P P Ramakrishnan

Varadadasa

Compositions of M.D.Ramanathan

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Varadadasa

Compositions of M.D.Ramanathan

The music of the virtuoso Padmasri M.D. Ramanathan (MDR) was totally devoid of gimmickry and spoke to the soul. The veteran inherited the musical parampara of Tyagaraja through Tiger Varadachariar who was Patnam Subramanya Iyer's disciple, who was in turn the direct disciple of Tyagaraja. His sublime music and his unique voice penetrates the very core of every listener. MDR composed more than 300 songs in Samskritham, Telugu and Tamizh. His Tillanas are simple in structure with very beautiful lyrics. This album showcases a beautiful Tillana in the raga Ranjani apart from other popular compositions composed by MDR.

These compositions have been rendered by Prof. P. P. Ramakrishnan (Vocalist, Violinist and Musicologist), Retired principal of Chembai Memorial Government Music College, Palakkad after 30 years of service in Sree Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Trivandrum. He is the disciple of MDR and Padma Bhooshan Prof. T. N. Krishnan. He has authored several books and is the recipient of many awards.

Songs in this Program