Tag Archives: Classical Music

Movie Review: The King’s Speech

2001. An 11th grader stands in front of his class. In his hands he holds a piece of paper from which he is supposed to read out a hand written essay on Achilles. Try hard as he may, not a … Continue reading

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Notes on Music: Anil Srinivasan in conversation with Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman

He calls himself an “Ultramodern Core Traditionalist” and is knowledgeable about everything from the philosophy of music to the science, mathematics, engineering, and metaphysics of the mridangam. He is, the legendary mridangist, Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and he was in conversation with … Continue reading

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Notes on Movies and Music: Amadeus and Mozart’s Requiem

  This one’s inspired by Anuradha’s blog post on her memories of acting in plays staged as part of the Metroplus theatre fest. She has this to say about Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus in which she played Constanze Mozart — When Wolfgang … Continue reading

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Notes on Music: Anil Srinivasan in conversation with Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam

Let me say at the outset that I don’t possess any kind of training in either Western or Indian Classical music. I’ve been smitten, however, by Western Classical music ever since I attended a concert in Japan almost 17 years back and over … Continue reading

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