Ilaiyaraaja 75: In conversation with the maestro

Maestro Ilaiyaraaja needs no introduction. With over 7,000 songs to his credit, the musical genius has spun tunes that can match any emotion. "Composing is an emotional thing," says Ilaiyaraaja.

Known for his orchestra and ingenuity while using musical instruments, Ilaiyaraaja has been reigning supreme in film music in many Indian languages. With 5 National Films awards and the Padma Vibhushan, the maestro still views music as something that is natural. Here, The Hindu gets a peek into his creative process of composing songs, the birth of a new song, and also rare insights into some of the classic hits of the maestro.

Printable version | Apr 11, 2021 2:57:45 AM |

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