Specially selected by 'Padmabhushan' Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, the celebrated Abhinaya exponent, the rare padams in this collection present a myriad situations and emotions thus rolling out a huge canvas for performing artistes to register their creative interpretations and whet their Abhinaya skills.
An fitting gift for students and choreographers.
This special combo pack contains
- 4 audio CDs with an exclusive and exhaustive range of padams by Annamacharya, Kshetrayya (Vol.1 & 2) and Sarangapani, three prolific composers known for their rich imagery and intense devotion.
- "Triveni" an anthology of padams by the aforesaid composers compiled by V.A.K. Ranga Rao, eminent scholar, critic & researcher. This 150-page book provides the original lyrics in Telugu supported by English & Tamil transliterations with the complete meaning
About the book
- Kalanidhi Narayanan
I intend this book to be useful to all those deeply interested in dance, teachers, dancers and audience. It contains songs of Annamacharya, Kshetrayya and Sarangapani. The lyrics are written in Telugu, transliterated in Tamil and English; and I translated into English. Brief introductions in English, make for easier understanding. The songs are also available on CDs separately.
The purpose of the book is to enable teachers and senior students to set these compositions to dance. Frequently, it is difficult to access these Telugu songs because of the barrier of language. Now, with this book, developing Abhinaya for these songs will become easier.
There are ten padams of Sarangapani, which have secular themes. The Annamayya compositions number seven, the Kshetrayya padams ten.
All the work transliteration and translation has been undertaken by V.A.K. Ranga Rao, helped by Priyadarsini Govind, Shobana Balachander, Sangeeta Isvaran, Roja Kannan, Jayanthi Subramanyam and Anuradha Jagannathan. P.Aruna Murthy helped with Telugu texts.
I have contemplated this project for the past seven or eight years. I started the work in December 2003 and it has been completed in 2008. I thank each one of those who helped me, especially Ranga Rao for the work he has done. I hope that these CDs and this book will be of use to all those who are interested.
Annamacharya | Kshetrayya | Sarangapani
a combo pack with 4 Audio CDs & 'Triveni', a book of padams compiled by V.A.K. Ranga Rao