M.L.Vasanthakumari

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#176 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by CRama » 04 Sep 2013, 10:08

All of us know that MLV was a trendsetter and she did many innovations within the boundaries of carnatic classical music. I am not going to elaborate any thing new.

In another thread (Review of Sowmya concert in KGS) there was a discussion on singing swaras for two places in a song. As requested by our member Rsachi, I am giving the links for a song Chinthayama kandamoolakandam where MLV had done elaborate neraval and swaras for the charanam first line Mangalakara mandahaasa vadanam and again she has done some cracker second kala swaras at Uthunga kamaneeya- Madhyamakalam.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/21qeqr
I am repeating the post in this thread so that many people may notice it and enjoy the song.
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#177 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by mahavishnu » 04 Sep 2013, 10:43

Thank you, CRama. Abhishek did this at a recent concert and I was wondering if someone had done this before.
Excellent version by MLV.
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#178 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by Rsachi » 04 Sep 2013, 11:45

CRama,
Rock solid stuff from MLV. There seems to have been nothing tentative in her music! Listening to her, I think she was a life-long learner and innovator and pretty much a lone ranger the way she approached music. I wonder if I am right.
Thanks!
sachi

PS: if you play the same track on VLC Player with equaliser double pass, you can significantly enhance the music. I would gladly show you by a clip, but I am right now "powerless" in waking up my desktop right now....

PPS: in the context of the query, the first speed itself is pretty fast in MLV's rendition...
wonder if the contrast in the two speeds would be even more striking if the first speed had been slower. sorry if I am triggering a sterile discussion here.
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#179 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by venkatakailasam » 02 Oct 2013, 06:22

MLV with her elite friends..

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#180 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 02 Oct 2013, 08:07

Folks: This is a rare picture of the GreatLadies Trio--the lady sitting to the left of MSAmma is my mother Narayani(alias Chinnani)--she is 94 and can sing(although slightly off key!) all the 32 Todi kritis of Saint Thyagaraja even today!! Sitting to my mother's left is the late Vijaya(daughter of the Sadasivams)
At my father's 90th Birthday in 2003,DKP and MSAmma sang Mamava Pattabhirama together for the first time !! That was a n era where great celebrities like MS Amma,DKP and MLV mingled with ordinary folks like us who had not much of musical credentials or achievements to write about.
Our family is indebted to all those musicians--male and female--who enriched our lives not only with their music but also with their unconditional friendships.
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#181 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by venkatakailasam » 02 Oct 2013, 15:02

Shri MKR..

here is the song ...MSS 045-With DKP--TNK-UKS-Mamava Pattabirama Manirangu

http://www.rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 66#p248366
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#182 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by venkatakailasam » 23 Oct 2013, 11:57

E swara MLV 29 DR ML Vasanthakumari tiruvaDi sharaNam kAmbOji xvid ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afqb3VhtzAI
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#183 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by rajeshnat » 04 Nov 2013, 10:42

Writeup about Smt MLV by vidushi charumathi ramachandran.

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 300361.ece
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#184 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by rajeshnat » 05 Jan 2014, 11:46

Who is the tampura artist who is seated behind Smt MLV and Sudha. I am assuming it is either subha ganesan or Sangeetha swaminathan.Can some one clarify?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfePKl8_vaw
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#185 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by Aditto » 13 May 2014, 19:53

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#186 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by rshankar » 13 May 2014, 20:53

Thank you for the link.

Can someone confirm if the person standing next to Smt. MLV in Photo 48/48 was her daughter, the actress Srividya?
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#187 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by Aditto » 13 May 2014, 21:53

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#188 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by kedharam » 03 Jul 2014, 20:20

July 3rd, the cancerian legend's Birthday...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb-m9tVfz6U
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#189 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by venkatakailasam » 04 Jul 2014, 05:39

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concert 231-ML Vasanthakumari..
Birth day Girl...03-07-2014
Listen at:
http://myblogkumara.blogspot.in/2014/06 ... -viii.html

001-Viriboni-Bhairavi-P_Adiyapayya
002-GopikaGeetham
003-Ananda_natamaduvar-Poorvikalyani-N_Sivan
004-AdinayE_kaNNA-mOhanakalyANi-Adhi-ambujam_krishna
005-Thedi Thedi - Todi - Arunachala Kavi
006-Artha Piravi - Sankarabharana- Manickavasagar
007-Paarkadal-Ragamaligai
008-MAtha_innum-shrIranjani-Adhi-pApanAsham_shivan
009-Manadirkuhandadu -Sindhu Bhairavi-TanjavurShankaraIyer
010-kaNNan_enradumE-rAgamAlike-Adhi-ambujam_krishNa
011-Ellam_Inba_mayam-Ragamalika-U_Narayana_Kavi
012-Kapi raga thillana
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#190 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by venkatakailasam » 19 Oct 2014, 15:24

MLV 105-E SWARA-023-ML Vasanthakumari-SrI Viswanathmbajeham...Ragamalika..

http://mfi.re/listen/51oob815la2nmcc/ML ... adar_2.mp3

SrI Viswanatham Bhajeham in fourteen Ragas, set to Adi Tala. The sequence of fourteen Ragas that appear in this Ragamalika are Sriragam, Arabhi, Gowri, Nata, Gowla, Mohanam, followed by viloma swaras (rendering of swaras in the reverse order of Ragas). The second half contains Sama, Lalita, Bhairavam, Saranga, Sankarabharanam, Kambhoji, Devakriya, Bhoopalam, followed again by viloma swaras, and finally ending in the commencing Raga, Sriragam. This composition is in praise of Lord Viswanatha, of the temple located in the village Kulikkarai, near Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu.

caturdasha rAgamAlikA tALam: Adi

shrI muttusvAmi dIkShita viracitA

pallavi

shrI rAgaH

shrI vishvanAthaM bhaje.ahaM caturdashabhuvanarUpa-
rAgamAlikAbharaNadharaNAntaHkaraNam

caraNAni

arabhi rAgaH

shritajanasaMsArabhItyApahaM AdhyAtmikAdi-
tApatraya manobhItyApaham

gauri rAgaH

shrI vishAlAkShIgaurIshaM sakalaniShkaLa rUpa-
saccidAnandamayagaurIsham

nATa rAgaH

citravishvanATakaprakAshaM jagatprakAshaka
bhAskarashashAN^kakoTikoTiprakAsham

gauLa rAgaH

govindAdivinuta gauLAN^gaM kShIrakundendukarpUrAdi
vijayabhasitoddhULitagauLAN^gam

mohana rAgaH

guruguhasaMmohanakaraliN^gaM pa~ncIk.rtapa~ncamahAbhUta-
prapa~ncAdimohanakaraliN^gam

vilomam

mohana rAgaH

viri~nciviShNurudramUrtimayaM

gauLa rAgaH

viShayapa~ncakara hitamabhayaM

nATa rAgaH

niratishayasukhadanipuNataraM

gauri rAgaH

nigamasAramIshvaramamaraM

arabhi rAgaH

smaraharaM paramashivamatulaM

shrI rAgaH

sarasasadayah.rdayanilayamanishaM
shrI vishvanAthaM bhaje.aham

sAma rAgaH

sadAshivaM sAmagAnavinutaM prak.rtyAdisaptarUpa-
sAmagAnavinutam

lalita rAgaH

sanmAtraM lalitah.rdayaviditaM kAmakrodhAdirahita-
lalitah.rdayaviditam

bhairava rAgaH

cidAkAshabhairavaM puraharaM vidhikapAla-
trishUladharabhairavaM puraharam

sAraN^ga rAgaH

citsabheshvaraM sAraN^gadharaM dArukAvanatapodhana-
kalpitasAraN^gadharam

shaN^karAbharaNa rAgaH

sadAshrayAmi shaN^karAbharaNaM cintitArthavitaraNa-
dhurINataramANikyamayashaN^karAbharaNam

kAmbhoji rAgaH

sadgatidAyakAmbhojacaraNaM dharmArthAdinikhila-
puruShArthapradasamarthatarAmbhojacaraNa m

devakriya rAgaH

vadAnyadevakriyAkhelanaM s.rShTisthitivilaya-
tirodhAnAnugrahakAraNakriyAkhelanam

bhUpALa rAgaH

vaidyaliN^gabhUpAlapAlanaM shrIpurani.rtibhAga-
gartatIrasthiratarabhUpAlapAlanam

vilomam

bhUpALa rAgaH

gurugaNeshasuranareshamanishaM

devakriya rAgaH

kujabudhAdigrahagativihitaM

kAmbhoji rAgaH

varadamanalaravishashinayanaM

shaN^karAbharaNa rAgaH

vanajacandrasannibhavadanaM

sAraN^ga rAgaH

paramahaMsAnandanartanaM

bhairava rAgaH

patitapAvanakaraNamaghaharaNaM

lalitA rAgaH

parataraM paramamanolayajayaM

sAma rAgaH

parAdivAkprakAshAnandamayaM

mohana rAgaH

viri~nciviShNurudramUrtimayaM

gauLa rAgaH

viShayapa~ncakarahitamabhayaM

nATa rAgaH

niratishayasukhadanipuNataraM

gauri rAgaH

nigamasAramIshvaramamaraM

Arabhi rAgaH

smaraharaM paramashivamatulaM

shrI rAgaH

sarasasadayah.rdayanilayamanishaM
shrI vishvanAthaM bhaje.aham
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#191 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by CRama » 20 Oct 2014, 14:47

I heard that MD did not compose the Chittaswaram for this ragamalika. It was MLV who composed the chittaswaram. Very intelligently crafted chittaswaram. Pranams to her vidwath and manodharmam.
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#192 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by bombal » 20 Oct 2014, 15:26

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truly a legend...I was fortunate that VidvAn Smt M L V was the one who introduced me to all the teachers in Rishi Valley High School just before my joining...MahAvidwAn Sri Palghat Mani Iyer had prepared a special mridangam for vidwAn Smt MLV's pitch to be used to teach me to accompany for songs...unfortunately that did not materialise as Mahavidwan Sri PMI passed away in May 1981. We consulted with Smt MLV and she too felt that I should continue my education back in Bombay only.

:namaste: to the great masters and all rasikas
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#193 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by kittappa » 20 Oct 2014, 17:55

CRama wrote:
I heard that MD did not compose the Chittaswaram for this ragamalika. It was MLV who composed the chittaswaram. Very intelligently crafted chittaswaram. Pranams to her vidwath and manodharmam.
Oh God! Certainly not. It was Dikshitar himself who composed the chittaswaram. It is there in the SSP itself.
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#194 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by CRama » 20 Oct 2014, 19:26

Sorry. But I heard from a highly knowledgeabale source- hence I reported. Sorry
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#195 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by rshankar » 21 Oct 2014, 01:16

Bombal - beautiful picture - including a very young Kum. Sudha Venkataraman (as she was at that time)....
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#196 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by venkatakailasam » 31 Oct 2014, 08:04

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Concert 281-ML Vasanthakumari
Remembrance day 31-10-2014
Listen at:
http://myblogkumara.blogspot.in/2014/09 ... art-x.html

001-Thedi Thedi - Todi - Arunachala Kavi
002--En_palli_kondir-Mohanam_Adi_MLV-ArunachalaKavi
003-Aru padai vidamarnda - Ragamalika - MP Sivan
004-AnandaNatanaJagadeesha- Keeravani-RTP
005-manasA-mana--manasAmarthyavardhani--rUpaka
006-RTP in Hrikambhoji
007-kaNNan_enradumE-rAgamAlike-Adhi-ambujam_krishNa
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#197 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by kedharam » 31 Oct 2014, 19:00

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#198 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by venkatakailasam » 10 Feb 2015, 12:02

MLV 126-09-rAgam_tAnam_pallavi-shaNmukhapriyA...60mts...

http://mfi.re/listen/96933sxjeyxna3s/ML ... apriyA.mp3
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#199 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by rajeshnat » 27 Feb 2015, 12:25

Looks like this book should be a great one. Personally I like MLV for her dare devil artistry.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 938259.ece
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#200 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by kvchellappa » 06 Mar 2015, 20:38

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