Archive for the ‘Nottusvara sahitya’ Category

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…)

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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…)

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…)

Nottusvara Sahityas of Dikshitar – Part I – Introduction

March 3, 2008

HarpPart I An essay on 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…)

Musical variety in the nottusvara sahitya genre of Dikshitar

March 3, 2008

WaltzAlthough all songs in the nottusvara sahitya genre of Dikshitar are in the major scale, sans gamaka and other Indian melodic ornamentation, there is quite a bit of variety in the collection.  (more…)

Dikshitar’s acquaintance with Colonial Music

March 3, 2008

ViolinWhat is clear is that Dikshitar was acquainted with western music. The circumstances under which the acquaintance happened is also known. What is not clear is the exact nature of his  exposure to western music. (more…)

kamalasana vandita padabje

March 2, 2008

The nottusvara sahitya kamalasana vandita padabje is a high energy composition with interesting wordplay. Every line of the song ends with three claps. (more…)