The Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music

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This is a comprehensive guide that details not only the history and development of Carnatic Music, but also its ragas, its instruments, composers, leading practitioners and schools. It contains a detailed discography (of recordings) and bibliographical notes on musicians and composers. It will benefit the learned connoisseur, interested amateur, and the student.

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This volume is a welcome addition to the list ... contains some excellent material, clearly presented in a scholarly fashion ... a handy reference volume on Karnatak music. (British Journal of Ethnomusicology)

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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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