Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar

Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar

Live at Mullakkal Temple, Alleppey, 1956

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Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar

Live at Mullakkal Temple, Alleppey, 1956

Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, one of the greatest Carnatic musicians of our times, is universally acknowledged as the architect of the modern day concert format, the appeal of which has stood the test of time. Every musician is indebted to him for this. He was a great stylist, a trailblazer who has inspired, nurtured and educated a whole generation of music lovers and performers. His impeccable Kalapramana (Tempo), immaculate sense of proportion and elegant exposition of all aspects of music were some of the hallmarks of his approach. His music was such that it had immense appeal with both the lay man as well the connoisseur. He always packed his concert with a variety of compositions encompassing a wide gamut of composers and different forms. We have in this scintillating concert assorted compositions of many great composers including the Trinity, Andal's Tiruppavai, a Padam, a Javali, a Tillana giving the listener a wholesome experience!

The highlight of this superb concert is the unrivalled combination of this doyen with the legends T. N. Krishnan on the Violin and Palghat Mani Iyer on the Mridangam.

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