Bharatiya Samskriti Darshana – 9 a Series of lecture demonstrations on the Origin and Development of Indian Culture through ages-

The ninth program in the series was a lecture demonstration on – Unknown Compositions and Composers of Karnatak Music with Special Reference to Tallapaka Composers of 15th -16th CE.

This scholarly demonstration was presented by Dr Veturi Anandamurthy a Telugu Scholar, Researcher, Author and Music Archaeologist accompanied by Vidushi Yoga Keertana on vocal on Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 4 PM in the premises of Vanamala Center for Art and Culture.

Dr.Veturi Ananda Murthy whose doctoral research was on the life and works of Annamayya has dedicated himself in bringing to light many unknown and rare compositions of Tallapaka poets, Bhadrachala Ramadasa and many more. Prof. Murthy served as the Head of Telugu Department, Osmania University Hyderabad.

One of his most enduring achievements has been deciphering the TIRUMALA MUSIC INSCRIPTION of Tallapaka Annamacharya which dates back to 15th Century. Through his efforts it is now established that this stone parchment is the first historical evidence of lyrics with notated music. Bhasha Samman National Award, Sri Krishnadevaraya Puraskaram, Sri Ramanavami Pratibha Puraskaram are a few among the many awards he has received.

The lec dem was attended by Scholars, researchers and noted personalities. Yoga Keertana presented few less known compositions of Tallapakam composers. The lecture by Dr Veturi opened up a new vista about the less known Tallapakam composers which made everyone attended to participate in the interaction session.