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on 18 June 2007
Even though it is not the title you mention Helen, this is nonetheless a fabulous CD of classical Indian flute mastery.

"Eternity" by the same artist was a collaboration with renowned tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain combining more experimental Western influences with Indian classical elements. "Eternity" is currently unavailable on Amazon.co.uk but you can find it on Amazon.com and elsewhere...

Back to this title: Rag Kaunsi Kanhra is a yearning evening raga which, in common with several of Hariprasad's other Nimbus recordings, is given here an entire CD to unwind. Although it has been recorded in a relatively resonant acoustic, I don't find this detracts in any way from this masterful performance. In fact the slight distancing of the listener lends an air of solitude as if eavesdropping on a private conversation: the flute (bansuri) pleading, the tablas urging and the tambura quietly keeping its counsel. One to relish!

If you are starting out with Hariprasad (or North Indian Classical music for that matter) I would plump for "Call of the Valley" or "The Valley Recalls - Vol 2", but for those who have fallen under the bansuri's spell this comes highly recommended.
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on 13 March 2007
Waking up in Katmandhu hearing Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia was wonderful, I was able to buy a tape (which is sadly worn out)but it was titled Eternity. I am looking for the same piece of music on CD. The small sample I have been able to listen to seems the same but I would like to be sure. Help anyone?
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