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Post by srkris » 24 Apr 2006, 00:13

Ariyakudi, Chowdiah and Mani Iyer

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Post by srkris » 24 Apr 2006, 00:53

Ariyakudi, TNK, Mani Iyer

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Post by bala747 » 10 May 2006, 14:14

ARI has to be a vidwan whom I can never appreciate beyond a certain level. I don't know, his singing just sounds too contrived and devoid of spontaneity to me and it often seems to me that its PMI Who is carrying the show. Also, to me a kutcheri with 10 different major ragas not even reaching 2 1/2 hours is like eating a only a mouthful of dishes at a huge buffet. Not satisfying (work with my analogies here please!!)

I don't know. I would rather hear SSI (who idolised ARI), or Somu, MDR any day.
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Post by Mahesh » 10 May 2006, 16:21

I agree with Bala, I've never been able to appriciate his concerts, maybe because there are only a very limited amount of his concerts in circulation.

Oh, in the first pic above, I *think* it's [a young] KVN on the thambura.
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Post by rajeshnat » 10 May 2006, 17:00

I know a well known vocalist with whom I sometimes discuss about CM. Once I told him .
I understand that ARI is credited with the Kutcheri structure , that is a phenomenal achievement.Apart from that I feel he was just lucky to be born in 1890, and since brightest stars like GNB/MMI/SSI/PMI were born in 1910's hence I postulated that age group difference of + 20 years has been the reason for these later stars to awe the musical aspect of Ariyakudi.I compared Shri Ariyakudi like the eldest male child in a family, where SSI/MMI/PMI/GNB's are the younger siblings .

The vocalist said , you have not fully understood ARI much . He is the only musician to sing all RAgas in <u>pure Absolute terms(everything in exact proportion , no overdoing and staying long in one RAga and there is always a sense of Viruvirrupu( a sense of urgency)).

Perhaps many rasikas like me find him little less appealing and hyper esoteric (In one concert singing atleast 3 ghana ragas like Bhairavi,Todi,KalyAni and Shankarabharanam...) . But maybe the performing community connects better ! For sure I need more time to fully assimilate ARI.
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Post by sriucl » 10 May 2006, 19:24

The reason for more songs in his concerts was due to the fact, that he was too good in assessing the audience and would lower his standard of performing by being simple and short with ragas and swarams and sing more songs instead.

But in the chamber concerts and small private gatherings, my guru recalls, that he had many occasions just listening to him sing in a small hall of 30/40. Those concerts and his performance used to be so good , a contrast to his more public/temple and esp.marriage concerts singing. His ragas would be quite long and more interesting swarams then.

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Post by param » 20 May 2006, 16:56

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Post by jaisree » 28 Nov 2006, 12:14

A live concert album of Shri. Ariyakudi with TNK and PMI is being relased by Carnatica on Dec. 3rd, along with a live concert recording of Ariyakudi's disciple Alleppey Shri. P. Venkatesan. There will also be a concert performance that day by Shri. Venkatesan accompanied by Shri. MA Sundareswaran, Shri. Raja Rao and Shri. Sundarkumar.
(See http://rasika.carnatica.net)
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Post by vsnatarajan » 28 Nov 2006, 22:05

coolkarni wrote:Ariakudis SUBRAMANYAYA NAMASTHE-with all its grandeur sets up the frame for me , .
Dear Coolkarni.
is there any chance you may have ARI's Ariakudis SUBRAMANYAYA NAMASTHE?. I have renderings from other legends like Chembai, GNB and the immitable DKP.

There is an anecdote where kanchi Swamigal invited ARI and requested him to sing this song.
would apprecaite ur reply
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Post by padren68 » 29 Nov 2006, 09:51

Sri VS Natarajan
Pls check this link:
http://www.sangeethapriya.org/Downloads ... svpmi.html
This has the kriti you requested.
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Post by padren68 » 29 Nov 2006, 09:51

If the link does not work, let me know I will u/l and send u the link to your email.
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Post by vsnatarajan » 29 Nov 2006, 18:36

padren68 wrote:If the link does not work, let me know I will u/l and send u the link to your email.
Dear sir,

the link you mentioned does not work.
is there any way you can point to some other resource?
Apprecaite your help.
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Post by meena » 30 Nov 2006, 00:26

vsnatarajan

i just checked u can d/l the file from megaupload.com or individual tracks (right click and save)
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Post by jaisree » 30 Nov 2006, 20:00

Here's the Ariyakudi 3-CD album that will be officially released on Dec. 3rd:

http://carnatica.net/shoppingarcade/Prd ... php?id=196
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Post by vsnatarajan » 30 Nov 2006, 20:28

hi thnaks.
have to buy that.
But no Subramanyaaya namasthe there
the other links are all dead.

let me see.
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Post by meena » 01 Dec 2006, 00:51

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Post by vsnatarajan » 01 Dec 2006, 07:58

Dear Meena.

I frankly had given up on hearing this ARI rendering of this Dikshidhar's magnum opus.(rather one of his many)

Thanks for giving me the link. i just down loaded it and listening to it

stumbled on this site by destiny and relishing it.

Appreciate your help.

Good day to you
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Post by mohan » 01 Dec 2006, 08:02

Does anyone have the details about the controversy between Ariyakudi and Papanasam Sivan regarding Karthikeya Gangeya in Thodi?
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Post by meena » 14 Jan 2007, 06:33

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#45

Post by drshrikaanth » 14 Jan 2007, 06:57

Excellent article Meena. Has that endearing personal touch. Thanks for posting it.
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#46

Post by srkris » 14 Jan 2007, 07:00

Excellent article, its a huge article in today's newspaper (front page of magazine section)
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Post by mahesh3 » 14 Jan 2007, 07:25

Whether it was his ..............Or the "fractional non-alignment of sruthi."

First, with intense discipline and practice he developed a large repertoire: it is rumoured that he knew the most number of songs, almost a hundred, in thodi alone!

That could very well have described the TNS of today...he must know atleast a 100 songs in thodi....
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Post by baboosh » 14 Jan 2007, 09:06

Though Ariyakudi was credited with the designing of present Katcheri paddathi,Veenai Dhanammal and Rangaramanuja iyengar who compiled the Kritimani malai were not very happy about that.When somebody quipped to Dhanammal that Ariyakudi was given a title as "sangeetha ratnakara"she had a dig that she thought it was a name of a book.
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#49

Post by meena » 14 Jan 2007, 10:17

DRS

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#50

Post by vsnatarajan » 14 Jan 2007, 14:45

how I wish he was in this generation.

God comes in all forms to uplift us, through the venerable ARI too.

so much to tread and travel to reach, even mortal heights for me
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