One of the leading disciples of Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, Narayanrao G. Vyas represented the Paluskar tradition within the Gwalior gharana. Endowed with a mellifluous, high-pitched voice, he sang with both ease and felicity.
Narayanarao G. Vyas captivated listeners with his well-knit khayals and meditative Bhajans. The distinguishing features of his singing were a clear rendering of the text of the composition, soulful alap, bol-bant and fast-flowing tanas. He was a very popular artiste and had the distinction of recording more than one hundred 78-rpm dises.
Naryanarao G. Vyas was honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1976 and the Tansen samman in 1977.
Sangeet Natak Akademi presents in this CD a live recording of a concert held in 1956 as part of the National Music Festival. The artiste presented three in the concert: a vilambitdrut Khayal in raga Gaud Makhar; a Hori in raga Kafi, a song in celebration of the spring festival; and a Tulsidas Bhajan.
1. Gaud Malhar (1956)
Khaya – Gaud Malhar
Kahe Ho – Vilambit Ek Tala
Balma bahar Ayee- Teen Tala
2. Hori Kafi (1956)
Asj Lhelo Shyam Sang Hori – Teen Tala
3. Bhajan – (1956)
Bhajan – Tulsidas
Kahan ke Pathik – Dadra Tala