Rajeev Taranath
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Paula: What are your goals as an artist?

Rajeev Taranath: To keep honing my art until the end. To teach a few who can thereby carry this music forward after me.

Paula: Do you find that when you perform, audience reactions tend to differ between Western audiences, and audiences who are more familiar with Indian Classical Music?

Rajeev Taranath: The knowledgeable and the serious listeners are similar. The others look for somewhat different kinds of excitement. Speed and pyrotechnics excite all but the full and the mature.

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