Saregama Classical App Uploads Rare and Unheard Musical Works of Gauhar Jaan, Gets 50k downloads in 2 weeks

Gauhar Jaan

Kolkata, Oct 5, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Saregama Classical App  launched by RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group owned music label Saregama India Ltd., has in the first 2 weeks of its launch seen 50,000+ downloads from listeners.  To mark this milestone, Saregama has added a rare collection of Gauhar Jaan’s musical works to the application.

Gauhar Jaan is India’s first recorded artist. Her first performance was recorded on 78 rpm records on 2nd Nov’1902 and released by The Gramophone Company of India (former name of Saregama). India's first-ever record had Gauhar Jaan singing a composition in Raag Jogiya in Dadra Taal. This rare piece is a treat to the connoisseurs of classical music lovers and Saregama has endeavoured to bring this music to the digital consumers of this application.

According to Mr. Vikram Mehra, Managing Director Saregama India Ltd., “Being the custodian of the rare recordings of the doyens of the classical music fraternity we believe that the classical music lovers have found the answer to their yearnings in Saregama Classical App. The initial response has been phenomenal and we are adding hundreds of new works today taking the total count of songs to 10000+”

Today, along with Gauhar Jaan Saregama also added to the app, musical works of artistes like Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pt. Ramkrishna Bua Vaze, Shruti Sadolikar, Shubha Mudgal, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Padma Talwalkar, Sunderabai to name a few.

Download the app here.