Balamuralikrishna, Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, M. Balamurali Krishna b. Sankaraguptam, Andhra Pradesh, India, July 6, is a legendary Carnatic Music south Indian classical composer, poet, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, innovator and musical iconoclast. His magnificiently rich and instantly recognizable voice extends, with perfect control, over three octaves. Balamuralikrishna has consistently displayed a mastery of classical musical traditions of India and has composed more than four hundred pieces. In addition to performing more than 18, concerts throughout the world, Balamuralikrishna has released more than cassettes in his native country. The "Bala" in his name means "child", and was added when he first gained fame as a child prodigy performing vocal concerts at the age of five. His father Pattabiramayya was a well known musician and could play the flute, violin and veena and his mother Suryakantamma was an excellent veena player. Balamuralikrishna thus began his musical career at a very young age.
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Guru Purandara Dasa, who extracted music from the Vedas and brought it to us. Thursday, January 2, Death of karvai The heart of carnatic music is manodharma.
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General discussion about my foray into Carnatic Music. If you are a first time reader, start at the bottom see the archives. If you read my blog from the beginning you will get a good idea about me! View my complete profile. There have been instrumental concerts in the concert hall and vocal music presented at the smaller venues but in terms of a traditional vocal concert at the concert hall, this was a first and it was Carnatic music at its finest.
Calcutta Krishnamurthy KSK mama was a well known name in our household when I was growing up in the seventies. My uncle Suresh had learnt music from him in the sixties. He formally introduced me to KSK mama. Ravi would talk a lot about his father and sing his tunes. I also got to meet KSK mama a few times. Then I heard him sing, was completely blown away and started learning from him. In the first concert that I heard him, he sang Aadugiraan Kannan in Kapi and I had to learn it immediately.