Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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nallanchakra
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Post by nallanchakra » 23 Feb 2006, 12:04

I have a video version of Mansuloni played by the lalgudi trio at Puttaparthi. If anyone is interested, I will post the same.....
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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 23 Feb 2006, 12:46

kindly post that video
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nallanchakra
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Post by nallanchakra » 23 Feb 2006, 13:39

i will have to convert it into mp3. I will post it after conversion
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kaumaaram
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Post by kaumaaram » 23 Feb 2006, 14:39

Hi, Vrbadri,

Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan has rendered the Pancharatna Kritis along with an orchestra. Brand: Keerthana. This is also available on www.udbhava.com


Dear all,

Here are some video clips from vasya10.tripod.com

Lalgudi Jayaraman
Lalgudi video clips (source: Coolkarni)

http://www.savefile.com/files/8521513
http://www.savefile.com/files/8475106
http://www.savefile.com/files/8249594

Coolkarni to comment.

Kaumaaram
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vrbadri
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#30

Post by vrbadri » 23 Feb 2006, 17:57

Kaumaaram,
Thank you for your suggestion. Shall give then a try!
Thanks,
vrbadri.
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coolkarni
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#31

Post by coolkarni » 23 Feb 2006, 18:11

Coolkarni to comment .
Wonder on what.
Did i upload them ?.Yes defintely it was me.
I put up small bits only because I do not have facility to upload big files.
I will request Kalgada to upload a bigger chunk if he has the time .It is a beautifuly produced video.
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Post by kaumaaram » 24 Feb 2006, 09:29

Coolkarni,

That was something that you had shared with that website owner. I meant that your popularity is so wide that if you contest in the next elections from the T Nagar constitutency, I am sure that you will win! I need not say that our NRI members will cast their votes by post.

Please do share the bigger chunk.

Kaumaaram
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param
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Post by param » 24 Feb 2006, 13:55

Does that mean that we need to request the authorities to start a seat to be voted for only by e-votes. Then K-ji will be elected even if he decides not to contest.
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Post by cmlover » 25 Feb 2006, 01:11

I thought coolkarni was already elected here without a contest! When he posts JJ's solitary renderings (as a manasika sishya of BMK/Kunnakudi) he will get the seat for South Chennai ;-)
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Post by jeevarathna » 27 Feb 2006, 00:20

Deccan Herald: 26-2-2006

Better late than never?
G Ulaganathan writes about violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman who has entered the arena of films with his music composition for the film, Sringaram - Dance of Love.

Lalgudi Jayaraman, the well-known violinist, is a purist to the core and is one of the Carnatic music legends of our time. He has mesmerised music lovers all over the world with his traditional music and has shyed away from controversies, unlike some of his contemporaries.

He, along with his children G J R Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi, form an unique team. Apart from the numerous tillanas that he has composed, which are widely used in the dance repertoire today, Lalgudi has been a connoisseur?s delight and has been lecturing students from different parts of the world, sharing his enormous music wisdom.

However, one field which he had managed to avoid all these days, is films. Though many of his compositions have been used fully or partly in film music, he has never ventured into composing music for films so far.

?I am not very comfortable with films that are being made these days... they are mostly on romantic themes interspersed with a lot of violence. For me music is divine, and anything that amounts to demeaning it is taboo,? he told a writer some time ago.

So, it comes as a surprise when he actually accepts to compose music for a feature film. ?But it is about music and the dominant theme will be the Sringara rasa, one of the Navarasas, he says.

Sringara, incidentally, is a hot favourite among poets and authors. The movie, Sringaram - Dance of Love is based on the Devadasi tradition. The movie has been directed by Sharada Ramanathan and the renowned cinematographer Madhu Ambat handles the camera.

Many popular classical singers including Bombay Jayshree, S Sowmya, O S Arun and T L Maharajan have rendered songs for this film. There is also a special instrumental number called Three seasons by G J R Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi. Mallari, a popular temple music form, has been stylised and presented by the Injikkudi Brothers on the Nadaswaram.

According to Sharada Ramanathan, the movie is a feature film and her chief protagonist is a Devadasi seeking freedom. Newcomer, Aditi Rao Hydari, a half-Konkani half-Muslim, who is also a Bharatanatyam dancer, has played this role. Malayalam actor Manoj Jayan plays the role of a mirasdar and the script is in Tamil. The film will be dubbed in other languages as well.

?Lalgudi agreed to compose music only after listening to the story and script a few times. It is still a mystery why he agreed to do this film though earlier he had rejected many film offers. There must have been something in the script to inspire him,? the director says.

An interesting addition is a folk song, and a traditional song of the Brahmanical engagement ceremony, contrasting with the sensuous Padam of the Devadasi.

The audio cassette was recently released recently in Chennai by maestro Ilayaraja who rarely attends such audio release functions. ?I came because I wanted to honour the living legend Lalgudi Jayaraman for his yeoman service to the field of Carnatic music,? he said at the function.
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Post by meena » 14 Apr 2006, 00:39

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Post by sumram99 » 14 Apr 2006, 02:20

Coolkarniji:

In the second video clip of Lalgudi, though we can see him playing, the sound that is heard is that of flute.
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Post by sumram99 » 14 Apr 2006, 02:24

Coolkarniji:

was it during the Tyagaraja Aradhana? the other person next to Lalgudi, is he Sri Parur Anantharaman ?
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#39

Post by srkris » 23 Apr 2006, 23:44

Lalgudi, Ramani, UKS etc...

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Post by new_cmfan » 02 Sep 2006, 07:54

http://rapidshare.de/files/31636695/12_ … _.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/31636695/12_ ... _.mp3.html

I picked up this concert of LGJ from a generous donor and I was just listening to this song while working and my mother directed my attention to the way LGJ plays parts of it - he is certainly a genius.

The way he plays "vilayattu" is so playful, the way he allows the mridangist to take away the "thatti" in "thingindra podile thatti parippaan", the way his violin beseeches "enappan en aiyyan enral", the way his notes weave "pinnal"s in "pinnalai pinnindru", the way the notes disappear at "maraivan", the colorful notes that adorn the "vanna pudhu chelai", and of course when he plays "pullanguzhal kondu varuvan" is just mind-blowing(or should i say wind-blowing :)), and i sure am drunk after listening to "kaLLal mayanguvadu" - how can anyone create such emotions and sounds in a violin?

Wonder if he's done anything similar with other songs?
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Post by Vocalist » 02 Sep 2006, 09:50

new_cmfan, I'd heard N.Ramani render the same piece (with his disciples) - it was absolutely brilliant! I think describing his rendition would be similar to your description above - but I haven't heard this rendition of LGJ's just yet.
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Post by rajajisrinivasan » 07 Sep 2006, 09:01

I agree with you new_cmfan. LGJ is a genius. LGJ's rendition of Enna Thavam in kaapi is another example. Interestingly, there's a version of this krithi on musicindiaonline accompanied by N.Ramani.
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Post by kumaran.nadesan » 09 Sep 2006, 00:33

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Post by kumaran.nadesan » 09 Sep 2006, 00:34

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Post by rajajisrinivasan » 09 Sep 2006, 01:29

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Post by kumaran.nadesan » 09 Sep 2006, 09:32

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Post by ninjathegreat » 10 Sep 2006, 01:01

Does any one have excerpts/etc from his final concert?

Ninja
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#48

Post by srkris » 10 Sep 2006, 03:19

He has not yet had his final concert

Probably you meant his latest one?
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ninjathegreat
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Post by ninjathegreat » 10 Sep 2006, 03:45

srkris,

I guess I must apologise for saying that. I remember reading in some newspaper once that he had retired and given his final concert, a violin duet with GJR... I must have been mistaken.

Cheers
ninja
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#50

Post by Radhakrishnan » 17 Sep 2006, 06:22

Lalgudi sir turns 76 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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