"Violin Waves" is a new, important chapter devoted to the examination of the art of one of the major representative of South Indian classical music.
Our label has already dedicated two recordings to the violinist LALGUDI G JAYARAMAN, “Singing Violins” (fy 8094) and “Violin Soul” (fy 8121), but also “Bow to the Violins” (fy 8105) which sees as protagonists his two sons Lalgudi GJR Krishnan e Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi, at the moment the last representatives of a family which, from more than half a century, knows how to express captivatingly the millenary tradition of carnatic music. In "Violin Waves" LALGUDI G JAYARAMAN is accompanied by the violin of Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and by the rhythmic figurations of the percussionists Karaikudi Mani (mridangam) and T.H. Vinayakram (ghatam). The repertoire is closely connected with the figure of Thyagaraja (1767-1847), a composer whose myth continues to grow, despite the passing of the centuries, because of the deep spirituality of his themes. LALGUDI's ingenuity lies in his ability to stress, during his performances, the wise tone colours as much as the rhythmic variations of his pieces. The CD, which nevertheless is a coherent whole, strikes you because of the ceaseless change of musical situations, with moods changing from peacefullness to rhythmic excitement, from spiritual evocation to dramatic force. Melodies of silken beauty and virtuoso passages, which denote LALGUDI's extraordinary technique, are the foundations of a recording which allows the purest Carnatic tradition to preserve itself, captivating and solemn at the same time.