Here are a few interpretations of a traditional composition in raag Basant Bahar presented by leading representatives of different gharanas.
Ustad Amir Khan
The first track features the maestro Amir Khan, founder of the Indore gharana. He adroitly weaves together patterns from the individual raags in slower passages as well as in the taans or fast melodic patterns. The composition is presented in vilambit or slow paced Jhumra, a fourteen matra taal.
Smt. Heerabai Badodekar & Smt. Saraswatibai
The next track features the same composition sung by the renowned vocalist Heerabai Badodekar of the Kirana gharana in a duet with her sister Saraswatibai Rane. They sing the composition in the twelve matra Ektaal. They conclude with a drut or fast-paced composition in the sixteen matra Teentaal.
Here is yet another interpretation in Teentaal rendered by Kishori Amonkar, doyenne of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana.
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