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#51 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 19 Aug 2011, 17:48

A noteworthy kambOdhi mention that too with the krithi being O rangasayee ,as We have not heard either his guru and paramaguru(TVS and MMI) rendering O rangasayee.Review of Hyderabad concert

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/article2368526.ece
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#52 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 11 Jan 2012, 23:15

This is the clipping of RTP pallavi part of suryasri,the dwi madhyama panchama vajra rAga , created by luminary "Sunaadha Vinodhan Tanjore S kalyAnarAman". A Very emotive scale and it is a very fascinating and rare experience to hear it as pallavi, bit lost the few significant and critical minutes of this suryasri swara and other two ragamaliga swaras.

The download link is in http://pub.300.mg/yjUGmD

This concert is already reviewed in other thread http://rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=18341
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#53 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by mahesh3 » 18 Jan 2012, 22:25

v. nice, rajeshnat. thanks so much for uploading it - enjoyed the alapana and the pallavi!
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#54 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by shripathi_g » 19 Jan 2012, 05:28

I like the timbre in his voice especially when he starts the alapana. Very nice effort that shows his vidwath. I think he's very under-rated. Since I'm not in the Chennai music scene, I'm not sure why he doesn't get the opportunities he deserves (based on the music academy slots thread last year).
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#55 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 29 Apr 2012, 12:58

I just saw the calendar has updates of Suryaprakash US tour(RSP-Nagai sriram -Tjr Murugabhoopathy).
Atleast half the concerts are over , looks like only the second half is updated in rasikas calendar . I just saw it now

This week 27th is in MN (got over ). TMrw Sunday 29th , Chicago

May 04th Friday- NY- Manhattan
May 05th Sat - NJ - Cmana,bridgewater
May 06th,Sun - WA - Seattle

May 12th, Sat - OR - corvalliss
May 13th, Sun - CA - Bayarea, SIFA

Check more details in
http://www.kutchericalendar.com/calenda ... 2&month=05
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#56 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by mohan » 29 Apr 2012, 13:11

He'll be touring Australia in July/August 2012.
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#57 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by cacm » 05 May 2012, 21:31

Suryaprakash gave an excellent concert in Cleveland Festival recently celebrating the MMI Centenary. His was the ONLY concert which attempted to explain & follow the Manodharmam of MMI using the MMI STYLE of rendering music. He succeeded amply in bringing back memories of a MMI performance with the able collaboration of Nagai Sriram(Violin) and Sri. Thanjavur Murugabhoopathy (Mridangam). Sri Murugabhoopathy evoked the memories of Late great C.S.Murugabhoopathy.The Sarasamadhana piece regenerated the EXCITEMENT of a MMI Rendering & the R.T.P. "Gandhi Mahan Mani Mozhi Vazhi Nadappom" brought back memories of the Golden Era of Carnatic Music as well as the interplay of the music & Patriotic themes which MMI projected so well. It was a real throwback to the fifties & sixties!.....I hope the great abilities & talents of Suryaprakaskh will be PROPERLY recognised & rewarded. VKV
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#58 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 10 Jan 2013, 19:08

Three reviews (ranganatha sharma, suryaprakash and kiranavali reviews are in the same link)
http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/adhe ... 294154.ece
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#59 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 09 Jul 2013, 12:00

Apart from few known krithis like manam irangAdA (maayamAlavagowlai) ,kandavarkku(kuntalavarali),swarnakalA bhairavam (kalyani) of Swarna venkatesha dikshitar, I Happened to see/hear few rare renditions of SVD sung by suryaprakash.

1. taayE dayai purivAi (R S)-ranjani -SVD in youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXTEX7pEYLs

And

2. DevAdi devA nee vA (R N S T) - shanmughapriyA - SVD in youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3DbuAgi1w. Incidentally the pallavi line of the krithi itself is like a RTP pallavi line, quite a mouthful of words in this krithi.
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#60 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 06 Mar 2015, 22:25

As a lay man many a times i felt i am skating in thin ice to be judgemental on concerts. But in few concerts (may be 5 to 10 max in the last 15 years) when a very profound musician who comes as a rasika talks about a concert it is surely a joy endorsed when following things happen

1. The concert has something very special in me irrespective of how others felt.

2. The musician who decides to talk stays for the whole concert and has not come to brand himself / herself and leave after few songs or leave at 08:30 pm. Here the visiting musician who came in as rasika stayed till nearly 10 pm

3. The musician decides to speak less as the music moved him/her and just sprinkle with few phrases for all in the stage.

I can think of two that happened in Rathnagirieeshwarar temple . One is when Tadepalli Lokanadha sharma speaks about the concert and the team of [email protected]warar temple on Feb 2015. The other was when Gs mani spoke about abhishek raghuram few years back(let me dig if i have that speech)

I am Sharing that piece of speech by TLS after sabha patron brief speech.Then sabha patron comes back post tls speech and talks about marathon concert ability of tls and a connection to gulf war and TLS. Check and download the brief 6 min speech in
TLS on [email protected] on Feb 2015
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#61 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 20 Apr 2015, 05:33

Sundara Rajan wrote:SuyaprakAsh on 4-09-2015
I hesitated to write about one of my favorite artsit's concert, since I could not listen to the whole concert. Now that I see no one has written,
I venture to do so.
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The piece de resistance was a dwi raga RTP in HarikAmbOdhi (?) and "sumaneesa ranjani" as announced by sUrayaprakAsh:
The pallavi lines in tamil were:
"murugA SubrahmaNyA sadA yemmai kAkka nee vA, gOpAlakrihnan marugA"
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I heard this whole concert of Suryaprakash at cleveland. PArticularly bhairavi as a main with shree vishwanatham was very well done , rest were not that great. But one thing that requires special mention is the two raga pallavi :

# The RTP was in harikAmbOdhi and SumanasaRanjani. He Dedicated to Thiruvidaimarudhur Rajagopalan Subramaniam And Madras Sundaram Gopalakrishnan(TRS and MSG).

# The PUrvangam lines was to great TRS ,lines were"murugA subramanyA sadA yemai kAkka nee vA" and Uttarangam to another maestro the
lovely msg and the line was "gOpalakrishnan marugA". The raga chosen especially sumanesa ranjani for MSG who is known for his hindustani influence was lovely and TRS mama has a general carnatic raga base and he taking up harikambOdhi was also a great choice.

15 mins Raagam in both dwi ragas
6 mins taanam in both dwi ragas
pallavi and swaras for 17 mins in harikAmbOdhi +sumanesaranjani+ nalinakAnthi + darbAri KAnadA
A 38 mins pallavi in a 2 hour concert - wow with a bhairavi main (shree vishwanatham - papanasam sivan composition).
As announced - eduppu 14 matras from samam - misra jathi triputa taalam

# While there were others who had dedicated exclusive speeches and concerts to TRS and MSG as per cleveland schedule , but for a musician to connect those two departed supernova legends and sing in one shot a pallavi coming from mmi-ssi school was simply extraordinary.

# This TRS and MSG needs special mention and it was a special icing in the cake. One has to give it to SP for singing so much all within 2 hours but that is one thing that Cleveland committee has to look up next time. I personally understand that there are organization constraints which is understandable , but for sure Suryaprakash needs more absolute time in cleveland from next year . This pallavi is just extraordinary connecting legends and was a lovely tribute to two legends who were particularly celebrated .Shri VV Sundaram gave a lovely speech at the end of the concert- I liked especially his few opening lines.
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#62 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 08 Jan 2016, 12:48

Wish I was there to especially hear that rare GKB krithi and the dwi raga pallavi in kambodhi-ranjani
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 077399.ece
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#63 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by Aditto » 08 Jan 2016, 12:54

rajeshnat wrote:Wish I was there to especially hear that rare GKB krithi and the dwi raga pallavi in kambodhi-ranjani
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 077399.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9wEVBUSJ9Q
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#64 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by Purist » 10 Jan 2016, 13:01

The link doesn't work, the video appears to be removed.
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#65 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 20 Jan 2017, 12:15

I do recollect around 2006 to 2010 where in his website it was stated he got a best concert sub senior prize in Indian Fine Arts in 1999, then on those years I used to think Indian Fine Arts has not given an opportunity. THis year in Dec 2016 he sang in IFAS after 17 years gap that much I corrrectly recollect. The review has come today in The Hindu. Wish he continues with this shruthi alignment form for years to come
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 061227.ece

I also wish Indian Fine Arts move back to German Hall away from the traffic noise of TTK Road -Ethiraj kalyana mandapam. I have not been to that venue yet to hear any IFAS concert . Best wishes for their logistics alignment
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#66 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 20 Mar 2017, 11:11

Review of Trichur Concert of March 2017
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 433683.ece
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#67 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 15 Apr 2017, 10:07

nice to hear that vasantha RTP was sung.Review in The hindu dated april14,2017
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 989595.ece
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#68 Re: Suryaprakash

Post by rajeshnat » 02 Jul 2017, 04:41

Suryaprakash says" “If you sing full-throated, nothing ever happens to your voice. But if you start controlling your voice to suit the mike, singing secrets to the mike as it were, that could affect your voice.”
Hopefully as years roll by he could be a good role model of voice that does not show the age and strain, ofcourse here God has to bless .Interview in deccan herald http://www.deccanherald.com/content/617 ... ormer.html
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