VS Narasimhan was originally brought to us by Ilayaraja in his Jazz Phase in the early 1980’s.
Rajapaarvai’s violin concerto
The film was a veritable feast of violin melody.
He followed it up with VS NArasimhan helming his baroque orchestration in the independent album “How to Name it”
This is particularly interesting, he plays around with the brandenberg concerto no 1
and intermittently VS Narasimhan would make an appearance in Illayaraja’s Jazz works.
Seetha ko oka chilaka
and thenhe sort of went off ilayaraja’s map, and Illayaraja’s music lost a counterpoint and became somewhat more lenier…like this
So it was a pleasent surprise when I was searching for some malaysia vasudevan songs(he just copped it). and I found that Mr Narashiman has been flourishing creatively, these past few years, even if not in films, conspicuously.
without much ado,
VSN orchestrating to some old tamil standards in his downloadable album.
The Madras String Quartet doing a chamber version of Mokshamugalada.
Lalgudi’s des thillana played carnatic and with orchestration.
Some baroque arrangements ambitiously named ” bach meets India”
A Pretty popular Begada varnam orchestrated as chamber music
And Mokshamu galada again, , titled “Motzart visits India”
A jugalbandhi with the Japanese Koto,
(Sawako fukuhara , V S Narasimhan)
Looking to a higher profile in the future, Narasimhan sir!