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#1051 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by RSR » 01 Dec 2016, 15:13

Lakshman wrote: Also the song in Ramrajya-bIna madhur madhur in bhImpalAs is sung by Amirbai Karnataki. The one that Madurai Mani sings in the same tune is composed by Vali (T.S.Rangarajan).
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Lakshman ji -> (about 'kanthan karunai puriyum vadivel' ,,, I am afraid, on both counts, your post may be wrong information..
a) about the Ramarajyam song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JJfdVjjTYE

from wiki about Saraswathi Rane
She remained in the field till 1954. Her song from the Hindi film Ramrajya..`Bina Madhur Madhur Kachu Bol’ reached the peak of popularity all over India, and she was awarded by HMV for the highest sale of gramophone records in those times.

b) 'Kanthan Karunai puriyum vadivel' was composed on the request of Mani Iyer by Guhan.
http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrother ... g/a148.htm

chitti (Sri.Sundararajan) of Manikkodi was a close friend of Mani Iyer at Trichy and Guhan was in that circle.

and further corroboration by an earlier thread in rasikas.org itself
viewtopic.php?t=3453

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I have been a target of ire by some in this forum , for my objection to the transliteration schemes for thamizh.
See the massacre here of that glorious song by a site which is well-meaning but unfamiliar with thamizh.
http://pedia.desibantu.com/kandan-karunai/**********************************************************************
GOD SAVE THAMIZH LANGUAGE !
கன்டன் கருநை புரியும் வடிவேல்
அருள் ஒளி ஓடுமாவி கலன்டே அன்பும் ஆஷையும் அரிவுனையன்டே
இர்புக்ஹல் ஊன்டேன் இடர்கள் கலைன்டு இன்புர ஷெஇடிடும் இரவைகை வேல்
வேம்பக்ஹை கொன்ரே வெட்ரி டரும் வேல் வேட பொருளை விளக்கும் மயில் வேல்
னம்பும் அடியார் னலவளர் பொன் வேல் னன்கை வள்ளியின் டிரு னாயகன் வேல்
குன்ரு டோராடும் குமரனின் உருவேல் கோலமயில் னடம் கொன்ஜிடும் ஸெல்வேல்
அந்டம் னாடிடும் ஆடி மக்ஹல் னாம் அன்னை பராஷக்டி அருல் ஷுடர் வேல்
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#1052 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by RSR » 01 Dec 2016, 15:18

Thamizh lyrics for one of the most inspiring and thrilling songs by Madurai Mani Iyer. . Beemplas ragam does that magic in many of the songs ( his veLLaith thAmaraip poovil iruppAL' also partly owes its grand effect to the ragam and of course Barathy's lyrics) . (allied ragams like karnataka devagandhari , abheri and rathipathipriya also create that effect)
கந்தன் கருணை புரியும் வடிவேல்!

அருள் ஒளியோடு ஆவி கலந்தே
அன்பும், ஆற்றலும் அறிவும் நயந்தே

இரு சுகம் ஈந்தே இடர்கள் களைந்தே
இன்புறச் செய்திடும் இறைவன் கைவேல்!
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வெம்பகை கொன்றே வெற்றி தரும் வேல்!
வேதப் பொருளை விளக்கும் மயில் வேல்!

நம்பும் அடியார் நலம் வளர்க்கும் வேல் !
நங்கை வள்ளியின் திருநாயகன் வேல்!
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குன்றுதோறாடும் குமரன் அருள் வேல்!
கோலமயில் நடம் கொஞ்சிடும் செவ்வேல்!

அண்டம் பேணிடும் ஆதிமகள் நம்
அன்னை பராசக்தி அருள் சுடர் வேல் !
( may be the correct version)... Kindly check if we get this by reverse transliteration
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#1053 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by RSR » 01 Dec 2016, 15:28

Dr.Pasupathy-> I have given link to your blog page on advts for MS records. Thank you. I could not however resist the temptation to use just one of those photo advts .
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... ms-records
I hope that you will condone.
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I used to wonder, why MS did not seem to have given any early record in aberi, karnataka devagandhari, etc so much a favourite of DKP. From the advt page, I learn that she had sung 'nagumomu' in 1936 itself. ( following Musiri'?)
Can we get a link to that 'vintage record?
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#1054 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by Lakshman » 01 Dec 2016, 21:52

RSR: You are right. I was thinking of another songs that was sung by Amirbai Karnataki in Ramrajya. Guhan is the composr of kandan karuNai. Thanks.
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#1055 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by SrinathK » 19 Aug 2017, 23:27

Here's a scintillating excerpt of an RTP in (wait for it...) Sindhu Bhairavi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx0Ii4iBPj8

If only we had the entire recording -- I really wanted to see what an elaborate Sindhubhairavi ragam and tanam would sound like.
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#1056 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by varsha » 20 Aug 2017, 06:30

Will a 45 mt TVS or 16 mts TNS do ?
or 18 mt Mali ?
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#1057 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by narayara000 » 20 Aug 2017, 07:55

Please post all 3
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#1058 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by varsha » 20 Aug 2017, 08:40

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#1059 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by RSR » 20 Aug 2017, 20:57

Varsha ji, I think, there is some mix-up. The 18 minutes piece is not shown as that of MALI. May request you to correct it? ofcourse, after downloading, the listeners can find which is which.. ..Nevertheless....
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#1060 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by RSR » 20 Aug 2017, 21:37

just now located this in youtube.

https://youtu.be/NHsWDBtENi8

T.R.Mahalingam- Flute-
Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi-SindhuBhairavi (45 minutes)
Shankar Rajasekharan

2 years ago3,082 views
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#1061 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by narayara000 » 20 Aug 2017, 23:39

Thanks!
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#1062 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by vsn69 » 10 Oct 2017, 17:14

Balummi wrote:
13 Apr 2012, 13:56
Dear Rajesh ,
Madurai Sri Pushpavanam Iyer passed away, if I remember correct ,when MMI was only 5 years old . There was no chance of even MMI recollecting his voice . How could Semmangudi Mama who was only 9 years at that time could remember it . Probably he could have heard it said from his guru Sri Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer !
Sri Madurai Pushpavanam passed away in 1920 and Sri Madurai Mani was 8 years old then. And he has also mentioned he heard Sri Pushpavanam sing at concerts.
That being so Sri Semmangudi would have been 12 years old. He also told me that he has attended Sri Pushpavanam's kutcheries and waxed eloquent about his singing.
Sri Semmangudi also speaks about this in his talk with Gowri Ramnarayanan, which she published. That article is with me.

Regards
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#1063 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by rajeshnat » 10 Oct 2017, 18:00

vsn69 wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 17:14
Sri Madurai Pushpavanam passed away in 1920 and Sri Madurai Mani was 8 years old then. And he has also mentioned he heard Sri Pushpavanam sing at concerts.
That being so Sri Semmangudi would have been 12 years old. He also told me that he has attended Sri Pushpavanam's kutcheries and waxed eloquent about his singing.

Regards
I have heard the tv recording where SSI specifically mentions that he has heard Madurai pushpavanam in person and adds like MMI sings like Madurai pushpavanam.
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#1064 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by arasi » 26 Oct 2017, 07:26

RSR,
Thank you for for the whole song: kandan karuNai pozhiyum vaDivEl. I couldn't remember several of the verses until I saw your post. Guhan (Radio MAma) composed it, I remember :)
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#1065 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by RSR » 26 Oct 2017, 23:21

@1064-> Thank you very much, Arasi Madam. Actually, your mention of 'radio mama' in one of your threads led me to search of the author and get the inspired lyrics. Seventy years back, when radio played this song by Mani Iyer, we used to be thrilled especially in the last two lines' unexpected switch from the Son to the Mother!..It thrills today too to the ever-lasting glory of the deities, lyricist, ragam, singer and ...I should add, people who cherish the gem as you do. Regards.
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#1066 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by arasi » 27 Oct 2017, 01:32

Here's something you and others may relish. Thanks to Pasupathy who tirelessly brings us the history of CM from old magazines--reviews, news items and articles. Yo might have already read this in the Tamizh section (of the Languages forum), in Nostalgia and Musical Morsels threads. The year,1948. For those who don't read tamizh, here goes:

MANI KACHERI (Mani's gem of a Concert)
By Neelam

We all have heard about gandharva gAnam and have read about it-- but haven't listened to it. Yet, we could have a glimpse into it last week at Madurai Mani's concert in Mayilai.
One could say, Mani's concert was a gem of a performance. Or, a ruby. If not, a concert where manis and rubies sparkled. We haven't had Mani's concerts in Chennai the past six or seven months.That he got through the ordeal of a severe illness itself is a relief. To hear him sing on top of it was a blessing.
He is well now. In every way, his music has gained more assets.Those who heard him on Feb 5 on AIR Tiruchi (Was it a relay of the Chennai concert?) would have noticed those welcome changes in his singing. Sangathis which matched the kAla pramANam and the phrasing of them expressed themselves in perfect sruti in Mani Iyer's singing.It used to be that he would sing without continuity at times in fragmented phrases. Not anymore. PiDis and sangathis of azhuttam enrich his music now.
Mani began his concert traditionally with hamsadhvani. For AlApanA and svara prasthAra, he took up kAmbhOdi. Though the tODi he sang before that was a special number, it can't be compared to that kambhOdi which followed.
He sang svarAs for each one of the kritis. In kAmbhOdi, the neraval and svarAs he sang in the charaNam enchanted the listeners.The fine artistry he wrought in the line kANak kaN kODi vENDum (one needs a million eyes to see kapAli) made the audience wonder if listening to him sing, they needed a million ears! Mani then continued this line as the pallavi line in the RTP. With it, he brought a relaxed state of mind and serenity to the listeners, making them forget themselves. BehAg, kAnaDA, kuntala varALi and sindhubhairavi in svara kalpanA followed, and he was stupendous. As for pakka vAdyam musicians--Sri. Rajamanikkam Pillai played like a gem. Pazhani Subramania Pillai's mridangam brimmed with sukha bhAvA. For Madurai Mani to reach the peak of his singing, Pazhani SubbuDu's playing no doubt helped a great deal.
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#1067 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by arasi » 27 Oct 2017, 05:05

In the same post, Pasupathy has brought a news item about MMI's title Gana kaladhara. It was awarded to him in Thanjavur on the 19th of December,1943--and to this day, we remember him with that title more than with Sangita Kalanidhi! Wonder why. Because it sounds sweet to the ears and suits him to a tee? :)
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#1068 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by rshankar » 27 Oct 2017, 07:45

arasi wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 05:05
In the same post, Pasupathy has brought a news item about MMI's title Gana kaladhara. It was awarded to him in Thanjavur on the 19th of December,1943--and to this day, we remember him with that title more than with Sangita Kalanidhi! Wonder why. Because it sounds sweet to the ears and suits him to a tee? :)
Definitely - A sangIta kalAnidhi is a mere repository of music, while gAna kalAdhAra is veritably the source and prop of the art of music.....
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#1069 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by arasi » 27 Oct 2017, 08:06

Ravi,
Yes. That too.However, I thought he was kalAdharA--kalaiyai dharippavar??
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#1070 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by sankark » 16 Nov 2017, 21:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QyH8GY47Qk MMI (with LGJ) kalpanAswarams for mOhanam charanam of the varnam at the start
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#1071 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by MaheshS » 17 Nov 2017, 02:21

sankark wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 21:26
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QyH8GY47Qk MMI (with LGJ) kalpanAswarams for mOhanam charanam of the varnam at the start
This probably is THE best overall concert I've ever heard in my life. Live or not. I assumed it was Pazhani on the mridangam, but it's actually Vellore Ramabhadran. Wow, what a concert.
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#1072 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by RSR » 22 Dec 2017, 23:41

arasi madam will like this article.
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 715767.ece
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#1073 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by sankark » 28 Dec 2017, 10:46

Yesterday I caught one of the MMI treasure items - featuring s'bharaNam (enduku peddala) I think there is a tani following this but it was curtailed in the recording (mridangam sounded almost like thavil), karnAtaka kApi (venkatAchalapathE), thOdi (thAyE), dwijAvanthi (cEtah sri) & kAnakkaN kOdi amongst others. What a beaut!

The query - who are the accompanists?
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#1074 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 18 Jan 2018, 21:17

கான கலாதர மதுரை மணி அய்யர் ரசிகர்கள் சங்கம்


மணி அய்யரின் நினைவுகளை பகிர்ந்து கொள்கிறார் 


ப்ரபல வயலின் வித்வான். சங்கீத கலாநிதி, டாக்டர், திரு. எம். சந்த்ரசேகரன், 


முன்னிலை மூத்த மிருதங்க வித்வான் திரு.கே.எஸ்.காளிதாஸ்.


பின்னர்,  மணி அய்யரின் கச்சேரி தொகுப்புகள் சிலவற்றை கேட்டு மகிழுங்கள்.


நாள் : 26.01.2018

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நேரம் : மாலை 4 .15 முதல் இரவு 7.45 வரை. 


அனைவரும் வருக!


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#1075 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 18 Jan 2018, 21:21

GAnaKalAdhara Madurai Mani Iyer Rasikas Association Presents

Madurai Mani Iyer rememberance day on 26/01/2018 FRIDAY!

at Shri Vivekananda Hall, P.S.High School, R.K.Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai.

Presided by Violin Maestro Sangeetha kalanidhi Dr.M.Chandrasekaran

Mridangam Maestro Shri.K.S.Kalidas participates and felicitates

Program

4.15 pm : Prayer followed by Welcome Address by Shri Chitti Venu

4.30. p.m: High Tea

4.45 pm : Felicitation by Shri.K.S.Kalidas

5.00 pm : Recollections and Tribute by Dr.M.Chandrasekaran

5.30 to 7.45: Guided Listening Session of some rare vintage concert of 

Ganakaladhara Madurai Mani Iyer

7.45 pm: Mangalam

All are cordially welcome!

CONTACT CHITTI VENU 9841313527
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