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/she has and the knowledge gathered through continuous listening to eminent masters of yester years. Here is one glorious opportunity for one and all to listen and assimilate the nuances of Raga Alapana from one of the greatest veterans of our times.
This Product features detailed expositions of 9 major Ragas aesthetically and brilliantly sung by the doyen Nedunuri Krishnamurthy. Sangita Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishna Murthy is the embodiment of aesthetic grace, excellent style, technical elegance, rhythmic accuracy and captivating melody. It is no wonder that he 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. Nedunuri is a Top Rank artiste in the A.I.R. and has been performing in the Madras Music Academy for more than five decades continuously, since 1951. Several awards and titles have been conferred on him. (Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Sangita Kalanidhi etc). He has traveled extensively in India and abroad enthralling the audience with his scintillating music.