This book Violin Maestro V. Lakshminarayana Iyer is the first of its kind. It provides interesting insights on the man and His Music.
It throws light on the legendary, multifaceted Professor V. Lakshminarayana Iyer who was a Vocalist, Violinist, Composer, Teacher and Musicologist of great eminence. He belonged to a family of musicians and his musical lineage could be traced back to Trinity of Carnatic Music – Saint Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Diksitar and Syama Sastri and also beyond the Trinity to Sri Narayana Thirthar, which is a rare phenomenon. His patantara or version of songs traces back to both the Umayalpuram and Walajpet schools of Saint Tyagaraja. The book highlights the various milestones in his illustrious career spanning several decades.
His contribution to the World of Music is enormous and he was instrumental in introducing new techniques in the art of Violin playing. He was renowned for his exceptional teaching methodology. He was a composer par excellence who composed a variety of musical forms. His musical acumen is amply illustrated in his works and the unpublished nations from his select compositions have been presented in this book. A short sketch of the musical luminaries to whom V. Lakshminarayana's lineage could be traced is also provided. Nations of select songs confirming to V. Lakshminarayana's patantara have also been presented. This book is informative for both connoisseurs and laymen alike.