Overview for Veena Vidwan S.Balachander In Concert: Dhyname
Veena Vidwan S. BALACHANDER (18 Jan 1927 - 13 Apr 1990) was one of Indias greatest musicians and foremost exponent of the Veena. S. BALACHANDERs playing ranged from the subtle to the extravagant and always compelled attention. He did not care to win you over; he overwhelmed you. His distinctive, unique and technically challenging style reflected tireless and intense self-study and effort for musical self-expression. That made his music very original and every concert of his an exciting adventure into new realms of aesthetic discovery. And then, you awoke to the originality of a truly creative mind, powerful in its musical exploration. The characteristic feature of the SB Style of Veena playing was the production of an array of musical passages or sangathis with a minimum of plucking and noted for unrivalled improvisational brilliance, virtuosity, power and gentle tenderness too. In this recording of a live-concert dedicated to Saint Thyagaraja, S. BALACHANDER presents and improvises on 10 compositions of the Saint-Composer.