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A dance of rhythm and melody

A dance of rhythm and melody Smt Vijayalakshmi’s Lec Dem on the compositions of her father and Guru Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman was, within the given timeframe of 45 minutes on Dec 20th at Music Academy, a feat in time management, given the vast scope of the topic. She brought out the quint essentia Lalgudi characterisitics, […]

Violin Kutchery by Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi…

Indian Classical Music continued its ‘Soul Dance’ serenading Sai at the Sanctum Sanctorum in Prasanthi Nilayam. Continuing from the morning’s “Pancharatna Aradhana”, noted violinist Ms Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi presented a ‘Violin Kutchery’ this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam as part of the one-day Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam. Ms Vijayalakshmi is the daughter of illustrious Violin […]

A legacy that’s called lalgudi

By Anushree Madhavan Violinist duo Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi and Lalgudi GJR Krishnan will be conferred the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award this month.Vijayalakshmi is ecstatic and grateful because this is the first time that instrumentalists are being given this award CHENNAI: She is known for her duets with her brother, and is as much a veteran in […]

Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

By Suchita Rao The Lalgudi bani It is basically a vocal bani demonstrated on the violin. We take extra care to follow the lyrics when we approach a composition. The glides and intonations typical of vocal music are closely simulated on the violin. It is very heartening when rasikas tell us that they can actually […]

A genius who redefined the art of mridangam playing

By Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi Centenary Notes: “Mani Iyer empowered his playing with pertinent pauses between powerful strokes” He was a musician of the century. An epoch maker who defined an era, undoubtedly. The art of mridangam playing reached its zenith with Palghat Mani Iyer’s comet-like entry into Carnatic music. It is not merely romantic but also […]

In their own voice – Music, pressure-cooked

By Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi Any art form evolves naturally only when the most important factor called time is not compressed. The experience of learning music must be beyond technical virtuosity or the number of compositions one learns, says Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi As a young girl, every single music class with my father and guru Lalgudi Jayaraman was […]