Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Aesthetics > Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization)
Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization)
Description
From the Jacket :

Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form is probably the first serious and systematic attempt to analyse and explain aesthetic experience of Karnataka music in the perspective of its multiple values. It deals with a traditional art form of Indian music which is performed and enjoyed by many millions of music lovers in India and abroad. Its focus is Karnataka music but much of what it says in the first half applies to Indian music in general.

The book develops its ideas and concepts progressively, beginning with an analysis of art experience, set forth against a background of human experience in general and examines some of the prominent Indian and western theoretical models of art experience and beauty. The main thrust of its argument presented with philosophical insights is that experience of pure music is qualitatively different from other forms of aesthetic experience, incomparable and autonomous, and that traditional aesthetic theories of poetry and theatre are inadequate to explain musical experience per se. The author examines, in the process, aesthetic materials and compositional design of Indian music as well as the musical forms and instruments employed in contemporary Karnataka music. Historical continuity and chronology of the musical system are discussed in relation to general and particular historiographical problems and in relation to the historical evolution of the characterizing features of the system viz. raga, tala, vadya and prabandha. It may be mentioned that art historiography with special reference to Indian music is one of the author's major interests.

The book is based on extensive, original sources draw from different areas of study such as aesthetics, Indian music, Vedic and Tantrik literature.

About the Author:

Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. R. Sathyanarayana is one of the foremost thinkers and writers in the field of Art (especially Indian music and Indian dancing) in modern India. He is broad-based in several physical sciences, humanistic and indological disciplines. He has published numerous books including critical editions, translations, commentaries, annotations etc. of original Sanskrit texts on music and dancing, monographs, original creative works, popularizations, research papers etc. on these cognate subjects. He has received numerous academic distinctions (including doctoral degrees, fellowships, honorific titles), awards and honours. He is associated with many learned bodies in India and abroad. He has presented papers at numerous national and international conclaves. Major areas of his interest and activity include systematic textual criticism, textual interpretation with contemporary relevance, interdiscipinal studies, performance-oriented reconstruction and revival of ancient and medieval compositions in music and dance. He is a guide and examiner for doctoral examinations.

Prof. Sathyanarayana belongs to the third generation of the sisya-parampara of the saint-composer Sri Tyagaraja. He is a music composer, teacher, public speaker, broadcaster etc. He travels frequently to both the East and the West to interpret traditional Indian culture love on cultural missions. His life and work are documented in many professional directories and Who's Who-s. He is hailed for his systematic contributions to the intradisciplinal and interdisciplinal bases of modern Indian musicology and danceology.

Sri Sathyanarayana is a noted guru in the srividya tantra of kadimata and anandabhairava sampradaya.

CONTENTS

Prefaceix
I. ART EXPERIENCE1
1. Experience1
2. Perceptual Element2
3. Art Experience4
4. Beauty: (a) Aesthetic Thought in the West
    Beauty: (b) Indian Thought
10
14
5. Rasa Theory

18
II. AUTONOMY OF MUSIC EXPERIENCE32
1. Inadequacy of Rasa Theory32
2. Nature of Music38
3. Towards a Theory of Musical Aesthetics41
4. Beauty Revisited

46
III. AESTHETIC MATERIALS OF INDIAN MUSIC49
1. Alankara49
2. Svara51
3. Varnalankara52
4. Sthaya53
5. Raga54
6. Tala59
7. Orchestra60
8. Concert Aesthetics62
9. Discernment in Aesthetic Experience68
10. Musical Style and Aesthetics70
11. Taste and Musical Aesthetics

75
IV. COMPOSITION IN KARNATAKA MUSIC81
1. Composition in Karnataka Music81
2. The Role of Word in Music83
3. Composer: Motivation, Limitation and Resources86
4. Innovation in Musical Composition91
5. General Description of a Music Composition in Karnataka Music

92
V. MUSICAL FORM IN KARNATAKA MUSIC94
1. Introduction94
2. Description of Musical Forms in Karnataka Music100
3. Svarajati101
4. Jatisvara102
5. Varna102
6. Krti104
7. Devaranama110
8. Ugabhoga and Vacana111
9. Pada112
10. Javali113
11. Pallavi114
12. Astapadi116
13. Daru119
14. Tillana120
15. Ragamalika121
16. Tarangam122
17. Sloka

124
VI. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN KARNATAKA MUSIC126
1. Musical Instruments in Karnataka Music 126
2. Tata (Chordophones)127
      (a) Tambura127
      (b) Vina130
      (c) Gottuvadya132
      (d) Violin133
      (e) Mandolin134
3. Susira (Aerophones)134
      (a) Flute134
      (b)Nagasvaram, Saxophone, Clarionet136
      (c) Jalataranga137
4. Avanaddha (Membranophones)138
      (a) Mrdanga138
      (b) Dolak and Tavil140
      (c) Khanjira141
5. Ghata (Idiophones)

141
VII. HISTORIOGRAPHY OF KARNATAKA MUSIC143
1. Karnataka Music: Genesis143
2. Raga150
3. Tala153
4. Vadya159
5. Prabandha162
Works Cited168
Index175

Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization)

Item Code:
IDD985
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
8187586168
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
198
Price:
$30.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 11723 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Jacket :

Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form is probably the first serious and systematic attempt to analyse and explain aesthetic experience of Karnataka music in the perspective of its multiple values. It deals with a traditional art form of Indian music which is performed and enjoyed by many millions of music lovers in India and abroad. Its focus is Karnataka music but much of what it says in the first half applies to Indian music in general.

The book develops its ideas and concepts progressively, beginning with an analysis of art experience, set forth against a background of human experience in general and examines some of the prominent Indian and western theoretical models of art experience and beauty. The main thrust of its argument presented with philosophical insights is that experience of pure music is qualitatively different from other forms of aesthetic experience, incomparable and autonomous, and that traditional aesthetic theories of poetry and theatre are inadequate to explain musical experience per se. The author examines, in the process, aesthetic materials and compositional design of Indian music as well as the musical forms and instruments employed in contemporary Karnataka music. Historical continuity and chronology of the musical system are discussed in relation to general and particular historiographical problems and in relation to the historical evolution of the characterizing features of the system viz. raga, tala, vadya and prabandha. It may be mentioned that art historiography with special reference to Indian music is one of the author's major interests.

The book is based on extensive, original sources draw from different areas of study such as aesthetics, Indian music, Vedic and Tantrik literature.

About the Author:

Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. R. Sathyanarayana is one of the foremost thinkers and writers in the field of Art (especially Indian music and Indian dancing) in modern India. He is broad-based in several physical sciences, humanistic and indological disciplines. He has published numerous books including critical editions, translations, commentaries, annotations etc. of original Sanskrit texts on music and dancing, monographs, original creative works, popularizations, research papers etc. on these cognate subjects. He has received numerous academic distinctions (including doctoral degrees, fellowships, honorific titles), awards and honours. He is associated with many learned bodies in India and abroad. He has presented papers at numerous national and international conclaves. Major areas of his interest and activity include systematic textual criticism, textual interpretation with contemporary relevance, interdiscipinal studies, performance-oriented reconstruction and revival of ancient and medieval compositions in music and dance. He is a guide and examiner for doctoral examinations.

Prof. Sathyanarayana belongs to the third generation of the sisya-parampara of the saint-composer Sri Tyagaraja. He is a music composer, teacher, public speaker, broadcaster etc. He travels frequently to both the East and the West to interpret traditional Indian culture love on cultural missions. His life and work are documented in many professional directories and Who's Who-s. He is hailed for his systematic contributions to the intradisciplinal and interdisciplinal bases of modern Indian musicology and danceology.

Sri Sathyanarayana is a noted guru in the srividya tantra of kadimata and anandabhairava sampradaya.

CONTENTS

Prefaceix
I. ART EXPERIENCE1
1. Experience1
2. Perceptual Element2
3. Art Experience4
4. Beauty: (a) Aesthetic Thought in the West
    Beauty: (b) Indian Thought
10
14
5. Rasa Theory

18
II. AUTONOMY OF MUSIC EXPERIENCE32
1. Inadequacy of Rasa Theory32
2. Nature of Music38
3. Towards a Theory of Musical Aesthetics41
4. Beauty Revisited

46
III. AESTHETIC MATERIALS OF INDIAN MUSIC49
1. Alankara49
2. Svara51
3. Varnalankara52
4. Sthaya53
5. Raga54
6. Tala59
7. Orchestra60
8. Concert Aesthetics62
9. Discernment in Aesthetic Experience68
10. Musical Style and Aesthetics70
11. Taste and Musical Aesthetics

75
IV. COMPOSITION IN KARNATAKA MUSIC81
1. Composition in Karnataka Music81
2. The Role of Word in Music83
3. Composer: Motivation, Limitation and Resources86
4. Innovation in Musical Composition91
5. General Description of a Music Composition in Karnataka Music

92
V. MUSICAL FORM IN KARNATAKA MUSIC94
1. Introduction94
2. Description of Musical Forms in Karnataka Music100
3. Svarajati101
4. Jatisvara102
5. Varna102
6. Krti104
7. Devaranama110
8. Ugabhoga and Vacana111
9. Pada112
10. Javali113
11. Pallavi114
12. Astapadi116
13. Daru119
14. Tillana120
15. Ragamalika121
16. Tarangam122
17. Sloka

124
VI. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN KARNATAKA MUSIC126
1. Musical Instruments in Karnataka Music 126
2. Tata (Chordophones)127
      (a) Tambura127
      (b) Vina130
      (c) Gottuvadya132
      (d) Violin133
      (e) Mandolin134
3. Susira (Aerophones)134
      (a) Flute134
      (b)Nagasvaram, Saxophone, Clarionet136
      (c) Jalataranga137
4. Avanaddha (Membranophones)138
      (a) Mrdanga138
      (b) Dolak and Tavil140
      (c) Khanjira141
5. Ghata (Idiophones)

141
VII. HISTORIOGRAPHY OF KARNATAKA MUSIC143
1. Karnataka Music: Genesis143
2. Raga150
3. Tala153
4. Vadya159
5. Prabandha162
Works Cited168
Index175

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Karnataka Music As Aesthetic Form (History of Science, Philosophy and... (Performing Arts | Books)

Music Therapy Life (Music For Heart: Save Your Heart Through True Music) (Audio CD)
Pandit Raghunath Seth (An Instrumental From India)
N A Classical Audio (2006)
Item Code: ICF007
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nada - The Music of Divinity: Music for Meditation and Healing (Live in London – Westminster Hall, 14th June 2008) (Audio CD)
His Holiness Sri Ganapati Sachchidanada Swamiji and Dr. L. Subramaniam
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Item Code: IZZ459
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Music Therapy For Deep Sleep (Relaxing Nature Sounds & Music) (Audio CD)
Super Audio Madras (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd (2010)
Item Code: ICR508
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
AR Rahman A World of Music A Collection of Greatest Hit Music Videos (DVD Video)
AR Rahman
Sony Music (2009)
Item Code: ICL044
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Musical Ecstasy (Jewels of Indian Classical Music) (Audio CD)
Various Artistes
Times Music (2008)
Item Code: ICR598
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Traditional Music of Kashmir (In Relation to Indian Classical Music)
by Dr. Sunita Dhar
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Kanishka Publishers
Item Code: NAL544
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Music Makers: Living Legends of Indian Classical Music
Deal 10% Off
by Ashok Roy
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDI771
$70.00$63.00
You save: $7.00 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thanks again Exotic India! Always perfect! Great books, India's wisdom golden peak of knowledge!!!
Fotis, Greece
I received the statue today, and it is beautiful! Worth the wait! Thank you so much, blessings, Kimberly.
Kimberly, USA
I received the Green Tara Thangka described below right on schedule. Thank you a million times for that. My teacher loved it and was extremely moved by it. Although I have seen a lot of Green Tara thangkas, and have looked at other Green Tara Thangkas you offer and found them all to be wonderful, the one I purchased is by far the most beautiful I have ever seen -- or at least it is the one that most speaks to me.
John, USA
Your website store is a really great place to find the most wonderful books and artifacts from beautiful India. I have been traveling to India over the last 4 years and spend 3 months there each time staying with two Bengali families that I have adopted and they have taken me in with love and generosity. I love India. Thanks for doing the business that you do. I am an artist and, well, I got through I think the first 6 pages of the book store on your site and ordered almost 500 dollars in books... I'm in trouble so I don't go there too often.. haha.. Hari Om and Hare Krishna and Jai.. Thanks a lot for doing what you do.. Great !
Steven, USA
Great Website! fast, easy and interesting!
Elaine, Australia
I have purchased from you before. Excellent service. Fast shipping. Great communication.
Pauline, Australia
Have greatly enjoyed the items on your site; very good selection! Thank you!
Kulwant, USA
I received my order yesterday. Thank you very much for the fast service and quality item. I’ll be ordering from you again very soon.
Brian, USA
ALMIGHTY GOD I BLESS EXOTIC INDIA AND ALL WHO WORK THERE!!!!!
Lord Grace, Switzerland
I have enjoyed the many sanskrit boks I purchased from you, especially the books by the honorable Prof. Pushpa Dixit.
K Sarma, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India