Born Masoom Ali Khan Bangash to a renowned music family in 1945, Ustad Amjad has always been a student of the creative oral tradition at the feet of his father, Gwalior court musician
Hafiz Ali Khan.
The foremost disciple of legendary Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar, Bhatt belongs to an elite body of musicians that traces its origin to the Mughal emperor Akbar's court musician
Tansen and his guru the Hindu mystic Swami Haridas.
Among his achievements were writing the essay, "True Art of Keyboard Playing," being appointed court musician
to Frederick the Great and composing original symphonies and choral music that enriched the world of classical music.
A Pakistani musician, composer and writer, Wajih ull Husnain Nizami is a classical Sitarist and upholds the tradition of sitar playing handed down to him through 18 generations of "Senia Gharana" after the name of "Mian Tan Sein Ji," the court musician
of Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Ustad Bare Ghulam Ali Khan's grandfather, who belonged to a village near Kasur, was a court musician
in the Lahore Darbar and stayed here when in the city.
The immortal Italian violin virtuoso of the title (here sung by Greek-born tenor Antonio Theba) is hired as a court musician
in Lucca and courts the sister of the Emperor Napoleon (Princess Anna Elisa, the role taken by Stratas).
Pakistan's leading historian Dr Mubarak Ali writes that Akbar compelled a lesser Raja to let go of his court musician
Tansen, and allow him to join the Mughal court.
The 1606 accounts for the first time include the lutenist Petr Kapoun, allegedly an Imperial Court musician
, and a cornetto player, only filed under the name of Jeronym.
But the king's court musician
Sarkash was jealous, and feared being replaced.
Shashwati is a leading singer in the khayal tradition who follows in the footsteps of her mother and her grandfather, a court musician
Mark Smeaton, played by David Alpay, would not have used this violin - that model of the instrument did not exist until the 18th century.
But in early 1536, the monarch began to pay heed to sordid gossip about Anne and court musician