SHAKUNTALA: A Sanskrit Song for Soprano, String Quartet, and South Indian Veena

SHAKUNTALA: A Sanskrit Song for Soprano, String Quartet, and South Indian Veena

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Instrumentation
Soprano, String Quartet, South Indian Veena
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
20:
Movements
5

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The story of Shakuntala (shakuntas/birds) first appeared in the Mahabharata and was later adapted into a play by Kalidasa. This passage is considered to be the most beautiful in the Sanskrit language. This setting for soprano, veena and string quartet uses the ragas varali and rasikapriya.

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Sanskrit pronunciation/CD Veena and quartet improvisation Movement IV

First Perfomance
Thalia/Symphony Space June 2006 Nancy Ogle, sop, Sirius String Quartet, Nirmala Rajasekar, veena
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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
Kalidasa Shakuntala. Set in Sanskrit
Ensemble Type
solo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments
string quartet (alone or + inst or voc)
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