UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Zia Mohiuddin Dagar recordings: Z.M. Dagar 6/11/77, 1977-06-11  PDF

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Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin, 1929-1990
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Zia Mohiuddin Dagar recordings: Z.M. Dagar 6/11/77
4 items  :  OT - 4 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. Stereo, 7"); CD - 4 compact discs (digital, stereo); 4 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 2:20:29
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Concert recorded at the University of Washington HUB (Husky Union Building) 6/11/77.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (AKA Z. M. Dagar) (1929 – 1990), from Udaipur, Rajasthan, was a North Indian (Hindustani) classical musician. One of the 19th generation of Dagar family dhrupad musicians, he was brother and musical teacher to Zia Fariduddin Dagar. Z. M. Dagar was largely responsible for the revival of the rudra vina as a solo concert instrument. He modified the instrument to better equip it for solo performance, transforming it into a larger bass instrument (sometimes called a 'Dagar veena'): he enlarged the tumbas (gourds) and dhandhi (hollow neck) to create greater resonance and to allow the notes to sustain longer and so better reproduce the techniques used in dhrupad singing.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Performer: Z.M. Dagar/rudra vina.

Contents: Yaman Kalyan; Bihag; Nandeshwari; Malkosh Prakar/Vardhani?

Durations: OTs (4) (38:45, 30:50, 37:00); CDs (4) (39:14, 31:18, 37:38, 33:40)

Oxide shed noted on OT set 1/2000; tapes baked before CDs produced; CD copies produced 1/2000; 44.1 kHz sampling rate.

Tapes re-baked and digitized 2/2015 (48 kHz, 24-bit) - 77-20.1.wav (39:00), 77-20.2.wav (30:53), 77-20.3.wav (37:12), 77-20.4.wav (33:24)

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Concerts
  • Dhrupad
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Rudra Vina
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India