Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan - Great Master Great Music
EMI-His Masters Voice - ECLP-2608 - P.1980
A1 Raga Bihag - Khayal & Tarana
B1 Raga Desh - Tarana
B2 Raga Sarfarda Bilawal - Tappa
B3 Raga Zila - Thumri
Shakoor Khan, sarangi
Lalji Gokhle, tabla
The first few posts of this year I decided to dedicate to some little known masters that are more and more falling into oblivion. I hope the high quality of the music will make up for for the sometimes flawed recording techniques and pressings that are made manifests here. If not, the mere scarcity of these recordings might be enough compensation. As usual, the original LP is in perfect condition and has previously been played only a few times.
Mushtaq Hussein Khan of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana
Mushtaq Hussain Khan (1880-1964) is considered one of the leading lights of the Rampur-Sahaswan vocal school. He was trained by his father Kallan Khan and elder brother Ashiq Hussain Khan. He also sought taleem from his father-in-law Inayat Hussain Khan, the doyen of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, and Senia Wazir Khan.
Mushtaq Hussain Khan was honoured with the President’s Award in 1952 and the Padma Bhushan in 1957.
He trained a number of students.
Reference: Musicians of India (Naya Prokash, 1993) by Amal Das Sharma.