Music of Andhra Pradesh

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Music of India
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735.jpg
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735 (Rajasthan)
Genres
Traditional
Modern
Media and performance
Music awards
Music festivals
Music media
Nationalistic and patriotic songs
National anthem Jana Gana Mana
Regional music

Classical music[edit]

The major composers like Annamacharya, Tyagaraja, Badhrachala Ramadas, Kshetrayya were pioneers in the field of Carnatic music. In the area of instrumental music, giants such as Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu (violin), Emani Sankara Sastry (veena) and Chitti Babu (veena) are famous. Contemporary stalwarts of Vocal music include Voleti Venkateswarlu, Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, Srirangam Gopalaratnam, Sripada Pinakapani, Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Lalita & Haripriya, Priya Sisters, Dr. Pantula Rama, D.Raghavachary & Seshachay, Parthasarathy N.Ch, and Sarangapani. Yella Venkatesara Rao and Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam), U.Srinivas (mandolin), D.Srinivas (veena) are also garnered recognition.

Filmi music[edit]

Susarla Dakshinamurthi, Parupalli Ramakrishnaiah Pantulu, Ogirala Ramachandra Rao, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, Tanguturi Suryakumari, and Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna are one of the influential music composers of south Indian cinema.[1][2][3] Music composers such as Pendyala Nageswara Rao, R. Sudarshanam and R. Goverdhanam duo made contribution to folklore and mythological films.[4][5] Madhavapeddi Satyam, P. Adinarayana Rao, Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao, Chellapilla Satyam, P. B. Sreenivas, S. P. Kodandapani, G. K. Venkatesh, S. Hanumantha Rao, have contributed their work extensively for films with social relevance themes.[6] Ghantasala, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, M. M. Keeravani, Ramesh Naidu etc., are some of the musicians and playback singers from Andhra Pradesh to receive National recognition. R. P. Patnaik is the current president of Andhra Pradesh Cine Music Association.[7]

Other prominent Telugu film score and soundtrack composers of the present include K. Chakravarthy, Raj-Koti, Mani Sharma, Devi Sri Prasad, Mickey J Meyer, Ramana Gogula, R. P. Patnaik, Chakri (music director), Kalyani Malik, S. Thaman, S. V. Krishna Reddy, Vandemataram Srinivas and Sri Kommineni.

References[edit]

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