CATURDANDIPRAKASIKA of Venkatamakhin is a fundamental treatise of Karnataka music and marks the rearguard in the renaissance of Indian music. It has launched a crucial, conceptual revolution which has metamorphosed this musical system into an enduring and attractive PADDHATI. It has been profoundly influencng every musician, musicologist and composer of South India ever since it was written. This influence will remain undimmed in the foreseeable future.
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