Artist Highlight

Thanjavur S Kalyanaraman

A tribute to one of the most creative musicians, in connection with his death anniversary on January 9.

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RJ: Srividya

Thanjavur S Kalyanaraman

A tribute to one of the most creative musicians, in connection with his death anniversary on January 9.

Tanjavur S Kalyanaraman was one of the most creative and original musicians in recent times. A senior student of G N Balasubramaniam, Kalyanaraman displayed the same qualities as his gurus - incessant curiosity, a thoughtful and analytical bent of mind, and a penchant for seeking out the new in the old. This enabled him to extend the boundaries of tradition. At the same time, he carried musical and artistic thought forward, which ended up in his codifying an extension to the melakarta system of ragas - the dwi-madhyama panchama varjya ragas, which are essentially ragas with the regular shuddha madhyama and the prati madhyama taking the place of the panchama as a diminished note. This is a tribute to Tanjavur S Kalyanaraman in connection with his death anniversary on January 9.

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