The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music

by Ludwig (Performer, researcher, and teacher of music) Pesch

The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music Synopsis

This is a completely revised and updated edition of The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music, which includes the latest available information on the subject. Acclaimed as the most authoritative reference work on South Indian classical music, the Companion provides an overview of the historical and cultural contexts of the music, its instruments, composers, leading practitioners, and schools. The Companion features more than 120 line drawings and photographs of all the instruments discussed, as well as of major composers, and a special colour plates section, make this an indispensable guide to classical music of the sub-continent. With detailed biographical notes on musicians and composers, a guide to pronunciation and transliteration, an alphabetical index of ragas and scales, and more, this reference becomes truly invaluable. An indispensable and enriching reference work for the connoisseur, practicing musician, interested amateur, impresario, teacher, and student, the Companion will be of interest to anybody keen to learn about Indian culture.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780195699982
Publication date: 2nd April 2009
Author: Ludwig (Performer, researcher, and teacher of music) Pesch
Publisher: OUP India
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 552 pages
Categories: Non-Western music: traditional & "classical",

About Ludwig (Performer, researcher, and teacher of music) Pesch

Ludwig Pesch, widely regarded as an authority on South Indian classical music, is a practicing Karnatic musician with training from Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai, and elsewhere. He has performed widely, both with his guru, the late H. Ramachandra Shastry, and solo. He has lectured and performed at several Max Mueller Bhavans in India and universities in the US.

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