Lalgudi G Jayaraman

Nada Sagaram

Concert by Lalgudi G.Jayaraman & Srimathi Brahmanandam with Palghat Mani Iyer & T.R.Rajamani

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Nada Sagaram

Concert by Lalgudi G.Jayaraman & Srimathi Brahmanandam with Palghat Mani Iyer & T.R.Rajamani

This album showcases one of his magnificent concerts at The Music Academy, Chennai, in the year 1965, along with his sister Smt. Srimathi Brahmanandam, and accompanied by none other than the mridangam legend Shri. Palghat Mani Iyer and his son T.R. Rajamani. Mani Iyer is hailed as the monarch of percussionists and an incarnation of the Nandi. The coming together of two such masters brings us a divine and spellbinding experience of music in all its glory.

In the sphere of Carnatic music, Padma Bhushan Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman is another name for perfection and musical excellence. Endowed with extraordinary intelligence, blessed with a photographic memory combined with a finely attuned ear for aesthetics, Lalgudi revolutionized the style of violin playing, inventing a whole new technique which came to be known as the Lalgudi Bani. His flawless and fascinating style, graceful, firmly rooted in tradition, yet original and innovative, gained him innumerable fans. This multi-dimensional genius is also a composer par excellence and has to his credit several 'kritis', 'tillanas' and 'varnams', which are a scintillating blend of raga, rhythm, bhava and lyrical beauty.

In 1958, the maestro started performing violin solo concerts along with his sister Srimathi Brahmanandam, herself a gifted violinist. Lalgudi violin duets were unique in the way he combined the two violins in a delectable musical exchange (Like the kalpana swara for the Kannada kriti in this product which creates a symphony effect). Violin duets gained a new dimension and status on the concert platform.

Songs in this Program