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  1. 1. checkit outinteresting books and CDs on COMPILED BY DR SUDHA RAJA Books Pictures of Melody is a series of books on yester-year musicians. Both the books currently available are a must read for children and adults. Sri Muthuswamy Dhikshitar Exploring the Six Facets of the Genius BY GEETHA RAJAGOPAL, ` 100/ Printed by Kalpana Art Printers, Mumbai, and published by Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai, this book on Dhikshitar is reader- friendly and tells us the various facets of the musical genius, his life and work. It contains photos of all the shrines associated with him, neatly The Queen Of Song Speed Thrills captioned. A good book for teenagers and adults. M S Subbulakshmi G N Balasubramaniam BY LAKSHMI DEVNATH, ` 125 BY LAKSHMI DEVNATH, ` 125 Written in simple English, the Titled ‘Speed Thrills’ and first in the series, Pictures released as a Centenary Nada Vinoda of Melody, the book is in a special, this book in the comic Music Fun comic-book format. It has format, by Lakshmi Devnath colourful artwork by G Sekar, is the second in the series, BY LALITA RAMAKRISHNA and a message by Pictures of Melody. It has a PUBLISHED BY M S Subbulakshmi’s message by TATTVALOKA, ` 40 daughter Radha G N Balakrishnan, the Vishwanthan on the back younger brother of GNB This is a music education cover. The story of the and G B Bhuvaneshwaran, book showcasing facts in ‘Nightingale’, from her GNB’s son on the back a fun way making classical childhood days, has been cover. A leading maestro of music more meaningful made interesting with select our times, who left behind for beginners. If you incidents from her life. the popular GNB ‘Baani’or wonder ‘Who is singing? What is he singing? Why does he The book comes with an stamp, Balasubramaniam was attract such a crowd? How can I enjoy it? Then this book autographed photograph of an erudite and handsome is for you. To make it more invigorating, there are puzzles, MS. Released by Heritage musician. This book has all the quizzes, clues for phrases, explanation of musical forms, Publishing House and major and important incidents stories about singers and how some ragas got their names. distributed by Swathi Soft in his life. The Art is by Oviyar Solutions, Chennai, it is C Thangavel. It is distributed by available in all book stores. Swathi Soft Solutions, Chennai.50 Parent Circle / December 2011
  2. 2. CDsThuvakka Tyagaraja’sPaadalgal PancharatnaOf D Kritis ForPattammal Children ` 295BY STUDENTS OF SUSWARAMUSIC SCHOOL The five golden gems ofKalaimamani D Tyagaraja are made easyPattammal has composed numerous groups of songs. In for children, as this set of two CDs comes complete with athis group, the ‘Thuvakka Paadalgal’ are a simple set of small handbook of lyrics. Tyagaraja’s virtues are given on thesongs on the gods of the Hindu Pantheon, to be taught back cover. The songs are sung by various popular Carnaticto children along with the beginning exercises of Carnatic vocalists like P Unnikrishnan, Sikkil Gurucharan, and Mahathi.Music. All of them are in the Tamil language with available Orchestration has been arranged by S Jayakumar.notations. A song on Swami Vivekananada and one on Each piece has a lead performer, followed by a children’sinculcating good manners is included in this repertoire. chorus, for easy enunciation and learning. The CDs are marketed and distributed by Virgin Records.The family of D Pattmmal has brought out this CD. Recorded atCharsur Digital Workstation, the songs are sung by groups ofstudents of Dr Sudha Raja, with ace accompanists like Padma TyagarajaShankar on the Violin and B Sivaraman on the Mridangam.The icing on the cake, is that this CD is up for grabs, and For Childrenis produced for free circulation to interested students and BY P UNNIKRISHNAN, ` 295parents. It has already been circulated to all the city schools. A set of simple Tyagaraja Krithis for children, it is sungFor your copies please contact: Thejus Creations, by noted Vocalist,18, G N Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai-17. P Unnikrishnan. The songs are rendered without manyEssential frills for easy learning. It is produced and published by Virgin Records, Mumbai and is a must-hear for young learners.Krithis ForChildrenCarnatic Classical TyagaBharathiMusic Made Easy Songs for Children Vol.2For Your Child BY PROF V V SADAGOPAN, ` 125` 295This CD featuring Tyaga Bharathi Musicmultiple artistes like Education was evolved by ProfUnnikrishnan, Sikkil Gurucharan, Anuradha Sriram, Binny V V Sadagopan to introduceKrishnakumar and Mahathi, is a compilation of popular songs rhythm and melody, song andlike Maha Ganapathim, Krishna Nee Begane, Venkatachala dance, drama and mimicry to the children with a spiritNilayam, Sudhamaye, Giriraja Sutha, Sri Chakraraja. The of joy or ananda. This joyful learning process aims atorchestra - music is by S Jayakumar, with a chorus by character-building. Moral values are gently introducedsome children. Marketed and distributed by Virgin Records, without pedantic preaching. The lyrics and music areand recorded at Krishna Digidesign, this CD is aimed composed by Prof V V Sadagopan and sung by his childrenat motivating young minds towards Carnatic Music. and grandchildren with orchestration by L Krishnan. www.parentcircle.in 51

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