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Mohana Ranjani Vol 1

Lalgudi Jayaraman

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Krishnan GJR
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Vellore Ramabhadran
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Violin

About this album

Lalgudi G.Jayaraman occupies a unique place among front ranking instrumentalists of India. Both nationally and internationally he is acclaimed as an outstanding violinist of excellent merit. His knowledge in the theory of Carnatic music and his exquisite handling of the nuances of the techniques, bringing out the rendering very close to resemble the style of vocal singing have earned him ovations from his admirers all over the globe.

His specialization in aspects of laya, he is lively solo concerts, his expertise as a sideman to most of the senior musicians of then and now, are some of the high points of his excellent musical career. A good composer of several songs, Varnams and Tillanas for music and Bharatanatyam formats, Lalgudi Jayaraman's analysis of the different raga structures is known to be one of his very special skills, as a musician and as a violinist par excellence.

1. Patnam Subramania Iyer's composition 'Ninnu Jeppa' (Mandari - Adi) is addressed to Lord Venkatesa as the all-pervading deity of the universe.

2. In 'Naadaadina Maata' (Janaranjani - Misra Chapu) Thyagaraja insists on Lord Rama's assurance that the Lord would protect him without abandoning him and avert any danger that might confront him.

3. The following is an elaboration of the raga Shanmukhapriya.

4. In 'Vaddanevaaru' Thyagaraja, says that Lord Rama alone is the Supreme God predominant in his heart and hence if He does not come, where else can the composer plead with his requests.

5. Thyagaraja's composition 'Dvaithamu Sukhama' (Reetigowla - Adi) addresses Lord Rama who sports in this universe of five elements, different Gods, and in great devotees and asks Him to clarify his soubt whether Dvaita or Advaita (Duality or Non-duality) is conductive to eternal bliss.

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