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Magical music

April 19, 2012

Who doesn't know Mia Tansen? He was the famous singer in Emperor Akbar's court. He had such special qualities of music that he could light candles with Raaga Deepaka and cause rainfall at will by Raga Megha Malhaar. I don't know how much we can rely on history to ascertain these to be true. They seem exagerrated... blown out of proportion, however, the essence of the stories of Akbar and Tansen is all that matters... and that is all about the beauty, charm and power of music...

Yes, music has power. It can move you. It can heal you. Provide solace...joy and peace. It can assuage the restlessness inside you and make you charged up. It can bring tears in your eyes. Music can set emotions gushing through you in a way that is unimaginable.

Tansen's singing prowess originated from his Teacher Haridas. He was a devotional singer, praising and singing devotional songs of Lord Krishna with such fervour, love and feeling that even Akbar was dumbfounded. It was Tansen who the emperor thought to be the best of all the singers in the world until he listened Haridas sing in Vrindavan.

It is also said that when Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu immersed himself in the devotional songs in praise of Lord Krishna, even the wild beasts would dance in ecstasy with him.

From the pages of history, let's come to the present days.

Tears in Heaven - The masterpiece song by Eric Clapton has its origin in a rather sad story. Eric Clapton lost his four year old son Conor in an accident. He wrote this song in memory of his son. I become sad everytime I hear this painful song by Eric Clapton-

I have always been fascinated with music, right from my childhood days. I have grown up listening to Mark Knopfler, Phil Collins, Yanni, Metallica, Pink Floyd etc. I also listen to Hindustani Classical songs by famous artists like Chaurasia, Amjad Ali Khan, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ravi Shankar etc. 
 
Here is a list of songs I have always adored -

Ticket to Heaven by Don Williams
The grass is greener by Pink Floyd
Senorita by Don Williams
Father to son by Philcollins
Wind of change by Scorpions
Nothing else matters by Metallica
Hotel california by eagles
 Ticket to Heaven by dire straits (Mark Knopfler)
Father to Son by Phil Collins
Every night in my dream... by Celine Dione

I just now experienced this beautiful piece of composition by Mozart. 

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto In A Major K 622 Adagio

It moistened my eyes... made me totally absorbed in the beautiful tune. It was a great feeling that I would like to share... so you can try this as well- Switch off all lights. Play the below youtube...and then close your eyes. Get lost in this melancholic magic. Get lost in this bueautiful music...

Magical, isn't it? 

Some other links for good music are given below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkmDfUca85Q

Dil Ki Girah Khol Do - Raat Aur Din

Aaj Kal Mein Dhal Gaya (Beti Bete) - Mohd. Rafi

A thousand years by piano guys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVihSyLvZjs

Beethoven- Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor' 03 Rondo - This is the third movement of Concerto No. 5 'Emperor'

Nocturnal number2 in eflat major, Op.9, No.2 by chopinChopin composed his most popular Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 when he was about twenty.

 

 

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A thousand years by piano guys -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVihSyLvZjs

nocturnal number2 in eflat major by chopin



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