Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Bengali: আলী আকবর খাঁ), a master of the sarod, His performances worldwide have established the modern sarod idiom and contributed to greater awareness of Indian classical music. Maestro means " Master " or " Teacher " in Italian. The sarod is a stringed musical instrument used mainly in Indian classical music. The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of Scriptures part of the Hindu tradition the Vedas.
Ali Akbar Khan was born on April 14, 1922 in the village of Shibpur, Comilla, in present-day Bangladesh (then East Bengal), to Baba Allauddin Khan and Madina Begum. Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Comilla (কুমিল্লা is a city in south-eastern Bangladesh. ( Bengali: বাংলাদেশ inc-Latn Bangladesh) officially East Bengal ( Bengali: পূর্ববঙ্গ Purbobôngo) was the name used during two periods in the 20th century for a territory that roughly corresponded Allauddin Khan ( Bangla: ওস্তাদ আলাউদ্দীন খান also known as Baba Allauddin Khan) (1862 &ndash 1972 was a Bengali Khan began his studies in vocal and instrumental music at very early age under his father. He also studied drums from his uncle, Fakir Aftabuddin. Allauddin Khan trained him on several instruments, but decided finally that he must concentrate on the sarod. Allauddin Khan ( Bangla: ওস্তাদ আলাউদ্দীন খান also known as Baba Allauddin Khan) (1862 &ndash 1972 was a Bengali After years of rigorous training he gave his debut performance in his mid-teens. Khan became the court musician of the royal family of Jodhpur at the age of 22. Jodhpur (जोधपुर is the second largest City in the Indian State of Rajasthan.
Khan performed all over India to great applause and rave critical acclaim, and also traveled the world extensively in the West. In 1956, Khan founded the Ali Akbar College of Music in Calcutta, with the mission to teach and spread Indian classical music. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Ali Akbar College of Music is the name of three schools founded by Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan to teach Indian classical music. Two years later, he founded another school of the same name in Berkeley, California; it moved to its present location in San Rafael, California in 1968. Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. PLEASE DO NOT DELETE EMPTY FIELDS UNTIL JUNE 1 2007--THIS WILL TAKE A WHILE--> San Rafael (ˌsænrəˈfɛl originally sɑn rɑfɑˈɛl Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Khan has been based in the United States since the foundation of the San Rafael school, although he tours extensively. However, ill health in recent times has curtailed this. In 1985 he founded another branch of the Ali Akbar College of Music in Basel, Switzerland. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) The Ali Akbar College of Music is the name of three schools founded by Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan to teach Indian classical music. "Basilia" redirects here For the Fly Genus, see Basilia (fly. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation
He is a past master at outlining a melody with great economy of stroke, which has stood him in good stead in his short 78 rpm records in the middle of the last century. A gramophone His long concert performances progress from the meditative (alap, jod) to the exhilarating (gat, jhala) in a highly structured build-up in the Senia beenkar style. The alap (Hindi pronunciation /ɑːlɑːp/ English pronunciation /ælɑːp/ is the opening section of a typical North Indian classical performance He is also a fine exponent of "sawal-jawab", a dialogue between two instruments (usually one melodic and one percussion). Of late, ill health has reduced the frequency of his concerts and affected his physical dexterity on his instrument.
Khan has participated in a number of classic jugalbandi pairings, most notably with his fellow-student and former brother-in-law Ravi Shankar, the late Nikhil Banerjee and the violinist L. Subramaniam. A jugalbandhi (Dev जुगलबंधी also spelled jugalbandi) is a performance in Indian classical music, featuring two solo musicians Pandit Ravi Shankar ( রবি শংকর Devanagari: रविशंकर "Pandit" ( Sanskrit, "learned" is honorific born April Pandit Nikhil Banerjee ( 14 October 1931 – 27 January 1986) was one of India's most prominent Sitar masters of the 20th Century Lakshminarayanan Subramaniam ( Subramaniam Lakshminarayanan L A few recordings of some spectacular duets with Vilayat Khan also exist. Ustad Vilayat Khan ( Bangla: বিলায়েত খাঁ Bilaeet Khã) (August 8 1928 –March 13 2004 was one of India 's well known He has also collaborated with many well-known Western musicians.
Khan has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1989, one of the highest civilian awards in India, as well as a plethora of other awards and honours. The Padma Vibhushan is India 's second highest civilian honour In 1997, Khan received the National Endowment for the Arts' prestigious National Heritage Fellowship, the United States' highest honour in the traditional arts. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA is a United States federally funded and donation assisted program that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence The National Heritage Fellowship is a lifetime honor presented to master folk and traditional artists by the National Endowment for the Arts. This followed a MacArthur Genius Grant in 1991. The MacArthur Fellows Program or MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes Nicknamed the "genius grant") is an award given by the John D Khan has also received several Grammy nominations.
Khan's son Ustad Aashish Khan (Grammy nominee of 2007) is also a reputable sarod player