Composer Showcase

Trinity

A selection of compositions of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri.

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Trinity

A selection of compositions of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri.

The trinity of Carnatic music are the three composers - Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri. All three were contemporaries and, more remarkably, hailed from the same town of Tiruvarur in the Tanjavur belt of Tamil Nadu. Their importance is not just that they heralded a new era in Carnatic music through their outstanding compositions; theirs was also an age when this genre of music came to be affiliated more with the temples than the royal courts. The standardization of the kriti was an important development of the time. This programme has a selection of kritis of these three composers.

Songs in this Program