G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

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#401 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by vasanthakokilam » 13 Jun 2011, 02:13

GNB - Kharaharapriya Alapana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMu_qBGqtOI

We have discussed before about the lack of any recordings of Kharaharapriya by GNB except for this one. I think the audio was shared before. Just noticed the above link on you tube.
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#402 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by mohan » 01 Jul 2011, 14:06

My radio show on GNB will go to air tonight at 9pm Sydney time on radio 2SER FM. It is being streamed online at the same time at www.2ser.com the duration of the show is 90 minutes
You can hear a few of GNB's masterpieces.
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#403 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by rajeshnat » 06 May 2012, 13:12

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#404 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 04 Jul 2012, 14:09

Shri. GN Balasubramaniam-A Profile-Part I...

Courtesy DD Podhigai Recorded on 10-01-2012...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEA0Y18-uGY

A Profile--Part II...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d9frP6Dq6s

I am having his RTP of P sivan song " tamadam En svami " about 29mts...
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#405 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 05 Jul 2012, 21:52

Thamathamen swamy-RTP-thodi-raga-(Audio Provided by Shri Shivakumar...Carnatic Music Krithi Audio Archive...(3 seperate clips of the song/raga)
Alapana/tahanam/swarakalpana of the song were added...to make the full rtp..)
Composed by .papanasam Sivan..
Rendered by.. Shri GN Balasubramaniam....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS4TAZBA00E
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#406 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 18 Jul 2012, 19:19

Sundara tara deham Raga Pantuvarali

Composer Thyagaraja...

rendered by Shri GN Balasubramaniam.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLKwNMMUa4M
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#407 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by Lakshman » 03 Aug 2012, 01:33

I have several songs in my database that are supposedly by GNB. If anayone can shed some light on any of these I would be very grateful. Thanks.

Bhava padalu-Kambhoji-
Ettanai nal inda-Yadukulakambhoji-Adi
Kurai tirka-Vardhani-Adi
Ma ramana-Todi-Adi
Mahadeva manohari-Ranjani-Rupaka
Mamava matangi-Ritigaula-Rupaka
Nannu brocheva-Shahana-Adi
Nayeda-Begada-Chapu
Ne gati nive-Kiranavali-Adi
Ni manasu-Hindola-Rupaka
Ni vegani-Nilambari-Adi
Nijamuga nammaka-Saveri-Rupaka
Ninnadi-Kanada-Rupaka
Pada sarasamulu-Kambhoji-Adi
Parameshvari-Khamas-Rupaka
Perumaiyai-Hindolavasanta-Adi
Sarangadhara-Saranga-Rupaka
Un pugazhe nan-Yadukulakambhoji-Adi
Vikasita purna-Purnachandrika-Adi
Yar ennai-Dhanyasi-Adi
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#408 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 30 Aug 2012, 15:24

Some compositions of GNB rendered by his disciples etc can be reached at this link in my blog...

http://myblogkumara.blogspot.in/2011/03 ... tions.html
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#409 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by vs_manjunath » 31 Aug 2012, 15:13

Lakshman wrote:I have several songs in my database that are supposedly by GNB. If anayone can shed some light on any of these I would be very grateful. Thanks.

Bhava padalu-Kambhoji-
Ettanai nal inda-Yadukulakambhoji-Adi
Kurai tirka-Vardhani-Adi
Ma ramana-Todi-Adi
Mahadeva manohari-Ranjani-Rupaka
Mamava matangi-Ritigaula-Rupaka
Nannu brocheva-Shahana-Adi
Nayeda-Begada-Chapu
Ne gati nive-Kiranavali-Adi
Ni manasu-Hindola-Rupaka
Ni vegani-Nilambari-Adi
Nijamuga nammaka-Saveri-Rupaka
Ninnadi-Kanada-Rupaka
Pada sarasamulu-Kambhoji-Adi
Parameshvari-Khamas-Rupaka
Perumaiyai-Hindolavasanta-Adi
Sarangadhara-Saranga-Rupaka
Un pugazhe nan-Yadukulakambhoji-Adi
Vikasita purna-Purnachandrika-Adi
Yar ennai-Dhanyasi-Adi
I am sure you will have in your posession "Compositions of GNB" the tamil book publ in Dec 1971.Two Varnams and thirty Krithis of GNB are given here.I can list all this if required.
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#410 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by Lakshman » 31 Aug 2012, 21:57

vs_manjunath: I have all the three published books of compositions by GNB. The above mentioned songs are mentioned in a book by P.V.Rajagopal.
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#411 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by sivachinta1965 » 25 Sep 2012, 11:33

Dear Rasikas

Is there any Katcheri recordings ( live ) available with GNB singing 'Vasudevayani.....' in Kalyani?

Sivaprasad
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#412 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by ranjanimalavi » 25 Sep 2012, 17:59

Search for 'vasudeva' in the following link
http://www.sangeethapriya.org/tributes/ ... ithis.html

Raman
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#413 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by sivachinta1965 » 26 Sep 2012, 14:10

'Vasudevayani ....' as given in the list is a studio recording ( 1942?) by GNB.

Sivaprasad
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#414 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 20 Oct 2012, 15:26

E Swara-005-GNB-marivErE-gati--Anandabhairavi--cApu--Shri.GN Balasubramaniam-Shyma Sastri....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--TrVqqdQe0
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#415 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by sivachinta1965 » 27 Nov 2012, 09:18

Dear Rasikas

Is there any recording available where in GNB sings " SHRUTHI BHEDAM" ?

Sivaprasad
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#416 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 05 May 2013, 19:11

E Swara 008-GNB-RTP-Pallavi line..Tharaka Brahma-Kalyani....one hour 15 mts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3te6y0o49a0


E Swara009-GNB-RTP-Bhiravi...one hour 12 mts...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiADd1l8coM
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#417 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 01 Jun 2013, 07:28

E Swara 010 GNB 11 Slokam and Smaravaaram ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qc_J5KpDT4
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#418 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 01 Jun 2013, 12:37

E Swara 012 GNB Aaragimpave Thodi Thyagaraja...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyNWSOZu ... fA&index=1


I have a doubt..

whether the violin support is by Chowdiah or MSG?
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#419 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 03 Jun 2013, 22:38

Have heard that GNB never sang kharaharapriya after he felt that he could never surpass Semmangudi's KHP.
I am not sure whether this is true..
I personally have never come across (in recordings) of GNB handling KHP as the main piece.

E Swara 010 GNB 11 Slokam and Smaravaaram ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qc_J5KpDT4

This is a very rare clip of Sri GNB singing Karaharapriya.

Listen to the first 3 minutes of this Viruttam.It shows how Sri GNB handled Karaharapriya.

Seems to be one of his last concerts held at Pudukkottai in the year 1965

Thanks to shri Jayadev Menon for providing the clip..

Quoting him here..

"There is a very interesting incident mentioned in "Gamakas No Bar" written by V N Muthukumar and M V Ramana.A rasika by the name Shivaramakrishnan remembers a concert of Sri GNB in Calcutta in the year 1950 where he sang a Ragam Thanam Pallavi in Karaharapriya and went on to append the famous Papanasan Sivan Krithi Dayavillaya Dayaalo.Late Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman to recalls a memorable Karaharapriya of GNB at Rasika Ranjani Sabha.So there is ample evidence that Sri GNB used to sing Karaharapriya elaborately in his younger days.I have also heard about a rendition of Pakkala Nilabadi by Sri GNB in which he has sung Neraval at Pakkala Nilabadi itself. "
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#420 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by mahavishnu » 04 Jun 2013, 09:45

Wonderful. Thanks, Sri Venkatakailasam.
The concert was actually on 26 July 1964 with LGJ and CS Murugabhoopathy.
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#421 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by SrinathK » 07 Jun 2013, 13:00

Dear mahavishnu, you sure that's 1964? His voice is in fantastic form. I have this concert and the Shanmukhapriya RTP is mind blowing. Because in that alapana his voice went all the way to the ati tara sthayi Sa and the replies by Lalgudi are breathtaking, especially the high speed neraval.

This slokam is one of GNB's all time bests :ymapplause: for the remarkable raga phrases and the unbelievable replies by Lalgudi sir showing his own genius in phrasing -- could hardly take it by the time they finished the Sindhubhairavi -- Lalgudi is also gone now :(( . The raga bhavam is just so beautiful. And it was just lilting how Murugabhoopathy takes up the rhythm at start of Smaravaaram.

By the way, for all the discussion on Kharaharapriya, isn't anyone paying attention to the fact that this is probably the one and only recording of GNB singing Rishabhapriya? ;) B-)
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#422 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 09 Jun 2013, 14:55

Listen to a 3 hour concert by GNB..

E Swara 013 Concert GNB Lalgudi G Jayaraman & Ramanathapuram C S Muruga boopathi ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8raz2e_KQbs
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#423 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 10 Jun 2013, 20:36

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#424 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by venkatakailasam » 10 Jun 2013, 20:45

Shri Rajasekar (Sir GBR )..

I hope postings the above concert at 422 is in order..Please confirm..

If you have any objection I can with draw the same..
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#425 Re: G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB)

Post by vs_manjunath » 11 Jun 2013, 04:02

Sri V Kailasam

Your post # 418 and your doubt reg the violinist : It's neither Chowdaiah nor MSG nor Lalgudi.
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