Artist Highlight

M D Ramanathan

Music of this unique musician, including two of his compositions in connection with his death anniversary.

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RJ: Srividya

M D Ramanathan

Music of this unique musician, including two of his compositions in connection with his death anniversary.

M D Ramanathan is known primarily as a musician with a unique outlook on music, with his haunting vilamba kaala renditions. At the same time, he was capable of surprising one and all with extremely sprightly renditions too. Though his style was steeped in tradition, he brought to his music a highly personal and inimitable quality, which evoked a sense of joy in the listener. His stature as a musician overshadows his abilities as a composer, with one reason being his own reticence in singing or referring to his own compositions except rarely. Another reason is that, though he is known to have composed more than 300 songs, hardly 20-odd of them survive.

This programme features some renditions and compositions of M.D. Ramanathan, and is in connection with his death anniversary on April 27.

Songs in this Program