Tag: Sangita Kalanidhi

  • Proposing and Seconding at #MusicAcademyMadras

    Proposing and Seconding at #MusicAcademyMadras

    The tradition of proposing and seconding the Sangita Kalanidhi designate is a quaint ritual at the Academy. A brief look at its history

  • #MusicAcademy lecdem sessions for 2019

    #MusicAcademy lecdem sessions for 2019

    The schedule of the 93rd annual conference of the Music Academy to be chaired by Sangita Kalanidhi designate Dr S Sowmya, is available here for sharing.

  • It happened one #DecemberMusicSeason

    It happened one #DecemberMusicSeason

    Looking back at a dramatic moment during a Sanjay Subrahmanyan concert one December Music Season.

  • Sanjay Subrahmanyan, portait of an artiste

    This article written by me, appeared in The Wire today –http://thewire.in/2015/06/23/sanjay-subrahmanyan-a-portrait-of-the-artist/

  • Chembai and the Music Academy

    Like Sangita Kalanidhi designate TVG, his Guru Chembai too had to wait for the award to come his way.

  • A year of Madurai Mani Iyer

    October 25 marked the completion of 100 years of the music phenomenon known as Madurai Mani Iyer. The year 2012 has seen several events commemorating him, ranging from grandiose Sabhas to humble tributes at terrace gatherings leaving one with the sneaking suspicion that the maestro would have been more at home at the latter. Be…

  • Remembering Alathur Srinivasa Iyer

    My tribute to this musician whose centenary was on 21st January, appeared in The Hindu – http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/article2923799.ece This year (2012) is a year of Carnatic centenaries. One of these is that of Alathur Srinivasa Iyer, the elder among the two musicians who teamed up as the Alathur Brothers. His birth centenary happened to fall January…

  • Remembering Musiri

    For some reason, he is stuck in my head from this morning. Perhaps because I listened yesterday to his singing Dikshitar’s pAhi mAm ratnAchala (mukhAri) I have therefore fished out this sleeve note I wrote long ago for Charsur: Musiri Subramania Iyer – The human face of bhava It is not often the fortune of…

  • December Music Season 2011 – Fact # 20

    While it is known that the Music Academy honoured women with the Sangita Kalanidhi from 1968 (first recipient M.S. Subbulakshmi), The Indian Fine Arts Society began recognising women in the 1930s itself. In 1936, it awarded the Harikatha Marga Prasanga Darshini to C. Saraswathi Bai. Then the Tamil Isai Sangam presented the Isai Perarignar to…

  • Season ‘Vumboid’ # 19

    Why do most Sabhas, despite being in Chennai, have outlandish Sanskrit titles to confer? Why not outlandish Tamil titles?