M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar

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srutibedam
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#1 M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar

Post by srutibedam » 06 Apr 2019, 00:19

Watch veteran mridangist Shri Guruvayur Durai and Ghatam Maestro Shri Vinayakaram share their memories of M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar as a carnatic musician, and carnatic vocalist Shri P. Unnikrishnan making a fine speech on M.K.T. in a recent book release function in Chennai:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5fX0J12LsM&t=2260s

The unavailability of even one concert recording of this legend, a fully trained carnatic musician and disciple of Alathur Venkatesa Iyer, has made him one of the least remembered concert vocalists. Another sad dimension to his story.
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#2 Re: M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar

Post by arasi » 09 Apr 2019, 07:58

Srutibedam,
Thank you for sharing this with us. MKT's sublime singing was matched only by his kind and generous heart. What a good man he was! You could hear this sentiment as a refrain in the author's speech and it resonated in the smiles and nods of Vikku and Guru . I was only a child when I met him a few times, and his kind face and words make me remember him to this day. Would like to read the book, of course.
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