Sound quality: fair (compressed dynamics, but little static)
Recording date: unknown; CD issue: 1994
Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar (1890-1967) was one of the most influential singers in the history of Carnatic music. This CD release is correspondingly valuable.
The program presents an interesting selection of ragas, with the kritis in Todi & Madhyamavati being the clear highlights. Ariyakudi comes off as distinctly modern in style here.
This disc is mysteriously titled parenthetically with a "1989" -- one might assume that this is the date of the recording, except that Ariyakudi was some twenty years deceased at the time.
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To Carnatic CD list.T. M. McComb