Bidaram KrishnappA

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Post by rajeshnat » 28 Jul 2007, 23:01

nice write up on bidaram krishnappA

http://www.hindu.com/fr/2007/07/27/stor ... 560300.htm
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Post by arasi » 29 Jul 2007, 01:59

Thank you Rajesh for posting this. The musical connections of tiruvaiyAru, Bangalore Nagaratnamma, Mysore, and even the non-existent 'village' Bidaram, a Krishnappa who was trained by Karur Ramaswamy--all these tell us that CM did not grow in pockets of hamlets and cities and stayed right there. There was (and still is) quite a bit of exchange and comeraderie in CM, whichever geographical region the musicians hail from. Good music cannot but attract patrons and rasikAs from all over.
Look in the other thread (harassment). Nick refers to 'our' vina!
CM, by its merits would keep drawing rasikAs from everywhere, however much parochial some may want it to be...
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Post by srkris » 29 Jul 2007, 03:20

Beautiful article.
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Post by arasi » 29 Jul 2007, 06:51

There is no byline to the article, though.
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Post by srkris » 29 Jul 2007, 13:56

The second major performer for whom Palghat Mani Iyer played, after he started playing for Chembai, is for Bidaram Krishnappa. The third major vidwan was Gottuvadyam Narayana Iyengar (Ravikiran's grandfather). These three concerts happened at the Music Academy just after it was started.
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Post by vs_manjunath » 29 Jul 2007, 21:49

Very nice article.
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Post by kmrasika » 30 Jul 2007, 11:58

Has any of the songs of kr.shNappa come down to us? I have only heard "amba brOvavE" in dharmavati. Nice article.
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Post by SSK » 30 Sep 2008, 04:38

Here is a more detailed article on Shri Bidaram Krishnappa and the Rama Mandira he built.

http://www.mysorevramarathnam.org/bidar ... hnappa.htm
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Post by SSK » 01 Oct 2008, 04:42

Prof. Mysore Ramarathnam recently released a book in Kannada "Pracheena Geya Krithi Sangraha" (roughly translates to "collection of rare krithis") in 2007. This book has two compositions of Bidaram Krishnappa with notations in Kannada.
1. Raaga - Dhenukha; Talam: Khanda Chapu
Pallavi:
paramapAmanarAma paripoornakAma |
paramapurshA nAma varasArvabhouma ||Pa||

Anu Pallavi:
dheenajanamandAra dhanuja samhAra||
bhAnuvamshODdhAra munimAnasa chakOra||

Charana:
sakalokhAdeesha | sAkhetha puravAsa||
sakala kalusha vinAsha | sAdhujana Posha||

follow Anupallavi:
shuka sanakAsannutha sarasijAsanapithA||
sakala surasEvitha srikrishnapoojitha||

2. RAga: dharmAvathi; Tala: Rupaka

Arohana: sa ri ga ma pa dha ni sa
Avarohana: sa ni dha pa ma ga ri sa

Pallavi:
amba bRovave thrijaga ||dham||

Anu Pallavi:
kambu kanti shrikali kambhujAkshi sOdari jaga ||dham||

Charana:
mahishAsura madhamardhini madhana vairi thoshini ||
mahAbhairavi kAli shrikrishna pOshini jaga ||dham||

The book also nine compositions from dasa sampradhaya, more thna 30 compositions of Tyagaraja, plus compsitions from Dikshithar, syama Sastry, Veena Sheshanna, Veena Subanna, Vasudevacharya and Bidaram Krishnappa. All with notations.
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Post by vs_manjunath » 01 Oct 2008, 06:34

SSK wrote:Here is a more detailed article on Shri Bidaram Krishnappa and the Rama Mandira he built.

http://www.mysorevramarathnam.org/bidar ... hnappa.htm
Thanks for this nice article. The oil painting of Sri Rama Pattabisheka is very attractive. The article also highlights the amount of commitment Shri Bidaram Krishnappa had to build this famous Mandira in Mysore.
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#12 Re: Bidaram Krishnappa: Unmatched Carnatic Musician, Unparalleled Rama Bhakta

Post by Sachi_R » 10 May 2017, 18:24

Mr. Girish
An excellent pick!
Krishnappa was a great Bhakta. The Sri Sitarama Mandira (Hall) that he established is a symbol of his Bhakti. I know a bit about the hard efforts that he put in to build it – the places he roamed to and the people he sought help from.
I had been asked to write about this Ramamandira. My research resulted in the article in Lalitha Kala Tarangini. You can read it here in their magazine: pages.. 20-24, April 2015 issue
http://www.srlkmandira.org/Newsletter.html
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#13 Re: Bidaram Krishnappa: Unmatched Carnatic Musician, Unparalleled Rama Bhakta

Post by rshankar » 10 May 2017, 22:39

Sachi_R wrote:
10 May 2017, 18:24
I had been asked to write about this Ramamandira. My research resulted in the article in Lalitha Kala Tarangini. You can read it here in their magazine: pages.. 20-24, April 2015 issue
http://www.srlkmandira.org/Newsletter.html
Very nice!!
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#15 Re: Bidaram Krishnappa: Unmatched Carnatic Musician, Unparalleled Rama Bhakta

Post by thanjavooran » 11 May 2017, 08:03

Girish
Varsha
Many thanks for the links. Excellent !
With wishes,
Thanjavooran
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#16 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 13 May 2017, 02:08

Varsha avare,
I doubt if that is Bidaram's music (Paratpara raghuvara) that you have shared in the mediafire file above.

I would even venture to say that is Sri Vasudevachar singing his own composition.
I wonder who is the other vocalist accompanying!
BTW, I have not heard this recording before. What a delightful discovery!

The recording you have shared is significantly different in style from the recordings available (of Sri Bidaram) such as the one below (granted it is from 1910). Even if the paratpara recording is from the year 1931 when he passed away, it sounds significantly different, the recording quality, the accompaniment style etc... all these factors make me say that I doubt it is Bidaram.

From what I have heard, his music was more like "company drama music" which is what the below recording sounds like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn8N71o9A84

I could be wrong but I hope we can confirm what is stated, either way!

Also, I have more material I want to add to this thread and I will do that this weekend.

Regards,

Sreeni
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#17 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 13 May 2017, 22:01

I am pasting below a life sketch of Sri Bidaram from the book Sangeeta Shastra Chandrike by Veena Raja Rao :

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Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 13 May 2017, 22:19

I was happy to get a copy of this CD as a gift from Vid. Sri Bangalore Shankar

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#19 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 14 May 2017, 05:46

Bidaram's largeheartedness (visAla hrdayatana) has been well documented.

I have previously written about an episode wherein Sri Bidaram helped my Grandfather Bhairavi Lakshminaranappa to secure an extension of leave from the Mysore Palace authorities in the year 1922 to continue his highly successful performance tour of Madras
(Ref: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14639)

A brief extract of that story here:
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I am showing here a picture of that letter (dated Nov 29th, 1922) Sri Bidaram had written to my Grandfather!

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#20 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by thanjavooran » 14 May 2017, 05:58

Srini Rajarao,
Great collection. Thanks for sharing.
With wishes,
Thanjavooran
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#21 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by Sachi_R » 14 May 2017, 08:50

śrīrāmāñjanēya namaḥ

kṣēma

śrīlakṣmīnāraṇappājanavara si ge b. kṛṣṇapparu māḍuva vijñāpanegaḷu.
ādi u. ku. sā

The last three characters stand for
ubhaya kuśalōpari sāmprata meaning "auspicious wishes for mutual welfare" equivalent of sahanāvavatu.

What an interesting relic, Sreeni! Thank you!

I feel Vid. Krishnappa missed a great career as a doctor, given his handwriting!
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#22 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 14 May 2017, 19:42

Sachi avare,

You have very well captured the top section of the letter that I have shown!

Yes! It is a fascinating piece from an impressive collection that my Father had carefully preserved. Sri Bidaram's handwriting is challenging to read but I could read about 75% of the two page letter!
He has generously praised Lakshminaranappa for his success in Madras, about which he has heard from his friends in Madras, Sri Chinnaswamy Mudaliar and others, writes about how he has impressed upon the Bhakshi of the Palace to renew the leave for a Third time, making a case that Lakshiminaranappa is bringing fame to Mysore and the patron king. He concludes the letter by giving an update about Sri Sheshanna and other vidwans' health and extending his best wishes to Lakshiminaranappa!

Bidaram, a charitable man, indeed!
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Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 14 May 2017, 20:35

Bidaram's Birth Centenary celebrations at Bangalore Gayana Samaja Oct 23rd, 1966

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#24 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by Soniajain » 02 Jun 2017, 17:43

nothing to be explain its so expensive.
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#25 Re: Bidaram KrishnappA

Post by rshankar » 02 Jun 2017, 17:49

Soniajain wrote:
02 Jun 2017, 17:43
nothing to be explain its so expensive.
What's so expensive? Pearls (of wisdom) perhaps????
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