Composer Showcase

Papanasam Sivan

Lesser heard compositions of the important 20th century composer.

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Papanasam Sivan

Lesser heard compositions of the important 20th century composer.

Papanasam Sivan was one of the most important composers in the 20th century. The importance of his contribution can be gauged from the fact that he was called Tamil Tyagayya for the way his compositions reminded one of Tyagaraja. Papanasam Sivan was early on in life influenced by Neelakanta Sivan. During his years at Thiruvananthapuram as a young boy, he followed the saint-composer Neelakanta Sivan whose songs put across his spiritual thoughts and his ideas about life and people in a simple and easily accessible manner. Papanasam Sivan's compositions and his later long-term involvement appear to be a continuation of this early influence. Papanasam Sivan's compositions reflect his wonderful ability to convey his ideas and his emotions immediately and persuasively through music. This programme of Sivan's compositions includes compositions are rarely heard in concerts.

Songs in this Program