Category: Musicians and scholars

The Hindu, December 27, 2013 | Read the full article with photos here >> TRIBUTE To the genius T.N. Rajarathinam Pillai, whose nagaswaram melodies are timeless. RUPA GOPAL In this part, I quote from my recording with S. RAJAM on TNR, done …

Appreciating the beauty and importance of the nagasvaram: “Carnatic music grew because of the nagaswaram” – S. Rajam Read More »

M.S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004) in concert, accompanied by the tanpura A Southern music: The Karnatik story By T.M. Krishna, HarperCollins, Rs 699 | Read the full review here >> If a successful and busy Karnatic singer takes time off in order …

The idea of singing birds: A tribute to a vital artistic tradition – Book Review Read More »

In his recent book, A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story, T.M. Krishna reflects on those misconceptions and stereotypes that stand in the way of truly appreciating South Indian music. He reiterates the unique role played by the (acoustic) tambura / tanpura …

Life-giver and soul of Indian music: The Tambura (tanpura) according to T.M. Krishna Read More »

Ranjani Govind, The Hindu, Bangalore, April 26, 2011 The four strings of the tambura that provide sruthi or the basic swara (pitch) for musicians are considered the life force for any melodic exercise. Fixed in jack wood to enhance the naada, …

“Only a tambura can bring in a tranquil aura”: Musicians comment on the convenience and compromise of digital tanpura Read More »

N. Manu Chakravarthy, The Hindu,  September 22, 2011 It [2011] is the centenary year of the legendary Jaipur-Atrauli musician Mallikarjun Mansur. Unravelling the individual genius of the maestro is also the study of a living tradition It is not easy to …

Tambura / Tanpura “tree of enlightenment” for Mallikarjun Mansur Read More »

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S.Rajam is a multifaceted genius with creative talents in a variety of fields such as music, musicology, classical painting and acting. In the field of music, S. Rajam is an unparalleled authority on Vivadi ragas and has done much to …

Documentary on S.Rajam singer, scholar, teacher and painter – YouTube video Read More »

The Hindu, September 21, 2012 One of the earliest attempts to make the British appreciate Carnatic music was initiated by Gayan Samaj. STEEPED IN HISTORY:Pachaiyappa’s hall. Had the Madras Jubilee Gayan Samaj been around, it would have been 125 this …

The first Sabha of Madras Read More »

Music | Musics. Structures and Processes 15th International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung Goettingen Paper and Lecture Recital by Ludwig Pesch & Manickam Yogeswaran Unity in diversity, antiquity in contemporary practice? A fresh look at South Indian music The music of South India …

Paper and Lecture Recital – 15th International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung Goettingen Read More »

Music | Musics. Structures and Processes 15th International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung Goettingen Title of the presentation by Manickam Yogeswaran & Ludwig Pesch: “Unity in diversity, antiquity in contemporary practice? A fresh look at South Indian music” Read …

Paper and Lecture Recital at the International Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung Read More »