Then and Now


Performers and listeners of today must be sick of talk of four hour Carnatic music concerts. It all seems so long ago and so much out of tune (no pun intended) with the times. But upto the end perhaps of the sixties, certainly of the fifties, four hours and more for the duration of a concert was the norm. Performances in the sabhas, to take the Rasika Ranjani Sabha, where I developed my passion for classical Carnatic music, as an example would be held on Sundays and would be announced as from 4.25 pm …read more