1.Swarajathi - Rara Venugopala
2.Sami Nine kori
Composer: Veena Kuppaiyyar
Composer: Poochi Srinivasa Iyyengar
Composer: Dr. M.Balamuralikrishna
DISC: - 1
This DVD brings out the ingenuity of R K Suryanaryana, the late veena maestro as he casts an aural spell on a select audience in a private performance. He strikes, strums and plucks the strings to create a variety of items that bear the unmistakable RKS stamp and stand testimony to his genius. Retrieved from the private collections of a U.S-based music aficionado,these rare pieces should enthrall music lovers no end.
About the maestro:
Born into a family of musicians in Rudrapatna in Hassan district in Karnataka, R K Suryanarayana (1937-2003) had a unique style with which he mesmerized his audience. A child prodigy, RKS mastered veena under the tutelage of his illustrious father R.S Keshavamurthy, a highly revered musician in the court of the Mysore kings. He tuned his instrument to perfection and created an aural spell as his fingers struck, strummed and plucked the strings. Highly articulate and erudite, he was at home with both composing music and sahitya.
He has toured extensively within India and abroad and has won several prestigious awards like the Kannada Rajyotsava Day Award, 'Kalaimamani', 'Yaz Vendhan', 'Veena Gana Maharishi', 'Veena Visarada', 'Vainika Sironmani'- just to name a few.