Friday, October 1, 2010

"Nadaswara Chakravarthi" Thiru Aa Vaduthurai Rajarathinam Pillai

Artist, Tamil Music, NathaswaramNadhaswara Chakravarthi Thruvaavaduthurai Raja Rathinam Pillai:
"Nadaswara Chakravarthi" Thiru Aa Vaduthurai Rajarathinam Pillai (1898 - 1956).

A musical meteor on the Indian firmament in the earlier part of this century.
T. N. Rajarathinam Pillai, coming of a long line of famous nadaswara vidwans (a group of people called "Isai Vellalars"). His uncle Thirumarugal Natesa Pillai  (a very famous nadaswara vidwan unrivalled in his raga elaboration) took him in hand and gave him regular lessons. He was also taught by the Thirukodikaval Krishna Iyer. Shri Needamangalam Meenakshisundaram Pillai ( of immortal fame) took up the rhythm portion for his display on the tavil. Shri Palghat T. S. Mani Iyer (the all time great mridhangam exponent) said "who but you can invoke this grand display of tala by your challenging display on the nadaswaram".

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