Press Notices from India on Manilal Nag
"...Manilal is a prodigy of instrumental musiec. His demonstration,
at the strippling age of 12 years reached a high level of musical
excellence. He was matched with Pt. Santa Prasad on the Tabla..."
-- Listening Post, Delhi, August 20th, 1961
"Manilal Nag's approach to Raga Jaijaiwanti was splendidly
in tune with its form and character and he brought out its niceties
and nuances with exemplary vividness...Full of the pulsations
of speed and impelled by some elemental power the music rushed
frantically, imperiously to a climax of tremendous power and impact."
-- Times of India, New Delhi, March 16th, 1966
"One could havc an idea of his sound training from the accurate
and firm grip he had over the vital nerve spots of Raga Puriya
Kalyan, he rendered. The soft, gentle strains of music, the pliant
and graceful pulling and stretching of the main string and the
deference shown to the combining melodies -- Puriya and Kalyan
in the first and second tetrachord respectively -- were commendable
features of this recital" -- Sunday Statesman, April 25th,
"Strong and resonant, the instrumental articulation provided
proof of the artist's skill in the manipulation of the bass string."
-- The Hindusthan Times, April 26th, 1971
"The occasional wierd devices used to coax out tiny nuances
were done with such imagination and sureness of touch that they
did not sound merely bizarre but conveyed a distinct poetic experience."
-- Times of India, October 23rd, 1978
"His very able fast fingering was a classic delight, as also
his very fine melodic touehes, and 'single-fret' 'meend' work
eliciting repeated applause from the audience."
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