Instrumental Hour

Instrumental Hour

An hour of instrumental renditions by women musicians.

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RJ: Srividya

Instrumental Hour

An hour of instrumental renditions by women musicians.

Though Carnatic music is essentially vocal, it also has a rich range of instruments – veena, flute, violin, nagaswaram, and gottuvadyam or chitraveena, and recently, mandolin, saxophone, clarinet, guitar and keyboard. The veena has always had the pre-eminent position among instruments, as the one that gives the effect closest to that of the voice. The nagaswaram has also greatly influenced vocal musicians in the last half century or so, with greats such as T N Rajarathnam Pillai having a lasting effect on the music of stalwarts such as G N Balasubramaniam. This programme presents renditions on the veena and violin by prominent women musicians.

Songs in this Program