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Rāmāmātya - musician, musical scholar

Jonathan Katz

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(fl c1550). South Indian musician and musical scholar. He was probably the grandson of the court poet and commentator Kallinātha. His Sanskrit music-theoretical treatise Svaramelakalānidhi (‘Treasury of Musical Scales’, c1550), composed at the court of Vijayanagar shortly before the fall of the capital, was the first to present a scheme of rāga classification in which the basic modes (jāti) are no longer used but rather a system of

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