Rajeev Taranath - one of the foremost sarod players from India

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Internationally acclaimed performer, Rajeev Taranath is today one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod. A distinguished disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, his performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity.


Dr. Rajeev Taranath - sarod  player
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Two excerpts from May 12, 2012 performance:
Chhandayan's All-Night Concert, NYC
(Pt. Anindo Chatterjee on tabla)


"What a lovely mind for 'swara' and tone Rajeev Taranath displays! Each note leaves a lovely, languishing trail of tone behind it."
The Economic Times,
New Delhi
"Rajeev Taranath's sarod improvisations mixed the spiritual and the spirited...the raga began with introspective meditation and proceeded into an exuberant rhythmic celebration."
Edward Rothstein,
The New York Times

"Rajeev Taranath has evolved a style characterised by the quintessential features of his gharana depth and profundity in the exploration of raga and the dexterous weaving of sparkling permutations in layakari. The artiste's musical expression is distinguished by an innate sense of dignity..."
The Hindu, India
(January 20, 2006)

"Taranath is making music that moves sublimely from brooding introspection to climaxes of breathtaking excitement."
- New Classic/Online World Music Magazine

"Taranath leaves the audience spellbound"
The Hindu, India (2010)