(5 October 1972)
Composer and Conductor
(21 March 1979)
Photo: Sri Chinmoy performing in Riverside Church, New York City
“Some of the most inspired music I’ve heard from a solo performer — classical, pop or otherwise.”
- NEW YORK/CUE MAGAZINE / NY, NY, U.S.A.
“Sri Chinmoy’s pipe organ improvisations will prove to be one of the most powerful, ecstatic and spiritually uplifting performances anyone is ever likely to encounter. Adventurous listeners who are inwardly quiet and fully present will discover the music of genius.”
- PULSE MAGAZINE / U.S.A.
“The crowd had come not only for the music, but also for what was between the compositions, the inner serenity that the sounds only serve to prolong.”
- LE MONDE / PARIS, FRANCE
“More than 10,000 wanted to hear the Concert given by Sri Chinmoy, but only 8,000 found seats.”
- EXPRESS / COLOGNE, GERMANY
“Sri Chinmoy himself performed one haunting number on the esraj, and a lovely, very modern flute essay pretty enough to make a deer lay its head in the musician’s lap.”
- WASHINGTON POST / WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A.
“This was an evening for silent meditations and for haunting tunes, played on Indian flute, esraj and other instruments, sent into the crisp evening air by Sri Chinmoy.”
- LOS ANGELES TIMES / LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.
“Sri Chinmoy’s sublime spiritual mastery reveals through music the infinite vastness of the universe as an intimate sanctuary of the soul. It is a living counter-melody to the immortal soundless sound which resides within us all.”
- FREE SPIRIT MAGAZINE / U.S.A.
“If you listen to Sri Chinmoy’s organ improvisations totally, a dense, roaring, ever-surprising ride on a torrent awaits you: mighty, primeval in its power, ecstatic, but utterly simple, refreshingly carefree, resounding, overwhelming.”
- ESOTERICA MAGAZINE / GERMANY