Saturday, 26 August 2017

Sayeeduddin Dagar (20 April 1939 – 30 July 2017) passed away - May he rest in peace - In his memory two concert recordings from 1989 & 2000

Only today I received the sad news that Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar passed away on 30th of July. May his soul rest in peace. He was the last surviving representative of the 19th generation of the Dagar dynasty. 
I met him first around 2000 in Holland, I think at a concert in Amsterdam. Afterwards we met for a couple of years at a number of other concerts and developped a very warm friendship. The most beautiful concert, for me and my wife, took place in a suburb of Paris, in a small building at the back of a garden with only around 30 visitors. My wife was very fond of him and talked about this concert for many years. This concert was one of the most memorable concerts I ever experienced. It seems that the Ustad gave the most outstanding performances in front of a small public.
In the last 10 or 15 years a couple of CDs by him were released in France and UK.

On the artist see:

Concert in Bonn, Germany, in 1989:

Concert in Cologne at WDR in 2000:

Many thanks to KF for the recordings and the covers.


K said...

RIP Dagar saheb.....

Thanks for the most excellent share! I have an album called 'Musique Du Monde' from Dagar saheb. Let me know if you want me to share it with you.

- K

Rory said...

Very sad news, love Dhrupad, wonderful music and fanasstic singer. RIP.

Anonymous said...

a double CD album is to be released soon on

Kiran said...

Tawfiq Saheb - Thanks much for the most beautiful share!!

Any idea when this double CD will be released? Seems like the have been talking about releasing it for several years now?


Tawfiq said...

Buda Musique has released already many years ago first a single CD and then a double CD. I don't know if there is a new one to come or it is just confusion and refers to the old one released about 10 or 12 years ago.

Kiran said...


I think the double CD reference is to this list performed at La Rochelle, Paris
Jaitshree: Shloka
Jaitshree: Alaap
Jaitshree: Dhrupad in chaautaal
Jaijaiwanti: Alaap
Jaijaiwanti: Dhamar
Shankara: Dhrupad in sooltaal
Shankara: Dhrupad in sooltaal

Tawfiq said...

This one I don't know. The published double CD from Buda Musique is this one:
Apparently at the label it is no longer available.