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Fresh take on ragas
January 17, 2014

Paavendar Bharathidasan’s beautiful poem about a child’s desire to be its mother’s bangles, ear rings and vermilion on her forehead, goes thus: “Amma Undan Kai Valayaaiaga Maataena...” This song, soulfully s..
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The String Theory
Feb 2014

Being the first violinist of the Madras String Quartet and the son of the late Mr Srinivasa Iyengar a renowned Gottuvadyam player, definitely entails some great stories. Score talks to V.S Narasimhan about..
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No Harm in Harmony
Sept 25 2009
Posted: Fri, Sep 25 2009. 11:09 PM IST Columns No Harm in Harmony: Merging the complex idioms and systems of rules of Western classical with Carnatic can doubly restrictive and doubly liberating Raagtime | ..
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Musical ideas shared with intimacy
Sept 4 2009
Musical ideas shared with intimacy

by RANDALL GILES

The String Quartet is one of Western music’s most revered vehicles for the performance of classical forms. Some of the greatest composers, includi..
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A New Frontier in World Music: V.S. Narasimhan's Seamless Integration of East and West
Nov 5 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2008 - Renowned South Indian violinist and composer V.S. Narasimhan has put the finishing touches on “Raga Saga,” an album (to be released by String Temple Records in December 2008..
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