Touched by Melody
Is it possible to reinvent the magic of Tyagaraja or Tansen today? “This is a question my grandfather had answered long ago in the 60s. Tyagaraja or Tansen were saint poets and had practiced music as yoga or a tapa and their purpose was different. They were more or less legends and we do not know for sure their authenticity.
The scion of an iconic family, the talented violinist Dwaram Durga Prasada Rao was bestowed with the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Carnatic Instrumental music on October 20. He honours his credit to his music lineage. In an exclusive interview, he shares the legendary story of the Dwarams who tuned the western instrument to Carnatic notes