Theory:

Meanings of difficult words from the lesson "The Shehnai of Bismillah Khan":
  
No.
Words
Meanings
1
bannedofficially prohibited
2
shrillpiercing sharp sound
3
reeda thin strip of material that vibrates to produce a sound on a musical instrument
4
auspiciouspromising to bring good fortune, luck
5
indispensablenecessary, cannot be without
6
ensemblethings considered as a group
7
paternalrelated to the father's side
8
ancestorsone from whom a family is ascended, above the grandparents, usually
9
took tostart to do something as a habit
10
maternalrelating to mother
11
fascinatedstrongly attracted
12
captivatedcharmed, attracted and held on the interest
13
apprenticea person learning a trade from a skilled person
14
years to comecontinuing for many years in the future
15
haunts (noun)a place frequented by a person
16
solitudea lonely place
17
improvisecreate and perform without preparation
18
inspiredmotivated/stimulated
19
hours on endfor a long time without stopping
20
beyond the rangenot within the scope
21
accompaniedgo somewhere with (someone) as a companion or escort
22
recitalperformance of a programme of music
23
big breakbig chance that leads to his professional success
24
memorableunforgettable
25
maestroa distinguished performer of classical music
26
souvenira thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event
27
chart busterrecord breaker
28
venturesprojects that often involve risk
29
taken in byattracted or charmed by
30
celluloidold-fashioned way of referring to films
31
conferredgiven, usually an award or a degree
32
thick and fastrapidly and in great numbers
33
covetedmuch desired
34
glintingflashing or shining
35
exceedinglyextremely
36
replicatemake an exact copy
37
yearninga feeling of intense longing for something
38
devoutbelieving strongly in a religion and obeying its laws and following its practices