Here are some CDs I picked up at a sale at a chain store in Bangalore. They have an ongoing sale to clear their stocks of books, DVDs and CDs, and I found they offer the best deals on Indian classical music CDs. Here are some I picked up at 70 per cent off. If you are a classical music buff, this is a good time to grab some Diwali bargains. The sale ends October 31. (I've mentioned prices before discount).
Veenai Jayanthi Kumaresh (Shrutilaya, Rs 180): This two-CD compilation features Jayanthi, arguably the best veena player performing in Karnatik music today. The recording comes from a live concert in Sydney. The compilation is marketed by a little Chennai-based label called Sruthilaya. CD 1 begins with a varnam in raga Natta Kurinji, and features six tracks, including concert standards such as Aparadhamula (Thyagaraja) and Siddhi Vinayakam (Muthuswami Dikshitar). CD 2 offers an elaborate raga Pantuvarali (Raghuvara, Thyagaraja) and a pleasantly dancy thillana in raga Maand (LalgudiRead More »from Bargains on classical music CDs