Raaga Rasika: Exploring the World of Carnatic Music

Archive for August 2010

Episode 68: Featured Person: Sri. G. N. Balasubramaniam - Part II

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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We continue our conversation on Sri. GNB and discuss his talent, music and style. Vidya talks about the GNB Baani (or the GNB school) as well as the incredible improvisational and creative talent he brought to bear - including his contributions to techniques such as graha bedham and neraval. We conclude this episode with a snippet from a GNB composition "Samagama Lole", rendered by one of his prime students - Dr. M.L. Vasanthakumari.

Episode 67: Featured Person: Sri. G. N. Balasubramaniam - Part I

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
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In this episode, we feature the legendary musician, Sri. G. N. Balasubramaniam (1910-1965). We discuss how Carnatic music shaped and influenced his early childhood days and his debut performance in the city of Madras (now called Chennai). We finish with a snippet from a concert recording to give a glimpse of the experience enjoyed by audiences during his time.