Abhishek Ray – Symphonies of the Taj (Music Today, 2011)
This album is intended to evoke some of the grandeur and romantic aura of the Taj Mahal, widely regarded as the “Eternal symbol of Love.” The music is symphonic, and blends Indian sounds along with Arabic and other world influences.
Instruments like sarangi, flute and sitar dominate the sound. The 8 tracks stretch to about 50 minutes, and our picks include the two pieces Taj Bazaar and Streets of Agra.
This CD, composed by Abhishek Ray, is one of twelve albums in the Amazing India Series, targeted at the tourist market.