “A” Grade artiste in Hindustani Classical Vocal as well as in Marathi and Kannada light music. He has been repeatedly featured in the All India Radio concerts all over India. He has had a number of National Broadcasts and telecasts to his credit. His regular participation in major music conferences all over India like Pt. Sawai Gandharva Music festival, Pune and at Kundgol, Malhar Festival of Nehru Centre, Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan of Sur Singer Samsad, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Music festival, besides many others.
His classical vocal recitals have been released by various well-known recording companies. Shivanandji is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Some of them are
Fellowship for research work from Govt. Of India. Karnatak Rajyotsava Puraskar of Govt. Of Karanataka. ‘Surmani’ of Sur Singar Samsad. Pt. Vishnu Bhatkhande, Pt. Ram Marathe, Pt. Choota Gandharva, Balgandharva Awards of the Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Natyaparishad. Varadraj Adya National Award from Karnatak Sangh Mumbai. Krishna Hangal Memorial National Award from Hangal Foundation Hubli. Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar from Mangeshkar Pratishthan
He has also lent his voice as a playback singer for several Marathi Television serials and Kannada films. Pt Shivanandji is a multi talented artiste. His strong grooming in the field of classical music enhances his abilities to contribute to other genres such as Bhakti Sangeet, Natya Sangeet and Light Classical music in both Marathi and Kannada languages. Panditji is also a recognized music composer for different genres of music.
Under the pen name ‘Shivarang’ he has composed several classical bandishes and also created 2 ragas namely ‘Shivavanti’ and Shiva Malhar’ thus speaking volumes of this artiste’s genius. His passion and dedication to music make Pt Shivanandji a unique artiste, having carved a niche for himself.
1. Raga –Rageshri
Khayal Vilambit Ektaal
“Pratham Sur Sadhe”
Tarana Drut Teentaal
2. Raga –Jogkauns
Khayal Vilambit Ektaal
“Sughar Bhar Paya”
Khayal Drut Teentaal
“Pir Parayee Jane Nahin Balamwa”
3. Raga –Sohoni