Schenectady, New York (PressExposure) August 13, 2009 -- Classical Concepts, a premier Hindustani Classical Music and Ghazals record label announced the launch of its website, http://www.classical-concepts.com today. Classical Concepts, headquartered in New York, is an organization dedicated to the promotion and propagation of Hindustani music, Indian classical and light classical and vocal, Ghazals and instrumental classical music.
âI am pleased to announce the launch of our record labelâs website todayâ, said Ms. Nalini Madiwale, owner of Classical Concepts. âThe aim of this site is to showcase our album releases and provide opportunities to aspirants to learn more about Indian classical music. Classical Concepts also arranges performances and lecture-demonstrations in USA. We are especially interested in developing the next generation of listeners. We welcome requests for lecture-demos by music departments of middle schools, high schools, and colleges in the United Statesâ she said. Towards this mission, the organization sponsors recording & sale of CDs by upcoming & well known Hindustani music artists.
Presently, the website offers two premier Ghazal and Indian Classical Music albums, Teer-E-Neemkash and Bandishein for sale online. Teer-E Neemkash is a collection of 6 classical ghazals performed by Nalini Madiwale while Bandishein is a compilation of rare classical compositions by Pandit Kaivalya Kumar.
Teer-E Neemkash features ghazals by Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Firaq Gorakhpuri and Meer Taqi Meer, besides Ustad Aziz Khan. The latter is the late father and guru of Ustad Shahid Parvez. Music for this classical Urdu ghazal album has been composed by the famous sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez and the album has been produced by Ashish Sengupta.
Nalini Madiwale is a dedicated musician. She is a disciple of Pandit Vijay Kichlu, the famed architect of the Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkatta during the 1980s and 90s. She also receives guidance from Ustad Shahid Parvez in light classical music. She got her initial training from Shri R.G. Desai of Hubli. Nalini is a consummate student and performer. She is a patron & promoter of classical music & musicians. She is also a practicing eye surgeon specializing in glaucoma. She is interested in bringing Hindustani Music to Middle Schools in the US. Her Guru Pandit Vijay Kichlu is a prominent exponent of the Agra Gharana.
Bandishein is a CD of rare classical compositions by Pandit Kaivalya Kumar. He is a leading young exponent of the Kirana Gharana with a rich multigenerational lineage. He was trained by his father Pandit Sangmeshwar Gurav. His Grandfather Ganpatrao Gurav studied under 2 legends: Pandit Bhaskarbua Bhakle and Ustad Abdul Karim Khan. Due to this ancestry, Kaivalya Kumar is a treasure house of unusual compositions (Bandish).
Pandit Kaivalya Kumar is a leading young exponent of the Kirana Gharana with a rich multigenerational lineage. He was trained by his father Pandit Sangmeshwar Gurav. His Grandfather Ganpatrao Gurav, studied under 2 legends: Pandit Bhaskarbua Bhakle and Ustad Abdul Karim Khan. Due to this ancestry, Kaivalya Kumar is a treasure house of unusual compositions (Bandish).
Both albums are available for purchase online at Classical Conceptâs website, http://www.classical-concepts.com. In addition to online album sales, the site also offers a resource for Indian Classical Music glossary containing definitions to few commonly used terms in Indian classical music. Classical Concepts also welcomes booking requests for light classical Ghazals and Bhajans concerts. The record label will be offering concerts of Hindustani classical vocalists and instrumentalists in the near future.
Please visit http://www.classical-concepts.com to hear and purchase Indian classical music and ghazal albums and for Indian Classical Music concert artist bookings or lecture demonstration requests.