K.V.Narayanaswamy

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Post by KNV1955 » 15 Dec 2013, 20:15

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Post by vs_manjunath » 15 Dec 2013, 20:39

Thanks-Very opt song on the eve of Dattatreya Jayanthi sch for tomorrow.
I have been visiting Sri Ganapathi Satchidananda Ashram at Mysore.I always used to think of this lovely song compo by Swamiji & tuned, sung by your father. I have never heard any one else singing this lovely song.
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#303 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 15 Dec 2013, 21:14

You are right Manjunath sir. Tomorrow is Dattatreya Jayanthi. I would love to hear artist sing this song in season tomorrow. I know how much effort Appa took in tuning the song & Chittaswaram before presenting in concert.
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#304 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by vs_manjunath » 15 Dec 2013, 21:38

Will it be possible to provide chiTa Swarams ??
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Post by KNV1955 » 15 Dec 2013, 21:44

I will ask my son to notate & post

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#306 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 16 Dec 2013, 17:14

K V Narayanaswamy - Jagadanandakaraka - Nattai - Tyagaraja (rare recording)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeVuombZ ... e=youtu.be

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Post by vs_manjunath » 16 Dec 2013, 17:37

In this video, the two tamburas being played- is it yourself & your sister Anuradha ?? This also must be quite an old recording.
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Post by KNV1955 » 16 Dec 2013, 18:25

No. That is my younger sister Rema(a favourite of my father) & Renganathan of Giri trading who was learning from him for a while.

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Post by Aditto » 23 Dec 2013, 20:40

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Post by Enna_Solven » 24 Dec 2013, 07:36

Thank you for the wonderful kAnaDA and surutti.
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#311 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by Aditto » 24 Dec 2013, 08:06

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYhQLV9A ... rZl1mXQ8Kc
Live Concert @ Chicago

Bhairavi Main - Bala Gopala
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Post by KNV1955 » 05 Jan 2014, 16:56

http://shanmukhapriya.blogspot.in/

Sri Subramanyaya Namaste , Kambhoji,accompanied by V Sethuramaih on Violin & Palghat Raghu on Mridangam & V Nagarajan on Kanjira. Generous singing in higher octave & lovely neraval in Vasavati sakala deva.

Belated Happy New Year to Rasikas.

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#313 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 05 Jan 2014, 17:04

This recording has Raghu & Nagarajan Thani avartanam.
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Post by KNV1955 » 21 Jan 2014, 09:04

For the day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeVuombZl70 - Nattai
https://soundcloud.com/viswanathan-kn/k ... asa-Arabhi
https://soundcloud.com/viswanathan-kn/k ... aavulu-sri
I haven't heard him sing Varali & Goula.
Someone told me Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer willingly taught him Varali Kriti.
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Post by vs_manjunath » 29 Jan 2014, 01:18

Pl do u/l sri venkatEsham in Thodi sung by KVN.
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Post by KNV1955 » 29 Jan 2014, 19:21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUrAKvx03NE

Nadopasakas - 10 - Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar - Palinchu kamaks
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Post by vs_manjunath » 20 Mar 2014, 05:18

Kokilapriya(r,s)-Maanayatha(JCW)-KVN-MC-PR

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/rwivzem ... aswamy.mp3
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#318 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 31 Mar 2014, 22:51

K V NARAYANASWAMY
Born: November 15, 1923, Palakkad
Died: April 1, 2002, Chennai

https://soundcloud.com/viswanathan-kn/0 ... -viruttham
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#319 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by semmu86 » 01 Apr 2014, 14:28

Shri. KNV, thanks for reminding us on the 1st of April. Chanced upon this wonderful vintage concert on youtube, couple of days ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYcSPdHg4zw
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Post by KNV1955 » 01 Apr 2014, 22:28

V Ramnarayan Editor Sruti spoke beautifully in 12th Anniversary function. Sri Poorna Pragya Rao gave a sweet short concert prior to the function.

http://srutimag.blogspot.in/2014/04/the ... l?spref=fb
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#321 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by rajeshnat » 02 Apr 2014, 06:07

KNV
Lovely writeup by sruti. I never knew that even Balaji Shankar learnt from KVN . There is a mention about karthik and sudhir, were they singing few decades back.

Also is there any vintage recording or photo of your grandfather Kollenkode Viswanatha Bhagavatar. Could you share what KVN learnt from your thatha. I am assuming you also would have been part of their learning session , just like how maharajapuram s -ramachandran/srinivasan was a witness to santhanam learning from vishwanatha iyer.
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#322 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 02 Apr 2014, 08:22

Rajesh it is not DKJ disciple Balaji Shankar. It is Balaji Prasad who is settled in Middle East. Appa used to participate in Ashtapathi & Bhajans singing alongwith his Aunts (atthais) in his village. My thatha was particular that he should sit in the centre & not be a sideman like himself. I don't think he learnt much from my grandfather.Infact to the best of my knowledge he never learnt the basic lessons at all. His formal grooming started under Palghat Mani Iyer inclluding Viriboni varnam & later with CS Krishna Iyer. My mother is Mani Iyers Chittapa's daughter. Mani Iyer & my mother are cousins. My grandpa passed away when I was 9 years & I have never even spoken to him. I learnt for a very short period ( 3 to 4 varnam including Viribhoni Varnam & about 4 to 5 kritis). I never learnt any basic lessons. My mother died when I was 8 years old . Then both my elder sisters got married & I was packed off to boarding. My music lessons ended with that. He was particular that I must study since he felt handicapped by lack of education. But in later years I have observed a lot from his teaching of his students. He was hyper sensitive to Sruti perfection & Vocalisation (Kural kodukkum vitham). He had a student from Kerala whose vocalisation was like Jesudas. There was another student who would give his voice like MDR. He tried his best to change their way of singing but didn't succeed. He will pay attention to even small things. For a song like "Harihara puthram" in vasantha,he would emphasize on the plain note (shatjam - for ha ri portion) instead of taking the support of the preceding and succeeding note (melendho keezhendo edukkaama hit the shatjam note bang on its head). There is a beauty in singing it this way. How many can appreciate these nuances these days. He will also place lot of emphasis on keeping the beats neatly (palicchunu talam poda veppar) on thighs. Waving in air or putting with both hands or hiding the veechu were not acceptable to him. The only student who assimilated his music properly & practices is HV Srivatsan. All others are either imitations or didn't assimilate at all. I am excluding Ashwath since he is a product of Padma Narayanswamy. He has assimilated the school & has a good voice. As Rita Rajan said in last evening prog (guest speaker) Padma Narayanaswamy is an excellent teacher for male students.
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Post by venkatakailasam » 02 Apr 2014, 15:43

KNV1955..

You have also missed his concert posted on his remembrance day..yesterday..

Concert 153 at

http://myblogkumara.blogspot.in/2014/02 ... t-iii.html
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#324 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by rajeshnat » 02 Apr 2014, 16:10

KNV1955 wrote:Rajesh it is not DKJ disciple Balaji Shankar. It is Balaji Prasad who is settled in Middle East.
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The only student who assimilated his music properly & practices is HV Srivatsan. All others are either imitations or didn't assimilate at all. I am excluding Ashwath since he is a product of Padma Narayanswamy. He has assimilated the school & has a good voice. As Rita Rajan said in last evening prog (guest speaker) Padma Narayanaswamy is an excellent teacher for male students.
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The error of Balaji Prasad mentioned as Balaji Shankar is there in sruthi blog content- if possible relay to them for the correction.

If some sishya assimilates fully and practices fully like his guru he/she surely becomes an imitation :-* . I have heard Ashwath who is indeed very promising- his voice and bhavam is like KVN and he is really promising for his age. I like pattabhirama pandit who has taken a lot of kvn and there is a touch where he moves bit away from KVN which is refreshing too especially in kalpanaswaras. I have yet not heard Hemmige Srivatsan- once in person Pattabhi told me a lot of good things about Hemmige Srivatsan.

The immortality of mahavidwan KVN is more pronounced even in other schools , I have seen many of my favorites of today taking a lot of KVN especially when few krithis and ragas of KVN staple are sung .

Is that a typo where you mentioned that Padma narayanaswamy is an excellent teacher for male students? How about female students?

Is there any interesting anecdotes of MDR and KVN that you know of , I would love to hear from you if there are many mutual respects/admiration about MDR and KVN?
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#325 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 02 Apr 2014, 19:27

Yes Rajesh it is a typing error in the blog I suppose. Aswath is very promising. Definitely way ahead of several male singers in his age group. MDR & KVN were mutual admirers. Appa felt denial of Sangeetha Kalnidhi title to MDR was a big mistake committed by MA. Infact he would say MDR is unique. His sruti suddham is amazing. When he glides over various notes flat there will not be a single lapse in Sruti alignment. It is very difficult to sing that way. The comment on Padma teaching male students was made by Rita Rajan. According to her it is difficult for a lady to teach male students. Probably because of the pitch difference. She said very few ladies teach men. HVS is a gifted artist. Read his article where he has analysed every component of KVN music. It will throw some light on how much he has understood his style of singing. That is what I meant by assimilation.If you assimilate something then you don't have to imitate or vomit out. You will use the learning to suit the texture of your voice, knowing your strength & weakness. For instance KVN always felt that he didn't have a voice as rich as his master. His masters mastery over Gammakam is unmatched till date. ( Appa would say Muthu muththa vizhum). But KVN had a natural fidelity over sruti & certain other aspects. His adopted Ari school to suit his voice.
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