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Karnataka Music as Aesthetic Form
Karnataka Music as Aesthetic Form

Karnataka Music as Aesthetic Form

by R Satyanarayana

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

8187586168 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 180

Binding

Hardcover

R Satyanarayana

Author: R Satyanarayana
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 180
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187586168

Description

Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form is probably the first serious and systematic attempt to analyse and explain aesthetic experience of Karnataka music in the perspective of its multiple values. It deals with a traditional art form of Indian music which is performed and enjoyed by many millions of music lovers in India and abroad. Its focus is Karnataka music but much of what it says in the first half applies to Indian music in general.

The book develops its ideas and concepts progressively, beginning with an analysis of art experience, set forth against a background of human experience in general and examines some of the prominent Indian and western theoretical models of art experience and beauty. The main thrust of its argument presented with philosophical insights is that experience of pure music is qualitatively different from other forms of aesthetic experience, incomparable and autonomous, and that traditional aesthetic theories of poetry and threatre are inadequate to explain musical experience per se.

The author examines, in the process, aesthetic materials and compositional design of Indian music as well as the musical forms and instruments employed in contemporary Karnataka music. Historical continuity and chronology of the musical system are discussed in relation to general and particular historiographical problems and in relation to the historical evolution of the characterizing features of the system viz. raga, tala, vadya and prabandha. It may be mentioned that art historiography with special reference to Indian music is one of the author’s major interests.

The book is based on extensive, original sources drawn from different areas of study such as aesthetics, Indian music, Vedic and Tantrik literature.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

MAHAMAHOPADHYAYA DR R SATHYANARAYANA is one of the foremost thinkers and writers in the field of Art (especially Indian music and Indian dancing) in modern India. He is broad based in several physical sciences, humanistic and indological disciplines. Prof Sathyanarayana belongs to the third generation of the sisya-parampara of the saint-composer Sri Tyagaraja. Sri Sathyanarayana is a noted guru in the srividya tantra of kadimata and anandabhairava sampradaya.

Contents

PREFACE

ART EXPERIENCE

Experience
Perceptual Element
Art Experience
Beauty: (a) Aesthetic Thought in the West
Beauty: (b) Indian Thought
Rasa Theory

AUTONOMY OF MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Inadequacy of Rasa Theory
Nature of Music
Towards a Theory of Musical Aesthetics
Beauty Revisited

AESTHETIC MATERIALS OF INDIAN MUSIC

Alankara
Svara
Varnalankara
Sthaya
Raga
Tala
Orchestra
Concert Aesthetics
Discernment in Aesthetic Experience
Musical Style ad Aesthetics
Taste and Musical Aesthetics

COMPOSITION IN KARNATAKA MUSIC

Composition in Karnataka Music
The Role of Word in Music
Composer: Motivation, Limitation and Resources
Innovation in Musical Composition
General Description of a Music
Composition in Karnataka Music

MUSICAL FORM IN KARNATAKA MUSIC

Introduction
Description of Musical Forms in Karnataka Music
Svarajati
Jatisvara
Varna
Krti
Devaranama
Ugabhoga and Vacana
Pada
Javali
Pallavi
Astapadi
Daru
Tillana
Ragamalika
Tarangam
Sloka

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN KARNATAKA MUSIC

Musical Instruments in Karnataka Music
Tata (Chordophones)
Tambura
Vina
Gottuvadya
Violin
Mandolin

SUSIRA (Aerophones)
Flute
Nagasvaram, Saxophone, Clarionet
Jalataranga

AVANADDHA (Membranophoones)
Mrdanga
Dolak and Tavil
Khanjira
Ghata (Idiophones)

HISTORIOGRPHY OF KARNAAKA MUSIC

Karnataka Music-Genesis
Raga
Tala
Vadya
Prabandha

WORKS CITED

INDEX

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