In this episode we dive into the various forms of western classical music explored by Ilaiyaraaja, especially in his independent non-film albums. We focus specifically on the concerto form and how the Nothing But Wind album utilizes this form to highlight the virtuoso flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia.
What are forms and how do we talk about them when discussing music?
What is the historical context of Indian music being fused with western forms?
The concerto, its various components and how the great composers of the west have utilized this form
How does the concerto get used in Ilaiyaraaja’s Nothing But Wind?
Ravishankar and George Harrison
Beethoven Violin Concerto (Perlman)
Beethoven Violin Concerto (Hilary Hahn)
Ravishankar London Philharmonic Concerto
Brahms Double Concerto (for Tutti)