Kalyani Varadarajan

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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#1 Sury[email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by rajeshnat » 02 Mar 2016, 16:26

mahavishnu wrote:I am amazed at Sri MC's energy and enthusiasm at his age.
I have not heard of the composer of the bhavani kriti. I would appreciate any information re: her. Thanks.
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Kalyani varadarajan was an AIR artist (I think she was in either bombay or delhi and played veena,violin also ). While it was first time live experience of hearing on this bhavani krithi that Suryaprakash sang and more importantly to know that S kalyanaraman has sung.

At the top of my head i recollect that There are two krithis that TRS mama has sung of Kalyani varadharajan . They are payOrAsi bAlE (dwijavanthi) and aparnA parvathi (nalinakanthi). All three are gems and what a mahanubhavulu was kalyani varadarajan and TRS/SKR were .Thanks to few performing musicians of today.

MC mama was indeed very sharp during returns, his age is 82.
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#2 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by cacm » 02 Mar 2016, 22:01

Kalyani Varadarajan was a very good violinist with many students in BOMBAY(now Mumbai) whose compositions were sung& praised by the likes
of S.R ajam & S.kALYANARAMAN as well as other artists of the golden era.
As a matter of fact in the HISTORIC concert in TIRUCHY on TWENTIETH century composers S.RAJAM had included & praised highly one of her compositions along w/Sivan, GNB, Meesu Krishna Iyer etc.
It is a PITY that like many GREAT ARTISTS many great COMPOSERS have been forgotten in today's concerts.....VKV
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#3 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by parivadini » 03 Mar 2016, 12:55

When I wrote a column in Dinamalar couple of years back, I had featured Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan too.

The article can be read here: http://isailive.dinamalar.com/review_detail.php?id=48
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#4 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by rajeshnat » 03 Mar 2016, 17:32

parivadini wrote:When I wrote a column in Dinamalar couple of years back, I had featured Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan too.

The article can be read here: http://isailive.dinamalar.com/review_detail.php?id=48
Lalitharam
Lovely writeup. Only a person of your competence/love for art can write with such clarity and bring Kalyani varadarajan thru Dinamani. When you have time listen also to payOrAsi bAle in dwijAvanthi (I have heard TRS in recording and Radha venkatachalam once singing ) you will feel like writing another dinamani article again like aparna in nalinakanti. Interestingly your point on kalyani varadarajan has studied only upto 5th standard is very noteworthy.
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#5 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by parivadini » 03 Mar 2016, 17:47

Rajesh,

I will surely look out for teh Dwijavanthi.

I was completely floored by a Chandrakauns rendition of her composition by S.Rajam.
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#6 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by parivadini » 03 Mar 2016, 17:49

Btw. The newspaper is Dinamalar and not Dinamani. They made a mistake of giving me a column during a December season. I doubt if they will repeat the mistake again :-)
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#7 Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by rshankar » 03 Mar 2016, 21:43

I am starting this thread for this vAggEyakara we've become familiar with from Rajesh's review of Sri Suryaprakash's concert

Mods: Can you move the posts related to Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan from that thread to here?

I do have a questions: Are there recordings of her compositions that are available to listen to? After reading Lalita Ram's column, I certainly want to hear aparNA pAravti....

(Mod note: Moved the posts related to Kalyani Varadarajan here. Due to the chronological ordering this post is not at the top as the thread starter)
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#8 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by rshankar » 03 Mar 2016, 21:44

parivadini wrote:When I wrote a column in Dinamalar couple of years back, I had featured Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan too.

The article can be read here: http://isailive.dinamalar.com/review_detail.php?id=48
Beautiful and succinctly written! Thank you for sharing...Who was (were) your source(s) for this article?
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#9 Re: Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by Pasupathy » 03 Mar 2016, 22:16

Brings back memories.

S.Rajam, during his Toronto visit, sang Kalyani Varadharajan's ' Vani ...in Raga Revathi , at my request ...since my daughter's name is Vani and her birth-star is Revathi! ;-) I have not heard that song since then, and I have mentioned this to Vijayalakshmi Subramanyam, S.Rajam's disciple, who has learnt many KV songs from S.Rajam. She did not know it at that time....

Try to listen to S Kalyanaraman's " kani karumbuthO ' ( Bhavani) of KV.....
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#10 Re: Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by Suryaprakash » 03 Mar 2016, 22:21

My greetings to all, just wish to share the information that I have sung and recorded a CD of the compositions of Smt.Kalyani Varadarajan which is slated to be released this year at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. The compositions are scholarly, challenging in all respects and bring out the beauty of raga rasa and laya, Smt.Kalyani is certainly a divine Vaggeyakara of the highest merit and delving in the compositions was an experience for me to cherish.
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#11 Re: Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by Pasupathy » 03 Mar 2016, 23:52

Excellent! Congratulations, Suryaprakash! Indeed a very worthwhile servie to CM.
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#12 Re: Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by arasi » 04 Mar 2016, 00:48

So happy to know about a vAggEyakara who was unknown to me until this day.

Happier to know that Suryaprakash has sung her compositions :) Where can we find the CD?
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Post by Pasupathy » 04 Mar 2016, 01:49

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#14 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by parivadini » 04 Mar 2016, 10:00

rshankar wrote:Thank you for sharing...Who was (were) your source(s) for this article?
rshankar: I met up with the Vaggeyakara's family in Delhi. Most of the information were from them. I have also discussed a couple of times about her with Shri. S,Rajam and Shri. TRS.
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#15 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by rshankar » 04 Mar 2016, 20:10

parivadini wrote:rshankar: I met up with the Vaggeyakara's family in Delhi. Most of the information were from them. I have also discussed a couple of times about her with Shri. S,Rajam and Shri. TRS.
Thank you!
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#16 Re: Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by rshankar » 05 Mar 2016, 08:13

They are beautiful!
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#17 Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by rajeshnat » 05 Mar 2016, 10:56

LJi
Can we get the list of compositions of this uttama vageyakkara
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#18 Re: Smt. Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by Lakshman » 05 Mar 2016, 17:54

abhISTa dAyini. rAgA: kIravANi. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
aparNA pArvatI: rAgA: naLinakAnti. rUpaka tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
arNava sutAm. rAgA: bEgaDA. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
bhajAmyaham bhuvanEshvarIm. rAgA: dharmavati. rUpaka tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
caNDikEshvarIm. rAgA: AbhOgi. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
cintayEham sindujAm. rAgA: AbhOgi. rUpaka tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
gAna kalA viduni. rAgA: kEdAragauLa. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
iSTa dEvatA. rAgA: bhUpALa. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
kanikarambutO. rAgA: bhavAni. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
mahA balavanta. rAgA: Arabhi. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
mAnidhi kAntaku. rAgA: kalyANi. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
mari mari harinAma. rAgA: hamIrkalyANi. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
nAmarasamAnavE. rAgA: kharaharapriyA. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
payOrAsi bAlE. rAgA: dvijAvanti. cApu tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
sampatpradE. rAgA: kalyANi. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
sangIta sArajna. rAgA: sAvEri. k/jhampa tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
sapta girIsham. rAgA: kAnaDA. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
sari evvarE shrI mAninI. rAgA: kOkilapriyA. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
shAnta durgA. rAgA: madhukauns. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
shrI tuLasi nItimati. rAgA: nItimati. rUpaka tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
shvEtAmbarIm. rAgA: vAcaspati. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
tOm tOm ena. rAgA: vasantA. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
vainatEya vAhanam. rAgA: mOhana. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
vANI vINApANI. rAgA: rEvati. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
vandEham shrI. rAgA: pUrvikalyANi. Adi tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
varAkarOdbhavAn. rAgA: pUrvikalyANi. k/jhampa tALA. Kalyani Varadarajan
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#19 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by rajeshnat » 06 Mar 2016, 09:10

parivadini wrote:Rajesh,

I will surely look out for teh Dwijavanthi.

I was completely floored by a Chandrakauns rendition of her composition by S.Rajam.
Lalitharam
Can you squeeze your memory and let me know the chandrakauns krithi. I am in eternal love with chandrakauns ragam. Unfortunately LJi has not listed the krithi
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#20 Re: Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by vilomachapu » 06 Mar 2016, 18:21

This post has nothing to do with the composer. Just remembered one thing regarding Chandrakauns. Many years ago Seetha Subramaniam, a fine musician with a honey dewed voice sang a Chandrakauns song at the Krishna Gana Sabha. Her guru Semmangudi who was present spoke after the concert and said publicly, "Seetha is my disciple. But as far as this raga Chandrakauns is concerned, I have not heard it before. Now only I heard it. So, for Chandrakauns, Seetha is my guru." Lovely observation it was.
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#21 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by parivadini » 07 Mar 2016, 09:46

rajeshnat wrote:
Lalitharam
Can you squeeze your memory and let me know the chandrakauns krithi. I am in eternal love with chandrakauns ragam. Unfortunately LJi has not listed the krithi
I have a recording of the song. I will share it with you. If my memory serves me right, the song goes like "Vana nidhi kanya..."
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#22 Re: [email protected] hall on Feb21st,2016

Post by rajeshnat » 07 Mar 2016, 09:57

parivadini wrote:
I have a recording of the chandrakauns song of Kalyani varadarajan. I will share it with you. If my memory serves me right, the song goes like "Vana nidhi kanya..."
Thank you please do. So far we have four
1.aparna - nalinakanthi -TRS
2.payorasi- dwijavanthi - TRS
3. kani karumbuthO - bhavani - suryaprakash

4. kani karumbuthO - bhavani - skalyanaraman - which pasupathy sir heard but we lost

5.Vana nidhi kanya??? - chandrakowns - s rajam

I will upload 1 to 3.(all three gems after I search and will get it)
you upload 5.

Pasupathy Sir
The url songs are bit too short - it does give kalyani varadarajan swaroopam in full. Any way thank you sir.I am yet to hear all the songs in that link.I wish i was with you when s kalyanaraman sang the live bhavani :)
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#23 Re: Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by parivadini » 07 Mar 2016, 11:24

Btw. Kani KarambuthO rendition of S.Rajam exists too. I can upload that too if anyone is interested.
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#24 Re: Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by rshankar » 07 Mar 2016, 13:08

Yes please!
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#25 Re: Kalyani Varadarajan

Post by Pasupathy » 07 Mar 2016, 19:02

Here's the link to S Kalyanaraman's Bhavani :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohi8jbo5kr9fw ... i.mp3?dl=0

Pl let me know if there's a problem.
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