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19 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Violin Style of Parur

Walking down Apparswamy Koil Street, lined with traditional houses interspersed with shops, you realise that Mylapore’s old world charm is still intact. My destination is Door No. 110, the dwelling of violin virtuoso Madras Sundaram Gopalakrishnan, popularly known in music circles as MSG. As you reach the first floor of his home, you spot him […]

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04 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Mridangam maestro no more

Veteran mridangam vidwan Vellore Ramabhadran, who enriched the world of carnatic music with his sensitive percussive technique, passed away here on Monday. He was 82. Born on August 4, 1929, he was introduced to mridangam-playing by his father Vellore Konnakkol Gopalachariar, a noted laya vidwan. Ramabhadran’s journey as a performing artiste began in 1943 at […]

15 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

In praise of Tygaraja

The 165th Aradhana Mahothsavam of Tyagaraja was celebrated by Sri Thyagabrahma Aradhana Committee, Kalpathy, for a week. The 89-year-old fete in Palakkad featured stalwarts and young talents who paid homage to the saint-composer by rendering his compositions. The Tyagaraja Aradhana at Kalpathy started in 1924, when the legendary Ramabhagavathar and Mridangam Subbayyar (guru of Palghat […]

15 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

High Five

The five constructive members of Remember Shakti — John MacLaughlin, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Mandolin U. Shrinivas, Shankar Mahadevan and Selva Ganesh built musical ramps, bridges and pathways by melding and straddling genres to convey the message of a barrier-free world for the physically challenged at Shakti Foundation’s 21st annual fundraiser held at The Music Academy […]

15 February 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Variety of composers

Aishwarya is equally adept at handling fast and slow paced numbers. This was evident in her presentation of the Mukhari raga kriti Karu baru seya (Tyagaraja) in chowka kala, the fast items ‘Ika naina na’ in Pushpalatika (Tirupati Narayanaswamy) and ‘Anupama gunambudhi’ in Atana (Tyagaraja). Grounding herself firm with perfectly aligned sruti right from the […]

03 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Artistic notes

Up-and-coming singers Lakshmi Aishwarya and Ramakrishnan Murthy came up with competent performances. Lakshmi Aishwarya’s vocal concert in Kochi had certain aspects that showcased her skill as a singer. ‘Sreemahaganapathim’ in Atana saw some full-throated high-pitched singing from the vocalist and she displayed a good range, even touching the upper panchama with ease. She sang raga […]