Music for Emperors

September 1, 2008

Music for Emperors

Yesterday I had the great pleasure to share a concert in the Church at Elsinor Castle,(Hamlet Castle) with the great Dhrudbad singer from India, Ashish Sankrityayan.<br>The idea with the concert was to have music from the same period from India and Europe presented at the same concert. In India it was Akbar the great, and in Denmark Frederik 2 and Christian 4 who roled in the last half of the 1500 century.<br>I have never heard this fantastic art form, dhrudbad singing, in a concert before, so it was fanatsic to hear this Master of the art perform.<br>The music is so complex that it is not possible to write down, so it is not existing in notation, only by descriptions, and learning from a Master to his disciple! Ashish trained 20 years with his Master before he made his first concert 7 years ago.<br>...To meet or not to meet,- thats the question!