Jayaraman, the violin maestro, who was aptly described as LayaRaman
by Shri Ramnad Krishnan, shares in this presentation, his mastery
of the laya (rhythmic) aspect of the compositions of the Trinity
of Carnatic Music, namely Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama
Sastri. The two fold appeal of Carnatic music to the head and the
heart through the mathematics and the melodic components is demonstrated
in this live recording.
In a simple, conversational exposition he points out the various
aspects of Laya, such as talas, gait, starting point, pause, arudi,
yati etc. singing the relevant passages to highlight the beauty
arising out of the laya devices. Neither pedantic nor clinical in
his analysis Sri Jayaraman approaches the great compositions as
a rasika, relishing the felicity with which the laya embellishes
the raga bhava (emotion through melody) and artha bhava (emotion
through lyrics) of the lines. He stresses that Laya is never obtrusive
or assertive, but is the strong undercurrent felt all along.
His extensive and in depth knowledge of the compositions makes this
comparative study a rich and rewarding experience .It is an additional
treat to behold and listen to the master of the bow, sing the lines(
assisted by his disciple SP Ramh), as he takes the viewer step by
step to savour the beauties pointed out by him.
- Sujatha Vijayaraghavan
This product is a live Lecture demonstration performed by the
legend for Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust (Regd) in1993
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