Sunday, September 14, 2008

McDonalds in Madurai - II

I heard recently a clip from some program where Illayaraja was interviewed by Bhavathaarini and Illayaraja explained how he perceives Western Classical Pieces as Indian Scheme of music, with an example.

Having said that all music is based on the 12 swaras, still, there is a fundamental difference in the way music is approached between Western and Indian classical music. Even if Illayaraja gave us Pizza, he made sure he created a "Chettinad Pizza" so that we never lost the identity of us.

My only concern is, when my daughter turns 16, there must be atleast a trace of our identity in the music we hear at that point in time.

1 comment:

முருகேஷ் said...

I'm bit thrilled to hear IR making references to Western Classical music. In a BBC interview one of IR's assistant said IR is a fan of Rachmaninoff and Chopin.

It seems MSV also is a fan of western classical music. Kannadasan once said he was stunned to see MSV playing Tchaikovsky's piano piece in Moscow in a conservatory. I'm glad these talented people stayed in TamilNadu and produced good music for us.