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Creating a rich experience
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Creating a rich experience

By Dr. Padmavathi  Narasimhan RAAGA Music Academy had organised a jugalbandi concert on its fourth anniversary on Aug.18. The artistes were Vid. Mysore M. Nagaraj (violin) and Pt. Pt. Pravin Godkhindi (Bansuri). Two most popular performing artistes today, the two enchanted the audience with their energetic performance. Both being masters of rhythm, and both being…

Embodying the excellence of their masters
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Embodying the excellence of their masters

Balakrishna, senior Veena artiste and son of Veena Doreswamy Iyengar and Vamshidhar, grandson and disciple of V. Deshikachar gave a Veena-Flute duet at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on the 15th of August with Anoor Ananta Krishna Sharma on mridanga and Sunad Anoor on Khanjira. Starting with Deekshitar’s ‘Vallabha Nayakasya’ suffixed by crisp swaras, the duo continued…

A communication with soul
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A communication with soul

An eminent vainika, an engaging speaker, a great teacher, a senior vaggeyakara and a self-taught musician R. Vishweshwaran gave a veena concert at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on the 10th of this month. His concerts are known for leisurely and elaborate versions. He not only possesses the sensitivity and creativity of a poet, but also the…

The Victory of Prahlada’s Devotion
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The Victory of Prahlada’s Devotion

By Dr. Padmavathi  Narasimhan Saint Tyagaraja  has composed three operas ‘Prahlada Bhakta Vijaya’, ‘Nauka Charitram’ and ‘Seeta Rama Vijayam.’ ‘Prahlada Bhakti Vijayam’ is a full-length drama in five acts with 48 songs set in 28 ragas and 132 verses written in different meters. It has in addition, invocative, descriptive and introductory gadyas, choornicas and other…

A musical tribute to J.C. Wadiyar
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A musical tribute to J.C. Wadiyar

On the 28th of July, Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha, Mysuru, offered a musical tribute to the late king Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar to commemorate the Wadiyar’s birth centenary. City’s well-known musician Dr. R.N. Srilatha presented a musical feature with her senior disciples on the occasion. Srilatha is sincere in doing the work she is assigned, be…

An irresistible combination of tenderness and melody  
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An irresistible combination of tenderness and melody  

Young Tarini Nagarkar gave a vocal concert on the 15th of this month with Pt. Bhima Shankar Bidanur on tabla and Pt. Veerabhadriah Hiremath on harmonium.   Tarini is a young artiste of sixteen years. What is more appreciative is the way she has taken classical music seriously though living in a foreign land. Her…

‘Ramayana’ as a tribute to Lalgudi Jayaraman
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‘Ramayana’ as a tribute to Lalgudi Jayaraman

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan On the 21st of April, popular musician and Harikatha exponent Vishakha Hari gave a musical discourse at Mysore Vasudevacharya Bhavan, Mysuru. The event was organised by Raga Vaibhava. Vishakha was accompanied by Charulata Ramanujam on violin, Arjun Ganesh on mridanga and S. Manjunath on ghata. The three-hour event enchanted the audience…

College magazine ‘Pratibha’ released
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College magazine ‘Pratibha’ released

‘Pratibha,’ the cultural magazine of JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, was released during the valedictory function of the cultural and sports activities of the College recently. Music critic and SOM Columnist Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan (third from left), who delivered the valedictory address, is seen with Principal Mahadevappa, Arun Kumar Patil (red…

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