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  • The Musical Genius of Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu

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    Language: English
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The Musical Genius of 'Harikatha Pitamaha' Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu

Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu was an ambrosial blend of a versatile genius and a radiant artistry. He was not a mere person but a phenomenon who had innumerable facets, all beaming with outstanding brilliance. Apart From being a distinguished Harikatha Bhagavatar, Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu was a versatile genius Musician, Litterateur, Linguist etc., and he excelled in everything that he laid his hand on. He was also an accomplished Vainika, Poet and a great Composer with a tremendous command over Laya aspects and his contribution to music was colossal, being reflected in his works and compositions. While his accomplishments were several in the various fields he had mastered, a focus on his life and contribution as a Harikathaka, Musician, Composer and Guru unearths an interesting view of his Genius and reveals to us the invaluable inputs he had added to the rich treasure of Carnatic Music. He had not only composed in several popular and rare Raga-s and Tala-s, but composed some really unique and exquisite musical works, never seen or heard before and some forms he had innovatively created in the process. However, the music world knows very little of the man and his gigantic contribution. This book aims at not only revealing these obscure facts, but also in discovering a legend and his legendary works and his total contribution to the field of music.

The contents of the book include:
1. Life of Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu
Genealogy, Genealogical Chart, Birth and Horoscope, Early Life, First Gift, Primary Education, Music Education, Higher Education, Honing of Musical Skills, Inspiration for Harikatha, First Harikatha performance, Family, Language Proficiency, Unusual Talents, Personality, Performances, Interesting aspects of his performances, Virtuosity in Veena, Service to Arts, Shashti Purthi, Accomplishments, Press Express, Demise
2. Contribution of Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu
Harikatha-s, Drama-s, Prabandha-s, Sataka-s, Translated Works, Works in Prose, Works in Pure telugu, Works in Sanskrit, Works on Music
3. Life and Contribution of Dasu garu - Trace of Events
4 Dasu garu - The Musical Genius
A Study of his Compositions (Ragas handled, Tala-s used, Languages used, Mudras adopted, Variations in names), Analysis of a few compositions (Swarajathi-s, Kritis, Special Musical forms, Daru-s), Analysis of his Musical Works (Dasavidha Raga Navati Kusuma Manjari, 'Pancharnukhi' and 'Shanmukhi')
5. Dasu garu - The Guru
As a Head of the Institution, Dasu garu and his Disciples

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