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"Music is more than notations, or compositions, or styles. It is an ocean of philosophy, a mountain of knowledge, an eternal teacher whose student I will always remain."
"When I used to learn from my mother, I used to keep on thinking. Why is this raga like this? Why is this phrase being repeated? I couldn't get any answers then. Of course I was given the strength to delve into this realm of music, to think deep. It made me read a lot of ancient texts and research in depth. And when I traced back I realised that music is not merely entertainment. It is a way to attain the ultimate peace. That is why music exists."
[The last two quotations are from conversations between music critic Mohan Nadkarni and Kishori Amonkar, a female vocalist in the Hindustani or North Indian Classical tradition. As published with double Audio CD 'Sampradaya' from Navras Records, 2002... Ed.] Back...
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