Composer Showcase

Tyagaraja

Kritis that use metaphors or comparisons in connection with Tiruvaiyaru Tyagaraja Aradhana.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Tyagaraja

Kritis that use metaphors or comparisons in connection with Tiruvaiyaru Tyagaraja Aradhana.

Tyagaraja, the foremost composer in Carnatic music, is also one of the most expressive in the way he uses words, ideas and statements. The lyrics of his songs are simple to understand and relate to, and they speak directly to the listener. He makes philosophical points but in a way that makes them stand out and easy to grasp. In fact, Tyagaraja is a wonderful storyteller and his manner of expression makes him a katha kaalakshepam specialist, with the colourful and dramatic manner in which he conveys what he wants to say. This programme includes a few of his compositions where he uses striking metaphors or comparisons to substantiate the idea that he deals with in the songs.

Songs in this Program