We like to call this episode "A Brief History of Music." To understand where both music and its listenership stood at the beginning of he 20th century we trace the origins of music - with a specific focus on European and Indian music - across 4 key stages of evolution. We believe this fact base is critical to understand why film music and Raaja have the impact that they do on us today.
Also here's Part 1 of this series you might want to check out.
Key eras/aspects of music covered:
The stone age (musical cue: Dr. Jean-Louis Ringot on the lithophone)
Higher Civilizations - primarily the Greek and Indian eras
Related books, links and references:
Raaja opening clip: Podhigai Interview with T.V.G
Opening Music: Sangeethame from Kovil Pura
Closing Music: Uliyin Osai
A short history of music by Curt Sachs
Shape of Ancient thought by Thomas Mcevilley
Bala's blog post on musical history