Artist Highlight

Kadri Gopalnath

An hour of music featuring Kadri Gopalnath, in connection with his birthday on December 6.

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RJ: Srividya

Kadri Gopalnath

An hour of music featuring Kadri Gopalnath, in connection with his birthday on December 6.

Dr Kadri Gopalnath is India’s premier classical saxophonist and the recognized pioneer of Carnatic classical music on the saxophone. When he was young, Kadri saw the saxophone being played in the Mysore Palace band set. Thrilled on hearing the vibrant tone of the saxophone, Gopalnath decided to master the instrument. It took Kadri Gopalnath nearly 20 years to adapt the saxophone to the intricacies of Indian classical music. He has had to make certain modifications to the conventional alto saxophone to play Carnatic music, but his adaptation has been so successful that the great musician Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, the doyen of Carnatic music, acknowledged Kadri Gopalnath as a true Carnatic music genius.

Songs in this Program