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Sunday, December 01, 2002
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Excellence should be the watchword
Thanjavur - not the cradle of music anymore
Music is no more seen as a full time spiritual pursuit or a viable career option. The aspirants would rather go to Chennai where it is a market commodity, says
A descendant of the great Veena Dhanammal, octogenarian vocalist Mukta recalls her childhood and her grooming as musician
Unique in several ways
Delicate delineation of the raga and exquisite swara volleys are some of the attributes that have made the music of Sikkil Sisters, chosen for Sangita Kalanidhi this year, enjoyable, says LAKSHMI DEVNATH.
For that state of bliss
There were compositions based on raagas for ancient instruments. Musicians must try and revive the rare repertoire to restore glory to musical instruments, say
Worth its weight in Platinum
Four icons of classical music, who have maintained a high standard of excellence for 75 years, are being honoured by the Music Academy.
Focussing on voice culture
Besides reiterating the need for voice training for aspiring musicians, V. SUBRAHMANIAM dwells upon the importance of bhava, melody and musical sense in Carnatic music.
An appeal for quality
The proliferation of sabhas and musicians raises disturbing questions that beg answers.
As literary as Shakespeare...
The reviewer of any work, be it a music or dance concert, a painting or piece of sculpture, or book, should strive to make his work one of art in itself, says P. S. KRISHNAMURTHI.
When Carnatic music takes wing
Homesickness, jetlag, alien atmosphere musicians have learnt to overcome all the odds to make their overseas tours an enriching experience. SUJATHA VIJAYARAGHAVAN captures the scene.
Tradition comes in a modern package
WITH THE new millennium communication and interaction have taken new dimensions. We find the number of netizens constantly rising. The era of computers has ushered in a whole spate of Carnatic Music websites all vying to present and ...
It will be a blend of tradition and the contemporary as dancers, with their varied styles, take the stage.
A democratic approach
``Our job is to work the limbs and body into levels of excellence. Once a year however, it is good to fill the mind with some added information." Leela Samson tells
IN A season deluged with music and dance, drama gains a foothold only in a few sabhas. This when drama forms an essential part of the performing art forms. Iyal, Isai and Natakam make up the glorious triad in Tamil tradition. Then why is it being ...
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