This product brings to music lovers a garland of Viruttams brilliantly performed by Prof. T.R. Subramanyam, a doyen among Carnatic musicians. He has sung both Tamil and Sanskrit Viruttams in the most enticing manner emphasizing on the enunciation of the words and giving great importance to the raga bhava and emotional content of the lyrics. In most of these Viruttam passages he has been accompanied by Violin virtuoso T.Rukmini and in a few by the violin maestro M.Chandrashekar
A Viruttam(Tamil) is a devotional verse sung in Carnatic music concerts. They are referred to as Slokams in Sanskrit. Viruttams are not sung to talas and are mainly improvised using one or more ragas. It is one of the different forms of Manodharma Sangeetham (extemporization) in Carnatic music. Mostly Viruttams are sung at the end of a concert as a ragamalika or in a single raga. Occasionally, multiple Viruttams are sung in different ragams, followed by a song in the same ragam as the last sung ragam of the Viruttam. Singing Viruttams reveals the extent of creativity of a musician. Viruttams have great emotive and devotional appeal and can give the performer as well as the listeners a transcendent experience.
Prof. T.R.Subramanyam, a musician and musicologist par excellence is scholarly and original in his approach to all aspects of music. He is known for his mastery over Laya and his skill in rendering any aspect of Manodharma Sangeetham is unrivalled. T.R.S as he is popularly known retired from the University of Delhi where he was Professor/Head in the Department of Music. As a teacher he is unmatched for his enormous patience and extensive knowledge and is highly respected by musician's world wide. His ingenious and innovative techniques are thought provoking and kindle the imagination of students of music.