Along the Path of Music

By Prabha Atrre
December 2005
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
ISBN: 8121511577
223 pages, Illustrated, 5 ¾” x 8 ¾”
$32.50 Hardcover

The dearth of written material of quality and authenticity on contemporary music performance, musicians and related issues needs to be considered seriously in the context of preservation, propagation and promotion of Indian classical music. The reading material available today on Indian Music is mainly by theoreticians and not practicing musicians.

In general one observes lack of objectivity and scientific approach in the work by Indians and the absence of cultural perspective in the work by non-Indians. A professional Indian woman performer is still a rarity in this field. A first hand account of the noted musician Dr. Prabha Atree’s musical journey, observations, experiences, reactions in her own words makes the reading of this book interesting and engaging. The objective, scientific approach and cultural perspective bring this book credibility.

Biography / Music

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