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Chairman's Choice -- Great Gharanas: Imdadkhani

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An exceptional anthology of sitar music. The first volume features nine pieces for sitar by Imdad Khan (1848-1920) listed as recorded between 1905 and 1910 and seven from his sitar- and surbahar-playing son, Enayat Khan (1895-1938) -- although Vilayat Khan spells it Inayat Khan. The second volume concentrates on the work of Inayat Khan's sons -- Vilayat Khan and Imrat Khan. Vilayat Khan's pieces are "Raga Puriya" and "Raga Shankara" from 1976 and 1966 respectively. Imrat Khan contributes "Raga Yaman Kalyan" and "Raga Bageshree" for surbahar from 1966 and 1967.