M.L.Vasanthakumari

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#251 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by MaheshS » 08 Sep 2017, 19:54

kvchellappa wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 19:51
Has MLV sung thiruvempavai all songs?
Thiruvempavai Thirupalliyezhuchi by MLV
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#252 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by kvchellappa » 08 Sep 2017, 20:15

Thanks.
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#253 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by RSR » 08 Sep 2017, 21:17

SrinathK-> Thank you very much for the ragam information of Thiruppaavai songs. As a bonus, also for Thiruvempaavai songs. Your post gave instant inspiration this afternoon and thus began a website for MLV Songs with a grand opener ( your post on MLV concert). Kindly help me by suggesting songs ( not from films, however good, they might be) and links preferably to audio and if unavoidable , from you tube. Have a look at
https://sites.google.com/site/mlvasanth ... songs/home
Let us collect the BEST of MLV here.
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#254 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by RSR » 08 Sep 2017, 21:22

wiki says "She (MLV) popularised the composition 'Kalyana Gopalam', composed by Narayana Teertha, in raga Sindhubhairavi. She also popularized the composition 'Venkatachala Nilayam' by Purandaradasa in the same raga".
I think, the latter song is available in tube upload but have not come across Kalyana Gopalam song. Can any one help with a link? ( downloadable mp3)
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#255 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by MaheshS » 08 Sep 2017, 21:39

RSR wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 21:22
wiki says "She (MLV) popularised the composition 'Kalyana Gopalam', composed by Narayana Teertha, in raga Sindhubhairavi. She also popularized the composition 'Venkatachala Nilayam' by Purandaradasa in the same raga".
I think, the latter song is available in tube upload but have not come across Kalyana Gopalam song. Can any one help with a link? ( downloadable mp3)
Check from about 5 mins off into this video.
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#256 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by SrinathK » 08 Sep 2017, 21:53

MaheshS wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 21:39
RSR wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 21:22
wiki says "She (MLV) popularised the composition 'Kalyana Gopalam', composed by Narayana Teertha, in raga Sindhubhairavi. She also popularized the composition 'Venkatachala Nilayam' by Purandaradasa in the same raga".
I think, the latter song is available in tube upload but have not come across Kalyana Gopalam song. Can any one help with a link? ( downloadable mp3)
Check from about 5 mins off into this video.
@ 5:45 to 6:05 in that video, Sindhubhairavi to Thillang graha bhedam, my goodness! Now that was some idea...
Last edited by SrinathK on 08 Sep 2017, 23:08, edited 1 time in total.
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#257 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by RSR » 08 Sep 2017, 22:15

MaheshS . Lightning fast help. Superlative. Thank you, Sir.( my habit. Cannot give up easily, especially to people like you. ) A GEM is getting added to the website. that too in my favourite ragam
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#258 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by MaheshS » 09 Sep 2017, 01:50

RSR wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 22:15
MaheshS . Lightning fast help. Superlative. Thank you, Sir.( my habit. Cannot give up easily, especially to people like you. ) A GEM is getting added to the website. that too in my favourite ragam
You are welcome, it's a GEM indeed. The Mohanam in the beginning ain't too bad either :)

Sorry for the digression from MLV, but speaking of Kasturi Thilakam,Pandit Jasraj - Bhajan
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#259 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by varsha » 09 Sep 2017, 06:38

Let us collect the BEST of MLV here.
https://archive.org/details/06MukthaviT ... RAgamAlike
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#260 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by varsha » 09 Sep 2017, 08:41

https://archive.org/details/VaVaVazharm ... haDhanyAsi
great centre forward.
makes the play , dashes down left , right , back.. to defend.
corners , headers , dribbles , ....
one great freekick , this track
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#261 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by CRama » 09 Sep 2017, 12:00

Thanks Varshaji for two gems of MLV. Please correct the lines as follows.
1, Muthamizh cholayile Muthamma Muruganai kandenadi
2. Vaa Vaa Valarmatiye- from the film Vanangamudi.
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#262 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by RSR » 09 Sep 2017, 23:40

MaheshS-> Sir, Excuse me for the delay in response. Spent a lot of time in creating the page ( it is posted in DKPttammal sectionalso) .today
https://sites.google.com/site/dkpattammalsongs/home/32
I would like to create a page like that for the two MLV SONGS in Sindhubairavi with lyrics, translation, annotation et al.
Kindly suggest many more songs preferably of the Trinity and Prurandharadasa. sung by MLV in her early years 1950-1960.
As for Talam information of the songs, i am absolute zero. Why not introduce the practice hereafter that the ragam, tlama, composer info is announced at the end of ecah song in the concert? Why not distribute the information as a pamphlet to all the attendees, as was done in UN I believe by Smt.MS? Why should we create video ayt all? We van just create the audio. edit it , and then upload to tube . with information about the instant where ecah song begins. it will be easier to extract individiual songs by videocutter. ( i am referring to parivadini concertts). May i have your ideas?
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#263 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by varsha » 10 Sep 2017, 10:25

Please correct the lines as follows
corrected. :) thanks
An amazing track. Sorry for the recording quality.Been amplified beyond a point of no return.
https://archive.org/details/Vijayambike ... Agavathar3
MLV here shows all the spirit of an Edmund Hillary.
What can one say about this lady .Goddess.
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#264 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by SrinathK » 10 Sep 2017, 23:51

Here's a rare video of MLV's 60th birthday celebrations at Narada Gana Sabha :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5JlLNHDVz8

Shri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Sri. Lalgudi G.Jayaraman, Sri. Yagnaraman & M. L. Vasanthakumari speak in the video.

And take a look at all those in the audience....
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#265 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by varsha » 11 Sep 2017, 08:08

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#266 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by RSR » 14 Sep 2017, 22:44

Here is another nice song donated by saregama to youtube. M.L.Vasanthakumari- Raa raa raajeeva lochana -Mysore Vasudevachar- one of the best in Mohanam. https://youtu.be/WatsdxQuIQA
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#267 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by SrinathK » 17 Sep 2017, 12:34

Unfortunately that link is phony. Saregama seems to have put in some other song of Lata into that video. I have a superb recording of MLV of rA rA rAjeeva lOchana which I will share after correcting for the pitch.
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#268 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by SrinathK » 23 Sep 2017, 23:45

Here's a rare home concert of MLV in Bahrain in the 1980s - there's even a video taken of everyone chilling out and having lunch before the concert. It's all Purandaradasa krithis. @Ramasubramaniam M K, your comment about MLV in the MSS thread comes to my mind.

The full set of videos may be found at the rasika's channel

The abhang - sadA majhE DOlA in peelu - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMQ7sGjKNM8
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#269 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by varsha » 25 Sep 2017, 09:45

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#270 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by SrinathK » 27 Sep 2017, 11:37

@varsha, this lec dem is amazing and a testimony to MLV's incredible knowledge and capability! MLV demonstrates not only the width of the repertoire composed in this raga, but also the nearly infinite spectrum of gamakas in Thodi and their occurence in various compositions, and even how rubato gamakas (gamakas decoupled from the tala) where done on it, different ways of handling the swaras and phrases, tanam, a 4 kalai pallavi.

The recording seems to be incomplete though, there must still be more.
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#271 Re: M.L.Vasanthakumari

Post by varsha » 27 Sep 2017, 15:53

The recording seems to be incomplete though, there must still be more.
This is ALL I can muster :(
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