It would be a shame and simply wrong not to mention Vilayat Khan in any discussion on amazing seminal sitar and sarod players. There is less material available but hopefully more starts coming out. Both of these videos were released after his death to the best of my knowledge.
The following are a few videos where there is good sound quality (so you can really hear intricate meend) and also good camera angles on the hands of Vilayat Khan as he plays Darbari in particular. He comments frequently in Urdu through his playing explaining exposition and technique.
Remembering the legend UVK
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c86DLKSq ... re=related
(Detailed Footage on Darbari alap)
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ACS-_I_ ... MuetrAKOlI
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIZyGnWM ... re=related
(detailed footage on Bhairavi)
He says at the end of this that whatever faults you may have seen in me, those are mine alone and I ask for your forgiveness for them.
And this is a long conversation / interview but is mostly in Urdu (you will need at least a bit of Hindi to understand)
In conversation with sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan at his home in Princeton, N.J. – If somebody is interested www.dotsub.com
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• Wonderful description of how he and Kanai Lal modified the design of the sitar and he also asks/pleads that don’t mess the classical music up when you search for new stuff
• Talks about the old music culture and community about how they forgot to eat and fed on music
• Also he is not very big on fusion music and says clearly that fusion = confusionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8wncWmM ... re=related