Trichy Sankaran

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#101 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by rajeshnat » 24 Jan 2014, 18:35

Recent Lecdem of TS in bangalore- Should have been a great left right balance
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 582117.ece
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#102 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by raghavt » 27 Jan 2014, 19:04

The highlight of this lec-dem was the accompaniment for Padavini... it was indeed breathtaking. My ribcage was vibrating along with the sound of thoppi. Very fortunate to hear that...
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#103 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by mahavishnu » 28 Jan 2014, 03:51

any chance of a recording?
Purely for academic purposes.
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#104 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by rajeshnat » 12 Dec 2014, 10:43

It is certainly a big brain drain for those in india when TS sir went to toronto. Nice article in Dec 12th,2014 of this great star
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... ertainment.
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#105 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by mahavishnu » 12 Dec 2014, 11:34

Thanks, Rajesh. I enjoyed reading that article.
I liked his comments about how today's Carnatic music is widespread but thin... How true!
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#106 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by semmu86 » 12 Dec 2014, 14:58

"Of course, there is a lot of talent. But it is imperative that they put a stamp on their music, without veering away from tradition,”

This was a gem.. So simple, yet a powerful and a deep statement; which is of course easier said than done, which separates "great" artists like him from a lot of other "good" ones. Thx Rajesh for the link.
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#107 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by raghavt » 18 Dec 2014, 21:19

Thanks for the link. Needless to say, Shankaran sir belongs to Master Class. A wonderful teacher too, who teaches students according to their levels.
Thanks
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#108 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by kvchellappa » 08 Apr 2016, 08:35

A programme on Trichy Sankaran:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duz8HrFQcLc
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#109 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by varsha » 31 Dec 2016, 18:26

https://vimeo.com/197091455
was just introduced to this by a good friend
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#110 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by MaheshS » 31 Dec 2016, 19:43

varsha wrote:https://vimeo.com/197091455
was just introduced to this by a good friend
G.O.L.D.
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#111 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by semmu86 » 31 Dec 2016, 23:01

varsha wrote:https://vimeo.com/197091455
was just introduced to this by a good friend
GOLD, ABSOLUTE GOLD!!! Varshaji, thanks so much. Not sure how much listenings will this take :D ;)
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#112 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by maheshram » 03 Jan 2017, 02:25

Ok, trivia question for all of you: Who is the (very able) violinist?

Hint: you very likely watched one of his very close relatives performing on stage during the season if you were in Chennai...

P.S. to my father (Sri MKR), you are not allowed to guess...since I confirmed my guess with you first!
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#113 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by mahavishnu » 03 Jan 2017, 04:47

Anantha Krishnan, son-in-law of Palghat Raghu and father of mridangam Anantha?
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#114 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by maheshram » 03 Jan 2017, 07:01

Mahavishnu that's correct! Well done!

What a nice treasure this video is.
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#115 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by rajeshnat » 03 Jan 2017, 11:25

mahavishnu wrote:Anantha Krishnan, son-in-law of Palghat Raghu and father of mridangam Anantha?
Mahavishnu/Mahesh
I did not know that misterdangam appa is a misterviolin artist . How his son name Anantha R krishnan and his appa's name Anantha Krishnan. I am assuming may be his name is also having that expanded R krishnan. With the limited video that I saw , the posture was bit like Mullaivasal chandramouli or Delhi Sundarrajan - I do know that was wrong as the timelines cannot match. I was even about to guess may be that was that Hemmige srivatsan, those days even youngsters used to go with really thick glasses.

Who is the guru of the violinist Anantha Krishnan. IS his family also connected in lineage with music before his marriage? Is he still in US or he has moved with his son , he and his daughter in law can give a lovely violin combo concert.
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#116 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by mahavishnu » 03 Jan 2017, 11:48

Anantha was called Anand in his childhood and that name persists in the family even today. He is named after his grandfather Anantha Rama Iyer and his father was A. Ananthakrishnan. Hence, he is Anantha R(ama) Krishnan (abbreviated from the father). So, it appears that they have the same name.

And who said South Indian names were not complicated!

Here is a short bio of violinist Ananthakrishnan I found of his on an old Sruti/CMANA website: http://www.sruti.org/concerts/1998/ravi.htm
A. ANANTHAKRISHNAN belongs to the shishya parampara of Muthuswami Dikshitar – one of the Carnatic Music Trinity. His earliest music training was in vocal music and violin from his father, Vainika Vidwan Sri Anantha Rama Iyer. He gave his first solo performance at the age of eleven and has since accompanied top level musicians including Dr. T. Vishwanathan, D.K. Pattammal, D.K. Jayaraman, K.V. Narayanaswamy, T.N. Seshagopalan, T.N. Sankaranarayan, Chitravina Ravikiran and Nedunuri Krishnamoorthy. He has performed extensively in India, North America and throughout Europe. He has also learnt Hindustani music from Pandit V.G. Jog. Ananthakrishnan lives in New Jersey and teaches music.
They were studying with Viswa @ Wesleyan at that time. When I lived in Connecticut in the early 90s, Ananthakrishnan was the stock accompanist for all the local concerts by visiting artistes. Incidentally, the person singing pinpAttu is Anuradha Sriram (wife of violinist Sri Sriram Parasuram).

Btw, Ananthakrishnan/raman are very common names among Palghat Iyers. My great-grandfather (Kalpathi Ramanathan's father) was also called Ananthakrishnan. I have several uncles by that name :)
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#117 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by rajeshnat » 03 Jan 2017, 12:31

Mahavishnu
Now it makes sense . I was guessing the expansion of R could be Ramakrishnan it is now confirmed . Usually grandson and grand father will only have the same names. Father and son , I have only seen few of my gounder friends have the same name .

By any chance there is also a vainika ananthakrishna iyer who are gurus of Jeyaraaj and Jeyashri, i remember there was a mention about their muttuswamy Dikshitar -Ambi Dikshitar lineage with this vainika ananthakrishna iyer in one of JJ concerts that I attended. IIRC 10 days back ranjani made a mention about vivek sadasivam the aspiring musician is their grandson. I am assuming there is a kolkata connection as all of them may have grown in kolkata.

My question is the ananthakrishna Iyer vainika the same one ?
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#118 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 04 Jan 2017, 06:28

Rajesh/Mahavishnu: Another trivia--Ananthakrishnan accompanied DKP's tour of the US in the late seventies-In the NY concert he played so ably that DKP complimented him(apparently he had not accompanied her earlier!!)-I am not sure he was married at that time.

In this video--my son Mahesh had sent me earlier--Ananthakrishnan plays a subdued accompaniment--that is his nature--a great self-effacing artiste who has by choice kept himself away from the limelight much to music lovers' loss.

Re'Sankaran's playing(this concert must have been in the late seventies or early eighties) rises uptoViswa Sir's challenges. The one thing I was not too pleased with was his playing in the "mel Kalam" in certain portions for the Padam(or Javali?) in Khamas Jana Ro(this is the Dhanammal family's treasure) and Viswa Sir in his vocal singing has deliberately chosen the low tempo as it befits the piece. I concede this was during his(Sankaran's) early years in North America and as such he was stimulated by Viswa Sir's rendering--perhaps the exuberance could have been curbed!!!

Ofcourse nowadays he plays with so much restraint and sukham and one can see he enjoys it thoroughly. His Guru Palani Sir would have been immensely proud.
TRIVIA: During Radha's marriage(MSAmma) the reception concert was by Semmangudi Mama,TNK Sir,Palani Sir AND Sankaran(Palani sir wanted a double mridangam(which in the late Fifties was not conventional!!!). It was held in the Kalki gardens--jam packed (to be expected!!) and Semmangudi Mama can be heard saying Sabash whenever Sankaran played .(Sankaran was about 16/17)

CIENU: Any chance if there is a recording available? Obviously you were not even a glint in your Father's eye!!!!!!!
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#119 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by maheshram » 04 Jan 2017, 09:29

I aslo recall one memorable concert in NY at our Hindu Temple in Flushing many years back, where Ananthakrishnan Mama accompanied Nedunuri Garu - it was a superb concert (can't remember the mridangist).

I also recall (?) that Ananthakrishnan Mama also learned at some point from Lalgudi Mama, maybe that old 'advanced training' type of learning. But I've not seen that in writing anyplace - my dad can confirm if my memory is correct (or he can ask my mother who probably knows better than either of us :lol:

The shankarabharanam response he gives in this video is superb IMO. Not at all pedestrian or ordinary.
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#120 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by mahavishnu » 04 Jan 2017, 09:47

Ramasubramanian M.K wrote:
Re'Sankaran's playing(this concert must have been in the late seventies or early eighties) rises uptoViswa Sir's challenges.
MKR sir: I think this concert would have been about a decade later, given that Anuradha Sriram is performing backup vocals. She was my senior in high school by one year and I believe she started at Wesleyan in the early '90s. She had already trained with S. Kalyanaraman before she started her graduate work under Viswa-sir.

When I lived in New Haven in the mid-late 90s as a hungry graduate student, the Wesleyan Navaratri concert that often brought Viswa and Sankaran together was the event of the year! If the stars were aligned right, some of us would get invited to the potluck dinner that happened afterwards at Ramnad Raghavan's house.

RE: the concert at Cienu's mother's wedding. My father and his older brother gate-crashed this wedding (totally uninvited, seems to run in the family) just to listen to this concert. They still rave about the young and exuberant Sankaran-sir on that day!
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#121 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by rajeshnat » 04 Jan 2017, 11:39

Between 3M's - Mahesh, Mahavishnu and Mkr sir,
Is vainika ananatha Rama iyer the descendent of Muttuswami /Ambi dikshitar the same person who was the father of violinist ananthakrishnan and also the tutor of Jeyashree and Jeyaraaj? Can one of you please answer?
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#122 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by mahavishnu » 04 Jan 2017, 13:33

Rajesh: My sense is that A. Ananthakrishnan's grandfather was a disciple of Ambi Diskhitar. More about him here: http://www.revathisadasivam.com/Anantha ... mudhra.pdf (I found this link very useful).

And about the Dikshitar shishya parampara in general here: http://www.carnatica.net/special/dikshitarsishyas.htm

Re: the connection to J & J, I do not know for sure, but I suspect that their guru is more likely to be Anantharama Iyer given their age.
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#123 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by varsha » 04 Jan 2017, 14:04

rajesh
you have collected enough info to give the next lecture at the TAG centre , I guess :)
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#124 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by rajeshnat » 04 Jan 2017, 15:09

All detours on anantha sorted out . My questions on anantha rama and anantha krishna are sorted out and all of the info is there in the new thread on ananthakrishna iyer as in the link below
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=28713

There is only one commonality between trichy sankaran and the sishya parampara of ananthakrishna iyer . We have a rocking Anantha R krishnan who will be racing towards the legend trichy sankaran in mrudu angam.

Back from detour watch the student of Pazhani subramania pillai ,vidwan Trichy Sankaran Sir playing in Kalpathy for the palakkad mani iyer function
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGQAfXfdltg.
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#125 Re: Trichy Sankaran

Post by varsha » 04 Jan 2017, 17:41

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