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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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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/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=18341

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v. nice, rajeshnat. thanks so much for uploading it - enjoyed the alapana and the pallavi!

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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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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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He'll be touring Australia in July/August 2012.

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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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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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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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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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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.
...
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"
...
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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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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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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The link doesn't work, the video appears to be removed.

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

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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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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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About a month back i came to know that this vidwan suryaprakash sang a shree kanthimathim - hemavati - MD as main in his debut concert which was mentioned by organizer. For sure that is remarkable to start in an arangetram around 12 + years. For sure only he and his violin vidwan of yesteryear Thirukodikaval krishnamurthy would have got hemavati in that arangetram concert.

On a side note ,I had a conversation with one of my accquitance of how few musicians in yesteryears bring in an instrument(Mali or u srinivas) like flavour of rolling brighas to a navarasa kannada krithi ninnuvina namadhendu exactly metered within that mrudangam taalam , i did not realize till i searched the you tube . Hear the minutes from 01:31 to 2:55 (kannulaku) and that 04:15 to 05:00 (shrIda nI nA). Kannulaku was far better than shrIda nI nA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxSQRRlL_C4

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How very delightful!

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Suryaprakash review of exclusive Seerkazhi Trinity - Thamizh moovar concert in The Hindu dated 02/23/2018
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 825316.ece

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I reviewed this srothaswini RTP concert of Dec 2017. I just heard this rare srothaswini rtp , certainly a lovely raga and great elaboration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOZ374y ... e=youtu.be

Atleast 2 or 3 decades the RTP renaissance with many ragas started with say BMK /MLV and then TNS in particular and now with a battery of musicians like Suryaprakash, Sanjay, Abhishek, Raji G,RagA and many more are bringing more rare ragas to RTP. Lovely srothaswini with bharathiyar lines . In the last decade or so miyan malhar,suryashri(dwi ma ragas) ,jog and very recently srothaswini are just suryaprakash novel attempts to bring it first and they are great.

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Today june 02 is the birthday of Tanjore S kalyanaraman.

Lovely attempt that happened 7 years back when Suryaprakash sang the Suryashri RTP -dwi madhyama raga . It is certainly a first of rarity when taanam with dwi madhyama raga -suryashri is attempted with mrudangam play .Certainly the inspiration is the brilliant and evergreen Tanjore S kalyanaraman.

https://bit.ly/2LRajUc

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Today 06th November at 11:15 AM IST in www.paalamtv.com or its android or iphone app
Hear Suryaprakash-S Varadarajan-ArjunGanesh-Venkataramanan . I hope you hear that pallavi in shanmughapriya. CM is three dimensional

1st dimension -- intense musical ideas
2nd dimension - voice power and throw with sustenance
3rd dimension -A kind of carefree attitude and just going with the flow AT THAT TIME

I hope you hear that taaanam and swara ragamaliga where suryaprakash tells something like I have to accept the challenge as S varadarajan is playing everything impromptu and a medlay of ragas-ideas,voicepower and an attitude. The spectacular Arjun ganesh truly rocks with such patterns with only sixes and fours and with always first ball single by s venkataraman.

Check crama and rajeshnat review of
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31092&hilit=suryaprakash%40mudhra

Paalamtv is webcasting for long hours today for about 16 hours and on Sunday they webcast for 8 hours.

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Check www.paalamtv.com right now at 01:15 Nooon , the two opening batsmen vocalist and violinist have just wrapped alapana of shanmughapriya, taaanam is just on with 1 down arjunganesh is joining just now with mrudangam, with s venkataramanan as non striker. Donot miss it, one of a kind for another 40 mins or so.

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I wanted to attend this concert on Jan31st,2019. But I could not attend as work got late and there was no way i could reach arkays on time. Here is a lovely ragamalika of his own

# The song is sangeetha sowbhagyAmE - andOlikA +kAmBodhi + Rasikapriya + Desh + DarbarikAnadA- Suryaprakash

# The words and experience is very much carnatically intense like say thikku theiyatha kattil sung by GNB .
  • ## The Andolika was an anchor of just a statement which is perhaps is a problem of last 250 years . Also he pays obsesiance to the trinity thrimoorthis.

    ## The kAmbOdhi words had a common import of ideas which compare Excess Money that adds Greed perhaps that is last 1000 years old problem. Then a bit of nice play of words of kAmBodhi sollai and lack of time (with the word ganam)

    ## Rasikapriya is touching up everyday chores of an average indian with water shortage,desertification perhaps a 100 years world problem , hitting that indians have to travel abroad for even jobs. He bit ends with patronage of rasikas having time

    ## Desh words are touching upon higher education and settling abroad. He touches upon awards and competition . May be that is a 50 year old problem .

    ## Then the next is a reference to Malayamarutham with a toss of words .The theme is more current and hits the facebook (muganool in thamizh). May be that is a 15 year Mark Zuckerberg created problem.

    ## The reference to darbAriKanada is more looking positively and just throwing all the lament outside. Kind of looking optimistically forward and current in 1+ years . Here i particularly liked the word play of darbAril enai kAnadA and adds that we need a suddha sangeetham .
# I personally did not know about this song at all. I just heard twice this segment to write the above .I think i almost got all words and meaning . This is right example of carnatic classical muse meeting words. Atleast as a rasika i always feel the trinities have to be thanked in the past and overall a good optimistic optimistic and forward looking mindset closure is the key, any kind of social problems getting highlighted without brashness is the key.

# There is definite no political mileage anywhere , just pure carnatic musical mileage . One of a kind musician who is a great composer, such words to keep so extremely contemporary, tuning and singing .

Sangeetha and Composing bravO Suryaprakash, great support by RKSK , NC Bhardwaj and ChandrasekaraSarma.

Just look at this arkay link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yGYde ... .be&t=8928
Or
https://www.facebook.com/suryaprakash.ramachandran, our rajagopalan_v who has posted the song with a better recording, the facebook recording is better.

Folks like ravi, arasi,sridhar_rang,ranganayaki,lalitharam etal thoughts (+ and -)on the words and music of this song ?

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All,
I just heard some time in Jan /Feb 2019 there was a 4 and 1/2 hours concert by Suryaprakash-NagaiSriram-Trivandrum Balaji-Vyasa vittala in Mahalingeshwara temple, Puttur(near Mangalore), Karnataka. If there is any one who is connected to that place and if there is a recording available of this concert, please contact me through forum mail. I am also willing to pay for this concert if details are furnished.

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This vidwan came from cleveland to land in mumbai for this concert. Then he went somewhere in mangalore for a subsequent concert . Then a travel back to back to bangalore and he had a constraint to drive himself from bangalore to chennai . Then after half a day rest he had his next concert in madras.. i had a chance to atleast hear the ithaya kovil thanilae in kalyanavasantham of Shri vaigal gnanaskandan for just 2 hours and 10 mins.

It looks mulund in mumbai does give far more time 3 hours is my guess , I only wish chennai takes up bit more carnatic night life and mumbai takes significantly little less carnatic night life. :idea: :idea: .

:arrow: Travel fatigue kills musicians but that fatigue also shows their extreme musical professionalism.

Nice review of suryaprakash concert in mulund dated May 02,2019 in The Hindu.
https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/ ... 011156.ece

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In the last 6 months there has been a pleas after pleas for rains . Certainly we need it .Suryaprakash in the last 12 months or so is composing quite a lot of gems . This composition is on Lord Varuna - God of rains . Lovely thamizh words and more than that varunapriya raga is a great raga too. Personally The imagery of varunapriya in my head is very faint in my head , i can only think about the two geniuses TRS and SKR who have sung that koteeswara iyer krithi in varunapriya.

This composition is well done with atleast few swaraksharams is indeed well done . This raga varunapriya has been hiding quite a bit in shade with her/his big brother/sister kharaharapriya. There is also a tinge of prati like feel that you find with a rasikapriya or may be there is also a chAlanattai or whatever in that lakshya zone. All said lovely composition

VAnamE nee satrE kaNN thiRandhu pArayO - varunapriya - Suryaprakash can be heard with explanation in below link

https://www.facebook.com/suryaprakash.r ... Xc&fref=nf

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what a scholarly Ragamalika composition!!!
'Raagangale Paadalgale' by R. Suryaprakash ji

cant stop listening to this ragamalika, as it brings in the popular compositions of CM and their raga bhavam clearly.

the mastery/ speciality of this compositions is the open phrases of the krithi embedded into this song.
Raagangale Paadalgale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xb4ceKwIQI
and lyrics/ meanings: viewtopic.php?t=28840

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Tracing the vaggeyakkara skills of Suryaprakash from years 2004 to 2020
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# First time in years 2004 to 2006 i knew he composed few thillanas . I think i heard his hamsanandi , suddha sarang and vasantha and one more raga which i am forgetting now. Atleast at that point of time i felt vasantha was really superb and unique ,I only came to know that there is another vasantha thillana by Amachatram kannuswami pillai . The vasanta tillana that RSP composed was on Lord Muruga ,the suddasarang was on Goddess ambal , the hamsanandi on Lord Perumal. Very recently last year i heard him sing a sumanesaranjani thillana . Logically if you see especially Lalgudi Jayaraman or BMK they have all composed in ragas that donot have thilllanas. TO an extent Suryaprakash has had a BMK-LGJ typecast there in thillana .

# IN krithis he sang few of them, i am atleast recollecting one in hameerkalyani (forgot the lines)and the other in bhavapriya. He sang this bhavapriya krithi - sadA nin pada margam in our rasikas concert in manakkal rangarajan house . Lot of swaraksharam . Last year in 2019 he sang a lovely varnam " neeyE sakala bhuvanam pOTrum" in ragam brindavani . It is lovely and i dont think there is any varnam in brindavani. I atleast see TRS typecast with suryaprakash in varnam

# I think in his lifetime his 30 raga composition with adequate touchpoints of popular krithis or ragas , starting with hamsanadam will be likely his main flagship krithi. THe krithi is devargal aRUl seidha ragangale starting in hamsanaadam ending with madhyamavati with 30 ragas in total . THis is well received

# Last year in 2019 apart from brindavani varnam, when he went to us tour he also got a sangeetha sowbhagyamE in ragamaliga . That sangeetha sowbhAgnyamE is more a contemporary words, bit of parody on present social media etc. See my previous post

# So many RTPS. I can say he is a RTP factory with 4 raga hamsa pallavi being the best. Some ragas like dwi madhyama scale SKR typecast ragas like sooryashri, miyan ki malhar and srothaswini all pretty long as nattaikurinji RTP , no musicians have attempted yet.

#. He has retuned with few contemporary composers like ARasi, one or two US based composers, few more indian composers i have forgotten their names. That particular aRindeNE in ahiri is what i recollect the most with Arasi pairing wiht suryaprakash. Last year some number in gopriya , a dream scale where he put a video link in ladakh where he composed that number. A nice number in varunapriya praying for rains - forgotten the lines now was well conceived.

# Cittaswaras for the famous MLV popularized krthi parkadal alai melE where he added superb cittaswaras for 6 ragas just when he recorded that as a cd in 2004 to 2006 circa.

#. I think all the above will not be as musicallly great as the swarajathi in reetigowlai that he sang in ratnagirieeswarar temple on Feb 15,2020 . He sang in dec 2019 in some sabha which i did not attend . But this one is quite spectacular for following reasons

##. THe theme and the swarajathi is on Lord Muruga ,nothing spectacular there . But the start in a very meditative kandA eNDrum nee Endan sinthaiyIL where he repeatedly resting with every phrase "kandA eNDrum" just like kamakshee of Shyama sastri gives so much of reeetigowlai sowkhyam . Reetigowlai is a lovely raga so very rich in emote and muse and I particularly like he selecting this raga . This is nice attempt to take up freshly unbrewed swarajathi in ragam reetigowlai, instead of again falling in say bhairavi or a todi lanes.

##. I did not got everything in one go this swarajathi when i heard it yesterday. But i noticed he gradually steps from keezh kala sa to mEL kala sA , i think he touches ma and ga for sure and 1 or two more notes . Every swara starts with that note and ends with that note , like sa to sa , ma to ma and finally SA to SA.

##. The words were lovely , i just wrote in jiffy few phrases mAnini suthanE saamagana lolanE .... gunasheelanE and prior to sahitya he started swaraksharam typecast of ma ni ni and ends with ma . IN mel SA there was another lovely swaraksharam like SAgaramAna isaiyil karai kandu.... ilamayil mudhamayil.... If i have recollected it right i think there was 5 or max of 6 sets of swara and sahitya .,

I am assuming GNB,TRS TMT, SUgunaPUrushottaman,TNS ,SKR,Santhanam have not composed swarajathi. I am making it 50 50 that possibly BMK and LGJ may have not composed swarajathis. I donot know if chitraveeena ravikiran has composed swarajathis , he is a genius he may have done it . I just read yesterday that there was a mention that Dr Baby sreeram has composed a swarajathi.As such it is a life time of vidwat and learning to get the words and swaras absolutely right , that too starting and ending with the same note in a progressing ascending scale of reetigowlai, perhaps this is one of a kind swarajathi, that only suryaprakash has done it first.

ShyamaSastri (Swarajathi in Bhairavi, Todi and YadukulakAmbodhi)
---->>>>>> Mayuram Vishwanatha Sastri and Tanjore Ponniah Pillai (their todi and bhairavi swarajati)
------>>>> Suryaprakash (swarajathi in Reetigowlai)

I would love to hear from any of you if you have heard any swarajathis by any contemporary vagayekkaras(they could be vidwans and vidushis) in the last 75 years in a concert, other than ponniah pillai, mayuram vishwanatha sastry and ofcourse shyama sastri.

I recollect once semmangudi mama said in a doordarshan recording that he sang neraval for bhairavi swarajathi and he said I sang that because i could get so much of bhairavi . Few eyerbrows were raised as then few felt that after swarajathi why should ssi follow it up with neraval and swaraas . Suryaprakash should go for a grand R N S in his reetigowlai and sing a neraval with swaras in this reetigowlai and make it as a grand main in future , That way he will do more justice to his less marketed paramaguru semmangudi . Bhairavi swarajathi encapsulates many known bhairavi krithis in one capsule, let the same happen for this reetigowlai swarajathi.

Bravo This reetigowlai swarajathi - kandA eNrum nee endan sinthaiyiL ezhundarula veNdum will have a longest shelf life . I also wish more future vidwans and vidushis take up this swarajathi in reetigowlai in their concerts. This will be as muscially as impactul as chinna kannan azhaikiran or thalaiyai kuniyum thamariyE of illayaraja's reetigowlai staple. Stating better this swarajati may get the status of janani ninnuvina which is enjoyed by both layman and connoisseurs.

p.s : Written this post as an offshoot of concert review of Feb 2020 viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34034&p=360000#p359997

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Sharing the happy news that Suryapraksh has been awarded Doctorate by University of Madras for his Ph. D thesis "Structured and systematic approach to Manodharma Sangeetham"

Congratulations to the vidwan and wishing him many more accolades in the years ahead.

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CRama wrote: 04 Mar 2020, 21:44 Sharing the happy news that Suryapraksh has been awarded Doctorate by University of Madras for his Ph. D thesis "Structured and systematic approach to Manodharma Sangeetham"

Congratulations to the vidwan and wishing him many more accolades in the years ahead.
Times of India has given a nice writeup of his doctorate thesis on March 08,2020
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 539059.cms

He being a second generation disciple of MMI and SSI , is to me taking steps to be bit more analytical like the extraordinary GNB and his disciple SKR. Atleast my last live concert of he singing his own swarajati in reetigowlai certainly showed his "structured approach to manOdharmam". In historic past he sang a S kalyanaraman dwimadhyama pallavi which no one has so far attempted. I read in a social media post that his thesis is going to be published soon as a book as requested by his phd adjudicators and those who attended his presentation in QMC.

Best wishes to Suryaprakash. Looking forward to read his published thesis.

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"MummoorthigaLum Naan maraigaLum Pancha bhoothangalum pOtrum ArumuganE - EzhisaiyAl unnai Navavida Bhakthiyudan pAda arulvAy "

The above pallavi in Shanmukhapriya has 3,4,5,6,7 and 9 spacing in between the beats. Suryaprakash asssociates Trimurthis(3), Four Vedas(4), Pancha Boothas (5), Lord of six faces Aarumugam (6), Seven Notes (7) and navavidha bhakthi (9).

Just collating this in right thread , extraordinary pallavi of pallavis in concept

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34222

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Suryaprakash - Mahakavi bharathi Kuyilpaatu
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Mahakavi bharathiyar is a well sought out persona . It is very nice for suryaprakash to tune the kuyil paatu as a long series which is notyet attempted. I knew about the Kuyilkurinji ragam but not the Suryavasantha ragam. Best wishes

https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/ ... 693536.ece

-Friday review of The Hindu dated May 29,2020

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Kalyani Varadarajan is a terrific composer. Two great musicians in the past TRS and SKR have taken her songs and rendered. Nice rendition of few songs with Suryaprakash supported by Nagai Sriram ,Tanjore Murugabhoopathy and Trichy Murali.

1. Aparna Parvati - Nalinakanthi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBG8UpJ0IME

2. PayOrasi BalE- DwijAvanti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ4h6K7XlkU

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Very comprehesive interview covering particularly the early facets of this vidwan Suryaprakash. May be there could have been mention about his shanmughapriya where he connects Trimurthis(3), Four Vedas(4), Pancha Boothas (5), Lord of six faces Aarumugam (6), Seven Notes (7) and navavidha bhakthi (9),which i think is once a millenium composition (post #84).

Also mention about swarajathi in reetigowlai which noone has done yet could have been mentioned (post #81) ,brindavani varnam , gopriya ragam composition for uniqueness that not any vaggeyakkara has tried before.

Any case well done sudarshan srinivasan , particularly sringeri acharya blessing is perhaps a significant turning point for Suryaprakash /Thank god this musician did not join BITS pilani, that would have been a loss to carnatic music.

https://sudarshansrinivasan.com/2020/09 ... OOFqESoP3k

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rajeshnat wrote: 10 Sep 2020, 14:10Very comprehesive interview
It's a nice article, and particularly nice to see the youth-time photos :)

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rajeshnat wrote: 10 Sep 2020, 14:10 Very comprehesive interview covering particularly the early facets of this vidwan Suryaprakash.
Nice write-up/short profile rather than an full-fledged interview. Would be nice to have a MLV type interview with many artistes. With a LOL statement "The normal way any typical South Indian child grows up is in an environment immersed in classical music.".

And RS seems pretty pragmatic -
After my first few successful concerts and the critical appreciation, I thought I can take up music as my career right away but woke up to the reality of things being not so easy. Coming from a well-connected family surely helps a fledgling artiste to get a fillip, at least initially, and with the absence of that facility, having to prove your abilities time and again before modest gatherings could be frustrating
Are these theses published online by UnivOfMadras for public consumption?

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