Cerebral Shangrila

Monday, May 02, 2005

Thiruvachagam -- Illayaraja's musical mission

To say that Illayaraja is a genius , would be stating the obvious. He is now back with a musical mission. Raja has been busy composing music for " Thiruvachagam" ( Tiruvachagam is the collection of songs composed by Saivite saint Manikkavachagar) . Raja has used the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and he has sung most of the hymns himself ( I guess the albums would be Chorus than solos since there are around 200 singers ).

" Tamils should not die without knowing the sweetness of Tiruvachagam." Any idea if the CD has been released ?


  • Heard it will be released in May. Waiting for it. There was a time when they were allowing people to order it online. I missed it. Let me know if you come to know anything about it.

    By Blogger Nayag, at 4:03 PM  

  • It was originally scheduled for release on Apr 14. I also read this article but realized that there were some inaccuracies as the article titled May 1 says that Ilayaraja plans to release the CD on Apr 14.

    As Nayag said, I guess it will be released this month. BTW Ilayaraja spent some in S'pore also as part of the conceptualizing work for Thiruvasagam in Symphony. However he has largely confined to his hotel room so that his concentration is not affected.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:21 PM  

  • Expectation is very high as like Symphony(still it is mytery what happend for IlayaRaja's symphony)

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 3:47 PM  

  • Yeah. Looking fwd to it.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 12:10 AM  

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