Archive for the ‘Dikshitar’ Category

Compositions of Dikshitar

October 24, 2008

Over 400 kritis with the Guruguha signature are in vogue today.  The Sangeeta Sampradaya Pradarshini written by Muthuswami Dikshitar’s direct musical descendant Subbarama Dikshitar  contains 229  of these kritis plus about 35+ nottusvara sahityas in the Prathamabhyasa pustakamu.

Unlike other vaggeyakaras, Dikshitar had a larger picture in mind as he created his masterpieces. Looking at the vast body of work, a direction and a flow are seen in the nature of compositions, the ragas and talas chosen and the subject matter covered. (more…)

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Vismaya Video on You Tube

October 24, 2008

Here is a link to the Vismaya Youtube Video.

Vismaya II Released

October 24, 2008

The second and final volume of his CD recording ‘Vismaya – An Indo Celtic Musical Journey’ featuring the unique genre of nottusvara sahityas composed by Muthuswamy Dikshitar, one of India’s foremost classical music composers,  researched and produced by Kanniks Kannikeswaran was released at the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. (more…)

Special Music for Mother’s Day 2008

May 11, 2008
We invite you to celebrate all that is embodied by the mother, on Mother’s day  by listening to this track KAMALASANA VANDITA from the album ‘Vismaya (Wonder!) – An Indo Celtic Musical Journey’.  (more…)

The April lecture concert at Cincinnati

April 22, 2008

VismayaVismaya Cincinnati - Special GuestChief GuestExcerpts from Dr. Catherine Roma’s speech at the lecture concert  ‘Vismaya – An Indo Celtic Musical Journey’   (more…)

CD Release – Bethlehem – Review

April 14, 2008

Thank you for such a wonderful lec-dem/presentation at Lehigh University on Saturday. It was not only informative and enjoyable, but also inspirational in that it helped me see how visionary figures go beyond man-made barriers. I am also most thankful to you for working so diligently on researching and presenting it in such a scholarly-authoritative and engaging manner. I was also so very moved by your daughter’s voice which is so melodious and seemed perfect. In short – it was great! (more…)

Vismaya – Links

April 9, 2008

Visit http://www.kanniks.com/vismaya_news_cd.htm

More tracks are currently  http://cincivoice.blogspot.com 

Guruguha Jayanti 2008

April 9, 2008

Dikshitar was born in the month of Panguni in the star of Kartika. (more…)

Nottusvara Sahityas of Dikshitar Part III – Content and Significance

March 3, 2008

Madurai TempleAn essay on the content and significance of the Nottusvara sahityas of Dikshitar. Kanniks Kannikeswaran gave a lecture-demonstration on this topic at the 81st Annual Conference of The Music Academy, Chennai in December 2007. (more…)

Nottusvara Sahityas of Dikshitar – Part II – Historical Context

March 3, 2008

Fort St. George - St. Mary’s ChurchAn essay on the historical context of the Nottusvara sahityas of Dikshitar. Kanniks Kannikeswaran gave a lecture-demonstration on this topic at the 81st Annual Conference of The Music Academy, Chennai in December 2007. (more…)