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by S.V.K
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A comprehensive assessment of the greatness of Sri Thyagaraja.

The analytical study of the poetic lyrics of the songs pro- vides a fascinating insight into his music.

The philosophical depth and the message of the Upanishads and epics incorporated in Sri Thyagaraja's songs have been highlighted.

The exposition of some of the songs by the author, enlivens the music lore of Sri Thyagaraja.

The sentiments expressed in the prefaces, highlight the deterioration in the present day standard of Carnatic music performances.

The comments are aimed at the preservation and improvement of Carnatic music.

The write-ups present the state of Carnatic music handled by veterans of the past and its present status. The nearly one hundred songs included in this volume, gives an idea of the greatness of the comprehensive Saint composer ..

 

Foreword

Although Sri Thyagaraja was first and foremost a music Composer and a creator of new expressions and forms in music, the fact that he was a competent poet and a master of felicitous expression has added great charm to his compositions and made them virtually 'poems set to music.' The beauty of the language to which music is set has a great deal to do with the permanency and popularity of the music. The diction of vaggeyakara, however, differs from that of poet because the diction most suited for music has to be euphorious and composed of soft and flowing words. The songs of Sri Thyagaraja are unrivalled in this respect.

SVK is not only a musicologist and music critic but also a literateur who has soaked himself in the poetical and philosophical beauties of the kritis of Sri Thyagaraja. His series in the Hindu was entitled "Know Your Thyagaraja" and was avidly read by musicians and music lovers over the years. SVK has his own way of interpreting Sri Thyagaraja in simple English, driving home his points with clarity and assurance.

 

Contents

 

Volume-I
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part one - Know Your Thyagaraja as above
 
The Messengers of Rama 3
Pinnacle of Bhakti 6
Who is equal to you? 12
Sabari Bhagyam 15
The Great story of Sita 30
Sri Rama's Val our 24
The Efficacy of his Name 29
Roots of Rama Bhakti 35
The Jiva Mantras 41
Longing for Hanuman's Bliss 46
Symbol of Protection 52
Path to Salvation 57
Beauty of Rama as an Ascetic 66
The hold of Karma 71
Portrait of Warrior 76
Over to Tiruvaiyaru 82
In the glory of Lakshmana 85
On Music and Musicians 90
Rama the soft - spoken 96
Greatness of Bharata 108
Part Two - Songs and Meanings 111-206
Volume-II
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part One Know Your Thyagaraja  
Call of the Eternal 3
Process of Introspection 6
Rama, the only God 13
Unserving Faith 20
Deep Trust in God 27
Secret ot the Saint's Avatara 35
Bliss of Bhajana 41
The Acme of Devotion 47
The Path of Dhyana 54
The Glory of Rama 62
A Deliberate Choice 68
The Kindly Light 75
Shed Your Fear of Yama 81
Part Two  
Songs and Meanings 89-149
Volume-III
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part One  
Know Your Thyagaraja  
As Divine as the Lord Himself 3
Even Heaven didn't matter to Him 9
Brahma's Benediction 16
The Path of Surrender 24
Why Sing the Saint's Songs? 33
The Songs Echo the Epic 41
A Rich Legacy of Songs 48
Two Facets of Devotion 53
The Saint's Concern 61
Rama Bhakti Samrajyam 66
Take to Introspection 74
Part Two  
Songs and Meanings 83-210
Volume-IV
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part One 3
Prefaces on Carnatic Music 7
Bhakti and sadhaka pillars of excellence 12
Changing styles, .Changing tastes 16
Time to bestow thought on improving standards 18
Used as camouflage 21
On the pretext of saving Carnatic music 22
Vyavaharam - how much? 28
Time for soul - searching 31
A rasika movement is called for 33
Rigorous training holds the key 35
Concert or quiz programme 37
The floodgates are open 40
Why floodgates are open 42
Primacy for lakshya or lakshana? 44
Tambura makes the bow 46
Insulated music circuit 48
Where art descends to craft 50
The tempo of the triad 53
Concerts down the decades 53
Opportunities and the responses 58
Pull- push phenomenon 61
Guidelines - past and present 64
America beckons musicians 66
This vicious music circle 69
Percussive dominance 72
Speed, swara motivation 75
Vision and values of music 78
The past, present and future 80
The delicate balance 83
From clap hunger to piety 85
A legend in lifetime 87
Crucial link between past and present 89
Does Camatic music need promotional efforts? 91
The enigma of poor attendance 93
No place for exhibitionism 94
A treasure preserved 97-228
ThyagarajaAradhana: A suggestion  
Part Two  
Songs and Meanings  
Sample Pages

Volume I








Volume II







Volume III







Volume IV







 

Know Your Thyagaraja (Set of 4 Volumes)

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A comprehensive assessment of the greatness of Sri Thyagaraja.

The analytical study of the poetic lyrics of the songs pro- vides a fascinating insight into his music.

The philosophical depth and the message of the Upanishads and epics incorporated in Sri Thyagaraja's songs have been highlighted.

The exposition of some of the songs by the author, enlivens the music lore of Sri Thyagaraja.

The sentiments expressed in the prefaces, highlight the deterioration in the present day standard of Carnatic music performances.

The comments are aimed at the preservation and improvement of Carnatic music.

The write-ups present the state of Carnatic music handled by veterans of the past and its present status. The nearly one hundred songs included in this volume, gives an idea of the greatness of the comprehensive Saint composer ..

 

Foreword

Although Sri Thyagaraja was first and foremost a music Composer and a creator of new expressions and forms in music, the fact that he was a competent poet and a master of felicitous expression has added great charm to his compositions and made them virtually 'poems set to music.' The beauty of the language to which music is set has a great deal to do with the permanency and popularity of the music. The diction of vaggeyakara, however, differs from that of poet because the diction most suited for music has to be euphorious and composed of soft and flowing words. The songs of Sri Thyagaraja are unrivalled in this respect.

SVK is not only a musicologist and music critic but also a literateur who has soaked himself in the poetical and philosophical beauties of the kritis of Sri Thyagaraja. His series in the Hindu was entitled "Know Your Thyagaraja" and was avidly read by musicians and music lovers over the years. SVK has his own way of interpreting Sri Thyagaraja in simple English, driving home his points with clarity and assurance.

 

Contents

 

Volume-I
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part one - Know Your Thyagaraja as above
 
The Messengers of Rama 3
Pinnacle of Bhakti 6
Who is equal to you? 12
Sabari Bhagyam 15
The Great story of Sita 30
Sri Rama's Val our 24
The Efficacy of his Name 29
Roots of Rama Bhakti 35
The Jiva Mantras 41
Longing for Hanuman's Bliss 46
Symbol of Protection 52
Path to Salvation 57
Beauty of Rama as an Ascetic 66
The hold of Karma 71
Portrait of Warrior 76
Over to Tiruvaiyaru 82
In the glory of Lakshmana 85
On Music and Musicians 90
Rama the soft - spoken 96
Greatness of Bharata 108
Part Two - Songs and Meanings 111-206
Volume-II
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part One Know Your Thyagaraja  
Call of the Eternal 3
Process of Introspection 6
Rama, the only God 13
Unserving Faith 20
Deep Trust in God 27
Secret ot the Saint's Avatara 35
Bliss of Bhajana 41
The Acme of Devotion 47
The Path of Dhyana 54
The Glory of Rama 62
A Deliberate Choice 68
The Kindly Light 75
Shed Your Fear of Yama 81
Part Two  
Songs and Meanings 89-149
Volume-III
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part One  
Know Your Thyagaraja  
As Divine as the Lord Himself 3
Even Heaven didn't matter to Him 9
Brahma's Benediction 16
The Path of Surrender 24
Why Sing the Saint's Songs? 33
The Songs Echo the Epic 41
A Rich Legacy of Songs 48
Two Facets of Devotion 53
The Saint's Concern 61
Rama Bhakti Samrajyam 66
Take to Introspection 74
Part Two  
Songs and Meanings 83-210
Volume-IV
 
Foreword iii
Message iv
Acknowledgements v
Know Your Thyagaraja vi
Part One 3
Prefaces on Carnatic Music 7
Bhakti and sadhaka pillars of excellence 12
Changing styles, .Changing tastes 16
Time to bestow thought on improving standards 18
Used as camouflage 21
On the pretext of saving Carnatic music 22
Vyavaharam - how much? 28
Time for soul - searching 31
A rasika movement is called for 33
Rigorous training holds the key 35
Concert or quiz programme 37
The floodgates are open 40
Why floodgates are open 42
Primacy for lakshya or lakshana? 44
Tambura makes the bow 46
Insulated music circuit 48
Where art descends to craft 50
The tempo of the triad 53
Concerts down the decades 53
Opportunities and the responses 58
Pull- push phenomenon 61
Guidelines - past and present 64
America beckons musicians 66
This vicious music circle 69
Percussive dominance 72
Speed, swara motivation 75
Vision and values of music 78
The past, present and future 80
The delicate balance 83
From clap hunger to piety 85
A legend in lifetime 87
Crucial link between past and present 89
Does Camatic music need promotional efforts? 91
The enigma of poor attendance 93
No place for exhibitionism 94
A treasure preserved 97-228
ThyagarajaAradhana: A suggestion  
Part Two  
Songs and Meanings  
Sample Pages

Volume I








Volume II







Volume III







Volume IV







 

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