Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

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#26 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 26 Mar 2011, 05:41

Ramasubramanian M.K:
One of the students of Smt. Lalitha Bhanu, jayk_89, is a rasika member.
He may be able get a few old recordings.
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#27 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 26 Mar 2011, 05:45

Post # 18 - H.Y.Narayanan:-
Smt. N.C.Soundaravalli learnt music from H.Y.Narayanan, a sishya of Kittmani Iyer. http://www.hindu.com/fr/2007/12/21/stor ... 450600.htm
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#28 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 26 Mar 2011, 06:31

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Lalitha Krishnamurthy
B. Ponnammal, Parasalai
D. Lalitha
D. Vimala, Vellore Sisters
Mani Iyer, Sri Vanjiyam
N. Hariharasubramani, Vetchur
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#29 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 26 Mar 2011, 09:32

Post #22
N. Hariharasubramani, Vechoor

"Prince Rama Varma, a member of the Royal Family of Travancore, started formal lessons in music in 1982 from Prof. Vechoor Hariharasubramania Iyer, a senior disciple of Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, who continued to teach him until his demise in 1994."

Tribute to Prof. Vechoor Hariharasubramanian Iyer by Prince Rama Varma:
http://ramavarma.yolasite.com/tribute-t ... or-sir.php
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#30 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 26 Mar 2011, 09:52

Post #22
Vellore Sisters Srimatis D. Vimala and D. Lalitha

They performed at the Music Academy Premises, Mowbray's Road on 31 Dec 1955.
They are elder sisters of Smt. Vani Jayaram!
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#31 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by ashasiva » 26 Mar 2011, 13:57

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#32 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 26 Mar 2011, 14:58

ashasiva:
Wonderful! Thank you!
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#33 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by cmlover » 26 Mar 2011, 19:20

Very nice to see the picture of Parassala Ponnammal (the Golden girl) in about her 30's. She was accidentally rediscovered only after she performed at Chennai and took the CM circles by storm. How true it is that we discover talent only through publicity! Hats off to the pioneering efforts of KSM for finding and promoting the CM pearls of Bombay in whose lusture we bask even today. The rediscovery got for Ponnammal a slot to perform at Cleveland and she is now a minion of millions over the globe and her Shishya Nandini displayed the talents she assimilated from her guru in the recent Carnatic Idol program with raving support from our membership. It all goes to show how important 'Rasika Recognition' is for the discovery of CM Gems lost through neglect in the ravages of time. Now that we have this forum let us not make the same mistake again!
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#34 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by cmlover » 26 Mar 2011, 19:31

Thanks ashasiva!
We need such gems to be posted and better to have the artistes participate at the forum to hear firsthand their experiences to document the history of CM and also to pay our homage to these forgotten artistes. Better late than never!
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#35 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by rajeshnat » 26 Mar 2011, 19:39

Ramasubramanian M.K wrote: The problem in the Fifties --artistes who came of age and started knocking on doors--was that there were too few institutions and the older crop of male/Female artistes were dominating the scene, there was no Corporate or State Patronage,not enough 'pesky" reviewers(with all modesty there very few "pushy" reviewers like my father the late K.S.Mahadevan--who wrote for Indian Express Chennai) who could use their "pulls" with Sabhas organisers--my father during the Eighties,Nineties and early 2000, was shameless and relentless in "plugging" upcoming artistes who found it difficult to get traction in the elitist ,cloistered Institutions especially in Chennai ---the Ranjani Gayathris,the Gayathri Venkataraghavans,the Amritha Venkatesh--all of them lacked the 'pull" with the Chennai Institutions despite their talent and my late father was tenacious in seeking opportunities- for these artistes and today they are all enjoying immense popularity and RICHLY DESERVED--In the Mid Nineties,he got Ranjani-Gayathri--at that time they were a Violin Duo--to play in my father's 80th birthday in Chennai where all the leading sabha organisers attended and were mighty impressed with the newest Bombay Imports!!! He even got the late Subbudu to attend one of their recitals in Chennai during the December season and write a glowing review and the rest is History.
MKR Sir,
Your father is truly a great man. I see lot of references of accomplished and elderly statesman promoting and bringing in gems like RG sisters, GV's and Amrutha Venkatesh. On a side note , atleast having looked for the past 10 years closely in chennai , I dont see that kind of promotion happening that well for male singers. This observation is fairly omnipresent in the 25 + sabha patrons and organizers.

To an extent there is a bias or perhaps put it in a better way a "subconscious pushing tendency for female artists" is indeed there - but of course they deserve that as there is a bias against them in general by supporting artists . Kind of one for and one against. As I write i think a lot of 30 - age group male musicians falling under the crack without a statesman like KS Mahadevan supporting them.

Any thoughts on that Sir?
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#36 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 27 Mar 2011, 08:53

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Chandra Sampath, Chennai
Nagarajan, Maharajapuram
N.V. Soundaravalli, B.A., Chennai
A. Rukmini Sanjeevi, Chennai
K.S. Venkataraman, Chennai
V. Sarada, Chennai
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#37 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 27 Mar 2011, 09:02

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Smt. N.C.Soundaravalli learnt music from H.Y.Narayanan, a sishya of Kittmani Iyer. http://www.hindu.com/fr/2007/12/21/stor ... 450600.htm

See Post #18 for H.Y. Narayanan!
The Teacher and also his Student are included in the list of young artists!
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#38 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 27 Mar 2011, 09:17

Post #36.
Maharajapuram Nagarajan
He is the son of M.R. Krishnamurthy - the cinema actor and younger brother of Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer. Sanjay Subrahmanyan’s mother learnt music from Maharajapuram Nagarajan:-
http://sanjaysub.blogspot.com/2010/06/m ... trust.html

Recent photograph of Maharajapuram Nagarajan: http://www.musicindiaonline.com/artist/ ... Nagarajan/
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#39 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by thanjavooran » 27 Mar 2011, 18:48

Ref 2/2 S. Premakumari BA is Prema Hariharan MA
Madurai T. Venkatesan brother of Madurai T. Srinivasan Mirudhangist was a disciple of ARI

Thanjavooran 27 03 2011
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#40 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 28 Mar 2011, 08:16

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L-R:
P.S. Narayanaswamy, Chennai
A. Srinivasaraghavan, Chennai
Rajalakshmi Narayanan, Chennai
K.J. Tiripurasundari, New Delhi
Kumari V. Meenakshi, Chennai
S.K. Shenbagam, Tiruvananthapuram
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#41 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by sramaswamy » 29 Mar 2011, 00:43

Thanks PB. Very interesting history unearthed!

N. Hariharasubramani, Vetchur

Vechoor Chidambara Iyer Shankar from next generation has replaced him as the new young man now. Vechoor Haraharasubramani Iyer is his uncle and guru.

http://www.hindu.com/fr/2008/01/11/stor ... 340300.htm
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#42 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 29 Mar 2011, 05:27

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L. Krishnamurthy, Mudikondan
T.K. Govinda Rao, Tirupunithurai
V.R. Krishnan, Chennai
B. Krishnamurthy, Chennai
S. Kalyanaraman, Chennai
Ambujam Hariharan, Chennai
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#43 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 29 Mar 2011, 05:41

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L. Krishnamurthy, Mudikondan:
He is the son-in-law of Mudikondan Sri C. Venkatarama Iyer.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1046537895 ... 4330653122

T.K. Govinda Rao, Tirupunithurai
Disciple of Musiri Subramania Iyer.
http://archives.chennaionline.com/music ... /03tkg.asp

S. Kalyanaraman, Chennai
One of the foremost disciples of GNB.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Kalyanaraman
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#44 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by keerthi » 29 Mar 2011, 16:09

#$ is B.Krishnamurthy, not P. Krishnamurthy. An understandable error in transliteration, as the original is in Tamizh.

http://www.musicacademymadras.in/2007-w ... ards07.pdf

http://www.hindu.com/fr/2011/02/11/stor ... 030400.htm
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#45 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 29 Mar 2011, 16:49

keerthi wrote:B.Krishnamurthy, not P. Krishnamurthy.
Thanks! Corrected in post #42.
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#46 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by VK RAMAN » 29 Mar 2011, 21:45

If any of the rasikas has one or more of their known artists audio, it will be nice to listen to them.
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#47 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by rshankar » 29 Mar 2011, 21:51

Pratyaksham Bala wrote:T.K. Govinda Rao, Tirupunithurai Disciple of Musiri Subramania Iyer. http://archives.chennaionline.com/music ... /03tkg.asp
And guru of the current SKs, the Bombay Sisters...
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#48 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 30 Mar 2011, 05:44

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L-R:
S.R. Janakiraman, Chennai
V. Ranganayaki, Chennai
R.K. Srikantan, Mysore
M.A. Narasimhachariar, Mysore
G.K. Ponnammal, Guruvayur
S. Ganesan, Mayuram
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#49 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 30 Mar 2011, 05:47

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S.R. Janakiraman
Learnt music from Tiger Varadachariar and M.D. Ramanathan at Kalashetra.
http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/ ... 952226.ece

R.K. Srikantan
Started learning music from his father R.Krishna Sastri, a Sanskrit/Kannada scholar and harikatha exponent, and brother Venkatrama Sastri.
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2007/01/12/stor ... 050300.htm

Guvurayur Ponnammal
Disciple of Chembai Vaidhyanatha Bhagavathar.
Mridangist Guruvayur Dorai and Violinist G.K. Rajamani are her brothers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guruvayur_Dorai
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#50 Re: Photographs of Young Artists of 1950's

Post by CRama » 30 Mar 2011, 10:10

Vidwan MA Narasimhachar was a very famous musician in Karnatka. I have heard his concerts in eightees in Bangalore- live and radio concerts. He was a highly rated musician in Karnataka in the same league of R.K.Srikantan . But he did not become famous outside his native State.
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