The Confluence (Santoor & Piano)

(2002)

The Confluence‘ is a best selling studio album featuring Richard Clayderman (Piano) and Rahul Sharma (Santoor) performing mostly Indian titles, six of which were composed by Rahul Sharma himself.

Although mainly sold in India, the album is available to download via the links above.

Album highlights include:
Together‘, ‘Blues Heaven‘, ‘Norwegian Wood‘ and ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamn‘.


Having visited India for the first time two years ago, I expressed that I would be very interested in recording Indian msuic.  My firnds approached me with the idea to do a duet with Rahul Sharma.  And I said ‘Why not!’.

I had no idea what a santoor was; I didn’t even know what it looked like! As I wasnt familiar with the instrument, I decided, together with my producer, that Rahul should produce the album.

We met at the photo shoot in Mumbai and I found him humble, kind and extremely talented.  Rahul produced this album and accordinly arranged and wrote the music.  The only problem was that he wrote notations for the santoor and not the piano.  So, along with my French arrangers and producers, I rewrote the piano to match Rahul’s santoor.  It was hard to re-arrange and play but in the end I think that it was excellent.  I’m looking forward to returning to your country very soon…

Richard Clayderman, 2002

TRACK LIST

1. Together - Piano and Santoor (Rahul Sharma)
2. Jaisalmer - Piano and Santoor (Rahul Sharma)
3. Yeh Hai Bambai Meri Jaan - Piano and Santoor (O. P. Nayyar / Majrooh Sultanpuri / Jannissar Akhtar / CID)
4. Blues Heaven - Piano and Shantoor (Rahul Sharma)
5. Tere Ghar Ke Saamne - Piano Solo (Shankar Jaikishan / Harsrat Jaipuri / Asli Naqli)
6. Ecstasy - Piano and Santoor (Rahul Sharma)
7. Dekha Ek Khwab - Piano and Santoor (Shiv Hari / Javed Akhtar / Silsila)
8. Norwegian Wood - Piano and Santoor (Lennon / McCartney)
9. Shangrila - Piano and Santoor (Rahul Sharma)
10. Celebration - Santoor Solo (Rahul Sharma)