Bangalore S. Shankar

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Post by prasad_vasan » 05 Oct 2008, 17:12

S.Shankar is one such teacher who is more focused on the cleanliness of the swaras. He is precise in getting the rendition of the swaras from his students. Hence you are able to get the clarity in singing and get the full benefit of listening. Blessed are his students who will get the best of music to themselves and also to all listners around. I haven't heared anyone who is so particular in the out come of the notes in the current generation. For him music is a penance and he is so clear and so divine in his thoughts about everything in life. As a person who has seen him so close for more than 20 years now he is surely a role model for anyone who wants to achieve anything in life let alone music.
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Post by prasad_vasan » 05 Oct 2008, 17:19

S.Shankar's Sharanu Sharde Vani in Ranjini, Manava Nillisuvudu Balu Kashta in Nilambari, and Maara Janaka Chaturaanana ...a mangala geethe in Sindhu Bhairavi are unparalleled renderings. 'Paahi Raama Chandra Raghava' is one such kruti that he sings which actually gives you an opportunity to clearly imagine the sequence how Saint Sri Thyagaraja might have rendered when he actually composed...
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Post by rshankar » 05 Oct 2008, 18:18

Isn't he also known as Bangalore S. Shankar? If so, we already have a topic/thread on Bangalore Sri S. Shankar. Can this one be merged with the older one?
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 05 Oct 2008, 21:51

I moved the thread here.

Yes, Bangalore S. Shankar is a well known figure in these circles and there are a few threads on him but I can not locate them readily. We will either merge or provide pointers to those threads from here.
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Post by coolkarni » 19 Nov 2008, 07:05

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#6 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by ragam-talam » 08 Jul 2010, 19:50

A lovely chamber concert of Bangalore S Shankar has been uploaded here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/EssaePrakash

Truly music of the highest quality. Mysore Nagaraj's violin is magical.

Vidwan Bangalore S.Shankar in concert on Sept 6, 2009 at Essae Music Foundation, Bangalore.
Vidwan Mysore Nagaraj (violin) and
Vidwan N. Vasudeva (mridangam)
special guest: Prince Rama Varma

01. Varnam - vanajAkshiro - Kalyani - Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar
02. mA mavasadA - Kanada - Rupakam - Swati Tirunal
03. ratna kanchuka dhArini- Kambodhi - Chapu - Muthiah Bhagavatar
04. nI bhajana - Nayaki - Tyagaraja
05. mAyamma - Ahiri - Tyagaraja
06. Manavichekonavayya - Sarasangi - Rupakam - Patnam Subramania Iyer
07. pAlinchu kAmAkshi - Madhyamavati - Adi - Shyama Sastry
- Tani avartanam -
08. short viruttam (kAlamEle malaki) followed by lAlisidalu - Hamsanandi - Adi - Purandara Dasa
09. Slokam - kowsalya garbhasambhutam - Ranjani, Mohanam, Bageshree, Brindavana saranga
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#7 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by fduddy » 08 Jul 2010, 19:58

R-T
Truly a great concert. Highlight of the concert is the Kambhoji. I had put up the link in the Suryaprakash conecrt review couple of days ago.
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#8 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by ragam-talam » 09 Jul 2010, 04:45

Agreed. The Kambodhi is brilliant.
Each item is a gem.
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#9 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by ksrimech » 15 Jul 2010, 03:06

Nalla paattu (good music). :clap:
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#10 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by mohan » 15 Jul 2010, 07:45

The music is of high quality but one thing I noticed from the video is that Sri Shankar does not interact with his accompanists or the audience much at all. His eyes either are closed or are gazed downwards. I think interaction plays a big role in the overall success and popularity of an artist.
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#11 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by braindrain » 15 Jul 2010, 09:48

mohan wrote:The music is of high quality but one thing I noticed from the video is that Sri Shankar does not interact with his accompanists or the audience much at all. His eyes either are closed or are gazed downwards. I think interaction plays a big role in the overall success and popularity of an artist.
Not really, Mohan. I have attended this concert, and there was no lack of interaction from his side. As you rightly observed, he closes his eyes during some of the intricate swaras or raga phrases, may be to retain the concentration. The Essae Music Foundation settings are very serene, with almost no distance between the singer and the audience. Needless to say, this was one brilliant concert.
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#12 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by eesha » 16 Jul 2010, 17:04

Here is a full concert of Bangalore S Shankar

http://www.sangeethamshare.org/kasturi

Play time Title Track #
06:27 01-sarasUda-VarNa-sAvEri Adhi-kotthavAsal VenkatarAma iyer
12:22 02 sri mahaganapathE Natta Adi MayavaramViswanathaSastri
12:26 03 TulasiDalamulache MayamalavaGowla Rupaka Tyagaraja
07:10 04 amma rAvammA kalyAni KhandaChapu thyAgarAjar Alapane
13:00 04 amma rAvammA kalyAni KhandaChapu thyAgarAjar Kriti
04:51 05 OraJoopuJoochedi KannadaGowla Adi Tyagaraja
15:14 06 Sri subramanyaaya namaste-Kambhoji Rupaka MuttuswamiDixitar Alapane
22:23 06 Sri subramanyaaya namaste-Kambhoji Rupaka MuttuswamiDixitar Kriti
07:15 07 marivErE gathi-AanandaBairavi ShyAmA sAstri
15:06 08a RTP Saveri Adi Raga.Tana
17:45 08b RTP Saveri Adi Pallavi Bhavayaami
13:11 08c RTP Saveri Adi Tani
04:00 10 manave mantralaya shudha sarang Adi AVKrishnamachar
03:00 11 pibarE rAmarasam-yamunakalyAni-sadhAsiva brahmEndrar
03:41 12 Tamboori Meetidava Sindhu Bhairavi Eka PurandaraDasa
00:53 13 nInAma rUpamulaku-mangaLa-sourAshtra-Adhi-thyAgarAja
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#13 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by ragam-talam » 28 Jul 2010, 01:57

eesha - many thanx. Excellent concert.
Any idea who played the pakkam?
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#14 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 29 Jul 2010, 07:16

I would like to post a link to http://www.sshankar.com/

which has more information and audio of Sri. Shankar's music as well.

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#15 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by ragam-talam » 01 Aug 2010, 21:22

Sreeni Rajarao - thanks for the link to his webpage. Yes, there are a few nice audio recordings at the site.
I don't quite understand why this vidwan has not received the recognition he surely deserves.
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#16 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by rajeshnat » 01 Aug 2010, 21:50

Bangalore shankar is indeed a brilliant musician . Having talked and spent time with him and heard 4 concerts (2 of which was rasikas concerts), he is to me a clever mix of 4 musicians , a major KVN(hear his keeravAni and madhyamAvati) and definitely a minor touch of Musiri (MM gowlai), a very slight touch of MDR and a penchant of being a student of Smt vallabham kalyAnasundaram (who is a sister of Mayuram vishwanatha sastri), I atleast think there is a lot of touch of maharajapuram school when he sings ragamAlika slokham or viruththam of composers like padmacharan and madurai T srinivasan.Each of his slokhas or viruththams or ugabhoogas are very very expansive and emotive.Is his mother smt rajamma sAstry and vallabham kalAnasundaram sisters, is a question that I wanted to ask him(if somebody helps that would be great)

RT,
You are absolutely right ,he has not been recognized that much. I remember writing long time back in the review that for his age and vidwat he has to sit in a slot in between OST and Neyveli.
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Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 04 Aug 2010, 06:33

Rajesh,
I have learned that Sri. Shankar's mother Smt. Rajamma Shastry and his Guru Smt. Vallabham Kalyanasundaram are not sisters.

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#18 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by ragam-talam » 12 Oct 2010, 15:35

Chanced upon this today: http://kpjayan.wordpress.com/upcoming-c ... bangalore/
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Essae Music Foundation presents a concert of

Vidwan Shri Bangalore S. Shankar
on Sunday, October 24th, 2010, at Bangalore, at 3:45 pm.
Vidwan Shri Mysore M. Nagaraj- Violin
Vidwan Shri N Vasudeva – Mridangam

This concert is By Invitation Only. If you would like to attend, please do
email us at “music at essae dot in”.
==========================================================
I would strongly recommend forumites in Bangalore to attend this concert. This vidwan is awesome!
I hope Essae Foundation folks record this concert and upload it - like they have done before.

Also this one:
42nd Music Conference Programmes ( 24th to 31st October )
30-10-2010
Sri S. Shankar …. Vocal
Sri Mysore Nagaraj …. Violin
Sri K.V. Prasad …. Mrudanga
Sri Ranganatha Chakravarthy …. Ghata

Bangalore seems to be getting a good season of concerts. Lucky people.
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#19 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by arasi » 13 Oct 2010, 08:40

r-t,
I heard him at an earlier Essae Foundation concert a couple of years ago. Nagaraj played the violin too. He reminded me a lot of AriyakkuDi (Rajesh says it as well). The ambience and hospitality at Essae is something to experience! It's a pity almost every concert of theirs happen when I am not in India :(
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#20 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by ragam-talam » 16 Oct 2010, 12:23

Arasi - do you know where Essae Foundation hold their concerts? I would like to attend a concert next time I am in Bangalore.
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#21 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by mankuthimma » 16 Oct 2010, 13:39

Wilson Garden . By invitation . But they will be delighted to have you . Very gracious hosts.
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#22 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 20 Oct 2014, 05:17

Sri Shankar is now a "Sangeetha Kalaratna" conferred by Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Varsha avare,
Can we please have a nice track to celebrate this occasion?!
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Post by rshankar » 21 Oct 2014, 01:11

Sreeni Rajarao wrote:Sri Shankar is now a "Sangeetha Kalaratna" conferred by Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Varsha avare,
Can we please have a nice track to celebrate this occasion?!
Sreeni - is this the equivalent of kalaimAmaNi title from the TN govt.?
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#24 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by rajeshnat » 21 Oct 2014, 06:51

bangalore gayana samaja is a sabha ,say like parthasarathy swami sabha . Just like PSS gives sangeetha kala sarathy , gayana samaja gives sangeetha kalaratna.
I think the equivalent of kalaimamani is karnataka rajyotsava - i can be corrected if i am wrong.

Congratulations to Bangalore shankar.
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#25 Re: Bangalore S. Shankar

Post by Rsachi » 21 Oct 2014, 06:54

The title Kala Ratna is given by. Bangalore Gayana Samaja, a trust akin to Music Academy.
The Karanataka government has another title Rajyotsava award. Then there is Ganakala Bhushana a title given by Karanataka Ganakala Parishat, a musicians trust.

You will find many concerts of Bangalore S Shankar in Sangeethapriya:

Album ID Genre Main Artist(s)
Date Added (DD-MM-YYYY)

01-C3481 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
29-08-2014
01-C2950 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
29-10-2012
02-C0586 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
27-10-2012
10-C0478 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
19-09-2012
01-C2105 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
02-11-2011
02-C0448 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
23-07-2011
02-C0033 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
14-07-2010
19-C0134 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
30-04-2010
19-C0116 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
30-04-2010
03-C0057 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
28-10-2009
03-C0058 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
27-10-2009
01-C0441 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
14-05-2009
01-C0420 Carnatic Vocal Bangalore S Shankar
25-04-2009
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