Pada Varnam – Shanmukhapriya


1.General Introduction to Pada Varnams Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: Lalgudi G Jayaraman 2.Introduction to Shanmukhapriya Varnam Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: Lalgudi G Jayaraman 3.Lesson – Pallai/Anupallavi/Mukthayiswaras Ragam: Shanmukhapriya Talam: Adi Composer: Lalgudi G Jayaraman 4.Lesson – Charanam and Etthugada swaras Ragam: Shanmukhapriya Talam: Adi Composer: Lalgudi G Jayaraman 5.Vocal recital Ragam: Shanmukhapriya Talam: Adi Composer: Lalgudi G Jayaraman 6.Violin recital Ragam: Shanmukhapriya Talam: Adi Composer: Lalgudi G Jayaraman

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Lalgudi Sri G.J.R.Krishnan, Lalgudi Smt. Vijayalakshmi

This Product showcases the magnificent Pada Varnams of the Legend Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. The aim of this product is to document the invaluable treasure of his compositions for posterity.

In the sphere of Carnatic music, Padma Bhushan Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman is another name for perfection and musical excellence. With a discerning musical acumen and a finely attuned ear for all that is aesthetic in music, Lalgudi revolutionized the style of violin playing, in the process inventing a whole new technique the prestigious Lalgudi Bani. His flawless and fascinating style, graceful and original, steeped in traditional roots has gained him innumerable fans. He is a composer par excellence and has to his credit several Pada Varnams, Varnams, Kritis & Tillanas, which are a scintillating blend of Raga, Bhava, Rhythm & lyrical beauty. He introduced the vocal style into the violin. A much sought after accompanist, brilliant soloist, composer, tunesmith, a great teacher Lalgudi Jayaraman is all this and much more. Music has always been this maestros passion, indeed his life’s breath. To quote him I am nothing without music. Even in all my future births, I want to be born only as a musician. Music has not only been my livelihood but also my path to spirituality. If God granted me a wish, I would ask Him to make me twenty-five years younger. I want to delve deeper into the ocean of music.Such is his passion and devotion to music.

This DVD, we are sure, will offer a visual as well as aural treat to one and all and benefit students of music and dance immensely.

Contents :
General Introduction to Pada Varnams

Introduction to Shanmukhapriya Pada Varnam by Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan. The nuances and intricasies of this Varnam have been explained in detail.

Interactive Teaching session by Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi with her students. Enables students to have a first hand experience of learning from the Lalgudi school of music.

Vocal recital

Violin recital by the torch bearers of the Lalgudi Bani, Lalgudi G.J. R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

Direction :S.B.Khanthan
Concept & Co-Ordination :Mala Mohan

Backed by genuine desire to preserve for posterity, Swathi’s Sanskriti Series, uses the best of technology to release this product.

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