T.R. Subramaniam

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#1 T.R. Subramaniam

Post by prashant » 04 Nov 2005, 22:33

TRS Mama's music has always fascinated me. His encyclopedic repertoire, solid patantaram imbibed from Musiri combined with his [for lack of a better word] 'unconventional' approach, and constantly amazing pallavi singing make him IMO one of the most fascinating vidwans to listen to especially for students of music. He's a great example of how to aesthetically and seamlessly integrate laya rigor into music.

His viruttam singing is also really exceptional. Hope to hear some clips of this great musician, especially some pallavis. Coolkarni Sir in another thread has posted his Bilahari RTP 'raghukula tilakuDai velasina rAmachandruDE mApAli dEvuDu sri' which was extremely enjoyable. Looking forward to more clips and discussion of Sri TRS's music.
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Post by coolkarni » 06 Nov 2005, 11:21

In addition to the pallavi and viruttams, what i find enticing is the way he sings lesser known kritis and dasar padas, In fact I rate him as the finest exponent of dasar padas (based on whatever i have heard)
so here are three tracks in all the three categories.
http://rapidshare.de/files/7225710/trs-RTP-Ranjini.mp3

http://rapidshare.de/files/7232267/trs- ... Sahana.mp3

http://rapidshare.de/files/7232605/trs- ... alyani.mp3
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Post by cmlover » 07 Nov 2005, 11:23

I was bowled over by that Ranjani RTP!
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Post by prashant » 08 Nov 2005, 09:59

What a superb Ranjani you have shared, Coolkarni Sir. Just downloading the other tracks now.
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Post by coolkarni » 08 Nov 2005, 10:13

come on with all your feedback !!!!!
just let me know if this formula of rtp-lesser heard krithis-dasar padas will do.
i can organise myself and we can go through such sets of tracks, many times over
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#6

Post by cmlover » 08 Nov 2005, 10:32

coolkarni

I did enjoy the dasar padas. But my understanding of those pieces and the cultural background is very limited. I am not competent to comment on the excellence simply because I have not heard much. Pardon me!
On the other hand that RTP is out of this world. His technique appears novel and unique. I would love to hear more of the rare RTPs by TRS if you have more of it. Now it is up to you :D
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Post by coolkarni » 08 Nov 2005, 10:41

DRS
can we hope to have your attention (divided one though,since the odeyar thread is still on) on dasar padas here ,also ,pleeeease !!
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Post by prashant » 08 Nov 2005, 10:56

Yes, Dr. Shrikaanth would be the ideal person to comment on the rendition of the dasar pada.

One thing I enjoy in TRS Sir's pallavis is that on the surface they are very artithmetically simple in construction - but he manages to extract every nuance from them in a very pleasing and aesthetic manner. The best part is that tALa is maintained in an effortless, nonchalant way with no thigh-beating.

Perhaps if Sri Mohan Santhanam is reading this, he can share with us more valuable insights on his Guru's music.

Please do share more as and when possible, Coolkarni
Sir.
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Post by param » 08 Nov 2005, 15:10

Dear coolkarni,

I have started downloading the TRS RTPs and should be able to give you a feedback on Thursday - Trust this would be fine with you. Kindly confirm.
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Post by drshrikaanth » 09 Nov 2005, 05:51

Coolkarnni
I will pitch in with whatever I can. nIvu kELOdu heccO nAnu bareyOdu heccO!.

As I have mentioned in the oDeyar thread, I will be tied for another 10 days or so due to an exam.
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#12

Post by cmlover » 09 Nov 2005, 06:46

coolkarni

Thanks for obliging. Shanmukapriya is most appropriate since we are now discussing MSS's Shanmukapriya at sangeetham. A true foil :D I have yet to listen TRS.

I do love dasar pada but let someone also post the lyrics. I have an allergy to listening to songs without the lyrics. Perhaps Lakshman can help!
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Post by meena » 09 Nov 2005, 07:01

cml

the text were provided to me by Lji

nInE ballidanO:

P: nInE ballidanO hari ninna dAsaru ballidaro
A: nAnA teradi nidhAnisi nODalu nInE bhaktarAdhInanAda mEle
C1: jalaja bhavANDakke oDeya nInenisuve balu doDDavanu nInahudo
alasade hagaliruLennade anudina olidu baliya mane bAgila kAida mEle
2: kyAtiyindali puruhUta sahita sura vrAtavu ninnanu Olaisalu
bhUtaLadoLu samprItige siluki nI pArttana rathake sutanAda mEle
3: parama puruSa parabomma nInenutali nirata shrutiyu koNDADutire
vara pANDavara maneyULiga mADyavaru kare karedellige pOgi kAida mEle
4: dUradalli paNege hoDeyalu bhISmana samharipenenuta cakra jhaLapisuta
bharadinda baralalli harinAma balavire parikisi nODi summane tirugida mEle
5: taraLa kareyalu nI tvaritadi kambhadi bandu nara mrga rUpadindavana kAide
varagaLIva purandara viTTala ninna smaripara manadalli sereya sikkida mEle

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parAku mADade:

P: parAku mADade parAmbarisi enna aparAdhangaLa kSamiso
A: dharA ramaNa phaNidharArcita surAdhipati vandita
C1: nararoLage pAmaranu nAniha parake sAdhanavariye shrI hariye
sharaNu hokke ninna caraNa kamalakke kaRuNadhim ninna smaraNe enagittu
2: japavanariyenu tapavanariyenu upavAsa vratagaLanariye shrI hariye
krpAvalOkanadinda A pApagaLanella apAhatava mADo apAra mahimane
3: kariya rakSisi draupadiya more lAlisi taraLa kolidu nI porede dayadi
sariyarasa ninna sariyAru kANe karuNisayya shrI purandara viTTala

(corrections are welcome)
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khamas kriti is a WOW!

upEndramAshrayAmi. rAgA: khamAs. c/tripuTa tALA. -(sree MV comp.)

P: upEndramAshrayAmi santatam krpAlavAlam indirApatim
A: apAra vaibhavam suma bhUSitam dvipArti haraNam shruti birIDitam
C: vAsudEvam akhila lOka sharaNam vAsavAdi vandita vara caraNam
bhAsamAna shArdEndu vadanam bhAsurAbja daLa vishAla nayanam

Yet to listen to rtp.
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Post by coolkarni » 09 Nov 2005, 07:33

cml meena

i will apply the brakes (to my uploads) here.
as DRS has indicated that he will be tied up with exams for 10 days or so, we will wait and after that we can progress with further sets .

DRS thank you so much for obliging .
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Post by prashant » 09 Nov 2005, 10:26

Listened to the Ranjani RTP in more detail - Ranjani which is often dismissed as a 'scalar' raga takes on several new dimensions with this handling. Lots of unconventional piDis [which take supreme guts and confidence to execute as nonchalantly as he does!] and detailed exploration in three octaves. Easily the most unique Ranjani I have heard.

The sahAnA piece was very nice as well with usual engaging swarams from TRS Sir. Haven't heard the dAsar piece yet. I do have a rendition of upEndram AshrayAmi - lovely krithi.

Coolkarni Sir - how about a ghana rAgA RTP when you next upload? Perhaps tODi, kAmbhOji or bhairavi?
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Post by cmlover » 09 Nov 2005, 11:49

Thanks meena! Now I can enjoy the pada better!

Coolkarni

The pada discussions can wait for DRS. But we can go ahead with those magnificent TRS RTPs unless you want to take your holidays :D too!
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#17

Post by prashant » 09 Nov 2005, 14:03

I echo cmlover's thoughts. I am unfortunately yet to hear the Shanmukhapriya and the concurrent set of uploads due to some computer issues at home, but will catch up soon. Please do keep the RTP uploads coming at your convenience.
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Post by venkmal » 09 Nov 2005, 15:51

dharA ramaNa phaNidharArcita surAdhipati vandita
dhaRa ramaNa phaNitha rAma Rarchitha Suraadhi pathi vidhi
haraadhi
vandita it goes like that.

kariya rakSisi draupadiya more lAlis this is Valisi.
i have learnt like this but not in kharaharapriya but in saveri.

please chk.
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Post by coolkarni » 10 Nov 2005, 09:40

before i start with the set of rtps, here is one more lec dem on pallavi singing.
first part
http://rapidshare.de/files/7422120/TRS_ ... Part_1.mp3

for those of you newcomers who may not have downloaded th first lec dem by trs, pl request for another posting here.
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Post by meena » 10 Nov 2005, 10:43

thanku Kji
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Post by ksrimech » 10 Nov 2005, 13:24

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Post by ninjathegreat » 10 Nov 2005, 18:26

thanks, kulkarniji...

Can someone also post his Lec-Dem on Thanams? I gathered from the discussion on Sangeetham that one such exists...

Cheers
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Post by coolkarni » 10 Nov 2005, 18:49

ninja.
yes.the one posted by ksrimech is the earlier bunch.This is the one referred to at sangeetham.it is a big lec dem

i have recently come across another video version.
i have posted the audio track-first part-here on this thread-titled Lec Dem 2 part 1.The other tracks of this version i will post later tonight.
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Post by meena » 11 Nov 2005, 00:04

Listened to the lec-dem part 2 on pallavi.
sree trs was running a cold, inspite of this what a wonderful demo he presented.
Kji who is the lady asking the Q's? Is this video titled 'pallavi with a smile'? thanku


ksrimech
mundirikottai! ha ha, arent we all at times.
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Post by coolkarni » 11 Nov 2005, 04:20

meena-
he keeps addressing her as Kalpagam.
program was organised by saraswathi vaggeyakara trust
concluding part
http://rapidshare.de/files/7428515/TRS_ ... Part_2.mp3
http://rapidshare.de/files/7429778/TRS_ ... Part_3.mp3
http://rapidshare.de/files/7430706/TRS_ ... Part_4.mp3
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