March 2007 – Beauty in Shyama Sastri’s compositions
This session by Dr.Radha Bhaskar featured the classic compositions of Shyama Sastri. A power point presentation summarized his contribution to music and the ragas exclusively used by Sastri to compose kritis. The compositional pattern and types as different from Tyagaraja and Dikshitar was well illustrated and demonstrated. The swarajathis which are monumental and exclusive contributions of Shyama Sastri were sung and their structure explained.