Friday, 15 July 2016

Felicitations to Rudrapatnam Brothers for 60 years in music

By Vivek Sadasivam

The Rudrapatnam Brothers -- R.N. Thyagarajan and R.N. Tharanathan -- are a   senior vocalist duo in Carnatic music. Starting with a chamber concert in Mysore in 1956, the brothers have been giving performances ever since, in India and abroad, enthralling music lovers through the decades. 

Their music is known for its aesthetic appeal and purity, and their erudite rendition of compositions. Their vast repertoire has been a hallmark of their career. 

Recipients of many awards and graded in the top rank by All India Radio, the brothers were recently nominated to receive the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

Their students have made plans to honour and felicitate them in a programme scheduled for 16 July 2016,  at Vyalikaval Ramamamandira,   Vyalikaval in Bengaluru. Dignitaries who will felicitate the Rudrapatnam Brothers include N.S. Krishnamurthy, retired Director of All India Radio, and vidwans R.K. Padmanabha and B.K. Chandramouli.

The event will also feature a flute concert by Amith Nadig, accompanied by Mathur Srinidhi (violin), K.U. Jayachandra Rao (mridangam) and Omkar Rao (ghatam).

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