Brinda & Muktha

Carnatic Musicians
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cienu
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Post by cienu » 08 Feb 2008, 23:04

I have started a new topic on Brinda & Muktha (I personally would not like to seperate them)

I happened to come across this amazing recording on Youtube. (link attached below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gYUmoGa ... playnext=1

Brinda and her daughter sing "Meru Samana" accompanied by Sri.T.Ranganathan (I think. Rasikas , can kindly correct me if I am wrong). There is no violin accompaniment. It is so wonderful to see Brindamma smile once at Ranganathan and once at the Tambura artiste (Looks like John Higgins ??)

Tape 2 and 3 are Brindamma and Vegavauhini playing the Veena. Truly sublime experience.
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Post by kannan1940 » 13 Feb 2008, 10:09

It is sad that Mrs Vegavauhini, who learnt the carnatic music from her mother, did not adopt the music as her career and in this we lost a lineage for Brindamma.

Sevel Krishnan.
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Post by Kailash » 09 Mar 2009, 17:27

Iam not too sure about your comment, Smt Vegavauhini ( Vega) is an accomplished Performing Vocalist, and was giving regular concerts even till the mid '90's.
Her style is a blend the music of her mother Smt T Brinda & Shri Ramnad Krishnan ( She was a full time student of both ), with no compromise on Quality, Ghamakka & Laya.
She is known for her pallavi renering, Padams, Javalis , compositions of the Trinity & Rendering rare tagas & bringing out the essence with ease.
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Post by Kailash » 09 Mar 2009, 17:28

Yes the Tambura Vidhwan is Higgins.....
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Post by rbharath » 12 Mar 2009, 14:18

Smt. Vegavahini is defly an accomplished performing artist. i have recently heard her sing a thoroughly enjoyable concert.

only the subsequent generations have not taken to performing.


and the mridangist is T Ranganathan indeed.
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Post by bhaktha » 14 Mar 2009, 07:39

Sri Girish, grandson of Smt. Brinda is a vocalist. I have heard his name being mentioned in the past. Also, Smt. Brinda's legacy has been handed down to us through Ramnad Sri Krishnan, Smt. Nagamani Srinath (RK's disciple, another artiste who disappeared from the scene when she was at her peak) and of course Chitraveena Sri Ravikiran. As the others have pointed out, Smt. Veghavahini still performs.
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Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 14 Mar 2009, 22:16

Smt. Nagamani Srinath has not disappeared from the scene. She is very much active and doing well with performances and CDs.
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Post by bhaktha » 15 Mar 2009, 00:20

I attended some of her concerts a few years ago and was totally floored by her vidwath. Of late, I don't remember seeing her name in the Madras concert circuits (Maybe because she performs in Bangalore most of the time?). But glad to know she is still performing.
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Post by musicfan_4201 » 15 Mar 2009, 14:38

Good artists outside Chennai music circles hardly find a place in Chennai (barring a few) :).
No offence meant against anyone.
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Kailash
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Post by Kailash » 16 Mar 2009, 17:43

Other Dis. Of Smt T Brinda Include - Smt Rama Ravi, Smt Alamelu Mani, Smt Kalyani Sharma, Smt Aruna Sairam, Shri Ravikiran, Smt Kiranavalli . Various accomplished Vocalists in that era like Shri Semmangudi, Smt MS have learnt music from Brindamma.
When we talk about Brindamma's key lagacy handed down to us thru Shri Ramnad Krishnan's & His Students - One important performing Vocalist is Smt Ritha Rajan - Musicoligist & Rtd Head Of the Department Music from The Queen Marys College - Full time student of Shri Ramnad Krishnan. Recently she had performed at the IIT Music Club ( Reviews also are posted about the same )
Shri Ramnad Krishnan had nurtured his own stle of music, truley Ghamaka oriented, Kalapramana at its peak with no frills, Pallavi Rendering with complicated thala Patterns.
One must listen to his Sivaranjani, Kambodhi ( With no emphasis on GMPMG RGSRG !) , Kalyani, Kiravani, Kanada, Phalamanjari, Reethigowlai, Dharmavathi, Madhyamavathi, Begada, Sahana, Shankarabaranam, Bahudhari, Saveri, Bhairavi ............ And the list goes on.
each of the ragas would always be approached in a totally different way every time and when you compare 2 Sahanas by the same Musician its completely different!!! thats Ramnad Krishnan's Music.
Few recordings are available for listners in the market.
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Post by coolkarni » 16 Mar 2009, 19:17

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Post by cienu » 16 Mar 2009, 22:33

Kailash wrote:Other Dis. Of Smt T Brinda Include - Smt Rama Ravi, Smt Alamelu Mani, Smt Kalyani Sharma, Smt Aruna Sairam, Shri Ravikiran, Smt Kiranavalli . Various accomplished Vocalists in that era like Shri Semmangudi, Smt MS have learnt music from Brindamma.
One of the oldest & seniormost disciples of Smt Brinda is Smt Sundaram (or Sunda Mami as she is fondly called ) , who is now close to 80 years.

Indira Menon (yet another disciple of Smt.Brinda) recalls in her book "The Madras Quatret" that Brinda had great love for Sunda (though she had never expressed the same explicitly) but stopped teaching her when she learnt that Sunda was also taking classes from another great Vidwan of those times (I think GNB )
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Post by Kailash » 17 Mar 2009, 10:18

yes............. I had missed Sunda mami................... One could see her at the Music acadamy and at the other chamber concerts ..........
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Post by Kailash » 17 Mar 2009, 12:21

yes............. I had missed Sunda mami................... One could see her at the Music acadamy and at the other chamber concerts ..........
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Post by Ramaprasad » 17 Mar 2009, 19:58

I thought most of the rasikas here knew about the following site. We owe a lot to Prof. Robert Garfias for making this possible. Please go to the following site, scroll down to North Indian and South Indian music. Enjoy.
- Ramaprasad

https://eee.uci.edu/programs/rgarfias/films.html
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Post by rajumds » 17 Mar 2009, 22:21

The realmedia links don't open. Any software required for opening them?
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Post by Ramaprasad » 17 Mar 2009, 22:58

Hi Rajumds,

I just checked. It works. I have Realplayer on my computer. That is what you need or anything equivalent. It is a free download.

Ramaprasad
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Post by ksrimech » 18 Mar 2009, 00:24

They are available on Youtube in kAmakOTiShankara's links.
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Post by karthikbala » 20 Mar 2009, 11:16

rbharath wrote:Smt. Vegavahini is defly an accomplished performing artist. i have recently heard her sing a thoroughly enjoyable concert.
Smt. Vegavahini is a long-time friend of my mother's. I remember listening to her concerts on AIR and DD during the 90's and less frequently since. They were always marked by the fidelity to the grand musical heritage of her family.
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Post by sudhakarks » 26 Jul 2009, 22:41

A collection of T. Brinda's recordings are newly released by Swathi Sanskriti Series

Read the article about the release of these recordings at:
http://www.kutcheribuzz.com/decseason2008/news13.asp

"After an album of Ramnad Krishnan was released last year, Krishnan's son Ramanthan has been insisting us that Brindamma's music is also brought out to the audience," says Mala Mohan, product manager at Swathi Soft Solutions.

And now a set of six audio CDs of the legendary musician T. Brinda is released by Swathi Soft Solutions.

Brinda did not ecourage her concert recordings to be released commercially as long as she was alive but the rich music of Brinda and the authentic style of Vina Dhanammal need to be introduced to the younger generation and so this release say Swathi Soft solutions.


This set of audio album consists of the bests of T. Brinda's chamber concerts and a few recordings at private gatherings. "Vegavahini Vijayaraghavan, daughter and disciple of T. Brinda holds the copyright of all the recordings and she too wanted to give the recordings to Swathi after she heard the audio CDs of Ramnad Krishnan," says Mala. The audio quality of raw recordings were carefully enhanced retaining the original tone and brought out in the albums, she added.

Each audio CD is priced at Rs. 150.
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Post by knandago2001 » 27 Jul 2009, 12:32

This is just a sampling from the recordings released by Swathi

Kedaragoula varnam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Plik6a9 ... re=related

Nee bhajana gaana - Nayaki
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYOilhK_ ... re=related

Ittanaitulambaramai - Dhanyasi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ7ZqIwEUlk

Chinnanaadena - Kalanidhi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOoIn-kc ... re=related

Melukovayya - Bowli
http://new.us.music.yahoo.com/t-brinda/

Smt. Ritha Rajan - "She enriched the Dhanammal legacy"
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Post by knandago2001 » 05 Aug 2009, 13:43

parulanu vedanu - balahamsa
nenendu vedaguthura - harikamboji
emaanadicchevo - sahana
bhajana parula - surutti
aparadhamula norva - rasali
http://www.raagabox.com/search.php?m=1& ... inda+Mukta

Nee bhakti bhaagya sudha
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/fr/2002/0 ... 880400.htm

Recordings of Muktamma’s music - Akshayalinga vibho, Tygarajaaya namaste, Velavare, and others
http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=451 ... ankarAbara

A very interesting article
http://learningobjects.wesleyan.edu/wes ... indian.pdf
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Post by knandago2001 » 10 Aug 2009, 12:30

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Post by srinivasrgvn » 11 Aug 2009, 08:01

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Post by keerthi » 11 Aug 2009, 12:31

the salgeethapriya all Shastri concert(shAma + subbarAya) is very good, both in terms of structure, and recording quality..

However, it lacks both padam and rAgamAlika slokam, which were brinda's forte..

I think her 'vihAya kamalAlaya' slOkam is very good (should be available in s'priya)
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