M.S. Subbulakshmi

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#1226 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by venkatakailasam » 16 Sep 2016, 11:25

06-thiruvaruLperavE_nAn - pUrvikalyANi-MSS - 1296..

Listen at;

http://www.4shared.com/mp3/P1ACujONce/0 ... _pUrv.html
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#1227 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Pasupathy » 16 Sep 2016, 18:14

Ads about some M.S. 78 rpm Records
சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 91
எம்.எஸ். இசைத்தட்டு விளம்பரங்கள் !
செப்டம்பர் 16. எம். எஸ் -இன் பிறந்த நாள்.
http://s-pasupathy.blogspot.com/2016/09/91.html
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#1228 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by varsha » 17 Sep 2016, 07:55

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#1229 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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#1230 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by CRama » 17 Sep 2016, 11:05

MS REPERTOIRE- SOME MORE SONGS
Kalyani
Ninnu vina gati gana
Sankarabharanam
Idu nalla tarunam
Begada
Sankari neeve
Poorvikalyani
Tiruvarul perave
Nadanamakriya
Pitha pirai soodi
Chitham eppadiyo
Sudhasaveri
Padalam
Behag
Panniru karathoney
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#1231 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by sankark » 17 Sep 2016, 13:21

Wow! Thank you so much varsha.

Year?
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#1232 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by varsha » 17 Sep 2016, 14:48

Year ..only Cienu can tell :)
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#1233 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 17 Sep 2016, 19:52

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#1234 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by CRama » 17 Sep 2016, 22:58

Thanks a lot varsha.
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#1235 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 18 Sep 2016, 02:21

Mangaiyar Malar was devoting 2-3 pages for MS all through the centenary year. Gowri Ramanarayan confirms that Paramacharya arranged the recording of Balaji Pancharatnamala to help the family.
It was in a way sad because the serial has ended.
I was dreading another disappointment in DD Podhikai, but Viday Kalyanaraman, who has done a nice job as sweet as her singing, announced to my great joy that it would continue.
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#1236 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 18 Sep 2016, 21:43

It was interesting to read an old interview with MS> She is clear about the part of 'non-classical' pieces in classical concerts:
our programmes have been a blend of classical and light classical pieces, including devotional songs. What is your reaction to the view that such a “mixture”, to some extent detracts from the value of classical music?

I catch the point. In a Karnataka music concert, like any Hindustani concert, the heavy classical items like raga alapana, kriti, swara singing, tanam and pallavi come first and occupy the major part of the time. I still maintain this pattern when I sing to a south Indian audience. Towards the close of the concert, we sing padams, javalis, tillanas, ragamalikas and bhajans (south Indian style), just as thumris, ghazals and bhajans come after khayal in Hindustani concerts. When I sing to a mixed audience,

I change my pattern slightly and sing a few bhajans in the middle of the concert because many north Indians are eager to hear them in preference to Karnataka classical items.

One should remember here that kritis and kirtans, which represent the peak of classical music in the Karnataka system, are also devotional in character, although cast in a different mould. In my opinion, an occasional mixture of this kind will not detract from the value of classical music.

Full interview:
http://swarajyamag.com/from-the-archive ... bbulakshmi
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#1237 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 18 Sep 2016, 21:45

A tribute from The Sunday Standard reproduced in Swarajya:
http://swarajyamag.com/from-the-archive ... e-of-india
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#1238 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 20 Sep 2016, 08:23

Today is the birthday of MS according to Tamizh tradition. It is her birth star, apabharani. The pamchami tithti also sets in by 12 noon.
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#1239 M.S' celebration at her home town- reported in the Hindu

Post by sitaky » 20 Sep 2016, 11:34

When the city reminisced about M.S.


RAJALAKSHMI PADMANABHAN



Nisha Rajagopal presented a vocal performance to the accompaniment of R. Rahul on violin and Vijay Natesan on mridangam, on the first day of M.S.Subbulakshmi memorial concerts that commenced at Sri Sadguru Sangeetha Samajam.

Nisha began with ‘Era Napai’ in ‘Todi’, and followed it up with short compositions. Her alapana in ‘Pantuvarali’ for Tyagaraja kriti ‘Enna Ganu Rama’ was evocative of the meditative spirit of the raga.

The next few songs were those that the audience always identify with M.S. Subbulakshmi: ‘Ranga puravihara’ in ‘Brindavana Saranga’ by Dikshithar and ‘Bhogindra sayinam’ in ‘Kuntala Varali’ by Swati Tirunal, ‘Nanati badhuku’ by Annamacharya in ‘Revathi’, ‘Anandam en solveno” from the film ‘Sakunthalai’ and the stately ‘Kurai onrum illai’.

Keeping in mind the number of students who were assembled at the hall, Sriranjini Santanagopalan presented rare compositions in her concert such as Patnam Subramanya Iyer’s ‘Garuda gamana samayamide’ in ‘Naagaswaraavali’. She drew the rasikas’ attention to the beauty of the phrase “amudanaya iniya muthamizh” from ‘Devi neeye tunai’ in ‘Keeravani’ by Sivan. The two other songs she sang on the fish-eyed goddess were Shyama Shastri’s ‘Meena lochana brova’ and the M.S. favourite ‘Saroja dala netri.’

She then took up the challenging ‘Nagumomu’ in Abheri, with support from N. Sampath on violin, Sumesh Narayanan on mridangam and K.V. Gopalakrishnan on ganjira. The concert ended with ‘Kurai Onrum Illai’. The singer’s energy and creativity went well with the audience. The programme on the third day was a jugalbandhi of Hindustani and Carnatic music by violinists Lalgudi G. Krishnan on violin, Sriram Parasuram on mridangam, and Palladam Ravi on mrudangam and Rajendra Nagot played table. The performers played ragas that are named differently in these parallel traditions, such as ‘Nattai’ and ‘Jog’, and ‘Purvi Kalyani’ and ‘Pooryakalyan’. They strove to bring out the vibrancy of their styles and performed with scintillating exuberance.

The mridangist and tabla rose to the occasion with high energy beats. The audience, who were not used to the North Indian style and accustomed to a traditional Carnatic music were pleasantly surprised and intrigued.

Sumitra Vasudevan began with Mysore Vasudevacharya’s ‘Pranamamyaham’ in Goulai. She then sang Syama Sastri’s ‘Marivere’ in Ananda Bhairavi. Sivan’s ‘Kanda Vandarul’ in Aberi was followed by an upbeat alapana in ‘Mohanam’ for Dikshitar’s ‘Kadambaripriya’ . The violinist, N.C. Madhavan, made a mark with his melodious improvisations, while Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar played mridangam ably. The final songs were in Tamil: ‘Varugirano’, ‘Sadasiva bhajana’ and ‘Enna solli azhaithal’.

Gayatri Girish was mindful of beginning with an M.S. favourite, ‘Sriman Narayana.’ She also dedicated one song to the Acharya of Kanchi, beginning ‘Enna perum thavam’. Her alapana in ‘Sudha Danyasi’ for ‘Azhaga’ and in ‘Simhendra Madyamam’ were much to the taste of the listeners, who also appreciated violinist B.U. Ganesh Prasad for his grasp of the singer’s creative phrases and the majestic beats of Mannargudi Balaji on mridangam and Alathur Rajaganesh on kanjira.

What impressed the audience the most was an outstanding ‘Raga Malika’, specially composed on M.S. Subbulakshmi by Sangeetha vidwan Sri Gottuvadyam Ravi Kiran. Gayatri Girish received this year’s Meenakshi Award.

The final day celebrations were held at Chamber Auditorium and was organised by Bharathi Yuvakendra and Anugrathin Anushanm, where Nityasree Mahadevan was given M.S. Award for music. Indira Soundararajan, renowned author, presided over the function. Sankaralingam, Commissioner of Income Tax, was the chief guest. Nityasree performed several compositions that were made popular by M.S. She was ably supported by M.A. Krishnaswamy on violin, I. Shivakumar on mridangam and Trichy Krishnasamy on ghatam
18/09/2016
Rajalakshmi Padmanabhan
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#1240 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 24 Sep 2016, 05:02

Folks:In case you missed this in "The Hindu"
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... sliderNews.

The writer is my nephew Bala Shankar. Forumites may be familiar with some of the anecdotes from my previous postings .
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#1241 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by suriyanmr » 11 Oct 2016, 19:44

Rsachi wrote:Respected all (especially Cienu!),
In y'day's repeat telecast of Kurai Onrum Illai, V Sriram mentioned that MSS concluded her SK acceptance speech with a beautiful shloka with this meaning (I quote roughly from memory): "to the mother in Madurai who played the veena gracefully and breastfed me with music, my obeisance." He wondered aloud whose composition this shloka could have been.
To my mind, this looks like a shloka penned on the spot by someone like Dr V Raghavan at MSS's request expressing her sentiments towards her beloved mother.

I couldn't find the words of the shloka at MSSTribute.org

If anyone can give the words, and also throw light on the composer etc., I would be grateful!
Thanks in advance,
Sachi R.
The couplet is from the Amba Navarathna Mala, second verse, composed by Sri Kalidasa. Sourced from the complete text of the acceptance speech M S Subbulakshmi (re)published in Kalki weekly's deepavali annual special number 2015.

இடத்தோளில் வீணையைச் சாய்த்துக்கொண்டு, ஆச்சார்ய ரூபத்தில் எழுந்தருளி, தயை பெருக்கி, வரம் நல்கும் ஸங்கீத மாதாவை வணங்குகிறேன் !
தயாமான தீர்க்க நயனாம் தேஸிக ரூபேண தர்சிதாப்யுதயாம்
வாமாகுச நிஹித வீணாம் வரதாம் சங்கீத மாத்ருகாம் வந்தே.

Smt M S used to sing the fifth verse of the same composition (sa Ri ga ma pa danira dantham) as a fitting prelude to the chittaranjani krithi of sri thayagaraja, Nadhathanum anisam.
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#1242 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Rsachi » 11 Oct 2016, 20:24

Thank you, Mr. Suriyan,
but sorry I can't read Tamil. If a Sanskrit text can be shared, I will be very grateful!
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#1243 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 11 Oct 2016, 22:12

Amba navaratna malika link:
http://stotram.co.in/navaratnamala-by-kalidasa/

दयमानदीर्घनयनां देसिकरूपेणदर्शिताभ्युदयाम् ।
वामकुचनिहितवीणां वरदां सङ्गीतमातृकां वन्दे ॥
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#1244 information about MS Amma's photo

Post by RSR » 21 Oct 2016, 22:36

This absolutely endearing photo was posted by the admin of Tribute to m.s.subbulakshmi. Is it Radha in the picture? or MS as a child ,herself? Intriguing. but lovely.... May I have information from rasikas who had the good fortune to move closely in that family?
https://sites.google.com/site/rsrtrials ... icture-who

( please note. this is a temporary link)
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#1245 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 22 Oct 2016, 21:29

#1103..SrinathK... Soulmate! .. Almost all the songs in Hindi Meera were divine ( as in Tamil version). This particular song is a gem. . Nivedhitha Ramakrishnan ( ( I think , she is hiding somewhere in this forum behind a moniker) had done great service by uploading all the songs from Hindi Meera. including this. Somehow, saregama muted many of the uploads in youtube. .. I am an ardent devotee of MS of those years. for her excellent voice from 1936(20) to say, 1966(50) . I sometimes wish that she had stopped giving concerts after 1966! that too after the advent of Video nuisance . Thereafter her voice did not have the earlier sweetness and abandon. Thanks to your link, I reclaimed this song just now. Kindly do not give youtube links. .. Find some other method. As people like us are interested in her music, it is better to extract the mp3 from the youtube and then place the mp3 in google-drive. Rasikas can download and listen. We can make it private for circulation thereby avoiding copyright issues. ..Thanks a Ton.
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#1246 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 25 Oct 2016, 00:03

Dear RSR: I would place this pic in the early forties. I do not think it is Radha,not Gowri either because she was not born then.
Perhaps Cienu can help us out with his mother's help.
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#1247 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by varsha » 26 Oct 2016, 09:15

https://www.mediafire.com/?d3tsi8ta5vxuisx
MSS-TR-KM
A brilliant flash of kAnaDa in rAgamalika
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#1248 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Aditto » 27 Oct 2016, 20:26

varsha wrote:https://www.mediafire.com/?d3tsi8ta5vxuisx
MSS-TR-KM
A brilliant flash of kAnaDa in rAgamalika
Indeed....just wow......MS , she is magic ... she will leave the listener wanting for more music....
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#1249 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 30 Oct 2016, 19:54

Smt M.S.Subbulakshmi & Smt Radha Viswanathan -
Multi-lingual Invocation (5 languages)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLDQzxO ... Dzz5ad4LI4
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#1250 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 31 Oct 2016, 21:28

M.S. Subbulakshmi
1935 Broadcast Record

Enakkun iru padam - Ragamalika - Part 1 & 2 :-
https://soundcloud.com/thebranchdravidi ... nakkun-iru
https://soundcloud.com/thebranchdravidi ... i-ennakkun
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