Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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Post by rshankar » 18 Jul 2009, 00:12

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Post by gn.sn42 » 18 Jul 2009, 03:24

Thanks, rshankar. It sounds like an interesting programme.

The article says "Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall was packed to capacity, with rasikas standing on the aisles". What is the capacity of the mini hall? I can't seem to find this information on the web.
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Post by arasi » 18 Jul 2009, 04:34

gn.sn,
About hundred and fifty is my guess.
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Post by gn.sn42 » 18 Jul 2009, 05:11

Thanks, arasi.
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Post by sriucl » 13 Dec 2009, 10:44

Dear Lakshman Sir,

Possible to have lyrics for Sri Mahabala (Saranga Malhar) with the chitta (solkattu) swarams ?

Thanks a bunch,

Sri
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Post by smala » 19 Dec 2009, 06:35

shri mahaabalagiri

raagam: sAranga malhAr taaLam: aadi
Composer: H.N. Muttayyah BhAgavatar


pallavi

shrI mahAbalagiri nivAsini shrtajana paripAlini

anupallavi

sAmaja varadA sahajAtE sOma vadanE sundara radanE

jatIswara sAhitya

pAda padma gajam ri sa nI sA ri ma tadhimita kiTa taritana nana
takun tarikumta ma rI sa kukatari pa dha pa dhImta tadhimi tajhaNu mA
tari jEkuTa ma pa dha ni Dim Dim kuku ni sa* ri ma jhaNa ni dha pa dha nI
trikiNa tom kiNatom dha ni sa ri pa dha dhimikiTa ma ri ri sa
tingiNatom ri* sa* tatingingiNatom

caraNam

shArada candra samavadanE ambA sAmaja gamanE sAdhu santrANE
sArasAkSi harikEsha manOhari salahau tAyE shrI cAmuNDEshvari
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Post by sriucl » 24 Dec 2009, 07:42

Thank you very much for the lyrics, shyama-priya. Very helpful, indeed.
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#158 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by sruthi » 20 Jun 2011, 01:50

Rare recording of HMB's own voice, singing Begada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnlBxa5dk6s
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Post by venkatakailasam » 14 Aug 2012, 15:35

# 'Rare recording of HMB's own voice'

There are different opinions over this claim...
A viewer carnaticsangeetham1 has stated..." My teacher in music is Muthiah Bagawathar's grand daughter, Smt. Rugmini Gopalakrishnan,a great veena artist. I showed her this recording and she said that it was not him singing in this recording. In my opinion, it sounds more like an early recording of Musiri."
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#160 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by cmlover » 14 Aug 2012, 20:27

I disagree. Certainly not Musiri.
The recording sounds like 1930's. The style is HMB since I have heard him in my younger days. My memory can still play tricks!
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Post by venkatakailasam » 14 Aug 2012, 21:01

So, it is between Smt Rugmini Gopalakrishnan grand daughter of HMB and cml...

I am also having audio of this clip and another one "Ratna kanchuka dharini-Own"...

I will provide link..

link is here....
"Ratna kanchuka dharini-Own"...
H Muthia Bhahavathar-Ratna kanchuka dharini-Own.mp3 - 2.0 Mb
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#162 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by vasanthakokilam » 19 May 2013, 00:50

I happened to read the HMB write up in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muthiah_Bhagavatar

"..In 1934, Muthiah composed music for Tamil Nadu Talkies then owned by S. Soundararaja for their Lavakusa, a film based on the Uttara Ramayana. Bhagavathar initially was very reluctant but was later persuaded by Raval Krishna Iyer, a budding contractor of Madras. Muthiah travelled to Bombay where the film was being made at the Ranjit Studios. He composed 63 songs for the film resulting in the film being renamed as Sangeetha Lavakusa.."

This is corroborated by this Hindu article: http://www.hindu.com/cp/2009/11/20/stor ... 341600.htm
( also some juicy info: "..The songs were rendered in many ragas, some of which were brilliant explorations and some a fusion, by the great composer Muthaiah Bhagavathar..." What would have been fusion in those days? )

Have any of you listened to these songs? I searched for it and found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY-ne6uclhk

Interesting song ( sung by HMB? ) but the music director credit is given to Prabhala Satyanarayana.
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1934 Lavakusa - Sahasamela
Lyrics : Vallabhajosyula Ramanamurthy
Music Director : Prabhala Satyanarayana
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#163 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by rshankar » 19 May 2013, 02:22

VK, the link you posted is from the Telugu version. I think Sri HKMB composed for the tamizh version of this movie...
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#164 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by vasanthakokilam » 19 May 2013, 03:56

Yes, good point Ravi. Intrigue increases whether the two movies and the songs in them are related. Interesting both seemed to have been released in 1934.
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#165 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by venkatakailasam » 01 Oct 2013, 06:27

Sangeetha Kalanidhi Harikesanallur Dr. L. Muthiah Bhagavathar ..A presentation by

Smrithi Raman ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEivDlvhfsY
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#166 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by thanjavooran » 10 Aug 2014, 04:58

Vara krithis of Harisekhanallur Muthaiya Bhagavadar

A share from my friend
For your Leisurely listening please.

We commonly come across Varakrtis of Muthuswami Dikshitar..
A similar group kriti work by Harikesanallur Muthaiya Bhaghavadar. The link is below: Listen and be blessed by the Grahas.

http://blip.tv/SingasyouareforAsha/the- ... har-465187
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#167 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by Pasupathy » 16 Nov 2016, 23:15

A Tamil Article about HMB. ( by Tamil Scholar Pi. Sri.)
சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 99
அரிகேசநல்லூர் முத்தையா பாகவதர்
(இசைப்புலமையில் ஒரு புது மலர்ச்சி)
பி.ஸ்ரீ
http://s-pasupathy.blogspot.com/2016/11/99.html
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#168 Re: Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavthar

Post by arasi » 17 Nov 2016, 01:41

Yesterday was HMB's birthday. Here's the translation of what Pasupathy has posted.....

A Renaissance in Musical Skills
by
P.SRI

Six years after Gandhiji had started the satyAgrahA movement, Muthiah Bhagavathar was in Karur. ANDippaTTi jamindar Pettachi Chettiar, a patron of music regretted that HMB had not composed a song on PaSupathISwarA, the lord of the temple in Karur. "I will sing one tomorrow in my concert", HMB said.

And he did. SaravaNabhavA, samayamidirA was the song. It was sung in a new rAgA too. PasupathypriyA. Bhagawathar was a genius. Chettiar asked for a new song and HMB gifted it, singing it in a new rAgA as well!

After the birth of the tamizisai movement, many songs are being composed in our language now. Still, to create a unique and beautiful rAgA is no easy matter.

Times of India sub-editor (and of several other publications), A.C. Rangarajan is one who is steeped in music and tamizh. He is a raconteur supreme in relating musical anecdotes. He says: true to his name, HMB is an invaluable pearl in the realm of music. He adds that such unmatched creations are possible only by those with deep knowledge and immense experience. He gives examples of Ramaswamy Dikshitar and Patnam Subramania Iyer. The former created hamsadhwani, the latter, kathana kutUhalam.

Later, in Gandhi yugA, in Bharathi's times, HMB delighted Pethachi Chettiar with a song and a new rAgA--a rare musical gift.

Bharathi and HMB
From the time Gandhiji presided over the Congress session in the 20th century, the freedom movement was regenerated-- after the lull which followed kappalOTTiya tamizhar Chidambaram Pillai's heroic effort. Subramanya Bharathi appeared, giving it a new life with his inspiring patriotic verses in Tamizh nADu.

Bharathi was a friend of HMB. Kavi mani Desika vinayakam pillai as well. They both could also sing their songs very well. The latter and K. Blasubramanian ( who has published a work called GIta tamizh) are my friends. I also knew HMB. When I was a journalist, I have been to Harikesanallur and along with his musical feast, have been treated to pongal and other delicious dishes.

We used to discuss Bharathi's poetry often. I heard that Bharathi once sang his 'jayamuNDu, bhayamillai manamE' as a rAgamAlikA in a gathering, 'like nectar from heaven', and HMB was delighted with it. When Bharathi finished singing, he said, "Subbiah, you sang the last verse 'alaipaTTa kaDalukku mElE' in a rAgA which didn't sound like a south or a north indian rAgA. What is it?"

Bharathi said, "It's the tune of a french marching song." Experts in music who were there were speechless.

HMB embraced Bharathi and exclaimed: I see the depth and what Muthuswamy Dikshithar would have experienced, in you!

HMB was teary eyed and was visibly moved...
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