Ibn-e Insha (15 June, 1927 – 11 January, 1978)
Asad Amanat Ali Khan (25 September, 1955 – 8 April, 2007)
Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat Thi – studio version [download mp3]
I found the original studio version of this song today. Asad Amanat Ali’s voice needs no recommendation, and for me, it also brings a host of childhood memories.
Now comes upon me long forgotten yearning
For the sweet solemn tryst those spirits keep.
I feel the trembling words of song returning,
Like airs that softly on the harp-strings creep.
The stern heart softens, all its pride unlearning,
A shudder passes through me, and I weep.
All that I have stands off from me afar,
And all I lost is real, my guiding-star.
Dedication, Goethe’s Faust Part 1 | Translated by Philip Wayne
Live on PTV (sarangi: Ustad Nazim Ali Khan)