Ilayaraja - how to name it - IITM

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Music Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Violinist: VS Narasimhan
Album: How to name it?
Year: 1986 the fusion of Indian and Western classical music, dedicated to the carnatic master Tyagaraja and to J. S. Bach.
It features a fusion of the Carnatic form and ragas with Bach partitas, fugues and Baroque musical textures.

About the Music Composer:
Ilaiyaraaja (Tamil: இளையராஜா) (born June 2, 1943 as Gnanadesikan) is an Indian film composer, singer, and lyricist. Composed over 4,000 songs and provided film scores for more than 800 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning more than 30 years.

Ilaiyaraaja was a prominent composer of film music in South Indian cinema during the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.[3] His work integrated Tamil folk lyricism and introduced broader Western musical sensibilities into the South Indian musical mainstream...

His different styles of music allowed him to create syncretic pieces of music combining very different musical idioms in unified, coherent musical statements.

Ilaiyaraaja has composed Indian film songs that amalgamated elements of genres such as pop acoustic guitar-propelled Western folk, jazz, rock and roll, dance music (e.g., disco), psychedelia, funk, doo-wop, march, bossa nova, flamenco, pathos, Indian folk/traditional, Afro-tribal, and Indian classical...

About Ilayaraja ....
Ilayaraja was born as Rasayya into a poor rural family in Pannaipuram, Theni district, Tamil Nadu, India on June 2, 1943. He was the third son of Daniel Ramaswamy and Chinnathayammal. His rural background exposed him to the folk songs, sung by villagers whilst at work in the fields. As his village did not have a school, he had to walk to Kombai, the nearest town, just to get an education. Family troubles forced him to give up studies after class eight and instead sing for his elder step brother, Pavalar Varadarajan, whose services were hired by the Communist Party of India to popularize and further their cause. Ilayaraja accompanied his brother for about ten years staging concerts in Pannaipuram and the surrounding villages and towns, enjoying the tag of `the musical Palavar brothers. He first tried his hand at composing music during this period: he set to music an elegy written by the Tamil poet laureate Kannadasan for Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister..

achievement of ''raja''..

* song of Thalapathi (1991) was amongst the songs listed in a BBC World Top Ten music poll.

* composed the music for Nayakan (1987), an Indian film ranked by TIME Magazine as one of the all-time 100 best movies.

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Author dilojen Seevaratnam ( ago)
Every time I hear this music its bring back memory of that classic movie by
Balu Mahenthira,s 'Veedu' one can compose music like Illayaraaja
...he is more than genius...

Author mimi08ification ( ago)
thumbs up if u r still listenin 2 this in 2011..

Author Ravi Iyengar ( ago)

Author akgrandhi ( ago)
How can I like this twice?

Author karthikmmc03 ( ago)
heavenly music.

Author Venkat Perumal ( ago)
what to say about this composition! its mind blowing. All comments here are
well written and informative. thanks.

Author trajendran86 ( ago)
The great thing about truly great art is there are different levels of
enjoyment. This is one such piece. You could listen to this as you are
driving a car or when you are in a contemplative mood or when you are
happy. The maestro! The maestro! The maestro!

Author Raj Rajamohan ( ago)
Hi all What a wonderful composition by the Great Maestro who uses more
instruments rather than electronics. Truly soulful music! He is not even
recognized by the Indian Government for his achievements. His BGM is
uncomparable.Those days we did not have this kind of communication
explosion,otherwise he would have gone places. The world needs to know
about him. Hats off to the great Maestro !

Author hai1234567891011 ( ago)
mind blowing!!

Author karthikeyan Loganathan ( ago)
This music directly speaks with the heart.....full stop:)

Author Karthik Shridhar ( ago)
Well said !! Wat a music from Illayaraja !! blown away !! Ohhhhhhhh !!

Author Karthik Shridhar ( ago)
OMG Hats off !! Isaignani Sir Illayaraja !! tears came out :(

Author ksugeeth ( ago)
This is also used as the pathos BGM theme for Veedu. A movie by
BaluMahendra and raja's music.

Author JaiSanaathanaDharma ( ago)
There is Simhendramadhyamam in the beginning when slow, Shanmukhapriya
later when it gets faster. There are other raga(s) too I think.
TheMartianvisitor, well said! this is not even music, something beyond!

Author manik1580 ( ago)
Is this shanmugapriya from start to end?

Author Binoy Pv (1789 years ago)
ohhfffff i cant believe it, mastero you are not human , you are a magician.
hats off

Author madhu j ( ago)
RAJA IS GREAT.............

Author deepikageetam ( ago)
I'm in tears ! Naa Janma Dhanyamayyindi !

Author MuthuKumar Kasi ( ago)
Sir u r the man...

Author Tn Arunagiri ( ago)
Ah! That's where the Maestro jumps to Raga Shanmukhapriya. Till 2:23 it is
Raga Simhendramadhyamam - and both these are sampoorna ragas that is they
have all the 7 frequencies but differ only in the 7th note. Touch of pure
genius to highlight the transition that even Westerners can understand.
Truly a masterpiece for generations to come. What Oscars could possibly
honor the frequencies in Nature, that the beautiful mind of Isainyani has
captured for eternity? Eternal Ilayaraja.

Author Meena Bollempalli ( ago)
I am proud that i am an Indian.Every human being will be moved after
hearing this music. Tears just roll down when this song is played. Not able
to even express my what i want to say.Please let me know from where i can
download this music.Thankyou very much for posting this.We are greatful to
u .

Author Kavitha Jagadeesh ( ago)
God Bless him for many nore years, Its just Amazing.... And Im Lost of
Words... He Rocks...

Author chandra hasu ( ago)
Ahh gr8 composition.........rit now guys i am unable to control my emotions
and tears are flowing frm my eyes.................i wish i cud meet him for
once in my lifetime......................

Author kklotus123 ( ago)
I feel the same way - that i am truly blessed because i can hear
IsaiGnani's music. He is that Kalaivanni herself who gave music to this
world. Raja is really the RAJA of the Music

Author Sivasankar K ( ago)
Maestro from an Indian Village who can exrpress all kinda feelings thro
music... Wat more can I say?

Author Vijaykumar Gopinath ( ago)
The initial part was Simhendramadhyamam and then it moved to Shanmugapriya
when the faster stanzas came. Fantastic harmony and spellbounding

Author schopenhauersring (739 years ago)
A beautiful Shanmukhapriya rendered with a diverse combination of
instruments, in Ilayaraja's own style. How beautiful!

Author Ravi Kumar ( ago)
Dude I have no words of gratitude for you for uploading this music. Thank
you very much, thank you very much.

Author Prabhu Swaminathan ( ago)
Ilayaraja - Saraswathi in form of human.

Author Suresh Kumar Narayanasamy ( ago)
Is there anyway can i get the audio of this? i want to upload this to my

Author PCP.Senthil Kumar ( ago)
Wow, A music for maestro's to poor illiterate's . Switch on your walk man,
turn off your lights, close your eyes and sleep... you will feel the music
touches your heart. I adore you RAJA sir!

Author Gangarpu Subash ( ago)
really super

Author Diliban Sengottian ( ago)
Album: How to name it by Ilayaraja. I never seen anybody unknown of this.
However the best from the best.

Author Arun Muthuswamy ( ago)
where can i get mp3 format. what is the album title?

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