The articles on this book represents a compilation of wide range of articles on music by various authorities. The purpose of this volume is to bring under one cover some of the materials in an appropriate sequence so as to portray a cogent picture of the different fecets of Indian Music and Dance as well as Western music. As such the compilation should provide the general reader as well as lover of music valuable and interesting information on the subject.
About the Author
Prof. Gowri Kuppuswamy Retired Prof. And Head of the Music department at the college of fine Arts, University of Mysore) is a well known and seasoned performing artiste and have performed more than 6000 Music concerts and has trained more than 300 students in Classical Music Tradition. She has served as Faculty at the Mysore University for more than three decades. She has guided and supervised more than 10Ph.d candidates at various Universities in South India. She has written and edited more than 40 books and 50 Research Publications published in Journals in India and Abroad, on various aspects of Indian Music. She has been honoured with several titles and awards by accredited Associations all over India including the prestigious Music Academy in 1972. The prestigious Gyan Samaj, Bangalore honoured her with the sangita Kalaratna title and award in Nov. 2012. Currently she is working on two new projects on composition of Purandaradasa and Mysore Vasudevachar.
Dr. M. HariharanM. Mus., M.Ed. Ph.D., Ph.D (Hon.) USA is the former Principal of RAAk arts and Science College and Special Officer. Dept, of Art & Culture, Government of Pondicherry, He is an Accredited authority on Indian Music Therapy and Sound healing and travels world wide. He has given more than 600 workshops and lectures in several Universalities in USA Canada, Australia, Japan Singapore, Malaysia Germany, UK, Norway, Netherland, Spain and Many other European countries for conducting Music therapy workshops, lectures and Healing concerts. Along with Prof. Gowri Kuppuswamy (his mother and mentor) he has jointly authored more than 40 books and 50 Research publications published in Journals in India and abroad on various aspects of Indian Music. He was awarded the prestigious Rajive Gandhi Excellence Award for Music and the fellowship of Kerala Sangeet Natak Academy for Muscology. Dr. Hariharan has composed and published more than 30 audio CD’s DVD on various aspects of Indian Music therapy for curing Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Depression , Stress, Anxiety, Cancer, Body weight pain Nervous disorder, alzheimer’s Memory Loss etc.
This is a series on Readings on Music representing a compilation of a wide range of articles by various authorities in the field of music. These lie scattered in a number of Journals, Souvenirs as well as Books which are not easily accessible to the lay public. The purpose of the present venture is to bring under one cover all this material in an appropriate sequence so as to portray a cogent picture of the different facets of Indian as well as Western music-particularly the historical, regional, philosophical, psychological, educational and comparative aspects.
Owing to limitations of space, it has not been possible to make the compilation as exhaustive as one might have wished. However, we have spared no pains to present as wide a spectrum of the subject as possible covering all important aspects of music. The authors form a representative cross section of active and eminent workers in the field. As such the compilation /should provide the general reader as well as lover of music valuable and interesting information on the subject.
It goes without saying that the present compilation would not have been possible without the co-operation of the Authors of the various articles as well as the Editors of the Journals in which they have appeared. We gratefully acknowledge their kindness in permitting us to reprint the articles appearing in this book.
Our thanks are due to M/s. Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyaya for allowing us to reprint the article 'Development of Music in Sanskrit' from their book 'Historical development of Indian Music' written by Swami Prajnananda.
Finally we wish to record our sincere thanks to the publishers, in accepting the book for publication and bringing out this volume - in record time.
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