Archive for November, 2008

Schedules for the following sabhas/festivals have been updated in the “Concerts in Chennai” page of this blog ( I will be doing a sanity check, correcting any errors and adding any missed concert listings in the next few days: Aanmajothi Bharat Kalachar Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Brahma Gana Sabha Carnatica Hamsadhwani Indian Fine Arts Society Kala Pradarshini […]

Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar, the great composer, had traveled to many temples and composed songs on the deities there. Vadivudaiamman Temple (also known as Sri Thyagaraja Swami Temple) in Tiruvotriyur, at the outskirts of Chennai, in one of them. Dikshitar composed the song “AdipurIshvaram sadA bhajEham” in the rAgam Arabhi at this temple. Needless to say, […]

Vid R.K. Shriramkumar presented a lec dem on “The Beauty of Sangeetham and Sahityam in Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Compositions” on 9th Nov 2008. He was accompanied on the violin by Vid Amritha Murali and on the mrudangam by Vid Manoj Siva. The lec dem was organized by IIT Madras Music Club. Here is a summary based […]

Part 1 of this post can be found here [link]   This is Part 2 of the summary of the lec dem by Smt. Vidya Shankar on 22 shrutis:   GANDHARAM sadharana gAndharam is an oscillated catushruti rishabham in varALi. gAndhAram shouldn’t go above this level for this rAgam A slightly higher level but still an […]

86 year old Hindustani Classical music exponent Pandit Bhimsen Joshi will receive Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award. Congratulations to the maestro!


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