'Raga Chaitanya: Pratham Bhaag'
Genre:Hindustani Classical Music
Price:375 INR /10 USD
Credits: Copyright : Keshavchaitanya Kunte Published by: Amaltash Publications, Pune
‘Raga Chaitanya: Pratham Bhaag’ is a first part of the upcoming series of Chaitanya Kunte’s musical compositions. Kunte has composed around 400 Bandish-s and this first part contains notations of selected 150 musical compositions. These Bandish's are in 52 Ragas and 20 Talas. Along with many common Ragas, the compositions are in some rare or uncommon Ragas such as Bahaduri Todi, Dev Gandhar, Lalita Gauri, Pancham Malkauns, Kaunsi Kanada, Bihagda, Savani, and some ‘Adhuna-Prasiddha Ragas’ such as Audav Bageshree, Kaishik Ranjani, Dakshinatya Basant. The book also contains new Raga creations by Chaitanya Kunte, such as Suhana Kanada, Viyog Kauns and Yamani Bihag. There is a variety of Talas too, and some compositions are in rare or new Talas such as Ardhang (6.5 beats), Neel (7.5 beats), Ashtardh (8.5 beats), Sunand (9.5), PanchaDeep (10 beats), Pancham Savari, etc. There is a mention of BPM, i.e. ‘beat per minute’ for every composition. The musical compositions cover a wide range of musical genres and the compositions are in 22 such musical forms such as Dhrupad, Dhamar, Sadra, Khayal, Khayalnuma Tarana, Tap-Khayal, Swararth or Bamayana Bandish, Lakshan-Geet, Raga-Mala, Tarana, Sargam-yukta Tarana, Samadhun Tarana, Trivat, Natvari Trivat, Chaturang, Tappa, Bandhi Thumri. Swar Stuti Swarartha, Mela-Malika, Durga Stuti Chaturang in 4 Ragas and 4 Talas, Ritu-Raga-Sagar are some special compositions in this book. There is a mention of poetic content in each composition, such as Nayika-Bheda, Ritu Varnan, Sangeet Chintan, etc.