K.V.Narayanaswamy

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#276 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by Rsachi » 03 Oct 2013, 22:56

Sirs,
I know KVN deeply admired TNK's violin accompaniment. As a student of Papa V, and from the Palghat cluster, very likely KVN sang/practised with TNK, Papa's famous student early on.
I attended the KVN Navaratri concert in Tvm in 1986, he was accompanied by TNK and UKS. Saveri was the main raga.
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#277 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by venkatakailasam » 05 Oct 2013, 16:06

KVN-TNK...

E'SWARA 010 Shri KV Narayanaswamy with TNK ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a5BAyADJtc
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#278 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 06 Oct 2013, 11:16

This was shared by a friend of mine in Music circle. KVN was the judge for a music competition. One of the contestants borrowed the Sruti box from another contestant (who is a leading artist today), when his turn came up. Half way thro his singing,KVN asked him to stop & give the sruti box to him. He felt the panchama was not tuned perfectly & therefore asked the participant to sing with only shadjam on. Then after few more contestants sang, the turn of the artist who gave the sruti box came. He started singing with the same sruti box & again KVN felt the panchama is not tuned perfectly. He didn't know it was the same sruti box.He asked the artist to stop the panchama & sing with only sadjam. He told him that he is the second person in the competition whose sruti box is not tuned properly. KVN lamented that Sruti Box makers are not tuning it properly. KVN never felt Sruti Box is a substitute for Tambura. Sruti suddham and swarasthana suddham are two areas in which we have slipped badly in Carnatic music. Sruti is probably the most important thing to a musician. For getting sruti gnanam, there's no better method than tambura-playing.
KNV
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#279 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by Rsachi » 06 Oct 2013, 13:17

KNV,
I knew Sri KVN to belong to a different species of musicians with such profound sensitivity to naada. We all used to say that if you hear a song sung by KVN, no other rendering will ever satisfy you again.

The advent of mikes and poor listening habits (abetted by computers and Internet) has emboldened musicians to almost abandon the cumbersome tambura for MP3/sruti boxes. What a pity.
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Post by KNV1955 » 09 Oct 2013, 22:30

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Post by KNV1955 » 10 Oct 2013, 23:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeOLPL4q ... e=youtu.be

Sri K.V.Narayanswamy a composition of Papanasam Sivan, "Shivakaama Sundari" set to Mukhari ragam, Adi talam.

Accompanists:
Sri T.N.Krishnan - Violin
Sri Palghat R.Raghu - Mridangam

To listen to Raghu playing the song put the headphone on
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#282 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by arasi » 11 Oct 2013, 03:16

KNV,
Thank you for sharing your father's sarOruhAsana jAyE and today, for the Sivan kriti.

The sweetness and clarity in his singing refreshes us always, like tender coconut water!
Loved his music whenever I had the opportunity to listen to him in concert.

How he carved for himself a niche in CM history quietly with the power of his vidvat and bhAvam! I have nothing but pleasant childhood memories about the person that he was--gentle and kind.
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#283 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by Purist » 11 Oct 2013, 04:06

KNV
Very melodious rendering of Shivakaama Sundari by KVN. As you rightly noticed, PRR's has played very appropriately.
The recording quality is superb. Which concert is this from? Do you have a link for the whole concert?
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#284 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 11 Oct 2013, 19:55

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... Eor2juhNvw

Full Concert Mr Purist.Only a purist will enjoy this music :)

Sri Palghat K.V.Narayanaswamy's Radio Sangeet Sammelan programme for Akashvani in 1964. He was accompanied by Sri T.N.Krishnan (Violin) and Sri Palghat R.Raghu (Mridangam).

Don't miss the Short & brilliant Tani Avartanam By Raghu in Mishra Chapu.
KNV
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#285 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by Purist » 11 Oct 2013, 20:40

KNV
thanks a lot for the link.
Thoroughly enjoyable and blissful , only the likes of KVN, MMI, TKR can provide.
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#286 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by Enna_Solven » 12 Oct 2013, 21:20

Music from the days when I did not exist but still crystal clear and well balanced recording! To listen to the clear voice and diction of the master makes it a glorious experience. And TNK and PRR!!

Divine.
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#287 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 19 Oct 2013, 23:37

KVN's journey with The Madras Music Academy

Debut: 26th Dec 1948 when he was 25 years old
Total no of appearances 34.
M Chandrasekaran has accompanied him 8 times(max) in Violin
Plaghat Raghu has accompanied him on 14 occasions out in Mridangam
Started singing in Prime slot from 1965. Evening slot.
Got Sangita Kalanidhi in 1986 when he was 63 years old
For me his best concert was the 1967 Thiagaraja Bi Centenary Year Concert with MSG,Raghu & Krishnamurthy Rao.
His last concert was 19th Dec 2001.
He died on 1st April 2002.

Sunday 26th December 1948
3.30 to 5 p.m.
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman (Violin)
Sri M. S . Subbaraman (Mridangam)

Monday 26th December 1949
3 to 4 p.m.The Conference Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanasamy (Vocal)
Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman (Violin)
Sri Krishnamani (Mridangam)

Monday 31st December 1951
3 p.m.The P.S. High School Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanaswami (Vocal)
Sri T. N. Krishnan (Violin)
Sri Palghat Mani Iyer (Mridangam)

Saturday 27th December 1952
4.15 to 5.45 p.m. The Sundareswarar Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanaswami (Vocal)
Sri Kandadevi Azhagiriswami (Violin)
Sri T. K. Murti (Mridangam)

Saturday 27th December 1958
9 pm The Special Pandal
P. S. High School Mylapore
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri T. N. Krishnan (Violin)
Sri Sivaraman (Mridangam)
Sri Alangudi Ramachandran (Ghatam)

Tuesday 26th December 1961
9 p.m. The Music Acadamy New Building
Sri K. V. Narayanaswami(Vocal)
Sri V. Tyagarajan (Violin)
Sri Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)

Thursday 3rd January 1963
(First time I attended a music Academy concert & the year my mother passed away)
9 p.m. The Music Academy New Building
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Master Chandrasekaran (Violin)
Sri Sankaran (Mridangam)

Tuesday 24th December 1963
9 p.m. The Music Academy New Building
Sri K. V. Narayanaswami (Vocal)
Sri V. Sethuramiah (Violin)
Sri Coimbatore Ramaswami (Mridangam)

Saturday 2nd January 1965 (Breakthrough to evening slot)
5.30 p.m. The Music Academy Premises
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri V. Sethuramiah (Violin)
Sri Guruvayur Dorai (Mridangam)

1966 He went on Teaching assignment Weslyan University,US

Saturday 30th December 1967
Thygaraja Bi Centanary Year Concert
5.30 p.m. The Music Academy Premises
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri M. S. Gopalakrishnan (Violin)
Sri Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)
Sri R. S. Krishnamurthi Rao (Ghatam)

Wednesday 1st January 1969
5.30 p.m. The Music Academy Premises
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri V. Sethuramaiah (Violin)
Sri Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)
Sri V. Nagarajan (Kanjira)

Wednesday 31st December 1969
5.30 p.m. The Music Academy Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy(Vocal)
Sri Prof T. N. Krishnan(Vocal)
Sri Umaylpuram K. Sivaraman ( Mridangam)

Thursday 24th December 1970
5.30 p.m. The Music Academy Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri Tirupparkadal Veeraraghavan ( Violin)
Sri Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)

Monday 27th December 1971
5.30 p.m. The Music Academy Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy ( Vocal )
Coimbatore Sri B. Dakshnamurthy ( Violin )
Sri Palghat Raghu ( Mridangam )

Saturday 30th December 1972
5 .30 p.m. The Music Academy Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri M. Chadrasekharan (Violin)
Sri Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)

Saturday 22nd December 1973
8 .30 p.m. The Music Academy Hall
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri C. R. Mani Iyer (Violin)
Sri Palghat R. Raghu (Mridangam)

Tuesday 30th December 1975
5. 30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal
Sri V. V. Subramanyam (Violin)
Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman (Mridangam)
Sri C. K. Shyamsundar (Kanjira)

Monday 20th December 1976
5. 30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri V. V. Subramaniam (Violin)
Sri Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)

Wednesday 28th December 1977
5. 30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri Palghat K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri Chandrasekharan (Violin)
Sri Vellore Ramabhadran (Mridangam)

Thursday 21st December 1978
5 to 7.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri V. V. Subramaniam (Violin)
Sri Palghat R. Raghu (Mridangam)

Friday 28th December 1979
5 to 7.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri L. Subramaniam (Violin)
Sri Karaikudi Mani (Mridangam)

Monday 22nd December 1980
5 to 7.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri M. Chandrasekaran (Violin)
Sri Palghat R. Raghu (Mridangam)

Tuesday 22nd December 1981
5.00 to 7.30 p.m.
The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri K. V. Narayanaswami (Vocal)
Sri M. Chandrasekharan (Violin)
Sri Trichur C. Narendran (Mridangam)

Wednesday 29th December 1982
7.30 to 10.00 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri M. S. Gopalakrishnan (Violin)
Sri Vellore Ramabhadran (Mridangam)

Sunday 1st January 1984
5.00 to 7.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Palghat Sri K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
Sri M. Chandrasekharan (Violin)
Palghat Sri Raghu (Mridangam)

Wednesday 25th December 1985
8.30 to 10.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium Sri K. V. Narayanaswami (Vocal)
Sri V. V. Subramanian (Violin)
Sri Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)

Monday 22nd December 1986
5 to 7.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
The year he got Sangita Kalanidhi
K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
M. Chandrasekharan (Violin)
Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)

Sunday 20th December 1987
4. 00 - 6. 30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sangita Kalanidhi K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
V. V. Ravi (Violin)
Palghat Raghu (Mridangam)

Monday 19th December 1988
4.00 to 6.30 pm The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sangita Kalanidhi K. V. Narayana Swamy (Vocal)
M. Chandra Sekharan (Violin)
Umayalpuram Sivaraman (Mridangam)

Saturday 19th December 1992
7 to 9.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
H. V. Srivatsan (Violin)
Kamalakara Rao (Mridangam)

Sunday 19th December 1993
4.00 to 6.30 P.M The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sangita Kalanidhi K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
H. V. Srivatsan (Violin)
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Mridangam)

Saturday 21st December 1996
5 to 7.30 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sangita Kalanidhi K. V. Narayanaswami (Vocal)
H. V. Srivatsan (Violin)
J. Vaidhyanathan (Mridangam)
V. Nagarajan (Kanjira)

Wednesday 19th December 2001
4.45 to 7.15 p.m. The T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium
Sangita Kalanidhi K. V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
S. Varadarajan (Violin)
N. Manoj Siva (Mridangam)
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#288 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 20 Oct 2013, 07:54

Is anybody having recordings of KVN Music Academy Concerts from 1948 to 1963. Pl share

KNV
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#289 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by rajeshnat » 20 Oct 2013, 08:41

KNV
Nice post of yours tracing your illustrious appA. Incidentally starting very early as LGJ, Palghat raghu and even with MC (who was called master chandrasekhar), ending with Varadarajan , Manoj shiva .

There was a gap in 1989 to 1991 and also 1997 to 2000 . Bit curious there , I knew your appA also went to US , did he stay there for few years.
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#290 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 20 Oct 2013, 09:54

Rajesh- As far as I can remember he didn't go abroad during the that period. I am looking for these concert photographs; reviews & song list. Where can I find them.
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#291 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by varsha » 20 Oct 2013, 10:29

For me his best ...
were Performances like these - new dimensions to neraval singing
https://archive.org/details/BAlaGOpAlaBhairaviDIKSHKVN
Watching KVN perform was one of the finest experiences I could imagine . Especially in places like Rani Seethai Hall where one gets a better close-up feeling .
I could trade one of my limbs just to be able hear him start with Viriboni again, Live :((
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#292 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by semmu86 » 20 Oct 2013, 19:25

KNV1955 wrote: I am looking for these concert photographs; reviews & song list. Where can I find them.
Not sure about the photographs & the reviews part of it. But the song list should be available in the Music Academy Souvenirs of those respective years.
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Post by hnbhagavan » 21 Oct 2013, 18:58

Dear KNV,

I attended Sri KVN,s concerts in Bangalore and it always gave full satisfaction.He was appreciative of Mysore Nagaraj,s violin accompaniment in a concert at Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha in 1986.Sri Chamundeswari of Mysore Vasudevacharya was the main piece.
Another excellent concert in 1978 at Bangalore Gayana Samaja with LGJ.
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#294 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 22 Oct 2013, 08:45

hnbhagavan & varsha - But for die hard fans(I don't know whether my usage is correct) like you KVN like musicians would never have become popular.Neelamegam a respected critic in Tamil once described KVN's music as "Kuttram illadha Sangeetam" (blemish less music). Palghat Mani Iyer once said that the Narayanaswamy's music has no anavasyam ( meaning blemishless or free from anything not connected with music) & added that even he deliberately indulges in some anavasyam just to wake up sleeping audiences.
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#295 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by hnbhagavan » 22 Oct 2013, 21:51

Dear KNV,
It is my good fortune to have attended Sri KVN's programs.Even now thanks to Sangeethapriya,I am able to listen to some of his old concerts.He gave his best in every concert
and his nervals are unforgettable experience.They gave ample scope for the accompanists to show case their skill and some times improve their individuality
The way Sri KVN encouraged a young Mysore Nagaraj in 1986 at Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha is something which I can never forget.
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Post by hnbhagavan » 22 Oct 2013, 22:40

Dear Sri KNV,

On the eve of Sri KVN being awarded Sangeethakalanidhi title by Music Academy in 1986,In an interview published in Sruti,Sri KVN remembered Sri MDR and said,he would have been happier had Sri MDR been awarded the title.Sri KVN would include Sri MDR,s compositions and specifically announce in his concerts.
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#297 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 16 Nov 2013, 00:27

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... jLi8X_LO45

Navaneethakrishnan a KVN fan shared this recording in Facebook today with following remarks
On the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of Palghat Sri K.V.Narayanaswamy, here is a rare recording of a concert performed on AIR Madras in 1956. Sri Narayanaswamy was accompanied by Mayamavaram Sri Govindaraja Pillai on the violin, Pazhani Sri Subramania Pillai on the mridangam and Alangudi Ramachandran on the ghatam. There were some technical faults in the original recording that could not be corrected. The recording has been shared because of its rare archival value.

KNV
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Post by vs_manjunath » 16 Nov 2013, 08:39

I had the privilege of enjoying his concerts in B'lore during 1960s onwards.Bangalore Gayana Samaja's Annual Music Conferences;Seshadri Puram & Fort High School Rama Navami Concerts.Of course, i did attend a Music Academy's concert in 1977(Squatting near the dias).His music has been sheer bliss for me for all these years.
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#299 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by advaitam » 13 Dec 2013, 08:25

Thanks KNV for sharing that rare 1956 recording of KVN. Top-class stuff! Such an ambrosia of music! His perfectly cultured voice always lifts the listeners to higher realms of realisation. Such a rarity in Carnatic music today......
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#300 Re: K.V.Narayanaswamy

Post by KNV1955 » 15 Dec 2013, 20:09

Dattatreya Trimurthi Rupa by Ganapathi Sachinthananda Sawmigal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXvop_VhVzk
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