K.V.Narayanaswamy

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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 24 Jan 2006, 09:03

Palakkad K.V.Narayana swamy needs no introduction, he will remain as one of the greatest carnatic vocalists of all time.
Music lovers should be aware that he had learnt under Mani Iyer,C.S.Krishan Iyer before joining Ariyakudi(there are very interesting stories,some narrated by KVN himself,gurukula vasam,once he left his gurus place without telling him,to return some days later!)
He was widely popular wherever he performed,all over Tamil nadu,Kerala,Karnataka,Mumbai and several foreign countries.
He wasn?t blessed with a perfect voice,he was hardly audible in antar sthayi,so songs like bhairavi swarajati(though its tempo suited him!!)did not suite him.But the distinct feature of his style was that sruti sudham.Voice was well modulated and he maintained that sruti sudham till the last concert,though he was struggling physically.He used to struck mel sthayi notes with ease.The way he floats from notes to notes,one cant think of a similar singer.The way he conserved that energy for such a long time is unique.
Talking about sruthi,he was a master to tune tambura(now the electronic version available,nobody keeps the traditional one) like a Hindustani singers.When KVN tuned the tambura,one can hear those anu swaras clearly.
There are several such fine aspects in his music which any upcoming singer can follow.
Though he was the disciple of Ariyakudi,and he followed that kacheri pattern,his style was unique and certain singers like Musiri influenced him.
No wonder he was extremely popular at Travancore family,nobody sings Swathi compositions like him,especially the padams like aliveni,jalaja bandhu,panimathi mukhi.
His diction was good.Teamed with Lalgudi/MSG Mani Iyer/Raghu,he has performed several times at mandapam and anybody has those recordings(though the same compositions are repeatedly sung, it doesn?t matter)please post it here.
The way he used to portray the raga,so methodical,kalyani,thodi,sankarabharanam were all his favorites.niraval,enough kanakku in swara singing without any gimmicks.
That ragamalika pallavi,sankarabharananai anaithodi vaa kalyani darbarukku,the way he shifts from sankarabharanam to to thodi,then to kalyani,something a vidwan can do.
I wasfortunate to attend many of his concerts in 1980s,both in Kerala and almost all sabhas in Chennai.Missing him a lot?
Of course,plenty of his cds are vailable,but rasikas please post recordings that do not have copyrights and explore and analyse his music.Even the lec dems are useful.
Regarding this 76 mandapam concert,the recording quality is poor and it appears to be faster than the original.But it is always better to have such live recordings than the studio ones,which may be technically superior.
http://rapidshare.de/files/11690293/kvn_suma.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/11691625/kvn ... m.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/11693381/kvn_thodi.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/11696531/kvn ... p.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files11696928//kvn_suruti.mp3.html
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ninjathegreat
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Post by ninjathegreat » 24 Jan 2006, 17:12

Radhakrishnan,

The surutti file seems to be missing from rapidshare...

Cheers
Ninja
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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 24 Jan 2006, 17:34

thanks,let me check
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 24 Jan 2006, 18:00

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knrh05
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Post by knrh05 » 25 Jan 2006, 05:11

the new suruti track is also not downloadable.
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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 25 Jan 2006, 05:25

Shall rectify suruti file later,in the mean time posting a more heavy file,his famous ragamalika pallvi.One can identify the vidwat in him.Sambradaya sudham,swaying from one note to another with enough gamakams,shifting to other ragas effortlessly?true classic
http://rapidshare.de/files/11763002/kvn_rtp.mp3.html
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pinkchry
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Post by pinkchry » 25 Jan 2006, 05:35

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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 31 Jan 2006, 11:20

Is it possible to get kvn?s 68 and 93 mandapam concerts? It is no longer there either at swathi thread or x drive.meenaji,coolkarni ji please restore them if possible.Thank you.
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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 31 Jan 2006, 16:45

Sudha saveri rtp.Recording quality is poor.Year unknown
http://rapidshare.de/files/12223357/mandapam.mp3.html
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new_cmfan
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Post by new_cmfan » 31 Jan 2006, 18:31

Radhakrishnan - i have a 1993 aradhana festival concert - is that the one you are referring to? If you know the first few songs of both concerts, i can check to see if i have downloaded it. Otherwise - i will join you in the request.
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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 31 Jan 2006, 18:37

KVN's concerts are always welcome!be it 93 or 63,but I requested 68 and 93 navarathri mandapam concerts,since they were posted at this site,but now missing.Thank you
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meena
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Post by meena » 01 Feb 2006, 01:23

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new_cmfan
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Post by new_cmfan » 01 Feb 2006, 06:16

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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 01 Feb 2006, 08:21

Just to thank both new_cmfan and meena for posting those precious concerts.
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sumram99
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Post by sumram99 » 18 Feb 2006, 05:41

Hello, I am a new to this forum. I got to hear of this from rasikapriya members. I am looking for Varagur Venkateswara Suprabhatam by KVN. If anybody can post it I would appreciate. Thank you!
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padren68
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Post by padren68 » 18 Feb 2006, 09:39

sumram99
Go to narada.org U can fond the varagur suprabatham there sung by KVN accompanied by Ravikiran
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sumram99
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Post by sumram99 » 18 Feb 2006, 21:45

dear padren68

i guess its been removed from narada.org its no longer there. if u know of any other source, please do let me know.
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Lakshman
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Post by Lakshman » 18 Feb 2006, 23:26

Here is the link for the varaghur suprabhatam.
http://rapidshare.de/files/13561694/var ... m.mp3.html
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virig
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Post by virig » 19 Feb 2006, 07:10

Hi,

Can somebody enable or repost the KVN's 1968 concert?

http://rapidshare.de/files/12256575/NAV ... 8.MP3.html

Thanks

Giridhar
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vrbadri
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Post by vrbadri » 19 Feb 2006, 11:21

Virig,
Following is the link for KVN's 1968 concert.

http://rapidshare.de/files/13601732/NAV ... 8.MP3.html

vrbadri
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virig
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Post by virig » 19 Feb 2006, 11:54

vrbadri,

Thanks a lot.

Giridhar
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sumram99
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Post by sumram99 » 19 Feb 2006, 18:42

Hello Lakshmanji,

Thank you so much for the link for the Suprabhatam! You made our day!
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sairamaswami
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Post by sairamaswami » 23 Feb 2006, 21:47

Dear members

I am a recent addition to this august gathering of rasikas on the internet. What appeals most to me in this forum is the spirit of camaraderie, exhbited by all rasikas.

I have to confess here that I am only an addicted listener, not versed in any of its technical aspects.

I stumbled across a couple of Shri KVN's kutcheries (early 1970 KVN,MC,Raghu) and 1971 (KVN,TSV, UKS Ghatkopar Bombay) and a LEC DEM (IFAS 30DEC1989) @ www.narada.org a couple of years back.

I have d/l them and ever since I have become a devotee of his music. His rendering of Shri Subramanyaya Namasthey in one of his concert is simply soul stirring

Please let me me know if I am permitted to u/l these on this forum. It will be my small contribution to this august gathering

Searching fruther led me to www.sangeethapriya.org, I have d/l some concerts from there.

But my appetite for Shri. KVN's vaani is proportionally increasing with its consumption.

After joining this group, I came across a few rapid share links in this forum bearing Shri. KVN's concerts and rendering, which have expired. Is there any possibility that the uploaders/owners of the files may consolidate their contributions and renew them again for the benefit of late comers like me.

I will be much obliged to this group. Waiting in anticipation ,,

With brgds
Sai
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Radhakrishnan
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Post by Radhakrishnan » 24 Feb 2006, 05:16

It appears Ghatkopar concert is no longer available at narada.org,kindly upload that concert.
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kaumaaram
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Post by kaumaaram » 24 Feb 2006, 09:36

Sai,

Welcome. Before uploading, please look at Point 4 of the guidelines that appear on every page that you browse. We would indeed be interested in good concerts.

Kaumaaram
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