|Galaxy of Composers|
|LALGUDI G JAYARAMAN|
Born to Gopala Iyer and Savitri Ammal, Jayaraman, popularly
known as ‘Lalgudi’, has the unique distinction of being in the
direct lineage of Rama Iyer, a disciple of Tyagaraja.
Well-directed training under his father and paternal uncle Kandaswami
Bhagavatar laid the foundation for Lalgudi's music. He had the benefit
of assimilating the diverse styles of different stalwarts as an
accompanist even when very young. Today, he is certainly one of the
legends in the field of violin playing.
Region: He was born at Lalgudi, Tamilnadu.
As a composer par excellence, Lalgudi has a carved a niche for
himself. Be it varnams, kritis or tillanas, his compositions bear his
stamp and enjoy immense popularity both in the music and dance circles.
The unique feature of his compositions is the rhythmic patterns he
weaves into them, without losing out on aesthetics. He has also composed
for a special thematic ballet, entitled Jaya
Jaya Devi, on Goddess Devi, which was premiered in the US and
became a thumping success.
Telugu, Tamil and Sanskrit.
Popular compositions: Tillanas in Ragas like Mohanakalyani, Desh, Kapi etc and Varnams like Senthil mevum (Neelambari), Neevenannu (Ranjani).