Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao

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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 23 Jan 2006, 14:27

There is 1964 mumbai concert of Sandhyavandanam in the site but no details about him,infact one member thought it would be recital of ?sandhyavandanam?!.
Thanks so much for posting such a concert.As mentioned,more stress should be given less popular artists whose cds may not available in the market.
I have attended two of his concerts,in 1980s,one is fresh in the memory,at Sidhi Vinyagar temple,Besant Nagar,Chennai.He was physically not well(should be 70 at that time)but music was soaked with maturity and was unique.A true vidwan.One distinct thing of these Andhra singers,their,telugu pronunciation!
Members kindly post details about this vidwan,with personal audio recordings,which would be precious to many.
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param
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Post by param » 23 Jan 2006, 18:32

Heres a picture that I found on the net

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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 23 Jan 2006, 18:57

pictures are welcome,but audio files are more welocme!
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Post by Somchai » 22 May 2006, 20:15

An anecdote from 1968. Sri Srinivasa Rao was principal of the Central Carnatic College. Smt Vegavauhini, daughter of Smt Brinda was a student doing her Vidwan Course. Srinivasa Rao was teaching Swara Raga sudha in Sankarabharanam and Vegavauhini was not singing the song and looking out at the Adyar river flowing on the other side. Srinivasa Rao stopped the song and asked in his typical tamil " Enna ma, why aren't you singing ?"

Vegavauhini replied" I already know this song and my mother has taught it to me in a different way. I do not want to change it".

Srinivasa Rao said " Why are wasting your time here ? The door is there and you can leave the room. And yes, there is no need to come to my classes in future. You can learn all your music from your mother". Vegavauhini walked out of the class and Srinivasa Rao continued his class.

Just shows what a firm disciplinarian Srinivasa Rao was ! I have always been impressed with his simplicity and firm ways !
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Post by kaumaaram » 23 May 2006, 15:57

pictures are welcome,but audio files are more welocme!
But ground rule 2 prevents uploading full concerts.

Kaumaaram
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Post by kaumaaram » 23 May 2006, 16:03

Srinivasa Rao stopped the song and asked in his typical tamil " Enna ma, why aren't you singing ?"

Vegavauhini replied" I already know this song and my mother has taught it to me in a different way. I do not want to change it".

Srinivasa Rao said " Why are wasting your time here ? The door is there and you can leave the room. And yes, there is no need to come to my classes in future. You can learn all your music from your mother". Vegavauhini walked out of the class and Srinivasa Rao continued his class.

Just shows what a firm disciplinarian Srinivasa Rao was ! I have always been impressed with his simplicity and firm ways !
My considered view is that Mr Srinivasa Rao should have asked her to abstain from that particular class alone. Or, he should have smiled and ignored it. After all, the student had certain reservations in learning that song from him and NOT everything else.


Kaumaaram
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Post by ragam-talam » 09 Mar 2008, 00:27

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/fr/2 ... 610100.htm
Has anyone here listened to the CD Bhajana Seyave O Mansa mentioned in this article? If yes, what are the items in this concert?
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Post by neelotpal.m.s » 06 Jun 2008, 20:45

it was scintilating to hear 'lekana ninnu' in ASAVERI by sri sandhyavandanam. the concert of his may be heard at'www.sangeetamshare.org/murthy'
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Post by ragam-talam » 21 Jul 2008, 01:23

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Sandhyavandanam Madhva Mu
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Post by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Mu » 27 Jul 2008, 12:02

For the Dear Rasikas, the Bhajanaseyave O Manasa CD's , the concert recordings of Sngeetha Kala Ratna and Sangeetha Kalaacharya Dr. Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao, was produced and marketed by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Son& Desciple and Proprietor of M/s.Professsional Marketing Services, Bangalore-Tel:+91-080-23229151 and Cell:+91-9845336203. Please Order for CD's .
I have plans to Produce CD's containing the excerpts from concerts, the compositions of Mudduswami Deekshita, rendered by Srinivasa Rao, who is considered as Authority on Deekshita's Compositions. Sponsors Welcome for this important endeavor .
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Post by rbsiyer » 28 Jul 2008, 10:47

Sandhyavandanam Madhva Mu wrote:For the Dear Rasikas, the Bhajanaseyave O Manasa CD's , the concert recordings of Sngeetha Kala Ratna and Sangeetha Kalaacharya Dr. Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao, was produced and marketed by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Son& Desciple and Proprietor of M/s.Professsional Marketing Services, Bangalore-Tel:+91-080-23229151 and Cell:+91-9845336203. Please Order for CD's .
I was gifted this 3cd set and it is excellent. rs. 200 is only a token amount for such an album. the only other recording i could find of the great singer is from sangeetha audio. criminal neglect by audio companies of such a great vidwan.
please continue intimating of other available releases.
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Sandhyavandanam Madhva Mu
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Post by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Mu » 28 Jul 2008, 11:44

Dear RBSIyer,
Thanks for the feed back. Not only Audio Companies did not record and release S.S.Rao's concerts, even the AIR has not throught it worthwhile to release the CD's in their Series. He was associated with AIR- Vijayawada and Chennai in various capaciites and was even their Emiritus Producer. Neither CD's nor Broadcast in their National Programmes are being done by AIR. To my knowledge, two of his National Programmes were hailed as One of the Richest and Best by Great Maestros like Semmengudi Srinivasa Iyer ! Due to the Low Profile he consciously kept, the relevant authorities have no idea of the contribution of S.S.Rao.
Perhaps demand for the Broadcast or Audio releases by the Rasikas like you, may lead to the positive reponse from the relevant authoriites
Namaskaram
Sandhyvandanam Madhva Muni Rao
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Post by munirao2001 » 28 Feb 2009, 11:39

Namasthel,

I am forwarding the live Video recording of our late father Dr.Sandhyavandanam Srinivasarao for Naada Inbam programme of Madras Doordarshan dating back to 10.03.1985 accompanied by Dwaram Mangatayaru on Violin, Shri Suchindram Krishnan has given Mrudangam support. Please use the links given below and download from the site, use winrar to do the needful.

Have you got any video of any music programme of my father? Many years ago I recorded from
Madras TV a half an hour programme of my father Sri Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao. From the video cassette tapeI captured it digitally. It features three pieces

Karunimpa - Sahana (varnam)
Vachamagocharame - Kaikavasi
Sri Vatuganadha - Suddhasaveri

I have split the 300 plus MB file into four parts and uploaded for you.. Download all the files in a
single folder and unrar them using winrar.

The links are

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part1.rar (95.37 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/?wzamikuxwjm

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part2.rar (95.37 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/?itnmqwv12gw

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part3.rar (95.37 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/?mzmtznmhzzw

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part4.rar (83.9 MB)
http://www..mediafire.com/?tzrmzmbtmzn

I hope that this brings you happiness

Your's Truly
S.MADHVA MUNI RAO
Son & Desciple of Sandhyvandanam Srinivasa Rao
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Post by munirao2001 » 28 Feb 2009, 11:45

I,S.Madhva Muni Rao, Son & desciple of Late Dr.Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao, have pleasure in informing you that my Guru’s and Father’s CD’s of Live concert in 1964 at Mumbai, titled "Bhajana Seyave O Manasa’ has been released . Karnataka Music Lovers and practioners like you would find it eminently enjoyable and will add to your worthy collection of Classical Music. I am attaching files containing the :
i) The Hindu report on the release of CD’s
ii) CD’s Sleeve notes giving the Profile of Sangitha Kala Ratna Srinivasa Rao, the reviews he had received and the contents of the CD’s.
The CD’s (3 Vol) are priced at Rs.200/- & USD5.
I request you to kindly Order for the CD’s . The CD’s are available with :
i) S.Madhva Muni Rao, 170/C, 3rd E Cross street, 3rd Stage, 2nd Block, Basaveshwarnagar, Bangalore-560079. Tel:080-23229151. Cell:98453 36203
E-Mail Id:[email protected].
ii) S.Poorna Pragna Rao, M17/4, 28th Cross street, Besent Nagar, Chennai-600 090
Tel:044-24914125.
You are requested to Order for your collection and for your Relatives, Friends and Desciples. You can advise for the personal delivery(Bangalore& Chennai), Domestic and International courier services. The local delivery charges are Free and for the International Delivery, the cost of courier charges, are Extra.
Kindly send us your payment through M.O./Cheque/DD drawn in favor of :
S.Madhva Muni Rao OR S.Poorna Pragana Rao
With your present contact details.
If the CD’s are received well, I am planning to bring his CD’s on Compositions of Haridasas, Mudduswami Dikshita, Shyama Sastri, Thyagaraja, Other Vaggeyakara’s other than Trinity, for the benefit of Lovers ,Practitioners and Rasikas, like You.
I now look forward to receive your valued order, at your earliest convenience.
With Best Wishes
Your’s Musically
S.MADHVA MUNI RAO
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Post by munirao2001 » 28 Feb 2009, 11:53

Style is NOT Tradition
Article by Sri. S.Madhva Muni Rao
Reading of the opinion of Great Maestro and Genius Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna on Tradition in Karnataka Music prompted me to share with the readers/rasikas/practioners of Karnataka Music the correct position on the Tradition in Karnataka Music as written in an article for the special issue by the Hindu and published by Late NMN, as part of performance review of Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao(with his consent), doyen of Karnataka Music. In fact, DR.MBK had received lots of information and guidance from SSRao, when they were associated with AIR, India, as told by Dr MBK himself.
Tradition is not Style. Tradition is perceived and recognized as Classical-Excellence, time-tested and everlasting. Excellence is determined by the achievement of cherished goals of Indian Music - DehaSudhi- cleansing of the Body( Folk/Fast beat based other forms), KarnaSudhi - pleasing the Ears( light music, with greater emphasis onlyrics), Manas Sudhi- cleansing of the Heart( judicious mixture of melody and bhava) and Chitta Sudhi( Melody, with greater emphasis on Nada/Nadanubhavam-pure and noble sound). The Original, creative and innovative works of the Great Composers are encapsulated in their composition. It is a crystallization in music which has captured the vision of eternity gained by the great Masters in their sublimely creative moments.
The need to pursue this course of ‘Style' would not have arisen if the significance of what is Classical/Tradition had been deeply and profoundly understood by the artists. That which is truly Classical needs no updating, since it is not dated. It is eternal . It is so, because each masterpiece of the Classical legacy embodies immortal music . The task of preserving their immortal excellence is rendered immensely possible for the artist(s), who is musically sensitive and capable.
The pursuit of Pata Integrity rendered it possible to pass on priceless works with the flame of their creator burning in them. It was a path in which creativity was not shut out as commonly understood. Pata is repetitive, no doubt, but when the artist comes to it anew every time with artistic character of his intensely dedicated musical heart, he sees it as fresh as ever and presents it with the passion and ardor of the first romance with it .
In the task of preserving the Tradition/Classical Excellence, the Stylists have not been helpful and successful. They adopt the masterpieces and great works to fit in with the very personal propensities and idiosyncrasies of their talent. This is was/is an enterprise in which they freely tamper the great works, retaining only the skeleton and the broad sketch of the compositions and push their style in to the substance and improvisations(sangati ornamentations) of the works. With the growth of Styles and personal interpretations, the ideal of Pata Integrity suffered eclipse. This is the major factor,which has contributed to the decline in the Excellence and quality of Classicism in the cutcheri music.
Goals of the Indian Music, are
a) attaining theSat-Chit-Ananda(Reality, fresh, creative and unconditioned mind and pure Bliss),
b) Entertainment of the Rasikas.
Artist entertaining the rasika does not deviate or dilute the Tradition by accepting Money !
The contributer of this aricle may be contacted at:
SANDHYAVANDANAM MADHVA MUNI RAO
S.Madhva Muni Rao,
Son and Disciple of Late Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao,
170/C, 3rd E Cross Street, 3rd Stage, 2nd Block,
Basaveshwarnagar, Bangalore-560079
Tel:80-23229151. Mobile:9845336203
E-Mail/MSN:[email protected] .com
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Post by munirao2001 » 28 Feb 2009, 11:55

IMPERSONAL CLASSICIST

"With the growth of styles and of personal interpretations, the ideal of pata integrity has suffered eclipse. This is a major factor which has contributed to the decline in the quality of classicism in contemporary cutcheri music. In this situation, the contribution of the "impersonal"
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Post by balusatya » 28 Feb 2009, 23:41

I recall SKA.Chingleput Ranganathan narrating an unfortunate happening in SSR's career in music (govt)college. Seeing him Standing in the queue in Royapettah Hospital Ranganathan sir had enquired if he had not been keeping well.He had told him (since he was a strict disciplinarian a few undesirable elements in the music college had floated a rumour he was not fit enough )he had to prove himself that he was mentally fit by obtaining a certificate from the govt authorised hospital to continue holding the prestigious post .Ultimately he did IT!

I vividly remember his rushing to the mike holding his panchakacham in one hand whenever he had strong views to express during Lecdem.sessions. I have also heard he was a lawyer by qualification.
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Post by coolkarni » 20 May 2009, 19:35

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Post by VK RAMAN » 20 May 2009, 19:46

Madhav Muni Rao: Thank you for uploading those recording.
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Post by pgaiyar » 21 May 2009, 06:41

To : Munirao2001

Dear Sir:

Can you please upload the audio of Vachamagocharame in the ragam Kaikavasi?. God bless you/family sir.

Regards

Guru
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munirao2001
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Post by munirao2001 » 27 May 2009, 13:20

Dear Mr.Guru,


Namasthe,

I am forwarding the live Video recording of our late father Dr.Sandhyavandanam Srinivasarao for Naada Inbam programme of Madras Doordarshan dating back to 10.03.1985 accompanied by Dwaram Mangatayaru on Violin, Shri Suchindram Krishnan has given Mrudangam support. Please use the links given below and download from the site, use winrar to do the needful.

Have you got any video of any music programme of my father? Many years ago I recorded from
Madras TV a half an hour programme of my father Sri Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao. From the video cassette tapeI captured it digitally. It features three pieces

Karunimpa - Sahana (varnam)
Vachamagocharame - Kaikavasi
Sri Vatuganadha - Suddhasaveri

I have split the 300 plus MB file into four parts and uploaded for you.. Download all the files in a
single folder and unrar them using winrar.

The links are

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part1.rar (95.37 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/?wzamikuxwjm

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part2.rar (95.37 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/?itnmqwv12gw

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part3.rar (95.37 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/?mzmtznmhzzw

Sandhyavandhanam Srinivasa Rao.part4.rar (83.9 MB)
http://www..mediafire.com/?tzrmzmbtmzn

I hope that this brings you happiness

Your's Truly
S.MADHVA MUNI RAO
Son & Desciple of Sandhyvandanam Srinivasa Rao
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ignoramus
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Post by ignoramus » 27 May 2009, 16:29

it is a pleasure sir. Thanks very much
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munirao2001
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Post by munirao2001 » 04 Jun 2009, 13:09

Dear Rasikas,
I am copying and pasting some of the links for your listening pleasure !

Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao presents another version of the same kriti in the following clip. His version is closer to that given in the ...
www.sawf.org/newedit/edit01282002/musicarts1.asp - 38k


Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao. ... Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao. Added to Classical Carnat... folder on Mar. 10 2007. Size: 2.4MB ...
www.esnips.com/doc/37b7941e-6378-49ce-a ... Reetigoula - 49k

www.sangeethapriya.org/down.shtml - 59k

Download sahana Mp3s | Mp3 and Lyrics Search Engine | Chalo.net
Album: 615-Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao-V Thiagrajan-TK Moorthy-Coimbatore 19.05.1984. Info: mp3, 128 Kbps, 7.7 Mb, 00:08:24, 01.01.2006 ...
www.chalo.net/music/download-sahana-mp3s-1.html - 18k

Download sankarabharanam Mp3s | Mp3 and Lyrics Search Engine ...
Album: 609-Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao-MS Anantharaman-MN Kandaswamy Pillai-Max Mueller Bhavan Info: mp3, 128 Kbps, 35.5 Mb, 00:38:48, 01.01.2006 ...
www.chalo.net/music/index.php?search=sa ... type=audio - 16k -

Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Son & Desciple of Late SSRao
E-Mail:[email protected], Tel:+91-9845336203 and +91-80-23229151
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annamalai
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Post by annamalai » 07 Sep 2013, 08:23

I think in this Tiruvaiyaru concert, my guess is that vocal support for Viswanatha Iyer is by Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao, violin Lalgudi Jayaraman and Mridangam Umayalpuram Sivaraman.

http://www.sangeethamshare.org/manjunat ... Broadcast/
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