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Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna

Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi in Raga Gamanasrama

Original cassette cover Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna is one of the towering figures in contemporary Karnatak (South Indian) music. He is prominently featured in many books, articles and web sites devoted to Karnatak music, including his own. He is not only one of the most admired interpreters of the Karnatak classics, but also a respected composer in the traditional forms.

The recording is from an out-of-print cassette on the Sangeetha label. It features several outstanding accompanists: A. Kanyakumari on violin, T.K. Murthy on mridangam and H.P. Ramachar on kanjira. The back cover is available here.The piece is a composition of Balamuralikrishna in the extended ragam-tanam-pallavi form, set in the ragam Gamanasrama and in the rarely-heard talam Raja Navamukhi.

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