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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Text Source/Author: 

Kalidasa Shakuntala. Set in Sanskrit

First Performance: 

Thalia/Symphony Space June 2006 Nancy Ogle, sop, Sirius String Quartet, Nirmala Rajasekar, veena

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.

Ensemble Type: 

solo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments
string quartet (alone or + inst or voc)

Sanskrit pronunciation/CD Veena and quartet improvisation Movement IV

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