D K Jayaraman

Gangadheeswaram

Live at Music Academy - 22nd Dec 1982

2:10:30

Gangadheeswaram

Live at Music Academy - 22nd Dec 1982

Here is a brilliant concert by one of the most renowned musicians in the field of Carnatic Music, Sangita Kalanidhi D.K.Jayaraman. The maestro in his inimitable style has rendered rare compositions in ragas Asaveri and Pushpalathika. A superb delineation of Todi followed by a kriti of Uthukkadu Venkata Kavi and a soul stirring composition of Tanjavur Sankara Iyer in Raga Revathi are awe inspiring. The RTP in Shankarabharnam in all its grandeur is yet another highlight. The song Gangadheeswaram was sung for the first time in this concert which went on to be a huge hit among rasikas. Sangita Kalanidhi M. Chandrasekaran has provided marvelous accompaniment on the violin. The spellbinding percussive support and Thani of mridangam maestro Sangeetha Choodamani Trichy Sankaran has a lingering effect. This recording has been retrieved from the private collection of the DKJ family.

DKJ, after learning music from his sister,Padma Vibhushan D.K. Pattamal furthered his musical skills under many known masters in the field, including Muthiah Bhagavathar and Papanasam Sivan.. DKJ, as he is fondly remembered in the music world, was known for his deep sense of Raga bhava, immaculate grip over laya and his soulful and moving kriti renditions, especially the compositions of the Musical Trinity. DKJ was also instrumental in popularizing songs composed by modern composers such as Papanasam Sivan, Periasami Tooran, Tanjavur Shankara Iyer, Dr.V.V.Srivatsa, Spencer Venugopal, Guru Surajananda, Neela Ramamurthy and others . He demonstrated singular creativity when rendering songs. His repertoire of songs was enormous. By constant practice and singing, he acquired a pliable voice which he used to its fullest range. DKJ's strength lay in his unique ability to bring out the beauty of uncommon kritis in rare ragas most effectively. His music had the capacity to mesmerize and leave the audience craving for more.

Songs in this Program