Author: Indira MenonPublisher: Indialog PublicationsYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 308ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981628
A loving tribute. A critical study of the distinctive styles and musical achievements of fourteen great masers of Carnatic music who appeared during 1930-65.An illustrated book based on interviews held with the families, disciples and friends of the masters.An unusual section of articles by the masters where they expressed their views on matters relating to music and musicians.An unusual feature of this book is a collection of articles by the musicians themselves, where they have talked about their gurus and eminent vidwans of their time or expressed their views on matters relating to classical music. They should be of immense value to research scholars. In the ultimate analysis, the purpose of a book such as this is to tempt the readers to her the music.
IntroductionAriyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar 1890-1967Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer 1890-1970Musiri Subramania Iyer 1899-1975Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar 1896-1974Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 1908-2003M S Subbulakshmi 1916G N Balasubramaniam 1910-1965Brinda-Mukta 1912-1996/1914D K Pattammal 1919Madurai Mani Iyer 1912-1968M L Vasanthakumari 1928-1990Palakkad K V Narayanaswamy 1923-2002M D Ramanathan 1923-1984Music And LanguageAriyakudi Ramanuja IyengarKonerirajapuram Vaidyanatha IyerMaharajapuram Vishwanatha IyerPresidential Address at the Music Academy, Madras, 1976T BrindaThe Kriti-its Contribution to Modern Music G N BalasubramaniamExcerpts From the Presidential Address at the Music Academy, Madras, 1986K V NarayanaswamyKarnataka Sangeetha BaniMadhuriai Mani IyerTiger VaradachariarMD RamanathanExcerpts from the Presidential Address at the Music Academy, Madras, 1977 M L VasanthakumariExcerts From The Presidential Address at The Music Academy, Madras, 1968M S SubbulakshmiPatnam Subrahmanya AiyarMusiri Subramania IyerMaharaja Swati Tirunal Semmangudi R Srinivasa AiyarEpilogueGlossary