Musical instruments donated by Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore
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Musical instruments donated by Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore a tribute to Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore on the occasion of the International Museum Day by Sourindro Mohun Tagore

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Published by Indian Museum in Kolkata .
Written in English


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Statementintroduction by Anup Matilal ; catalogued and illustrated by Mita Chakrabarty ; photographed by Photography Unit, Indian Museum
ContributionsIndian Museum
LC ClassificationsML462.B46 M87 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25308230M
LC Control Number2012335874

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  Among the more distinguished benefactors of the Museum's collection of musical instruments was Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore (–), a leading figure in the Bengal Renaissance of the late nineteenth century, as well as an educator, patron of music, and musicologist. In , the Musical Instruments Museum (now MIM) of the Royal Academy of Belgium received a collection of 98 musical instruments as a generous gift from Raja Sourindro Mohun Tagore and Victor Mahillon was commissioned to prepare a catalogue of these instruments. Raja Sourindra Mohun Tagore Collection Raja Sourindra Mohun Tagore or Sourindro Mohun Tagore CIE was an Indian musicologist who came from an upper-class family of Bengal. In the late 19th century, the composer and musical innovator donated sets of rare Indian musical instruments to leading cultural and musical institutions around the world. Musical Instrument Donated by Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore: To pay homage to Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore on the occasion of International Museum Day an exhibition titled ‘Musical Instrument Donated by Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore’ on the musical instruments from the collection of Indian Museum was held from 18th to 25th May, at Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall, .

Foreword. THE present work, an outline sketch of the subject, does not claim to be a comprehensive study of Indian music. The chapters were written primarily with a view to stimul. Listen to a selection of songs from ‘Bengali renaissance’composer Sourindro Mohun Tagore, performed by a contemporary intercultural ensemble using Indian and Western instruments. Listen to music from Bengal performed with a contemporary mix of Indian and Western instruments. The Tagore family also remained one of the most distinguished families for their pre-eminence in Sanskrit. This co-existence of the East and the West in all its glory in one family alone makes the Tagore clan unique. The book covers the early ancestry, life of Dwaraka Nath Tagore, Rama Nath Tagore, Devendra Nath Tagore, Gopee Mohun Tagore et al.   The V&A also acquired many other instruments from leading musicologists of the day, notably Carl Engel and Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore. The South Kensington Museum (now V&A) bought Carl Engel’s collection of musical instruments from all over the world in , including a large number from India.

A Raja listening to music on a terrace Mandsaur, c. A Raja holding a rose-sprig listens to his female musicians on a terrace, while a pet dog lies nearby. Digital Rare Book: The Music and Musical Instruments of southern India and the Deccan By Rajah Comm. Sourindro Mohun Tagore Published by I. C. Bose & Co. - Calcutta - Musica instruments donated to the Metropolitan Museum; Bharatiya Natya Rahasya: Treatise on Indian Drama () The Caste System of the Hindus () Victoria-Giti-Mala; A brief history of England in Bengali Verses. () Yantra Kosha or a Treasury of musical instruments of ancient and of modern India, and of various other countries (). Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore and the Tagore medal: a centenary history by Paul Banks (Book); Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore (): the Melbourne connection by Reis Wenger Flora (Book); Public Opinion and Official Communications, about the Bengal Music School and its President (Dr. Sourindro Mohun Tagore). 55 Furrell, Tagore Family, –6, and Jonathan Katz, ‘Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore (–)’, Popular Music, 7 (), – The legitimacy of the doctorate from Philadelphia was questioned in Capwell, ‘Musical Life’,