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Priyagitah: the Nightingale [Single]

Benjy WertheimerAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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listen  3. Rag Desh Part 3 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Rag Madhuvanti Part 123:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. Rag Bhairavi Part 1 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Priyagitah11:42$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Bamboo Rasa and Wolf Cub Music
  • ASIN: B000CAEHN4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456,932 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Although Steve Gorn and Benjy Wertheimer had not yet met, they'd been hearing about each other for nearly 20 years. Finally,in January of 2001, Krishna Das invited them both to Los Angeles to record on his CD, "Breath of the Heart." During breaks in the recording schedule, they instantly began to play together. Music without words...esraj and flute weaving the melodic contours of a raga...flute and tabla meeting in a spontaneous rhythmic dance. It was clearly the beginning of a deep and powerful musical relationship. The bond and mutual respect grew as they toured the Northwestin 2002-03, and culminated with this recording of Indian ragas,along with an original piece for esraj and clarinet. About The Ragas The musical form at the heart of traditional Indian classical music, the raga or (or "rag," in modern Hindi/Urdu) has its roots in the Sanskrit "ranj," which means "to color." It is sometimes said,"that which colors the mind is the raga." A raga defies simple definition. More than a scale, mode, tune or melody, it is a combination of elements-such as the modal structure, including the ascending and descending movement; the emphasis or avoidance of certain notes; the characteristic movements and motifs (the heart of the raga); the time of day or season; and the moods of the raga. These improvisational pieces were recorded live in the studio. To honor the form, they were improvised within the specific musical structure of each raga. Rag Desh: Traditionally played at night, Rag Desh (which translates to "country") is also known as a rainy season raga. The primary moods expressed are devotion, romance and longing. Rag Madhuvanti: The word "madhu" means honey, and the sweetness of honey flows like a river through this raga. Rag Madhuvanti belongs to the group of late afternoon ragas, and was most likely created in the 1920s. The crimson colors of sunset and the coming evening give the raga an urgency and sense of longing. Unfolding slowly in "vilam

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime February 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This CD is wonderful. If you are looking for music for relaxation or meditation, the playing and singing on this CD is wonderful and inspired. A delight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy, Mystical, Magical February 13, 2014
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I've been a fan of Benjy & Heather Wertheimer's music for a few years.I recently went to a yoga class and this collection of music was playing in the background. I felt so relaxed that I knew I had to get "Voice of the Esraj" right away, and I did! The combination of voices – along with the mystical sounding esraj and the other instruments,and the the musical arrangements – makes this an entirely satisfying aural experience!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SPIRITUAL TRANCE February 6, 2014
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Enter the zone of spiritual trance music with Benjy Wertheimer as he weaves long, almost hypnotic grooves while slowly chanting shanti or other Hindu words. All the tracks are spirituality mesmerizing and certainly appropriate for restorative or yin yoga classes. However, this album should not be confined to yoga devotees or zen buddism fans. Not only does it fill the mind but also the soul. But, be warned: it can become addictive. Enjoy. Namaste.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Divine music. February 2, 2014
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I have yet to listen to a Benjy Wertheimer album that doesn't soothe and inspire. Highly recommended if you enjoy world (of Indian origin), relaxing, sacred music. Great music for meditation, yoga, writing, contemplating, etc. The Esraj is just one of many of Wertheimer's talents. Would rate it 10 stars if they existed!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for chilling and yin yoga January 10, 2014
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I used this as my music for a yin class. Relaxing, lyrical, music. Soothing for use in the office on a busy day too.
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