The Art of the Indian Dilruba – CD Sleeve

Series nameClassical

Baluji Shrivastav has recorded many albums across several genres of music. This CD album, ‘The Art of the Indian Dilruba’ was recorded in 1997 at Arc Music studios in East Grinstead, UK. It features Baluji performing on the dilruba, (a cross between a violin and a sitar), tanpura and swarmandal (similar to an autoharp). The album begins with a dilruba solo and then moves into accompanied ‘raags’ with the tabla and tanpura, played by Benjamin Shrivastav Shanson and Partho Mukherjee. The images in the album sleeve include detailed explanations of the classical Indian instruments used on the album, and a brief biography of Baluji.

Date of Creation / Publication1997
CreatorARC Music
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
LocationEast Grinstead
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/CL/14
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesA self-taught and trained classical musician, Baluji Shrivastav plays the sitar, dilruba, surbahar, harmonium and tabla, to name but a few. He has led the musical accompaniment to many of the world's leading Indian classical dancers both in Europe and in the subcontinent and continues to perform solo and ensemble concerts.

The digitised items in this section include CD and cassette sleeves, and a selection of concert flyers and posters of Baluji's classical music concerts held around the world.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.