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What is Carnatic Music?

"Carnatic music or Karnāṭaka Saṃgīta is a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, with its area roughly confined to four modern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. It is one of two main sub-genres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Hindu traditions; the other sub-genre being Hindustani music, which emerged as a distinct form because of Persian and Islamic influences in North India. The main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music; most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in gāyaki (singing) style." Carnatic Music (Wikipedia)

See also Karnatak music (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians) (UIUC affiliates only)

 

Items on Backlog

A number of our carnatic music recordings are in our cataloging backlog. If you find one of these in the library catalog that interests you, please contact us via email mpal@library.illinois.edu or visit our reference desk 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

 

Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini

 

Books About Carnatic Music

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The Oxford illustrated companion to South Indian classical music - Pesch, Ludwig
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library ML338 .P414O9 2009
Publication Date: 2009

New mansions for music : performance, pedagogy, and criticism - Lakshmi Subramanian
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library ML338 .S86N4 2008
Publication Date: 2008

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Music in South India : the Karṇāṭak concert tradition and beyond : experiencing music, expressing culture - Viswanathan, T.
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library Reserves ML338 V57M8
Publication Date: 2004
Has an accompanying CD.

Essentials of musicology in South Indian music - S.R. Janakiraman
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library ML338 .J36E8 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Has an accompanying CD.

Contributions of saints and seers to the music of India - Shantsheela Sathianathan
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library ML338 S28C6
Publication Date: 1996


 

Recordings of Carnatic Music

Trimurthy : classical - Subramanyam, Vijayalakshmi
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library CDISC M1808 .S83T7 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Muralidhara Gopala - Vasanthakumari, M. L.
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library CDISC M1808 .V37M8 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Dr. L. Subramaniam, violin, Palghat T.S. Mani Iyer, mridangam - Subramaniam, L.
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library CDISC M1808 .S82D7 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Musical heritage of South India - Subramaniam, L.
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library CDISC M1808 .S82M8 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Immortal music of the great master - G.N. Balasubramaniam
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library CDISC M1808 .B253I4 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Sadaram : violin Carnatic classical - Jayadevan, Tiruvaayur Bakthavatsalam
Call Number: Music & Performing Arts Library CDISC M1808 J39S2
Publication Date: 2007


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