University of Hyderabad organized a distinguished lecture by Sangita Kalanidhi, Renowned Carnatic Vocalist Shri Nedunuri Krishna Murthy in conversation with Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao, Renowned Scholar, Writer, Musicologist and Radhakrishnan Chair Professor in the University of Hyderabad on “The Re-Construction of the Compositions of Annamacharya and Ramadasu” today i.e. on 27th February 2013 at the School of Humanities Auditorium.
Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao, started the conversation with the 85 year old Legendary Carnatic Vocalist “Sangeetha Kalnidhi “Sri Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, Who composed music for 200 Annamacharya, 54 Ramadasu, 12 Tyagaraja, 7 Narayateertha compositions.
The enlightening conversation between the stalwarts elevated the lyrical and musical beauty Annamayya and Ramadasu Keertanas in various dimensions.
The extraordinary genius and musical expertise in readings of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Krishnamurthy mesmerized the audience present in the auditorium. The Keerthanas which were composed by Shri Krishnamurthy, focused in the conversation were as follows:
Saksla Santikaram in the raagam Bahudari, Polathi javvanmu in the raagam Kharaharapriya, Palukutenela talli in the Raagam Abheri, Muddugare yasoda in the raagam kuranji of Annamacharya and Padyaas from Daasarathee sataka m, Ramajogi mandhukonave in the raagam Khamas of Sri Ramadasu and Mutyala Chavikalo in the ragam Hamir Kalyani and Pahi Paramadayalo in the raagam Kaapi of saint Tyagaraja composed by Sri Nedunuri.
The exemplary and versatile knowledge in literature and music of Dr. Venugopala Rao is evident in extracting the essence of the musical beauty of the composition composed by the legendary composer Sri Nedunuri Krishnamurthy.
Pro Vice-Chancellor of UoH Prof. E Haribabu presided.