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Author Desiraju, Keshav, author.

Title Of gifted voice : the life and art of M.S. Subbulakshmi / Keshav Desiraju.

Publication Info. Noida, Uttar Pradesh : HarperCollins Publishers India, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.92 Subbulakshmi,M DES    DUE 07-30-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description xix, 500 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-474) and indexes.
"Some notes on songs" [seletive discography] (pages 430-450).
Summary M.S. Subbulakshmi's life was one of extraordinary achievement. Although she was portrayed in many ways - as a musician who sought and achieved an all-India appeal; a philanthropist and supporter of noble causes; an icon of style; a woman of piety and devotion; and a friend and associate of the good and the great - she was first and foremost a classical vocalist of the highest rank, of unmatched gifts, who lives on in the musical history of India. Of Gifted Voice looks at her life and times, and the great musical tradition she belonged to and to which she brought so much, against the larger backdrop of the developments in the world of Carnatic music. It describes how music came to be performed in concerts; the impact the gramophone, the radio and the talkie had on music; the decline of the traditional performing families; and the appearance of women on public platforms. The book also delves into Subbulakshmi's brush with films as well as her concert style and that of her celebrated contemporaries.
Subject Subbulakshmi, M. S., 1916-2004.
Singers -- India -- Biography.
Carnatic music -- History and criticism.
Added Title Life and art of M.S. Subbulakshmi
ISBN 9789390327546 (Hardbound)
9789390327553 (e-ISBN)

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