Violinist Parur Sundaram Iyer was popular among all kinds of music connoisseurs owing to his knowledge of both oriental and occidental styles of music, wrote V. S. Namboothiripad, Kerala’s first music critic, in 1954, specifically mentioning the violinist’s visit to Kabul in Afghanistan as a representative of Indian music
Papa K S. Venkataramiah created high-quality classical melodies with artistic beauty wrote V. S. Namboothiripad, Kerala’s first music critic in 1954.
Kerala’s first music critic V. S. Namboothiripad featured violinist Prof. T. N. Krishnan when the maestro was emerging as a dashing young performer. This article was written in the year 1954
Fusing Carnatic and Hindustani styles, Parur Sundaram Iyer created the unique ‘Parur bani’ in violin. M.S. Gopalakrishnan, his son, became the chief proponent of this style.
Musician Sampagodu Vighnaraja has introduced a newer variant of slide guitar to Carnatic music.
Kerala-born Poly Varghese is one of the world’s only five players of the improvised Hindustani Mohan Veena.
Playing notes steeped in dignity and simplicity, TN Krishnan (1928-2020) was an exemplar of the Carnatic violin, remembers S Saketraman