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December Season: A musical history

December Season: A musical history
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First Published: Thu, Dec 18 2008. 09 35 AM IST

Updated: Mon, Jan 19 2009. 02 45 PM IST
Over the last week, Mint has been running a series of features tied to the ongoing Carnatic music season in Chennai. As the season picks up steam now, and as the concerts begin to flow thick and fast, we wanted to revisit the genesis of this season on Just to Clarify, to see how and why this massive festival of the arts began.
Joining us today is V. Sriram, a popular music historian based in Chennai. Sriram has written a number of books on the history of the Carnatic music genre, including Carnatic Summer, a collection of profiles of musicians.
He is on the editorial advisory committee of Sruti, the classical music and dance magazine. During the season, in fact, he conducts many lecture demonstrations on various aspects of musical history, and these are always just as well attended as the most popular concerts.
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First Published: Thu, Dec 18 2008. 09 35 AM IST