Composer Showcase

Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar

A programme in connection with the birth anniversary on November 15 of the important 20th century composer.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar

A programme in connection with the birth anniversary on November 15 of the important 20th century composer.

Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar was supposed to follow the religious texts, but came to choose music instead. His contributions as a composer, harikatha artiste and as an overall personality in Carnatic music who wielded influence, and wielded it well, have stood the test of time. He served as the asthana vidwan of the Mysore and Travancore courts, and also set up music schools in Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram. His varnams and tillanas are interesting and technically involved compositions. He composed about 400 pieces overall, and also introduced many new ragas to Carnatic music, among which ragas such as Mohanakalyani, Karnaranjani and Valaji have become well entrenched. This programme considers Muthiah Bhagavatar's role as a composer with compositions spanning varnams, kritis and tillanas.

Songs in this Program