Pictures Of Melody - Alathur Brothers - United in Music Black & White Lakshmi DevnathL Code OPA0304 Swathi's Sanskriti Series
This is the story of two brilliant sons of Carnatic music. One was from Alathur and the other one from Angarai.
The story of the brothers is as fascinating as the brilliance of their music. For one, the legendary brothers who set new standards in duet singing were not consanguineous siblings. The two were from different families, from different villages. The selfless gesture of a nagaswaram artiste, Sivanandam Pillai, brought them together. The grand design behind this act of providence would reveal itself as the brothers proceeded to jointly raise a musical edifice. If there was anything at all that succeeded in diverting one's attention from the compelling grandeur of their musical creation, it was a soft glow radiating from its foundation. There was something more to that base than the component of brilliant talent. It was love, of a kind that forbade jealousy. The absence of any insecurity whatsoever beautified the bonding between the Alathur Brothers.
The music of the Alathur Brothers broke new ground on several fronts. They redefined the standards of musical complexity in their artistic expressions, yet never once losing sight of the aesthetics of the art form. They left behind a vast and beautiful legacy for students of music, in more ways than one.
"Alathur Brothers United in Music Black & White" is the world's first graphic biography of one of India's greatest musician-duos. This book is a Collector's edition, with authentic photographs, the autographs of the maestros and graphic depictions that portray with remarkable accuracy the feel of the times. The script has been thoroughly researched and this tight 24 page edition is complete in all respects, as has been endorsed whole-heartedly by the children (and disciples) of both brothers."