Source: The Hindu; Author: Lata Ganapathy

Lalgudi G. Jayaraman was deeply inspired by the beauty he saw in nature and his compositions reflected that, said speakers at ‘An Incurable Romance’ — a lecture concert dedicated to the memory of the violin maestro and his wife Rajalakshmi — held on Thursday.

His son and violin artist, Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan, pianist Anil Srinivasan and kanjira artiste B.S. Purushotham, along with author Lakshmi Devnath, who penned An Incurable Romantic, the authorised biography of Lalgudi, presented different facets of the musician-composer to a rapt audience at the packed Sri Krishna Gana Sabha hall.

Reading out excerpts from the book, Ms. Devnath said Lalgudi would tell his students not to abruptly abandon a musical phrase. Like a creeper that descends gracefully, the notes too should fall gently, he would insist.

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Anil Srinivasan (piano), Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan (violin), and B.S. Purushotham (kanjira) performed at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha on Thursday