Periasamy Thooran

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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#1 Periasamy Thooran

Post by Lakshman » 17 Aug 2010, 00:54

There was a discussion about this composer in the old rasikas.org but I am not able to add a post there.
Here is a link where there is another picture of him.

http://sites.google.com/site/periasamythooran/Home
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#2 Re: Periasami Tooran

Post by arasi » 17 Aug 2010, 02:18

Thank you, Lakshman!
I did not realize there were so many songs of his!
I have met him when I was a child and remember him as a kind person. Knew then that he was a writer and a composer. Amazing how many worthwhile projects he was involved in!
While I find a few popular songs in the list, I see how many have been unsung!
There are a few typos in the first lines of some songs in tamizh script.
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#3 Re: Periasami Tooran

Post by rajeshnat » 17 Aug 2010, 11:07

Mods
Merge this thread to the older thread
http://rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php? ... lit=tooran
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#4 Re: Periasami Tooran

Post by cacm » 17 Aug 2010, 20:12

Thooran is how he preferred to spell his name-not nitpicking but thought it as easier to google etc-...A VERY GREAT MAN& COMPOSER & with so many MUSICAL& MOVING compositions! So many accomplishments with MODESTY combined too.Just the Keeravani composition alone is enough to make him stand the test of Time....VKV
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#5 Re: Periasami Thooran

Post by Lakshman » 17 Aug 2010, 20:34

Should it be Periasmi or Periasamy?
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#6 Re: Periasami Thooran

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 17 Aug 2010, 20:49

Manchakkattuvalasu PalanivellappaGounder Periaswamy Thooran.
M.P.Periaswamy Thooran.
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#7 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Lakshman » 17 Aug 2010, 22:20

Thanks.
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#8 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by panthuvarali » 21 Sep 2010, 11:48

Respected rasikas,

I am looking for periyaswamy thooran's composition in Todi / dhanyasi / panthuvarali.

Can someone please forward mp3 version if not a commercial recording.

thanks very much.
srivatsan.
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#9 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by venkatakailasam » 26 Oct 2010, 11:55

More information on Padma Bushan MP Periasamy Thooran are available at this link:

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periyasaamy_Thooran

2) http://sites.google.com/site/periasamythooran/

3) MP 3 Downloads at : http://sites.google.com/site/periasamyt ... thanas-mp3

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#10 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 04 May 2011, 14:22

Is there any site where one can find Thooran's songs in Tamil script?
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#11 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by venkatakailasam » 04 May 2011, 16:23

Here is a link to P Thooran:

http://sites.google.com/site/periasamythooran/Home
I am happy to find one or two of my collection also find a place therein.

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#12 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Rsachi » 18 Mar 2013, 23:05

Friends,
As always, I am late for the party.
I read that Sri Thooran's compositions were set to music by stalwarts like KVN, TMT etc. Could someone list the musicians' names vis-a-vis Sri Thooran's specific songs please!?
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#13 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Lakshman » 09 May 2013, 18:09

In one of the published books - Navamani Isai Malai, Semmngudi Srinivasa Iyer has mentioned that the songs were tuned by one Shivaramakrishna Iyer. I don't know if other songs of Tooran were also tuned by him.
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#14 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Pasupathy » 09 May 2013, 20:37

Annamalai University published Thooran's songs, in 1943 and 47. In one of those ... Tamil Songs Collection, Vol 7, I think.... Thooran mentions in preface that Sivaramakrishna Bhagavathar ( music teacher in Coimbatore Ramakrishna Mission School) tuned all the songs in that Book (about 70) Also they were examined and fine-tuned by Annamalai Univ. Vina teachers' team of V.S.Gomathi Sankara Iyer, K S Narayanaswami Iyer and Tamil teacher Arunachalam PiLLai. There was another Vol ---15 of 70 songs or so, I think...similarly tuned and examined etc. Later on many of his songs have been tuned by others, I think, but I don't know if a systematic catalogue of who tuned which exists. e.g. T K Govinda Rao has tuned some. ( kaala kaalan ..atana ) Dr S Ramanathan ( naanoru ciRu vINai..chakravaham) ..T M Thyagarajan ( murali dhara ..mANd ) .
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#15 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Pasupathy » 09 May 2013, 20:57

Dr S Ramanathan ( naanoru ciRu vINai..chakravaham)
I think I am wrong here; Dr S Ramanathan popularized this song. But the tuning may be by SK Bhagavathar and/or T K Govinda Rao. I think T K Govinda Rao reexamined many of the original songs and fine tuned them. I remember Thooran's few books re-published in 70's. One of those volumes has this song. And preface mentions both these vidwans only.
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#16 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by rshankar » 09 May 2013, 22:15

Any audio links for kAla kAlan and nAnoru siRu vINai?
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#17 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Pasupathy » 09 May 2013, 23:08

You can hear many of Thooran's songs by TVS here:
(including kaala kaalan)
http://gaana.com/song/pearls-of-periasa ... lan-690305


naanoru ciRu vINai here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9epD_EN5Q
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#18 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Pasupathy » 09 May 2013, 23:11

Here are some more of Thooran's songs :
https://sites.google.com/site/periasamy ... e22oct2010
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#19 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by Lakshman » 17 Aug 2013, 20:12

Would someone have the notations for Tooran's song toTTu toTTu pEsa varAn in behAg?
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#20 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by venkatakailasam » 11 Sep 2013, 20:51

Compositions of Thooran...

Listen here...

http://www.mediafire.com/folder/hug0x79 ... mpositions
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#21 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by rajeshnat » 09 Mar 2015, 15:34

While I cannot talk much about dance performances of thooran, he is one terrific composer who has given many gems - particularly kaliyuga varadan-brindavani and punniyam oru koti - keeravani renditions are so so touching.

Check Mar09,2015 writeup
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/che ... 973057.ece

VKV/Pasupathy/arasi/MKR ,
Have any of you interacted with Tooran . Any anecdotes there.
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#22 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by rajeshnat » 09 Mar 2015, 15:36

Mods
Merge this thread to the older thread
http://rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php? ... lit=tooran
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#23 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by arasi » 09 Mar 2015, 19:16

Just this afternoon, I heard from my cousin that there's going to be a concert of his compositions presented at the Academy in the near future. Hope we can find out the exact date and time...
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#24 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by cacm » 09 Mar 2015, 19:22

rajeshnat wrote:While I cannot talk much about dance performances of thooran, he is one terrific composer who has given many gems - particularly kaliyuga varadan-brindavani and punniyam oru koti - keeravani renditions are so so touching.


VKV/Pasupathy/arasi/MKR ,
Have any of you interacted with Tooran . Any anecdotes there.
YES. I HAVE INTERACTED W/THOORAN quite a bit & a pic of Thooran w/me, TV.S. & MY LITTLE SON (AT THAT TIME) is one of my proudest possesions. YET ANOTHER GREAT COMPOSER, CREATIVE GENIUS, AND A AN EVEN GREATER HUMAN BEING about whom VERY LITTLE IS KNOWN. I will write later as I am 24/7 on CLEVELAND ACTIVITIES RIGHT NOW. If I can do justice to SIVAN, MSG & TRS I would have done a great job!.....VKV :!: ;)
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#25 Re: Periasamy Thooran

Post by arasi » 09 Mar 2015, 19:57

Rajesh,
AllI remember is seeing him at my uncle VVS's house and elsewhere a few times, conversing with VVS about his songs which he included in his concerts. He had a sweetness about him and I admire him as a distinguished composer.
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