Participants: Malladi Brothers (Sreerama Prasad & Ravi Kumar)
Introduction Guru Dr.Sripada Pinakapani's Message
Ragas Darbar | Dhanyasi | Kedaragowla
The outstanding feature of Indian Classical Music is the Raga system. Raga is the basis of all melody. A Raga Alapana reveals the highest degree of creativity, musical acumen and versatility of a musician. Adherence to tradition and a sound knowledge of the rules and laws that are ascribed to a raga are essential qualities of a great musician. The ability of a student of Music to elaborate a Raga will largely depend on the repertoire of compositions he has and the knowledge gathered through continuous listening to eminent masters of yester years. Here is one glorious opportunity for one and all to see, listen and assimilate the nuances and intricacies of Raga Alapana from one of the greatest veterans of our times. The hallmark of this product is the detailed expositions of 3 aesthetically rich Ragas brilliantly explained and sung by the doyen Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, in interactive sessions with his prime disciples Malladi Brothers (Sreerama Prasad & Ravi Kumar).
Another invaluable inclusion in this product is the message of Padmabhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.Sripada Pinakapani , to students and performers of Carnatic Music. He is the Guru of Nedunuri Krishnamurthy. The coming together of three generations of Guru Sishya Parampara is indeed a visual and aural treat and the first of its kind!
Sangita Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishna Murthy is the embodiment of aesthetic grace, excellent style, technical elegance, rhythmic accuracy and captivating melody. The maestro is one of the most popular and front ranking Carnatic vocalists of our times, charming rasikas, with his mellifluous, bhava-laden music. He has worked relentlessly in blending together the art and science of music, thereby appealing even to a modern rasika, with traditional classical music. His foremost contribution towards the Music world is the setting to tune of 108 compositions of Annamacharya, the 15th century saint-poet of Andhra Pradesh, which has acclaimed global attention.