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SRR - Carnatic Classical Vocal - Mannargudi Sambasiva Bagavathar Sahityams - M. Chadrasekharan and K. V. Krishnan - Price Rs. 33. VIOLIN VIDWAN M. Chandrasekharan displays his prowess as a vocalist in the first half of this album. He ...
Mix of rhapsody and rhetoric
THE CONSERVATIVE ideologies of Carnatic music were, of course, the motivation in the concert of T. M. Krishna for the TTD Information Centre, but in what way they were expressed was worth considering. There was an uneven mixing of rhapsody and ...
S. GIRISH began his concert at the Ardhanareeswara temple in Nanganallur on March 28 with ``Gajananayutham" (Chakravakam, Dikshitar). It was sung well. ``Amba Paradevate" in Rudrapriya followed. The trouble with this krithi is too much of ...
Music and dance fest
THE SINGAPORE Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) has organised the first ever music and dance festival from April 11 - 20. The festival includes lecture-demonstrations and performances by artistes from India. The President of the Republic ...
IMPERCEPTIBLE VIRTUOSITY, sans aggressive phrases, tonal quality of a high order and precision in tala, highlighted Jayanthi Kumaresh's veena recital at Hamsadhwani before a good and discerning audience, which repeatedly cheered the cascade of ...
In Ariyakkudi style
ALLEPEY VENKATESAN'S vocal concert on AIR Chennai FM on March 28, beginning with the Sriragam varnam and moving on to a rare kriti of Muthuswami Dikshitar, "Palayamam Parvatisa" in Kannada, was a well organised effort with the artiste shrewdly ...
SAKHI MANDAL Sahyog, a women's social and non-profit organisation dedicated to the cause of the destitute, will be presenting Hema Malini and her daughters Esha and Ahana for the first time on stage in Chennai at the Music Academy. The ...
The sets were splendid and the performances perfect, with the veteran in fine form. R. S. Manohar returns with yet another magnificent production.
Very well scripted
Celebrating World Theatre Day, Krishna Kumar and Masquerade organised a week of plays recently. "Doctoritis" was brilliant, lauds
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