OST - OS Thyagarajan

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ragam-talam
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#1 OST - OS Thyagarajan

Post by ragam-talam »

Couldn't find a thread on this great vidwan. Mods - if one already exists, please merge.

Disciple of his father OV Subramaniam; delivers solid, sampradaya music.

Nice set of video clips on youtube:
1. Sindhu kannada - nannu kannathalli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHHk0fS-L84

2. Varali - kamakshi
a) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI2fNFTeCCw
b) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wWxxdtEo-w

3. Sankaranabharanam - kamalambikaya
a) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtRXjh2SXZI
b) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13a_MjcYvKs

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#2 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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Know more about him:


"O.S. Thyagarajan
The great Musician was born on 03.04.1947. He is a classicist of traditional out fit who ‘paints’ in glorious colours the fine shades of raga, kriti and swara in his numerous concerts. Besides his father, he had his earlier training under Tiger Varadachariar and Tanjore Ponniah Pillai. An ‘A’ grade artist of the All India Radio and of Doordarshan, he has been giving a large number of concerts well appreciated and relished. He was the disciples of Sangeetha Booshanam O.V.Subramanian, Padmabushan Lalgudi C. Jayaraman and Sangeetha Kala Nidhi T.M. Thygarajan. The Tiltes won by him are “Sangeetha Kala Sagara” Hyderabad, Nada Gana Kala Praveena Sangeetha Samraj’ Madurai, Nadhana Booshanam Sanmuganatha Sangeetha Sabha” New Delhi. He has toured to Present his overwhelming Concerts to japan and Russia."

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#3 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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venkatakailasam wrote: He was the disciples of Sangeetha Booshanam O.V.Subramanian, Padmabushan Lalgudi C. Jayaraman and Sangeetha Kala Nidhi T.M. Thygarajan.

venkatakailasam
Should be Lalgudi G Jayaraman..

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#4 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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'E'-SWARA-02 Shri. OS Thyagarajan-Vaarija nayanaa.Kedara goula

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUZjAF-n5cU

Mixing:
This krti forms part of dance-drama 'prahlada bhakti vijayam' by Thyagaraja.
Lyrics:
Vaarija nayanaa
raagam: kedaara gowla Taalam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu
Pallavi
Varija nayana ni vadanu nenu varamu nanu brovu
Anupallavi
Sareku maya sagaramandu neraka munigedi namamu ledu
Caranam 1
Dhana kanakamulanu dara putrala gaikoni maruvanu ravi tanayuda ganu
Caranam 2
Vaji rathamulanu varamu gaikoni rajula nadacu partharaju ne ganu
Caranam 3
Ni japamulu navanidhulau tyagaraja vinuta I durasala dagalan

One more song.


E'-SWARA-01- Shri.OS Thyagarajan-Ekambaresha nayakim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBFm0QWuja4

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#5 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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Does anyone have the audio clip or lyrics of the song he has sung - kAlaDiyil shankarar in the rAgA ranjani-k/cApu tALA? Thanks.

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#6 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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'vArija nayana' contains 3 caraNas. As usual with CM musicians, OST also sings only the last caraNa and that too with error.
Who gave these CM musicians permission to pick and choose portions from compositions?
And then they conduct Aradhana with UnchavRtti. What a farce?

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#7 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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Sorry to say that you are being unduly harsh. Having never heard this song before, I am happy to have an opportunity to hear it even if it is abbreviated.

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#8 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

Post by Pratyaksham Bala »

Poor Sri OST !
When we had him at Bhairavi Sabha in December 2010, he sang only Sri Tyagaraja kritis. Nothing else!
For that, he earned a few harsh comments from a few Members.

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#9 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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"kAlaDiyil shankara" Shri Lakshmanan

Sir,
If you like you can listen to this.

E' SWARA Mis-15-Kaladiyil Avatharitha- udayalur kalyanaraman Oct26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNSYH7K5dJQ

I have not come across Shri OST singing this. I remember OS arun has rendered this song. I will check up with my pen drive and let you know.

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#10 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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"Who gave these CM musicians permission to pick and choose portions from compositions?"

Shri VG -- I have come across many artists including stalwarts skipping one or two charanam

in their concerts. let us not go in to details.

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#11 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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kaladiyil shankarar is part of AVM 60B 9075 cassette. The cassette title is Paramacharya padam tunai.

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#13 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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A superb Ethavunara from Sri OST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64DTojBKzhc

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#14 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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Shri Cienu,
Thanks a million for the link. Excellet! Contains more interesting clippings too.
with wishes,
Thanjavooran
03 06 2013

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#15 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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In this era of shameless self-promotion, I was surprised to note that OST did not have a wikipedia article on him.

So I've gone ahead to create one. Please add further details to it if possible.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.S.Thyagarajan

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#16 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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Srkris,

Please correct it is not Lalgudi C Jayaraman,it should be Lalgudi G Jayaraman.

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#17 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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OST singing his most favourite vaggeyakkara
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 869348.ece

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#18 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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Here is an interview given by Sri OS Thyagarajan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5z8hcKbHSQ

It is a great pity that enogh write up does not exist in our forum.
He is the most dedicated classical Carnatic Musician and all his concerts are marked by clear lyrics diction.

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#19 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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I hope Music Academy will confer Sangeethakalanidi title on O S Thyagarajan.Two consecutive years have gone to Instrumentalists.Hope 2018 will be O S Thyagarajan.

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#20 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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"It is a great pity that enogh write up does not exist in our forum."
Possibly, MA goes by this yardstick!

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#21 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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Look at Sanjay the number of write ups.I do not understand where Musicians like OS Thyagarajan and Vijay Siva are placed by Rasikas.

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#22 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K »

SSI and LGJ had very high regard for OST's chaste and wholesome style, imagination.I recall SSI telling men the Eighties that OST is true traditionalist and torchbearer of our CM.If I am not mistaken. he even took lots o pointers from LGJ showing his desire to improve
It is still a mystery to me that with such high praise OST has not been given the recognition. Viewed in any light--Sruthi adherence,laya intricacies, repertoire of songs not only of the trinity but also of several modern composers--OST scores very high!!
Lets hope it is not too late for recognition!!

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#23 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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OST will be surely recognized . He for many years was working in shalimar paints or something as an accounts officer or something. Way back in 2002 the late SV Krishnan told this bit of info in his sabayorgale speech in ragasudha . Then he came full time to music concert circuit . Please do remember his peers are TVS and TNS - each of them have achieved and OST is almost there. His GURU TMT is hardly known to the basic CM rasikas and OST also is bit like that .

One thing he could have done is to perhaps sing more compositions other than T and also sing bit more RTP. His ideals is to stick with Sadguru thyagaraja thru his guru TM Thyagarajan. He sings the first four songs without any break as though it is a 4 ragamaliga song -such vigour and polish . I did not know Ramnad krishnan when I started hearing him , but now his music is so much of carbon copy of Ramnad krishnan . In the next 2 to 3 years he will get the coveted award . Personally for my chittis marriage in 1977 at mayavaram OST was the vocalist who sang for the concert. I cannot recollect every song as a fraudigy toddler but he sang the last song nee nama rooopamulaku in sowrashtram :D , what a sowrashtram it was - he sings the same sowrashtram even now with the same vigour??

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#24 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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There is a point.A seem to have hit the nail on the head.As OST packs with several Thagaraja Kritis,the main item is also generally a Thyagaraja Master piece.There will be no time for RTP in his concerts.He could perhaps reduce Thyagaraja's numbers by one or two,include others compositions and RTP.
But in TTD SVBC he has included Annamacharya Kritis. Occassionally he has sung Muthuswamy Dikshitar's also.
In a recent concert in Bengaluru OST gave a brief speech giving his direct Lineage to Thyagaraja and he finds nothing wrong in singing only Thyagaraja Kritis.
However whatever these factors are ,he deserves the MA recognition.

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#25 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

Post by Lakshman »

I managed to get the lyrics of the song kAlaDiyil shankarar sung by OST..

kAlaDiyil shankarar. rAgA: ranjani. k/cApu tALA.

P: kAlaDiyil shankarar toDangiya payaNam kAncIpura nagaril kaNDa perum shEkharar
A: mandahAsam puriyum manOhara vadanam candrashEkharEndrar avar nAmakaraNam
C1: hindu matam ugaukku INDitta jyOti vEda vEdAntam uNarttuginra sEdi
bandha pAsham aTradanAl avar karuNai anAdi tunbamuTrOrkkellAm avar tAnE nADi
2: pArvaiyilE jnAna marundonru irukkum nam pAvangaLai aduvEn niscayamAi azhikkum
tiruvaDiyil paNindAlE uLLam enrum kaLikkum nenjil kuraivinri deiva bhakti nilaikkum

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#26 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

Post by alphakrishnan »

Who has composed kaladiyl song?

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#27 Re: OST - OS Thyagarajan

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The composer is Shivaranjani (from the book Musical compositions in Audio cassettes by M.B.Vedavalli)..

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