D Pasupathi

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Post by coolkarni » 19 Jan 2006, 18:13

here is a nice opening track of D Pasupathi , disciple of Mysore Vasudevacharya.


: http://rapidshare.de/files/11348107/03- ... _.mp3.html

Some of my most memorable concerts in chennai and the period I lived in Kancheepuram were pasupathi's.
I wish we can discuss this artist more here .I know very little ,except that he has been involved with kalakshetra

I will try and put a couple of tracks from AIR ,here.
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Post by mantra » 20 Jan 2006, 00:20

Coolkarni Sir,
I am listening to a beautiful Lathangi followed by Aparathamulu (By D. Pasupathi)posted in the Lathangi discussion by you. I am very much interested in knowing about Sri D. Pasupathy and am looking forward to some of his renditions
Regards
Shyam
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Post by meena » 20 Jan 2006, 05:34

Kji

i remember reading one of kalakshetra dance reviews, quoted something like D.Pasupati singing/having - temple bell like voice.

shankar
do u have any info abt DP?
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Post by rshankar » 20 Jan 2006, 09:09

Meena,
Not much. All I know that he was the VP of Kalakshetra.
Ravi
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Post by cmlover » 20 Jan 2006, 09:20

coolkarni!
You have started the batting with a sixer. I trust you will continue the batting. The man is intoxicating. We are ready...

meena
Any chance of finding a picture...
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Post by meena » 20 Jan 2006, 10:00

cml

when the first clip of DP was shared with us on bboard, i did look up kalakshetra site then, to find any info/pic, no luck. sorry
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 20 Jan 2006, 15:51

Hi,
I am new member,Radhakrishnan,Thrissur.
Happened to visit this site only recently,it is indeed useful to music lovers.
With so many forums,I am confused where to post a reply or to start a new one;but this particular one that of Pasupathy sir:
He was a student of Kalakshetra,when Tiger,Vasudevacharya were all there.He was the professor at Thirupathi college and later joined Kalakshetra in the 80s.He has composed music for Kalakshetra dance dramas like Panchali sapatham.He left Kalakshetra in early 90s.
Whole mark of his music is the timber voice,perfectly aligned to sruthi,well modulated.
He was away from Chennai for very long,which could be the reason he wasn?t an active concert singer.He popularized Annamacharya compositions
I was somebody who is fortunate enough to hear some of his live concerts in late 80s,when his voice was still metallic.I recall a concert at a temple around Mandalveli area,in connection with Kumbhabhishekam and he sang bhairavi swara jathi! And the all those mantra sthayi notes were crystal clear.
As a person,he is fair and handsome and softspoken.
As far as I know,he resides somewhere around Adyar.
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Post by coolkarni » 20 Jan 2006, 19:16

one of my memorable concerts was at Kancheepuram.
visitors to kancheepuram will not miss ramas cafe ,which is a very old Hotel (though it looks a poor cousin to the Saravana bhavan and Ananada Bhavan , on the opposite side of the road).Near the bus stand.
right on top _terrace_ there is a small hall where monthly concerts are held.since the chimnney is situated fairly close, One gets to enjoy the music as the smell of dosas wafts through the Hall.
The sabha here has a very unique ,but useful practice.right behind the artist, at some height, there is a huge blackboard.As the artist starts a krithi or alapana, any one in audience can walk up to the board and write down the name of the raga ,if he is sure of that,.If no one writes it down after say a few minutes from the start, the artist himself introduces the raga.
A very sensible system
Pasupathis concert - i remember very clearly that he introduced a lot of ragas that day.
His method of singing is so inviting -especially with a krithi like Endaro-he will make eye contact with almost everyone trying to pull us into the mood in totality.

nice to learn that you liked the tracks.will definitely put more tracks up.
as a matter of fact i am typing this from Kancheepuram itself, where I have come on business.
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Post by srkris » 20 Jan 2006, 20:46

Just now I listened to this recording. Fantastic stuff. He seems a direct opposite to TNS (not in erudition, but in style).
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Post by rshankar » 20 Jan 2006, 20:53

Great artist: thanks Kulkarni sa'ab!
Would love to hear his compositions for Kalkshetra!
Ravi
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Post by cmlover » 20 Jan 2006, 22:51

Thanks Radhakrishnan/Coolkarni
for those personal reflections. Smell of Dosai is in the air.. Sounds of Pashupathy will come wafting through the woods soon.. (I am sitting in front of the computer shivering on a lively cold morning!) Lovely..

Chembai/Coolkarni

If he is in Adyar, is it possible to persuade him to share recollections of Kalakshetra especially Tiger/MDR with us.. Of course his concerts. (no problem paying for them if any are commercial!)
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Post by coolkarni » 21 Jan 2006, 13:31

cml
I have been on the job of tracking down renderings of artists like pasupathi , Tadepalii loknatha sharma and others for a long time now.
A promise of two concerts of pasupathi-by a friend in Adyar- is the closest I have got.That should happen anytime now.
Even these tracks are with me only thanks to AIR.
I distinctly remember my first few years ,when I moved to Chennai.As I walked out of my flat and past the others in my Housing complex, on my way to office daily, My ears would catch the 8.30 music progressively from different flats.And i would moan : The whole of Chennai is treated to Heavenly music and i have to go to Office !! .I would envy all those thathas patis, mamis at Home...
Occasionally I would walk back and record some of them , Like the ones I am posting now.
Here is a delightful Kalyani .
Srkris ..you are so right.Nothing to beat artists like these who take so much care with their sruthi.Takes the music to a different plane.

http://rapidshare.de/files/11474724/01a ... _.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/11475161/01b ... _.mp3.html
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Post by cmlover » 21 Jan 2006, 22:16

coolkarni

You are like Sabari.
(I trust folks you all know the story. Sabari picked fruits over the years tasted them and stored the sweetest for Rama knowing that he would come one day. In fact she fed Rama her ucchiShTaM).
In the same vein you have collected over the years CM listened and enjoyed them and are picking the finest to feed us, the lucky ones the very best through this forum. Add to that your personal ingenuous recollection of the context of those pieces!

How can we ever thank you!
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Post by kiransurya » 21 Jan 2006, 23:03

Very true
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Post by param » 21 Jan 2006, 23:22

cmlover,

who is ram that this sabari is waiting for
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Post by kiransurya » 22 Jan 2006, 00:36

All of us? ummmm
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Post by rshankar » 22 Jan 2006, 02:11

I like to think of Kulakarni sa'ab's treasury as the 'akshayapAtram' given to Draupadi by Krishna, and his generosity in sharing its contents actually outshines the mythical Karna's (Karna only gave when he was asked; Kulkarni sa'ab gives even before we ask)....
Ravi
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Post by rshankar » 22 Jan 2006, 04:14

WOW! the kalyANI tracks were amazing. I was also blown away by MV's composition: what a beautiful song! Unitl I heard the mudra I was wondering if this was a rare Dikshitar composition. Fantastic. Not really heard others sing this song.
Ravi
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Post by cmlover » 22 Jan 2006, 06:18

param

the ram Sabari was waiting for was indeed param ;-)

havn't you heard the line
'Sabari datta phalAshana rAM' in the naamaraamaayaNa (sung by MS).

Or if I get your question right

We are the Ramas tasting the ucchiShTaM of this Sabari....
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Post by coolkarni » 22 Jan 2006, 13:27

thanks to all of you ,for the nice sentiments expressed ,now and before.

God willing , this shall continue as long as we are allowed to interact like this.

But as I said before , It is only technology that is proving that most of us can benefit from each other ,when there are no barriers to sharing.

I have been experiencing -only recently - the generosity of a 70 year old gentleman who was involved with the sabha at nagpur for decades.I had the opportunity to do some small favour (music) and He now comes all the way from Thiruvanmiyur to Guindy-at his age- and pampers me with his recordings at the sabha.
Just when I thought I was going to call it a day for acquisitions , He plays - on my music system-a mind blowing MDR-Kalki Unte-in the Company of Lalgudi -Coimbatore Ramaswamy and *??** Iyengar on te Khanjira -
Mind blowing recording as well as rendering.
And he takes great satisfaction in the fact that this will be spread further.

So you see it keeps coming back.I just cannot keep it for myself.
Hopefully within the next few weeks , I should have a better uploading facility.
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Post by coolkarni » 22 Jan 2006, 13:47

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Post by rshankar » 23 Jan 2006, 02:12

Another gem! Thanks.
Does anyone have an old Tamizh Film Song: nilavE nI poi seidhi shollAyO, hAlam unda thiru nIlakaNTaridam? The sangathIs are almost identical to this and to Tyagaraja's thuLasIdhaLa.
Ravi
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Post by param » 23 Jan 2006, 18:26

CMLover

Sorry for the delay in posting my response.

I guess you are the Rama that Sabari is waiting for - the rest of us would better classify as the Vanaras - the only thing to be known is who are Hanuman, Sugreevan, Vali, Angadan, etc.
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Post by coolkarni » 23 Jan 2006, 20:21

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Post by cmlover » 23 Jan 2006, 21:09

Dear Sabari

What a delightful kambodhi! So smooth! The aalaapana is dripping with honey and that neravel at sura bhUsura ... Oh my God! If it is in my power to grant you salvation it is done ;-)

Lakshman

is it possible to post the lyric? Thanks
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