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M S Puttanna was a person who toiled for the revival of Kannada right from the beginning. During his initial days, he worked for a while along with Venkatakrishnayya and B M Srinivasa Iyengar, and later, on his own. I’ve heard that M S Puttana began his career with a

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Much like Togere Nanjundashastri, the Nanjundashastri of Kadaba was a traditional scholar. A person with complete mastery over both Sanskrit and classical Kannada. If the scholar from Togere was well-versed in Epigraphical Literature, the one from Kadaba had a deep knowledge of music. He has written an insightful article about

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Tyāgarāja's Darini telusukonti is my favorite kṛti in the rāga Śuddhasāveri. Many others have also composed songs in this rāga. In fact, there are several other compositions of Tyāgarāja in Śuddhasāveri but Darini telusukonti stands apart by its brilliance. The possibilities for elaboration of saṅgatis in this kṛti are tremendous. (Saṅgatis are the melodic

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ಯತ್ಸಾರಸ್ವತರಸಸಿದ್ಧ ಏವ ಶುದ್ಧಃ ಸರ್ವೋऽದ್ಧಾ ವಿಲಸತಿ ವಾಚ್ಯವಾಚಕಾತ್ಮಾ | ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರೀ ಜಯತಿ ಜಗದ್ಧಿತಾವತಾರಃ ಸ ಶ್ರೀಮಾನಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತದೇಶಿಕೇಂದ್ರಃ || —ಗುರುನಾಥಪರಾಮರ್ಶಃ ಈ ಮುನ್ನವೇ ನಾವು “ಧ್ವನ್ಯಾಲೋಕಲೋಚನ”ದ ಕೆಲವೊಂದು ವೈಶಿಷ್ಟ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸುವಾಗ “ಅಭಿನವಭಾರತಿ” ಅಥವಾ “ನಾಟ್ಯವೇದವಿವೃತಿ”ಯ ಕೇಂದ್ರಭೂತಮಹತ್ತ್ವವನ್ನೂ ಪರಾಮರ್ಶಿಸಿದ ಕಾರಣ ವಿಷಯಕ್ಕೆ ನೇರವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಬಹುದು. ಭರತಮುನಿಯ “ನಾಟ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ”ಕ್ಕೆ ಅವೆಷ್ಟೋ ವ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನಗಳು ಇದ್ದುವಾದರೂ ಸದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಉಳಿದಿರುವುದು ಅಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತನ ವಿವೃತಿಯೊಂದೇ. ಇದು ಮೂಲಗ್ರಂಥದ ಸರಳವಿವರಣೆಯಷ್ಟೇ ಆಗದೆ ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರಮಹಾಗ್ರಂಥವೊಂದರ ಎಲ್ಲ ಆಯಾಮಗಳನ್ನೂ ತಳೆದ ಉದ್ಘಕೃತಿ. ಇದರ ಗುಣ-ಗಾತ್ರಗಳ ಘನತೆ ಎಷ್ಟೆಂದರೆ ಇಂದಿಗೂ—ಪ್ರಕೃತಲೇಖಕನೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ—ಯಾವೊಬ್ಬ

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Grahabedha is an interesting as well as a mesmerising facet of music. The science behind Grahabedha is very simple. The terminology becomes clear if it is called graha-svara-bedha instead [It may be noted that we discussed Graha in part-1. Graha means the ‘reference note’]. When Graha (i.e., the reference note,

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Sri Ananta Sastri had distinguished himself as one of the most prominent (Classical) musicians of Bangalore. He possessed an extremely manly voice in both singing and teaching music. I listened to his music for the first time in 1904. He was in his youth back then. That particular concert was

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