S.Rajam’s (Music Appreciation notes)

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Gajananrao Joshi

Birthdays & Anniversaries

30.1.1911 - 28.6.1987
Gajananrao became a highly skilled violin player by the time he turned 20 and, by virtue of accompanying stalwarts from different gharana-s, he developed a natural instinct of absorbing the best from everyone. This broadminded attitude made him a scholar of music. With tireless perseverance, he also overcame the handicap with his throat and took lessons from great masters like Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan of the Agra gharana, Ramkrishnabua Vaze of the Gwalior school and Bhurji Khan of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Gajananrao was initiated in the gayaki of Gwalior gharana by his father but his quest for more took him to other musicians and he assimilated other styles in his music. He also learnt table under the guidance of Pandit Vinayakrao Ghangrekar. His parallel career was the result of a lifelong association with violin-playing and singing.

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