Sunday, August 23, 2020

Kanika Banerjee and Hemanta Mukherji: Gems From Tagore [EALP 1267] an LP released in India in 1961

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) distinguished himself in many fields. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, wrote thousands of songs (including ones which two different countries -- India and Bangladesh -- claim as their national anthem), and gained fame during his lifetimes as a poet, playwright, visual artist, and educator.

This album is one of many devoted to his songs, sung here by Kanika Banerjee (side one) and Hemanta Mukherji (side two).

This album was released in 1961 as part of centenary celebrations of the composer's birth.

Equipment used in transfer:

Preparation: Ultrasonic cleaning for 20 minutes in pure clean water.
Turntable: Audio-technica AT-LP-1240
Cartridge: ATmono3LP
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sony PCM-M10 at 24bit/96kHz resolution
Software: Audacity, ClickRepair, and xAct
Monitoring: Schiit Asgard 3 with AK4490 DAC, Focal Spirit Pro headphones


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