Violin maestro K. V. Reddy felicitated on the occasion
The rhythm was perfectly in sync with the mood that enveloped the precincts of Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Government College of Music and Dance on Monday evening.
The impact of the mellifluous renditions by renowned performers was deep and emotional. Paying glowing tributes to some of the celebrated ‘vaggeyakaras' (composers of Carnatic classical music), The Hindu Friday Review in association with Manyam's Property and Wealth Management Systems Limited and Swara Jhari, a cultural organisation, doled out a musical-packed evening on the occasion of World Music Day. Rightly called ‘Yendaro Mahanubhavulu', the show was a fitting homage to the music composers who left behind a treasure of ‘keerthanalu' and ‘padaalu' for generations to come.
The occasion was also appropriate to felicitate violin maestro K.V. Reddy. The former lecturer in the Government Music College said he was happy to be associated with a function organised by a newspaper that had a glorious past. “The Hindu Friday Review is my favourite. Besides politics and other general news, The Hindu gives much importance to cultural activities, which is a very healthy sign,” he said.
Leading the troupe that churned out selected renditions and had the listeners asking for more was Modumudi Sudhakar, a renowned musician, who has to his credit over 5,000 concerts performed across the country. A music producer in the All India Radio, Vijayawada, for the last two decades, Mr. Sudhakar sang ‘krithis' with the meaning and musical beauty that perfectly matched with his mature expression.
Whether it was Annamayya's ‘Yenthamaatramuna yevaru talachina…” Jayadeva's ‘Nijagadasa yadunandane…” or Kshetrayya's ‘Aligithe vaadaligithe…”, the renditions served as a spiritual sojourn that helped the listeners connect to their inner self. The vocalists rendered in all 13 compositions that had the audience glued to their seats.
Chairman of the Manyam Property and Wealth Management Systems Limited K.S. Subramanyam and The Hindu Regional General Manager K. Chandrasekaran spoke. Senior journalist C. Raghavachari and others were present.