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Festivity at Ganabharathi
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Festivity at Ganabharathi

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Ganabharathi of Mysuru had all the reasons to rejoice. It was adding two more feathers to its cap. The Open Air Theatre was upgraded with a Gallery and a website of Ganabharathi was launched on the 27th of July.  Cultural programmes marked the two-day celebrations. MLA S.A. Ramdas launched the…

Tarangaa’s Melodious Flute Concerts
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Tarangaa’s Melodious Flute Concerts

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur ‘Tarangaa,’ the School of Flute, founded by Vidu. Smitha Srikiran, celebrated its 4th anniversary on the 7th and 8th of July 2018 at the Vasudevacharya Bhavana in city. Smitha Srikiran, under the banner Tarangaa, has been training students in India and abroad in Junior, Senior and Vidwat categories from about…

Promising experiments in music
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Promising experiments in music

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur History reveals that Mysuru has always encouraged wholeheartedly the new and experimental changes in the field of art. It has pioneered many changes in the music genre. The two recent concerts confirmed this. Jugalbandhis nowadays are stretching out their vistas. It is not necessarily between two kinds of instruments or…

‘Thaat’ system of Hindustani Music
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‘Thaat’ system of Hindustani Music

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Swara Sankula, the Hindustani School of Music celebrates its annual day in a unique way. It always is a combination of fervour, information and education, thus making it interesting to every young and old disciples. It also motivates them to participate with enthusiasm. The thematic presentations throw light on many…

Rich Tribute to Muthuswami Dikshitar
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Rich Tribute to Muthuswami Dikshitar

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur A different variety of programmes marked Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Day at Ganabharathi of Mysuru on Nov. 25 and 26 at its Veene Seshanna Bhavana.  Prof. Vishweshwaran gave an erudite lecture demonstration on the 25th and vocalists and instrumentalists paid rich tribute to the great composer on the 26th. The topic of…

A musical feast
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A musical feast

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Bhasange Balaga or Bhanuvara Sanje Geleyara Balaga celebrated its 9th anniversary on the 19th of November at Sri Vasudevacharya Bhavana. This Balaga, which started with the intention of spending the Sunday evenings in a meaningful way, has expanded its horizons by providing a stage to many art forms that include…

Remarkable Veene Seshanna Day
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Remarkable Veene Seshanna Day

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The names Veene and Seshanna (1852-1926) are inseparable. His contribution to the field of Veena is remarkable. He was mainly responsible for spreading Mysuru’s galore of music in and out of India. It is believed that it was he, who is responsible for the famed ‘Mysuru Baani’ or style of…

Three decades of musical service
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Three decades of musical service

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Surabhi, a popular music School of Mysuru has carved a niche for itself. Apart from grooming many a students, it has encouraged them to develop an interest in research, thereby inspiring them to explore new arenas of music. Perhaps this is the specialty of the institution. Many of their presentations…

A Tribute to Muthuswamy Dikshitar
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A Tribute to Muthuswamy Dikshitar

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Muthuswami Dikshitar, one of the trinities of Karnatak music, occupies a special place in the heart of musicians and music lovers. Youngest of the Trinity, he has composed with ‘Guruguha’ as his pen name. Dikshitar’s compositions which spread to nearly 500, display his profoundness in music, Sanskrit, Srividyaandadvaitha philosophy. His…

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