Ram Narayan & Pandit Chatur Lal – L’Inde Mystique Vol. 4 (Ragas Du Matin Et Du Soir) (1976)

FrontCover1Two great musicians from India:

Ram Narayan (born 25 December 1927), often referred to with the title Pandit, is an Indian musician who popularised the bowed instrument sarangi as a solo concert instrument in Hindustani classical music and became the first internationally successful sarangi player.

Narayan was born near Udaipur and learned to play the sarangi at an early age. He studied under sarangi players and singers and, as a teenager, worked as a music teacher and travelling musician. All India Radio, Lahore, hired Narayan as an accompanist for vocalists in 1944. He moved to Delhi following the partition of India in 1947, but wishing to go beyond accompaniment and frustrated with his supporting role, Narayan moved to Mumbai in 1949 to work in Indian cinema.

Ram Narayan

Narayan became a concert solo artist in 1956 and has since performed at the major music festivals of India. After sitar player Ravi Shankar successfully performed in Western countries, Narayan followed his example. He recorded solo albums and made his first international tour in 1964 to America and Europe with his older brother Chatur Lal, a tabla player who had toured with Shankar in the 1950s. Narayan taught Indian and foreign students and performed, frequently outside India, into the 2000s. He was awarded India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2005.

Pandid Chatur Lal (16 April 1925 – 14 October 1965) was a renowned Indian tabla player.
Pandid Chatur LalChatur Lal was born on the 16 April 1925 in Udaipur, Rajasthan.[2] He toured with Ravi Shankar, Aashish Khan, Baba Allauddin Khan, Nikhil Banerjee and Ali Akbar Khan in the 1950s and early 1960s and helped popularize the tabla in Western countries and made the nuances of this Indian drum. His younger brother Ram Narayan was a prominent Sarangi player in the second half of 20th C.

Lal died on 14 October 1965 at the age of 40. His legacy is maintained by the Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society and his elder son Charanjit Chaturlal, his daughter-in-law Meeta Lal, his granddaughter Shruti Lal, and his grandson Pranshu Lal.(wikipedia)

And this is a 1976 re-edition of a 10″ record published by the same label originally in 1964:


Let´s discover a new, sometimes very strange world of music !


Pandit Chatur Lal (tabla)
Ram Narayan (sarangi)


01. Annonce Et Exposition Du Mode Et De La Formule Rythmique Utilisés 0.56
02. Ragini Shuddh Todi – Tala Tintal Puis Ektal 14.35
03. Annonce Et Exposition De La Formule Rythmique 0.22
04. Tala Lila Vihan 7.41
05. Annonce Et Exposition Du Mode 0.23
06. Raga Marva 6.23



Alternate frontcover:

The original labels from 1864:


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