For Tradition Turn To Nedunuri
”For tradition, turn to Nedunuri – that is what the elders say”. Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, is with his 80+ age one of the very few remaining great vocalists from the golden period of Karnatic music. In 1968 he was at the height of his powers and we managed to capture a full evening concert that lasted nearly four hours in Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu. Country & Eastern are extremely proud to release the complete concert in a 3-cd set. Soundwise this is a high quality release, a unique document from nearly 50 years ago with music that will delight the lovers of Karnatic music and win new followers for this art form, perhaps the greatest we have.
Sangita Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishnamurthy was born on october 10 at Kothapalli in Andhra Pradesh. He had his initial training in violin & Vocal from Late Sri Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu and later in vocal Music from Sangita Kalanidhi, Padma Bhushan Dr. Sripada Pinakapani. He has performed at the Music Academy for more than five decades and is a member of their Experts Committee. He has composed extensively and has received nearly 50 titles. Among his many students are the Malladi Brothers who have been extremely helpful in the production of this album.
In the slide show above you will also see photos of his accompanists on the “For Tradition, Turn to Nedunuri” album, violin vidwan Pudukottai R. Ramanathan and mridangam vidwan Nellai P.S. Devarajan.
On December 8 2014, only two weeks before the release, Sangeetha Vidwan Nedunuri Krishnamurthy passed, thereby turning what was supposed to be a joyous occasion into more of a farewell. Many great vidwans graced the occasion sharing memories of Nedunuri Sir.
You find a few photos from the release function in the slide show on top of the page.