Music courses in universities are churning out reviewers, not artistes, said Jnanpith laureate Chandrashekhar Kambar.
Speaking at the launch of two books by author and renowned Hindustani classical musician Dr Prabha Atre, Kambar also said that music doesn’t need reviewers.
“The current music courses in universities follow the English methodology. Reviewers are creations of the Britishers. This is the reason many reviewers are churned out of our universities that have music as a course,” he said.
Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, who launched the two books - Shrotruvige Arivu and Swara Yatre - authored by Dr Atre and translated into Kannada by Professor Sadananda Kanavalli also commented on the same.
“Today, there has to be more encouragement to arts and music. More books on music need to be written, passing on the knowledge and experiences. Dr Prabha Atre has contributed significantly and stood out as a gem in the field of Hindustani music. Both her meaningful books are gifts to people who love Hindustani music,” Shettar said.
Noted poet and author Rajashekhar Mathapati also graced the occasion and appreciated this contribution to the field of Hindustani classical music literature.