Kutcheri

D K Jayaraman - Concert

A concert selection by one of the most accomplished, respected and loved musicians.

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RJ: Mahadevan

D K Jayaraman - Concert

A concert selection by one of the most accomplished, respected and loved musicians.

D K Jayaraman learnt initially from his sister, D K Pattammal, but it wasn't long before he proved himself to an illustrious brother to an illustrious sister. DKJ, as he was popularly referred to, was a simple person and his music reflected his simplicity and straightforwardness. That, however, is not to be taken that his music was simplistic. After his initial training, he learnt widely and from an unusual number of people, most of whom were masters of the art - Papanasam Sivan, Koteeswara Iyer, Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar, and Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar were just a few of them. This helped add depth to his music and also enabled him to learn many compositions of diverse composers. He had an enviable repertoire of songs, not just of the trinity and the old masters, but also of the new composers, and it included a good number of Tamil compositions. His technical competence was second to none, though he did not make it stand out in his music, but rather let the music speak. DKJ was also enthusiastic about singing the songs composed by his contemporaries and peers. His enthusiasm for and joy of life, and his emotional honesty reflected in his music and gave it a quality that unsurprisingly most music lovers could identify with.

Songs in this Program