A Private Tabla Concert - Chembur 1968
This is a truly nostalgic tabla solo. Pandit Ravi Bellare begins with taking you through a traditional Farukhabad Peshkar as it must have been performed decades ago. Ravi explains and plays the intricate details of the Peshkar, showing us the poetic nature behind it. AfterÂ the elaborate exploration of the peshkar Ravi plays a variety of composition types, Kaidas, Relas, Gats, Parans, Chakradhars and many authentic Farukhabad compositions as well as rare Kudow Singh Gharana Gats only to be heard from aÂ true master like Ravi. He captivatesÂ the listener with each composition and you can constantly hear the audienceâ€™s excitement as the sum, the climax of the composition is reached. His mastery of Padant (recitation) is also phenomenal and precise. Many rare compositions areÂ recited and then played in this recording and can be heard with great clarity.
Ravi proves to the audience that even after having been away from practice for more than twenty years, his hands and memory are in full form. To the layman this recording will be a treat to listen to, for the aspiring student it will be a life long pursuit to master the art and play it the way Ravi Bellare plays it in this incredible intimate solo recital.