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Archive for January 2010


Episode 58: Special Rasikas’ Voice With Listener Renditions — Part IX

Monday, January 25th, 2010
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Continuing our series featuring listener submissions, we showcase a rendition on the veena by Sri. Srinivas Raghavan, from Chennai, India. His submission is a tillana composed by Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, in the raaga Brindavani. Vidya highlights some of the salient aspects of this raaga and also shares with us another tillana in the same raaga, composed by her guru Sri. Lalgudi Jayaraman.

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Episode 57: Special Rasikas’ Voice With Listener Renditions — Part VIII

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
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Continuing our series on listener submissions, we feature a snippet from Smt. Uma Sankar from Massachusetts, USA. Her submission is a Muthuswami Dikshitar composition, "Sri Rama Saraswati Sevitham" in raaga Nasamani. The second featured submission is from 7 year old Ananya Rajesh of Wisconsin, USA -- "Maakelera Vicharamu", a Tyagaraja composition with a profound philosophical meaning in raaga Ravichandrika. We conclude this segment by playing a short snippet from a similarly themed composition by Annamacharya: "Nanati Baduku", rendered by the legendary singer Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi.

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Episode 56: Special Rasikas’ Voice With Listener Renditions — Part VII

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
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In this segment, we feature a submission from 3rd grader Kum. Srinidhi Ananth of New Jersey, USA. Her submission is a Tyagaraja composition "Entha Nerchina" in the raaga Suddha Dhanyasi, also known as Udayaravichandrika. Vidya uses this submission to elaborate on Suddha Dhanyasi raaga, and shares snippets from several popular songs by other composers. We finish this episode by discussing the naming convention of this raaga in the Dikshithar and the Thyagaraja schools of music.

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