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Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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Sivaramakrishnan
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Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by Sivaramakrishnan » 11 Sep 2010, 09:06

Among contemporary Vidwans, Chitraveena N Ravikiran is a Vaaggeyakaara of merit and has composed several kriti-s including Tillana-s.

A very crisp and nice one Saravanabhava in Bilahari, for example.

His Raga-taala maalika Tillana is an excellent one, attesting the work of a genius.

ksrimech
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by ksrimech » 14 Sep 2010, 01:36

I have posted a Ravikiran concert info picture in the Music and Festival Section. Please take a look. I urge all Colorado based rasikas to come to the concert.

arasi
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by arasi » 27 Jun 2015, 20:42

Chitravina Ravikiran's, some of which are available, including the latest ones, the rItigowLa varnam with Srinivas and Savitha Narasimhan's recording and more can be posted here too, as Pattamma suggests...This way, more people can hear his compositions. Thanks.

Rsachi
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by Rsachi » 27 Jun 2015, 22:38

I heard the Ashtalakshmi kriti. It has been sung brilliantly by Savita. Congratulations.

I had a slight discomfort the way the chitte swara in Sri raga ends on Ma and quietly slides into the main sahitya instead of the clearcut rhythmical, accepted, way chitte swaras end and lead to sahitya (classic example Bhavayami).

The choice of ragas and words shows RK's mastery of well known kritis and his feel for ragas.

I feel this composition is almost a post-Main item. The plentifulness of sahitya and ragas means it cannot be either a main item or a filler.

Now I have a suggestion. I suggest Carnatica arranges a 2 day event with multiple artistes performing ONLY RAVIKIRAN compositions. He should not share the stage. Senior and junior performers, a mix of vocal and instrumental, and three sessions of 90 min per day x 2 would help us to listen to around 50 compositions including some big items. That would seriously establish his compositions.
The event should be webcast and later archived in YouTube. I hope @Artery or @Parivadini will take the lead in this along with Carnatica.

Thank you.

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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by SrinathK » 28 Jun 2015, 14:07

I haven't heard his compositions so often. I remember about 12 years ago (I think), a concert at RR sabha in Mylapore, where he spoke of a krithi of his and humbly stated that he really doesn't play his own compositions so much (even at home), but the inspiration kept coming. Having said that, he then went on to play a brief but remarkable rendition (It has gone beyond memory as to the details of the song).

I didn't read through his website properly and had assumed till now that his compositions numbered around 250+, but only after the SK 2015 thread I came to know that the (current) total is actually around 700 ! If all goes well, this is going to be a massive thread alright.... :D

vsuresh
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by vsuresh » 28 Jun 2015, 17:57

Here is a partial list of Shri. Ravikiran's Carnatic compositions:
http://ravikiranmusic.com/Carnatic_Compositions.htm

Please note that this does not include his creations for operatic or other dance productions or his compositions and arrangements for symphonies, chamber/string orchestras or jazz/world music ensembles. The list may not include many of his recent works. He is known to scribble his compositions in the back covers of the novels he is reading, and composes during moments of inspiration in the most unlikely of places. I still remember receiving a recording of his Katyayani tillana (in praise of Lord Ranganatha) via whatsapp during one of his walks!! Katyayani is a three note raga discovered by him.

Here is a great lec-dem on swaraksharams by a highly respected Guru in San Diego.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpaPMPiU ... e=youtu.be
At 6:05, he features a beautiful composition of Shri. Chitravina N Ravikiran in Hindolam (full of swaraksharams) sung by the Maestro himself.

asangeetha
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by asangeetha » 30 Jun 2015, 12:10

Here is a beautiful Natyamalika Tillana composed by Shri Ravikiran, for his opera, Mahabharata in the Cleveland Festival,2014 with Pandit Birju Maharaj and others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOEvMo- ... e=youtu.be

vsuresh
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by vsuresh » 01 Jan 2017, 10:56

Here is a composition of Shri Ravikiran on Lord Parthasarathy, rendered by Anahita & Apoorva Ravindran :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62elE86jsi4&t=3s

arasi
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by arasi » 04 Jan 2017, 21:29

I heard them sing this during Ravikiran's lec-dem that day. They impress me with their singing, always.

It was something to see the composer on stage with them as they sang this composition of his this season.

vsuresh
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Re: Chitraveena N Ravikiran

Post by vsuresh » 11 Jan 2017, 09:59

Rsachi wrote:
Now I have a suggestion. I suggest Carnatica arranges a 2 day event with multiple artistes performing ONLY RAVIKIRAN compositions. He should not share the stage. Senior and junior performers, a mix of vocal and instrumental, and three sessions of 90 min per day x 2 would help us to listen to around 50 compositions including some big items. That would seriously establish his compositions.
The event should be webcast and later archived in YouTube. I hope @Artery or @Parivadini will take the lead in this along with Carnatica.

Thank you.
Carnatica arranged a 2 day event of Shri. Ravikiran's 35 Tala compositions. Here is a link to a brilliant composition of his in Kadanakutoohalam, set to Sankeerna Jhampa Tala, sung by Smt. Nisha Rajagopal :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-R5SrgqC5o

You can see the other compositions as well on YouTube!

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