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Where the saxophone speaks: Maestro Kadri Gopalnath is an excellent album of Carnatic Music. This album of Kadri Gopalnath is a classic and soulful example of Carnatic Music Instrumental. Kadri Gopalnath was born on 6th December, 1948 in a humble family in Panemangalore, Karnataka. Maestro Kadri Gopalnath found himself exposed to music at a fairly early age being the son of Smt. Gangamma and Sri. Thaniyappaya who was a Nadhaswaram Vidwan himself. Gopalnath had to make certain modifications to the conventional alto saxophone to play Carnatic music. The maestro Kadri Gopalnath got so many distinctions such as Saxophone Charkravarthy, Saxophone Samrat, Ganakala Shree, Nadapasana Brahma, Sunada Prakashika, Nada Kalarathna, Nada Kalanidhi, Sangeetha Vadya Rathna, Karnataka Kalashree in 1996, and Vocational Excellency Award from the Rotary of Madras, Tamil Nadu State Award “Kalaimamani” and Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 1998. He received an honorary doctorate from Bangalore University in 2004.
This compilation boasts of something rarer. Carnatic Music played by the maestro Kadri Gopalnath. This compilation has some popular renditions such as “Jaya Jaya Padmanabha”, “Raghu Nayaka” and “Biranavara”. Overall this is a beautiful compilation worthy of a connoisseur.