|Sabri Brothers – ECSD 14631 – (Condition 90-95%) – Cover Reprinted – LP Record|
|Ghulam Farid Sabri (1930 – 5 April 1994) was a major qawwali singer, and a leading member of the Sabri Brothers, a leading qawwali group in Pakistan in the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s. He received the Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1978. He was born in Kalyana, a village in the district of Rohtak in 1930. His family’s musical lineage stretches back several centuries, to the age of the Mughal emperors. His family claims direct descent from Mian Tansen, the legendary musician of the court of Akbar the Great, the Mughal emperor. Mehboob Baksh Ranji Ali Rang, his paternal grandfather, was a master musician of his time; Baqar Hussein Khan, his maternal grandfather, was a unique sitarist. His family belongs to the Sabriyya order of Sufism, hence the surname Sabri. Haji Ghulam Farid Sabri was raised in Gwalior. In his youth, he wanted to turn away from the world and live in the wilderness. However, his mother’s stern rebuke turned him back to his responsibilities. At the age of six, Ghulam Farid commenced his formal instruction in music under his father, Inayat Hussain Sabri. Ghulam Farid Sabri was instructed in North Indian classical music and Qawwali. He was also instructed in the playing of the harmonium.
Maqbool Ahmed Sabri (12 October 1945 – 21 September 2011) was a major Qawwali singer, and a leading member of the Sabri Brothers, a leading qawwali group in Pakistan during the 1970s–1990s. He was awarded the Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1970. Born in Kalyana in eastern Punjab, Maqbool was initially educated in the north Indian classical tradition by his father Ustad Inayat Sen Sabri. The family came from a musical background, and claimed direct descent from Mian Tansen, who had played at the court of the 16th-century Mughal emperor Akbar. Mehboob Baksh Ranji Ali Rang, his paternal grandfather, was a master musician of his time; Baqar Hussein Khan, his maternal grandfather, was a unique sitarist. His family belongs to the Sabriyya order of Sufism, hence the surname Sabri. The family made the perilous journey to Karachi during the partition of India in 1947, though Maqbool was almost left behind and rejoined the family party only when a servant found him still in the house – he had to run to catch up, clutching one of his instruments. Maqbool furthered his knowledge of music under Ustad Fatehdin Khan, Ustad Ramzan Khan, and Ustad Latafat Hussein Khan Rampuri.
Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM KBE (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain. He is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. Yehudi Menuhin was born in New York City to a family of Belorussian Jews. Through his father Moshe, a former rabbinical student and anti-Zionist,1 he was descended from a distinguished rabbinical dynasty. In late 1919 Moshe and his wife Marutha (née Sher) became American citizens, and changed the family name from Mnuchin to Menuhin.2 Menuhin’s sisters were concert pianist and human rights activist Hephzibah, and pianist, painter and poet Yaltah. Menuhin’s first violin instruction was at age four by Sigmund Anker (1891–1958);3 his parents had wanted Louis Persinger to teach him, but Persinger initially refused.4 Menuhin displayed exceptional talent at an early age. His first public appearance, when he was eight years old, was as solo violinist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in 1923. Persinger then agreed to teach him and accompanied him on the piano for his first few solo recordings in 1928–29. When the Menuhins moved to Paris, Persinger suggested Menuhin go to Persinger’s old teacher, Belgian virtuoso and pedagogue Eugène Ysaÿe. Menuhin did have one lesson with Ysaÿe, but he disliked Ysaÿe’s teaching method and his advanced age. Instead, he went to the Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu, under whose tutelage he made recordings with several piano accompanists, including his sister Hephzibah. He was also a student of Adolf Busch. In 1929 he played in Berlin, under Bruno Walter’s baton, three concerti by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.
|Title||Sabri Brothers – ECSD 14631|
|Singer||Sabri Brothers, Haji Ghulam Farid Sabri & Maqbool Ahmed Sabri Qawwal|
|Music||Maqbool Ahmed Sabri|
|Lyrics||Sail Azad & Fayyaz Ahmed Fayyaz|
|Manufacture||The Gramophone Company Of India Limited|
|Serial No.||ECSD 14631|
|Cover Condition||Excellent (Reprinted)|