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P Sambamoorthy

Born on 14th February 1901 as the third son of Sri Pitchu Iyer at Bitragunta; came of a family belonging to Tiruppunturutti and Varahur, Tanjore Dt., his sixth ancestor Ghanam Tirumala Iyer, having been court musician of King Serfoji of Tanjore; married Anandavalli, cousin of Vidvan Sabhesa Iyer, who later collaborated in his music research and publications; learnt his first lessons in music on violin from Boddu Krishniah, son of Boddu Sundariah, pupil of Tatchur Singaracharlu, his vocal traing under Vidvan Manatattai Doraiswami Iyer of the Tyagaraja Sishyaparampara and also from Tiruvorriyur S.A. Ramaswami Iyer and Ramaswami Bhagavatar of the Umayalpuram and Walajapet traditions; entered the Madras Education Service in 1928 as Lecturer in Music in Queen Mary's College; in 1931, went to Munich to study Western music and comparatative music; was Lecturer and Reader in Music at the University of Madras from 1937 to 1961, Director of Sangita Vadyalaya from 1961 to 1964, Professor of Musicology at the S.V. University, Tirupati from 1964 to 1966, returned to to the University of madras under the U.G.C Scheme; has been connected with almost all the Universities of South India and at the Banaras and Delhi in the Organisation of their Music departments; has written 50 books; was honoured by H.H. Sankaracharya of Kamakoti Pitha with the title Gita-Vadya-Vinoda and by the President of India with Padmabhushan; has been a pioneer and most active peomotor of music education and pedagogy in South India.

-- from South Indian Music - Book II, Thirteenth Edition, by the author

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Born 14 Feb 1901
Died 23 Oct 1973

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  • Cover of: South Indian music
    First published in 1954 4 editions in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Great composers
    First published in 1950 3 editions in 1 language

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    First published in 1943 3 editions in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Great musicians: giving biographical sketches and critical estimates of 15 of the musical luminaries of the post-Tyagaraja period

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  • Cover of: Aids to the teaching of music

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  • Cover of: Pallaki seva prabandham: Telugu opera of Shahaji Maharaja of Tanjore, 1684-1710 A.D., with the songs in notation in Tamil and Telugu together with the text of Vishnu pallaki seva prabandham

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  • Cover of: A dictionary of South Indian music and musicians.

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  • Cover of: Elements of Western music for students of Indian music

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  • Cover of: History of Indian music

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  • Cover of: Karṇāṭaka saṅkīta pustakam

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  • Cover of: Kunra-k-kudi kumaran peril kirttanaikal.: Edited by P. Sambamurthi and Chittoor Subramanya Pillai.

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  • Cover of: Laya vadyas: time-keeping instruments

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  • Cover of: Sruti vadyas, drones.
    First published in 1957 1 edition in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: teaching of music
    First published in 1998 1 edition in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Tyagaraja
    First published in 1967 1 edition in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Syama Sastri: and Other Famous Figures of South Indian Music

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  • Cover of: South Indian Music: Book II

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  • Cover of: South Indian Music: Book III

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  • Cover of: South Indian Music: Book V

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