(Last Updated on : 01/09/2009)
is considered to be one of the oldest unplowed musical traditions in the world. The origins of this system dates back to the Vedas
. Concerning the origins and development of Indian Classical music
, many legendary musicians have grown up. Some of them have gone a long way in showing the importance that `music has in defining Indian Culture
`Sangeet` is the basis for Indian music, which is a combination of three art forms: Vocal Music, instrumental music and dance. Now a day these three art forms have distinguished into highly refined in the redefined individual artforms. Some of the noted Indian musicians are:
Dr. Balamurali Krishna --
A Carnatic Musical Genius, Dr. Balamurali Krishna has created a new traditional style in his own neo classical style. This style has received extolment from his audience.
Dr. M.S. Subbalakshmi --
Dr. M.S. Subbalakshmi was acknowledged as `The nightingale of Carnatic Music`. But she through out her life remains the simple, organized, devout, down to earth person.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia --
A classicist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is an internationally celebrated Flutist. In the year 1984, in acknowledgement of his stupendous contribution to music, he was conferred the National Award of the Sangeet Natak Academy.
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi --
A vocal enchanter Pandit Bhimsen Joshi acknowledged as the leading light and descendant of the Kirana Gharana. In Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi`s own words "I am still a shaagird (student). I have a long way to go."
K.S Chitra is known as the "Nightingale of South India" and also regarded as the builder of distinguishing honor as a playback singer. She has own the unique distinction of being the first female singer in the history of South Indian film playback singing to be honored by all the four southern state governments as the best playback singer.
Kundan Lal Saigal -
The first superstar of Bollywood
, K.L.Saigal, to an exceptional degree, was a good singer and a fantabulous actor. K.L.Saigal was worshiped by the first generation of post-independence.
Lalgudi Jayaraman --
Throughout the world Lalgudi Jayaraman, an India Violinist is known for his grievous performances in Carnatic music through his magnetizing techniques. His complete control over the instrument and thrilling techniques makes him one of the maestros in his chosen field.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
In the world of Indian classical music, one of the most dignified maestros Amjad Ali Khan is regarded as Sarod `Samrat`. Throughout India Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is recognized as one of its first of all classical musicians and the maestro of his chosen instrument, the Sarod.
Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan --
Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, an Indian vocalist, honored as one of the finest representatives of the Hindustani music tradition in the early and middle 20th century. He belonged to the Patiala Gharana of Hindustani classical music. Fine musical voice, intelligence and innate discipline were comprised of a substantial contribution to the great classical vocalist Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan.
Kattassery Joseph Yesudas, an eminent Indian classical musician and leading playback singer of film songs in many Indian languages is also regarded as one of the greatest South Indian
musicians of all times. K.J Yesudas is acknowledged as one of India`s world-beating proponents of classical carnatic vocal music and leading playback singer in all-Indian languages.
Zakhir Hussain --
Zakir Hussain is a classical tabla consummate of the highest order. At large as an international phenomenon, he is being comprehended both in the field of auscultation and in the music world. Time after time, this brilliant and stimulating performer has established himself as a national treasure in his own country.