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his budget priced 4 CD box-set of U. Shrinivas, is poorly packaged with no info, no linear notes, No photos, nothing and they didn't even included when these albums were recorded. With some research on these albums, I finally able to find the recording dates. With all these negative points, I still consider this box set is simply a jewel because it covers his early prodigious career from 1988 to 1994 with some extraordinarily performing skills collaborating with highly skilled musicians like Vikku Vinaykaram, A. Kanyakumari, Vellore Ramabhadran, K. Kamalakar Rao etc. Not to be Missed. Including Early Year Albums Deva Deva (1989), Prodigy (1994), Nadasudharasa (1988), Trio Mandolin - Thyagaraja's Pancharathna Krithis (1992).
The Sitar is one of the most popular instruments in Hindustani shastriya sangeet and is a versatile instrument. Its ability to produce a deeply emotive tone that is very close to the human voice agility and liveliness has made it a very sought after instrument. Sitar music has been patronized for about 700 years and the fact that it is still being practiced today with dedication and passion is a testimony to its grandeur.