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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Carnatic music


Ramakrishnan Murthy Interview: 'Hitting the perfect note, even for a fraction of second, is worth entire struggle'

January 12, 2020 10:42 am

Known for his absolute adherence to classical values and purity of music, Ramakrishnan Murthy is one of the top Carnatic vocalists today who is treated almost on par with his much celebrated seniors.

Abhishek Raghuram interview: ‘There’s no right and wrong in art. For me, it’s about self-expression’

December 24, 2019 2:17 pm

Abhishek Raghuram is one of the few Carnatic musicians who draw large audiences both in Chennai and other cities of India. Despite his strong classicism, he is not a conventional traditionalist and hence doesn’t mind associating himself with other musicians, artists and genres.

Saxophonist, who raised the bar for Carnatic music, dies at 69

October 12, 2019 5:39 am

It is not often that a musician devotes a lifetime integrating a western instrument into an extremely traditional and strict system of classical music. Kadri Gopalnath took along with him the rigid system of Carnatic classical music and improvised alongside.

The Kunnakkudi M. Balamurali Krishna Interview: ‘Most of my music happens in my mind’

January 02, 2019 10:30 am

In the third edition of the Indian Express Margazhi special, we feature Chennai-based carnatic musician Kunnakkudi M. Balamurali Krishna

The Brindha Manickavasakan Interview: 'Involved singing is an uplifting magical experience'

December 19, 2018 4:56 pm

In the third edition of The Indian Express Margazhi special, we feature Chennai-based carnatic musician Brindha Manickavasakan.

The Sanjay Subrahmanyan interview: 'When I am on the stage I am on a high. It’s worse than any other form of addiction'

December 08, 2018 12:57 pm

Sanjay as a music icon is not an overnight sensation, but a rare gem that emerged through more than three decades of relentless pursuit of classical music. By his own admission, he is a purist, but he is also an innovator and unsung reformer par excellence.

Art of a partisan

November 20, 2018 2:47 am

TM Krishna’s music is beautiful. But he exploits it for divisive politics.

Why T M Krishna’s problem statement is beginning to sound stale

May 10, 2018 10:53 am

If both the content and the practice of carnatic music are bad and regressive, is there a point in appreciating such an art?

Grammy-winning ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram on his journey

October 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Grammy-winning ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram, who will be performing in Delhi on Friday, on his percussive journey and putting the humble earthen pot in the spotlight

Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran on confluence of classical and contemporary

September 25, 2014 12:33 pm

Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran talks about the confluence of classical and contemporary.