UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Jitendra Abhisheki (audio), 1977-09-18  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Jitendra Abhisheki (audio)
Dates
1977-09-18
Quantity
5 items  :  OT - 5 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); 5 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 2:46:27
Collection Number
1977040
Summary
Recorded at the University of Washington, Music Auditorium, 9/18/77.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki (1929-1998) had a revolutionary influence on the evolution of modern Indian classical, semi-classical and devotional music. In addition to fusing traditional ragas with new compositions, Abhisheki introduced the western operatic style to the Marathi theater. His musical productions, including "Matsyangandha," "Katyar Kaljat Ghusli," "Yayati Ana Deuyani" and "Lekure Udana Jahali," inspired a revival of natya-sangeet in the late 1960s. The son of the head priest of the Mangeshi temple of Goa, Abhisheki was a disciple of Pandit Jagannath Purohit. Launching his career as a vocalist, Abhisheki was influenced by both the traditions of Indian classical music and modern innovations. Abhisheki's disciples included Asha Khadilkar, Ajit Katkade and his son, Shaunaq Abhisheki. Suffering from diabetes and kidney problems in his later years, Abhisheki died in 1998.

-- https://www.allmusic.com/, Craig Harris

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Vocal Music--India
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Abhishekī, Jitendra (performer)
    • Das, Girin (performer)
    • Gadre, Sharad (performer)