Westland to Publish CLASSICAL MUSIC OF INDIA by L. Subramaniam and Viji Subramaniam
Classical Music of India is an accessible introduction to Indian classical music that is also a scholarly appraisal of the forms and their place in global systems of classical music. This book is a reissue of an old classic, originally titled Euphony, completely revised, re-edited, updated and expanded.
Classical Music of India examines the intricacies of the Carnatic form, which is known for its strong spiritual content and is one of the most sophisticated, scientifically and logically complete systems of music. There is a separate, detailed chapter on Hindustani music, which shares its origins with the Carnatic form, but has evolved into an equally complex and very different form.
There is also a brief comparison between Western and Indian music.
This book, a definitive appraisal of the two Indian classical forms of music, traces their history and outlines the different kinds of musical instruments that are unique to them. A lucid comparison of the two systems and short biographical sketches of famous Carnatic music composers are the highlights of the book. Drawing on their own experiences as performers, the authors bring to bear valuable perceptions on various theoretical and practical aspects of music. The book speaks to the beginner and the connoisseur alike, and will be a worthwhile addition to the library of any serious music lover.
Subramaniam is one of the world’s most iconic violinists. He is known for his complex techniques as well as the mind-boggling diversity of his artists collaborations.
The late Viji Subramaniam was a vocalist trained in both Carnatic and Hindustani systems, and came from a formidable artistic tradition.
Publisher: Westland | Price: INR 599 | Pages 216