Posts Tagged ‘Nottusvara sahityas’

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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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…)

Five generations of love for the nottusvara sahityas

March 2, 2008

Between my great grandfather K. Adi Narayana Iyer (1882-1975), my grandmother Lakshmi Ammal (1916-1999), my aunts, myself and the next generation of kids we constitute five generations of a family that has appreciated with fondness, the nottusvara sahityas of Dikshitar(more…)