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Concerts mark Dikshitar’s Day
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Concerts mark Dikshitar’s Day

November 10, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The Tyagaraja Sangeetha Sabha of Mysuru is unique in many ways. Without blowing any trumpets, it is quietly expressing its deep love for Kannada language which is certainly  not restricted only to November! This Sabha too has been arranging its monthly music concerts like any other Sabhas. But behind it…

Capturing listeners…
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Capturing listeners…

October 16, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The two recent music programmes held in Mysuru were very pleasing, impressive and worth remembering. One was a veena recital and the other was a lecture-demonstration. Ganabharathi and Gayana Sabha were the organisers respectively. Vidu. Mysore Rajalakshmi played veena at Veene Seshanna Bhavana on the 27th of September accompanied by…

Enchanting Vocal and Violin Duo
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Enchanting Vocal and Violin Duo

September 17, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur N.R. Mohalla Ganapathi Temple is more known for its musical activities. Started 84 years ago, it has sheltered all the concerts of N.R. Mohalla Sangeetha Sabha. The Temple recently celebrated its 85th year Jayanti in collaboration with the Sangeetha Sabha.  The specialty of this two-day programme was two sets of…

Rhythmic Layavadyotsava-2019
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Rhythmic Layavadyotsava-2019

July 24, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The percussion instruments have come a long way from a crude shell tala to the unbelievable electronic equipments like Rhythm pad that can produce the sound of any number of percussive instruments. The traditional membranophones have survived the tough battle of time and are still an inseparable part of classical…

‘Manjari’ the mystique fragrance…
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‘Manjari’ the mystique fragrance…

June 26, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The untold stories of flowers unravelled its many unknown fragrance to the rasikas of Mysuru on the 7th of June at the Veene Seshanna Bhavana of Ganabharathi. This unique attempt is a brainchild of Vidu. Divya Ravi of Bengaluru. The mythological, philosophical and spiritual significances of these flowers are often…

Tribute to a musician
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Tribute to a musician

February 5, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Mysuru has given birth not only to best musicians but also to many best composers. Mysore Sadashiva Rao, Veena Seshanna, Subbanna, K. Vasudevachar, Veena Venkatagiriyappa, Veena Shivaramayya, Belakavadi Srinivasa Iyengar, C. Rangiah and the list goes on. Thanks to Wadiyars of Mysuru who have contributed immensely towards promoting art and…

An evening with music…
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An evening with music…

January 21, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Gayana Sabha, the new music Sabha of Mysuru, had organised a fine Hindustani classical vocal concert on the occasion of releasing of a CD of Vidu. Shreemathi Devi on the 4th of January at Vasudevacharya Bhavana. Ustad Faiyaz Khan gave a memorable concert on the occasion. Shreemathi Devi, an upcoming…

Rashtriya Yuva Sangeetotsava-2018
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Rashtriya Yuva Sangeetotsava-2018

November 27, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur November of 2018 was unique with regard to music. Apart from celebrating the Kannada Rajyotsava, three music conferences marked the beginning of this month. While two conferences were held in Bengaluru, one was held in Mysuru. Karnataka Ganakala Parishat’s annual music conference and Veenatattva Prakashika-2, the second international Veena conference…

A classical treat by Vid. T.P. Vaidyanathan
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A classical treat by Vid. T.P. Vaidyanathan

October 15, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Ganabharathi had arranged a concert  in memory of Vidu. Indira Vaidyanathan at Veene Seshanna Bhavana on Sept.28, by veteran Vid. T.P. Vaidyanathan. This concert revealed the artistes’ predilection for the authentic and time-honoured forms than fanciful flights. Lyricism and the bhava aspect dominated throughout in the concert. Vid. Vaidyanathan, an…

A Delightful Violin Trio
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A Delightful Violin Trio

October 2, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The Hoysala Karnataka Sangha of Mysuru created a unique opportunity of listening to three generations of violin on the 17th of September 2018, at the Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi Bhavana at its premises. The father, son and granddaughter enthralled the audience with their melodious bowing. The most popular violinist of Mysuru Vid….

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