By NewsGram Staff-Writer
Mumbai: Gone are the days, when traditional Hindustani Classical and Carnatic music were restricted only to cassettes and records for storage. Now, for all classical music fans, an app has been launched, which provides access to more than 8000 recordings of about 400 stalwarts from the genre.
The app introduced by Saregama India Ltd, makes classical music available to everyone via smartphone. The app also enables users to access profiles of compositions virtually to know more about the artist. Launched on Tuesday, the app has been named as ‘Saregama Classical’. It is available on both iOS and Anroid platforms.
In the Carnatic category, the app features musical works of more than 70 classcial musicians including eminent names such as Dr M Balamuralikrishna, MS Subbulakshmi, DK Jayaraman, Semmangudi Srivivasa Iyer, MS Gopalkrishnan, Lalgudi Jayaraman, Bombay Jayashree, and Madurai Mani Iyer.
Similarly, the Hindstani Classical music section of the app rejuvenates melodies of four generations of musicians. From the era of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Zohra Bai, Pandit DV Paluskar to Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the app hoards commendable work from young musicians like Ustad Rashid Khan and Ronu Majumdar as well.
The app also lets user to download their favourite composition on mobile phone. They can also listen them offline with any data connection in the offline mode. It is free for a 7 day trail, after which music lovers have to take a subscription which is available on monthly and annual basis.
Apart from traditional genre, the app has a plethora of fusion music compositions. It also boosts 50 specially designed radio stations to facilitate variety to the user.