Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

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#151 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by Rsachi » 17 Sep 2013, 13:15

The Ragavardhini composition of Lalgudi is played by Viji on AIR and it is in Sangeethapriya.org here
http://www.sangeethamshare.org/svasu/UP ... hmi_Violin
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#152 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by SrinathK » 17 Sep 2013, 18:06

Today would be his 83rd birthday had Sri LGJ been alive. His rama katha sudha recording with Srimathi and PMI is still the gold standard of Carnatic violin.
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#153 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by rajeshnat » 15 Oct 2013, 16:16

Here is another review of LGJ biography - never knew this SVK -LGJ tiff
http://www.thehindu.com/books/lalgudi-a ... epage=true

We have had few posts on the LGJ biography in the thread
http://www.rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic. ... it=lalgudi
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#154 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by mahavishnu » 16 Oct 2013, 10:46

Knowing the kind of meaningless drivel that SVK writes, I am surprised that any one took his reviews seriously enough.
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#155 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by rshankar » 16 Oct 2013, 15:48

mahavishnu wrote:Knowing the kind of meaningless drivel that SVK writes, I am surprised that any one took his reviews seriously enough.
Exactly!!
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#156 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by rajeshnat » 20 May 2014, 06:38

VKV/MKR Sir
I was too young to know about Jaya Jaya Devi of LGJ, the only thing i know is it went to litigation etc . May I get little more information about what that his. I know it is a dance opera.

How was that performed did it have episodes like what mahabharatham had . If my memory is right it was also performed in chennai apart from usa.

Is that on goddess devi .I have heard few lovely krithis which few contemporary musicians sing which I am assuming it was part of jaya jaya devi opera . What are the songs that are part of jaya jaya devi.

Take your time .Throw some insights please.
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#157 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by cacm » 20 May 2014, 10:11

Dear R,
I will write about JayaJayaDevi shortly in some detail. VKV
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#158 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 23 May 2014, 04:35

Rajesh: We will await VKV's account and I will supplement it without being redundant.
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#159 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by cacm » 23 May 2014, 23:02

Ramasubramanian M.K wrote:Rajesh: We will await VKV's account and I will supplement it without being redundant.
HERE IT IS! As extensive coverage is available by GOOGLING I will be BRIEF HIGHLIGHTING VARIOUS ASPECTS NOT COVERED & POINTING OUT THINGS NOT COVERED USUALLY:
0) As is well known the story dealt with the omnipotence of Devi (the female aspect of the divinity covering six different aspects each one represented by a leading dancer from a major school of dance).
1) This was the first ever "OPERATIC BALLET"- A VERY APT DESCRIPTION TITLED "Wholesome Entertainment" BY CHARUKESI IN HINDU FRIDAY REVIEW (FRIDAY OCT 10,2008) who briefly described it as "pleasing to the eyes and ears" with LGJ'S MUSIC & RADHA'S FLOWING JATIS & CHOREOGRAPHY ALONG WITH THE REMARKABLE RESEARCH BY SUJATHA VIJAYARAGHAVAN AS WELL AS SERVING AS THE SHEET ANCHOR OF THE PROJECT.
2) This was the first time to my knowledge that the major disciples of the VARIOUS leading gurus participated in the same production playing different roles and SUJATHA played the MAJOR role not only in ENORMOUS RESEARCH NEEDED but as "the bridge between LGJ the composer and RADHA the choreographer" and in "uniting the ENTIRE TEAM with her guidance".
3) To quote Charukesi again (His Review was complete and thorough- MORE LATER): " For the musically inclined audience, there was enough in the forms of thanam, niraval and swara kritis. For those affectinados of dance, there were breathtaking jatis, Padhavarnam and thillana.
He also opined that the jatis were not complicated and they were so easy they prompted the audience to respond with foot-tapping rythmn. Correctly stated! To me as Sujatha has pointed out elsewhere LGJ had introduced very subtle nuances like in an impossible "hackneyed" raga to innovate in like NILAMBARI - which was breath taking & amazing to behold & hear!- To me it was like hearing a CONDENSED VERSION OF LGJ'S UNIQUE CREATIVE APPROACH OF MANY MANY YEARS CONDENSED IN 3 HOURS!
4) As I wish to avoid any litigation troubles I wish to state that the Cleveland Aradhana was NOT the sponsor of this production but Cleveland Cultural Alliance (according to their web site) was responsible for the production--"factual" joke if such one is possible!-
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Post by cacm » 23 May 2014, 23:27

CONTINUATION OF POST#159:
5) MY OWN PARTICIPATION IN THIS EFFORT: I was involved in Chennai& Cleveland in many areas- unfortunately on the creative side as MOSTLY a spectator as the others were EXPERTS- I was witness to giants tackling so many diverse areas so deftly I was in AWE most of the time. I WAS FORCED to understand the difficulties of co-ordination involving highly creative persons!
REGARDING THE REACTIONS, REVIEWS OF JAYA JAYA DEVI:
The audiences CLEARLY recognised the Genius of LGJ & RADHA who CHOREOGRAPHED THE BRILLIANT TALENTS OF ALL THE PARTICIPANTS.NOW TO THE CRITICS:
In the typical THOROUGHNESS of Western Critics Ms.Wilma Salisbury the famous ART CRITIC(DANCE, MUSIC ETC) of the LEADING NEWSPAPER IN usa CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER HAD THE HEAD LINE " A PERFECT TEN"- Equivalent to a maiden Triple Century in TEST CRICKET- as the Front Page title in her review with EFFUSIVE PRAISE DETAILING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE PRODUCTION. The Indian SO CALLED EXPERT REVIEW by the well known SUBBUDU (who was there to receive an award from Cleveland in Aradhana) was his typical meandering non-deep superficial one ( in Tamil can be described as Vazha Vazha Kozha Kozha Seppan Kizanghu Morekuzambhu style not saying much of anything) in which he tried mostly to conceal his semi-knowledge (or ignorance in the sense of half empty-half full depending on the point of view) of the musical dance ballet art form. My useful contribution was to buy fifty copies of the Cleveland Plain Dealer & place it outside the door of the participants overnight like what happens at hotels like HILTON ETC so they could read the reviews next morning!
With this I leave it to MKR to complete & write a substantial account of the debut of Jaya Jaya Devi which I rank among the most THREE SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS IN N.A. since I landed here i n 1959 the other two being the concert of Bharat Ratna M.S.S IN UN IN '66 & LGJ-RAMANI-RAGHAVAN-SANKARAN FINAL CONCERT IN '71. VKV
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#161 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by rajeshnat » 24 May 2014, 07:52

cacm wrote: 3) To quote Charukesi again (His Review was complete and thorough- MORE LATER): .....
Googled to find the review of Charukesi of the Lalgudi's dance ballet.
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2008/10/10/stor ... 120200.htm
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#162 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by kal » 11 Sep 2014, 20:41

Parivadini Carnatic Chat with Vid. Lalgudi Rajalakshmi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qHkYhRL0_g&app=desktop
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#163 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by venkatakailasam » 17 Sep 2014, 07:50

Image

Concert 264-Lalgudi Jayaraman violin
( Today is his Birth day-17-09-2014 )

Listen at:

http://myblogkumara.blogspot.in/2014/07 ... rt-ix.html

Songs cobbled to gether…
LGJ-01 - Varnam_Kannnada
LGJ-02-Vaaranamukava_Hamsadwani
LGJ-03-Samaganalolane_Hindolam
LGJ-04-Aandavene_Shanmukapriya
LGJ-05-Maatimaati_Mohanam
LGJ-06-Dwajavanthi
LGJ-07-Thillana_Karnaranjanimp3

கோபாலுனுகுகந்த ஜெயராமா..
பிறந்த மண்ணிற்கு பெருமை சேர்த்த தயாபரா!
சலனமுற்ற மனம் நிம்மதியுர
'வர்ண' ஜாலங்களையும்
தாள லயம் நிறைந்த தில்லானாமுதல்
கீர்த்தி ஈந்த கிருதிகளையும்
பல பல இசை வித்தகர்களையும்
இசை உலகத்திற்கு அள்ளி தந்தவா!
கண்ணனின் குழல் இசைக்கும் நாதத்திற்கொத்த
ஜெய 'ராமனின் 'வில்' இசைக்கும் நாதம்
இனி ஒலிப்பது என்றோ?
venkat k

kObAlunuguganda jeyarAmA..
piRanda maNNiRgu perumai sErtta tayAbarA!
salanamuTRa manam nimmadiyur
'varNa' jAla#ngaLaiyum
tALa layam niRainda tillAnAmudal
kIrtti Inda kirudigaLaiyum
pala pala isai vittagargaLaiyum
isai ulagattiRgu aLLi tandavA!
kaNNanin kuzhal isaikkum nAdattiRgott
jeya 'rAmanin 'vil' isaikkum nAdam
ini olippadu enRO?
venkat k
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#164 Re:

Post by K Nagarajan » 02 Aug 2015, 18:52

Dear Coolkarnij,

Refer your earlier posting No. 11 in this thread (dated February, 2006)

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" here is a beaauutiful concert of TNS with lalgudi at Pune1974
http://rapidshare.de/files/12476351/TNS_07-I.zip.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/12478310/TNS_07-II.zip.html"

Unquote

can you please upload the concert once again and give the link
for the benefit of members of this forum who have joined only recently.

thanks.
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#165 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by Pasupathy » 23 Apr 2016, 00:51

நினைவில் நீங்காத தோடி!

வீயெஸ்வி

ஏப்ரல் 22. லால்குடி ஜெயராமன் அவர்களின் நினைவு தினம்.

http://s-pasupathy.blogspot.com/2016/04/73.html
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#166 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by hnbhagavan » 11 May 2016, 12:11

English translation please!
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Post by kvchellappa » 24 Jun 2016, 18:41

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Post by hnbhagavan » 25 Jun 2016, 19:48

Thanks to Chellappa for the link.Hope there will be a webcast of the program.
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#169 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by rajeshnat » 05 Sep 2016, 11:27

There was a brief time where Kulkarni once planned to take me to doyen LGJ house . May be if I had gone to Shri LGJ's house, I could have seen his diary.Unfortunately it never happened.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/t ... 070823.ece
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#170 LalgudiG Jayaraman

Post by hnbhagavan » 17 Sep 2016, 17:17

Today Sep 17 happens to be 86th Birth Anniversary of the Violin Legend Lalgudi G Jayaraman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8av4steAZA
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Post by varsha » 21 Sep 2016, 07:40

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Post by semmu86 » 24 Sep 2016, 11:26

Hauntingly beautiful. Thank you Sir
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#173 Re: LalgudiG Jayaraman

Post by varsha » 25 Sep 2016, 07:55

sorry posted by mistake
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Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 26 Oct 2016, 05:40

Forumites/Rajeshnat/VKV--My apologies for leaving this thread hanging since VKV's 2 posts--#159 and 160. For some reason I had not followed the thread since 2014.

I think VKV has hit upon all the salient points in his posts. Each statement of his is true without any hyperbole. Myself and my wife had the good fortune of hosting him and his wife in our house in Queens prior to the Cleveland Premiere. Those few days were memorable. Radha also stayed with us during that period as also were SP Ramh who was the main male singer. A few instances:

LGJ Sir used to sit in our narrow kitchen(I will scrounge around for some pics if I can find them!!!) and run the songs by us and ask my opinion(!!!!) about the ATANA piece--example the piece where the Yakshan scolds Parvathi and talks derisively about Lord Siva--taunting her about the wayward Shiva inhabiting the cemetery,bare-bodied with ashes strewn all over the body saying --Avana Un manavalan--with this phrase ending in a drawl reminiscent of how sometimes to denote contempt we drawl the words. He will point out to us the drawl which otherwise we would not have noticed and ask for our reaction!!!. The phrase Sa Da pa Ma Pa Ga-characteristic of Atana(with dragging the Dha) would be in full display. What could we say? Talk of throwing pearls before a swine!!!!

Likewise in the Thillana in Nalinakanthi the piece begins briskly and reaches the crescendo within the first minute starting with the Arohanam (Sa Ga Ree Ma Pa Nee Ma Pa nee Sa ) and ending in the Mel Shadjam(Pa Nee Ga Ree Sa). The tempo with all the dancers exquisitely choreographed by Radha was the climax of the ballet. He will ask for our reaction as if we could offer anything better!! He put so much effort in the most subtlest of phrases and was anxious that he audience notices the nuances.

At the Cleveland festival(one cannot but doff our caps for VVS for "snaring" this before it could be launched in Chennai), LGJ was a nervous nellie anxious that every nuance of his be reproduced correctly by SPRamh and the female singers--Sumitra Nitin and Lalitha. After the initial scene he would rush behind the stage voicing his concern about the mike effects. He was intently focussed on everything that was going on stage and would flinch frequently when he felt something was not to his expectation. In one of these on-stage intrusions he was agitated . I tried to assuage him that everything is alright and that he should get back to his seat. The perfectionist he was, he said to me in very stern voice in Tamil" NEE ENNAI SAMADHANAM PANDRAKKU BADILA NAN SOLLARA POINTAI GAVANI". I hid my tail between my legs and retreated.!!!

We also had the fortune of attending the NJ concert with him. Sitting next to him(not a word would be exchanged by him with anybody--so intent he was. He would at times flinch when he found something below par(none of us noticed that anyway!!). Finally my wife gently turned to him and whispered to him to tone it down as his gestures may lead the audience to think that something was not being executed properly. The smart man that he was he then realized and tells my wife "nee Sollaradum Saridan"(what you say is correct) and then he calmed down.

After we returned back to our home with his wife and SPRamh in the Car my wife told SPRamh how well he sang--LGJ did not say a word. After reaching home he pulls my wife aside and says "You should not praise him so much--the praise may go to his head"--the kind of admonition his Father used to give visitors whenever they came to the house to praise his playing after the concert.!!


He would take a walk around the block admiring the flowers and the artistic arrangements in the neighborhood. We took him to see Jurassic Park--he was absolutely bowled over by Spielberg's artistry!!Another movie was the Thriller "The Hand that rocks the Cradle{ starring Rebecca Demonay" where she tries to harm the child--LGJ could not "stomach" this and kept on wondering are there heartless women like these.

The one movie which tickled him very much was the Hugh Grant Movie "Four weddings and a Funeral"--the naiveté in him could not grasp the bizarre sequences in the film.


Oh!! memories!! memories!!
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#175 Re: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Post by Pallavisree1976 » 03 Jul 2017, 15:06

Namaskaram,

I would like the lyrics to vidwan Lalgudi sir's desh thillana. Please send me the lyrics to my email at [email protected]. I would also like the lyrics to vidwan lalgudi sir's valachi varnam. Please send me the lyrics to [email protected].

Namaskaram

Mrs. Pallavisree Tambraparni
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