Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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#101 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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A vintage concert - already part of many peoples collections is out on You Tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoMCRTxVjv4

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#102 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Kindly refer post 26 in this thread.

Can we have the link for the concert (TNS-LGJ) in which the raga Sankarabharanam is featured as mentioned
in the posting mentioned above and also the link for the RTP in suruti.

[Sri.TNS has given a number of memorable concerts in the late 1970s and the early 1980s
in which he is accompanied by Sri.LGJ on the violin.

Fortunately for us a few of them are availble in the public domain.
Nagpur concert (TNS-LGJ-Palghat R Raghu-G Harishnkar) in which Karaharapriya (pakkalanilapadi)
is the main raga and the swara kalpana contains a number of mind boggling mathematical permutations
and combinations with TNS in full form; and it is superfluous to say that Sri.LGJ played it all with absolute ease.
Another concert (TNS-LGJ) in which he has sung all Papanasam Sivan compositions with Varali being the main raga].

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SangithaRasika wrote:I havent heard a lot of TNS but my 2 personal favourites are, one uploaded by our own.... coolkarni - Shankarabharanam accompanied by Lalgudi and the second one is the RTP in Surrutti. This was a spontaneous one as he announces later that "his conscience didnt allow him to complete the concert without singing a pallavi in the concert"
Regards,SR
Please share this concert with us ( and if it is a commercial release, please give the details).

Thanks.

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#104 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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RTP Audio request.

Can anyone kindly share "Padathikaga Pa layathirkaga La Vinyasathukaga Vi ..." Pallavi by TNS please? Many thanks.

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#105 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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braindrain wrote:This is from the wonderful concert at the 'koothambalam' of Kerala Kalamandalam, part of their platinum jubilee celebration...

The concert started at 9:30 pm and it was 2: 45 am, by the time it was over. One fantastic concert to remember.
You can watch thef ull concert here. Awesome concert!

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#106 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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MaheshS wrote:
braindrain wrote:This is from the wonderful concert at the 'koothambalam' of Kerala Kalamandalam, part of their platinum jubilee celebration...

The concert started at 9:30 pm and it was 2: 45 am, by the time it was over. One fantastic concert to remember.
You can watch thef ull concert here. Awesome concert!

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#107 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Thanks Mahesh and braindrain. That four houre+ concert was fabulous. But the files get opened in a disjointed manner (like present day TMK concerts). After the Dharmavathi kriti, the thani of Soundararajam is coming. Then comes the RTP alapanas- Bhairavi and Sindubhairavi- then comes Soundararajam. But the alapanas are awesome. It brought to mind two same RTP I heard those days- Once in Bombay and once in Chennai. In tahe slokam, for the phrase Navarasabharithaihi, TNS brings two rounds of Navarasas in 18 ragas. The raga rasas capsulated in just two words- King of manodharmam.

Thanks to the uploader.

There is one more concert TNS with HKVenkatram and Arjun Kumar in the YT. Wonderful concert. I attended that concert. It was in Malleswaram Venugopalaswamy temple in early 1990s. Five raga alapanas, RTP Kalyani. Main Adathu Asangathu with Neraval at Chinnamchiru padangal- Absolute bliss. Visit that.

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#109 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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varsha wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKAXRJ2MYRA
what a beauty !!!
This is the one. Thank you. I, probably, was sitting next to the person who recorded this ..

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#110 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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https://youtu.be/0vrjEbxy6RI

I chanced upon this wonderful concert of the Maestro. There are some gaps in the recording. But music is continuous. Splended RTP in Natakurinji. Enjoy.

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#111 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_7iU2rs270 - wow - bovine music for the cows? ;) :lol: . Still ARI stipulation of a vARNam is met! 8-) :lol:

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#112 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Hi all

I have uploaded a video on youtube, Here is the link
Sri . TN Seshagopalan Ragam Tanam Pallavi Brindavana Saranga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngUZ1Uw_LQ&t=472s

Regards
Ratan Abhinav

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#113 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Kapi
https://youtu.be/RF2vvVoCuuM

Regards
Ratan Abhinav

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#115 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Full fledged one Raga - one kriti - kambhoji - SrI subramhanyAya namastE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcEuEJZqg5U

with Sri S.D Sridhar, Sri Vellore and Sri Nagarajan.

Mudhra 1996.

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#116 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Another one. The Minister sitting in the front is Vasant Sathe I&B Minsiter - so this must be between 1985 through 89 - thru Rajiv Gandhi as PM years.
I could see some faces I know - Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, Sujatha Srinivasan - who is now in Cleveland, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi.

Selva ganesh on the Kanjira I suppose.

It seems TNS himself is publishing these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU6ObZMgE68

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#117 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Here is another gem that has been uploaded in the channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGBX-1uwHeA

A super duper viruttam for 38 mins. Apparently the concert was in Detroit in a Shiva Temple on a Pradhosham day.

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#118 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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With TKM and Chandru:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T08iosNO9w

Ananda naTamADuvAr - full recording not available - anupallavi is missing. Still you can see how he handles syllables.

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#119 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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Anandanadamaduvar is one of his masterpieces. Rendered in many concerts

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#120 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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shankarank wrote:
21 May 2018, 09:51
The Minister sitting in the front is Vasant Sathe I&B Minsiter - so this must be between 1985 through 89 - thru Rajiv Gandhi as PM years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU6ObZMgE68
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_ ... ng_(India) - Correction - that one is Ajit Kumar Panja - remember that face when Kodaikanal station was initiated giving Television access in 1985 or so!

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#121 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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The youtube caption and title text says 12 hour Grand Vishnu Gananjali Concert - January 2001 of TNS. Did Mahavidwan TNS sing continously for 12 hours . Was anyone from our forum witness to this., any direct report , Where was this held?. Did TNS have some minimal grab of food . Assuming he may had a brief bio break. I recollect carnatica brothers did a 24 hour marathon some time much later in 2006 plus time frame

Mahavidwan singing with such verve todi alapana in that 12 hour marathon concert

Todi - Alapana with VV Ravi - Guruvayur Durai- TV Vasan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z1_85L4xzc

Asaveri - LekhanA with Delhi sundarrajan - Mannargudi easwaran - Neyveli Venkatesh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0vqo8tFp1w

Dhyaname - Dhanyasi with MA Sundareswaran - Srimushnam RajaRao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TzVThQlrL0

Azhaga azhaga - suddhadhanyasi with S Varadarajan- B Harikumar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3RZCH8qnFk

Thirupalli yezhuchi- Bowli???? by Thondar Adi Podi Azhwar with Mullaivasal chandramouli-Neyveli Narayanan- BS Purushottaman. Personally having tears here, i am assuming TNS sir took this around early morning in his 12 hour concert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3-Bra ... 3RZCH8qnFk


TNS musically brilliant son TNS Krishna(who can also sing for 12 hours with such verve) is showing his extraordinary guru bhakthi . I wish i went on Jan 2001 to this concert, but on one told me :cry: . Pranams to mahavidwan TNS with zero compromise despite the short :P 12 hour concert

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#122 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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rajeshnat wrote:
06 May 2020, 22:20
Thirupalli yezhuchi- Bowli???? by Thondar Adi Podi Azhwar with Mullaivasal chandramouli-Neyveli Narayanan- BS Purushottaman. Personally having tears here, i am assuming TNS sir took this around early morning in his 12 hour concert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3-Bra ... 3RZCH8qnFk
In the 10 seconds from 09:18 to 09:27 seconds, there is a gentleman with spectacles seated in first row before neyveli narayanan. He briefly turns , is that TRS mama by any chance.Can some one confirm. Is the tunesmith of this also by TNS where he sings impromptu. Hearing azhwar numbers with sustained mrudangam then here and there small snippets is wonderful , thank you mahavidwan TNS sir , I am assuming the person in front row is the great mahavidwan TRS, what a miss . I would have traded to hear this concert and rather skipped my next 25 live concerts.

Check by seeing in full screen and confirm if that is TRS mama.
https://youtu.be/fX3-Bra9nSQ?list=RDm3RZCH8qnFk&t=558

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#123 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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TN Seshagopalan @ Ayodhya Mantapam - Vaikunta Ekadasi Special On Jan 2001:
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O gosh I got a writeup of this himalayan 12 hour concert , just now by googling. The venue is ayodhya mantapam and the occassion is Vaikunta Ekadasi.
https://www.rediff.com/movies/2001/jan/09music.htm

TNS says"''It (programme) was an effort to revive the trend of giving long concerts as two-hour katcheris (musical programmes) have become the order of the day,'' said Seshagopalan, who has been a frontline Carnatic musician since the mid-1970s after being trained by a lesser-known guru, Ramanathapuram Sankarasivam."

You can see for yourself ayodhya mantapam in first few minute with the crowd.
TNS is singing his well known dikshitar krithi ranganayakam - nayaki -Muttuswami Deekshitar with VV Ravi- Guruvayoor Dorai - TV Vasan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N741WqCwScc

Also you can see TNS singing a radhE radhE govinda - namavali with the ayodhya mantapam crowd joining
TNS- S Varadarajan - B Harikumar - Vaikkom Gopalakrishnan. TNS is also playing harmonium.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF5z7Mwp77I

I would love to get these kind of idea implemented in my lifetime few times. What i am saying all these years is what mahavidwan TNS says in the above quote. By any chance if any one was there , please write . Does any one recollect what was the RTP that was sung, any brief writeup on this is welcome . In every video song , just like thiruvvayaru aradhana seeing the next set of vidwans/vidushis waiting next to play as accompanist is joy to watch. What a great motivation from TNS and what great support from all fellow vidwans and vidushis in the stage .I could also spot few more vidwans and vidushis in the audience .

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#124 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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2001- I was in Mumbai and hence could not attend. But I had enough discussions about this programme with many of my friends and his disciples. Every body sat spell bound. At that time, whenever I come to Chennai, I used to meet TNS and had discussions. He has shared many of his recordings with me. I have also reciprocated. So I was repeatedly asking him for this recording. But he was telling that he will want to reach more people and working on that. He was discussing for releasing that commercially. But did not materialise. Many songs from this programme has been put on yt in the last 2-3 years. See his voice power, devotion and manodharmam, dedication. I think Jeer came in between for this programme. Amazing.

But how come you were not aware about this- being in Chennai.

Similarly, once in Bangalore Odukkathur Mutt, for a Gokulashtami, he sang for 12 hours- Evening 6 PM to next day morning 6 AM. I think it was bhajans. Those days, I was not interested in bhajans and hence I did not attend.

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#125 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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I think there was no RTP in this programme.

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#126 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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CRama wrote:
07 May 2020, 19:08
But how come you were not aware about this- being in Chennai.
I think there was no RTP in this programme.
Crama,
I was for many years not 100 percent sure when events were held in ayodhya mantapam . The classical musical quotient will be less and at times events will swing to bhajan and dolotsavam which I donot have that much interest as typical kutcheri. May be in 2001 and 2002 for significant months i was also travelling . I am assuming this 12-hour event was well publicized , but i may have missed it. Unfortunately at that time both rasikas and sangeetham.com was not born

As per Rediff write up that i put one post back , TNS has sung two RTPs . Absolutely NO COMPROMISE on core classical content , this appeared like 3 genuine 3 hour concert and the fourth one possibly with his harmonium with namavali and bhajan

Is the tirupalli yezhuchi his own tune any thoughts on that .As per write up the concert started at 8pm plus and ended next day morning 8 AM IST. I am assuming he may have sung this Tirupalla yezhuchi in bowli (not bhoopalam as mentioned in write up is my call)at around may 5 to 6 AM . what verve ,shrddha and content even at that time that is any where in his 10 th to 12 th hour journey. I wish I had heard this concert and then this corona/covid had come then in 2001. The longest concet that I heard ever in my life is 4 hour and 45 mins that his son TNS Krishna for Parivadhini in Raga Sudha hall. Great son to the very great father.

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#127 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyC681ysB4A

TNS with VVS and TS.

Lots of soft touches in Kamalambam Bhajare and a forceful asura bhanjanIm with odukkam - a class TNS act!

As is usual Tani was not recorded - I suppose!

Man looks like an actor - no wonder Kunnakudi picked him up :D . Kamal style Bop and collared shirts became a rage when madura coats and park avenue(reliance) put them out - with all musicians that era.

Later they would all get Indianized back with a Jippa!

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