The CalArts Spring Music Festival, 1998
As Taranath and Chaudhuri proceeded to unfold the infinite layers of possibility that reside within all ragas and talas, the great beauty and sophistication of Indian classical music became clear. Attractive as the various instrumental combinations may have been over the two nights of programming, the greatest, most insightful pleasures emerged in this single performance, when the music was presented in its clear, uncluttered, pristine form.
Recognized as one of the finest Hindustani musicians, he’s received just about every major honor in his field, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of Hindustani Instrumental music. As a composer he contributed scores to several acclaimed films, such as 1970’s “Samskara” and 1977’s “Kanchana Sita” and M. T. Vasudevan Nair’s award-winning 1991 “Kadavu.”
Rajeev Taranath, Saalumarada Thimmakka and Prabhu Deva among five from State to receive Padma Shri (15 Aug 2019)
New Delhi: Padma Awards, one of the highest Civilian Awards of the country which are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, were announced on Friday.
“Switching fluently from Yemeni Arabic to literary Tamil, from Sanskrit to English, Mysore-based sarod maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath’s life seems like a nail-biting movie. ” click icon to read more…