Artist Highlight

Sethalapathi Balasubramaniam

Featuring the music of the vocalist who passed away on 11 October 2004.

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RJ: Srividya

Sethalapathi Balasubramaniam

Featuring the music of the vocalist who passed away on 11 October 2004.

A disciple of Papanasam Sivan, Balasubramaniam was renowned for his rendition of viruthams. Viruthams were his forte and Balasubramaniam would emphasise the musical quality of the words without taking anything away from their literary excellence. He would sing viruthams in almost all ragas that would serve as prefaces to the most appropriate songs.

Balasubramaniam also accompanied Papanasam Sivan in his bhajan sessions. His voice was flexible yet robust. He was a great fan of Madurai Mani Iyer and often imitated him to perfection. His recording sessions both at AIR and at other private studios were distinguished for their `single take.'

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