Writings About Music

Interviews With Indian Masters and Related Essays by Michael Robinson


Pandit Jasraj: The Perfect Notes

Master of the gatra vina (vocalist)


Shivkumar Sharma: Spiritual High

Master of the santoor

Zakir Hussain: The Instrument Is Alive

Master of the tabla

Shivkumar Sharma: Painting With Mallets and Strings

Master of the santoor


Ali Ahmad Hussain: Weaving A Cosmic Rug

Master of the shehnai


Finding Nazir

Essay about Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy


Decoding A Bacchus from Bonn and A Visionary from Varanasi

Essay about Ravi Shankar, Ludwig von Beethoven and Harihar Rao



Excerpts from these interviews have been used by Carnegie Hall and MIT publications and for classes at the University of California at Berkeley.