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CD Review: Ilaiyaraaja / The Music Messiah

CD Review: Ilaiyaraaja / The Music Messiah

இளையராஜா – The Music Messiah / Agi Music 2006 After listening to and reviewing Ilaiyaraaja’s magnum opus Thiruvasagam, I made my way to Spencer Plaza in Chennai and bought myself this CD. I thought I would be in for another meeting point of western classical music and Tamil traditions, but not quite. What we have here […]

CD Review: Ilaiyaraaja / Thiruvasagam

CD Review: Ilaiyaraaja / Thiruvasagam

Ilaiyaraaja – Thiruvasagam (c) 2005 English lyrics:    Stephen Schwartz Richard King :    Sound Engineer Lászlo Kovacs : Conductor Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Choir Singers: Ilaiyaraaja, Roy Harcourt, Madhu Balakrishnan, Vijay Yesudas Collection of classical hymns on Lord Shiva written by poet sage Manickavasagar. Recreated as the first Indian Oratorio by music maestro Ilaiyaraaja.