It was in August 1992, while on tour with WOMAD, that Srinivas recorded this album of traditional music during the second Real World Recording Week in a candlelit studio. U. Srinivas was child prodigy of Carnatic music who has taken the mandolin - an instrument unknown in India - to unique classical heights. He started to play the mandolin, a little-known instrument in India, when he was only six years old. At the time, the mandolin was an alien instrument in South Indian classical music, but Srinivas learned to play Carnatic ragas on the mandolin with so much ease and dexterity that his name was synonymous in India with the mandolin and he became popularly known as 'Mandolin Srinivas'.
Track Listing: 1. Gajavadhana - U. Srinivas (8) 2. Maryaadakadaya - U. Srinivas (6.1) 3. Saranambhava Karuna - U. Srinivas (9.47) 4. Rama Sreerama (Ragam, Thanam, Pallavi) & Ragamalika (First Part) - U. Srinivas (10.21) 1. Rama Sreerama (Ragam, Thanam, Pallavi) & Ragamalika (Second Part) - U. Srinivas (18.27) 2. Ganamurthy - U. Srinivas (8.27) 3. Kaliyugavaradana - U. Srinivas (4.4)
Year of Production: 1994
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