Trichy Sankaran

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vigneshbal
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#26

Post by vigneshbal » 19 Jun 2007, 23:22

I recorded Mandolin srinivas concert with prof sankaran this dec season. this is certainly the best concert I have heard from sir. Although people talk of his tonal quality and things, all of u or most of us have been used to hearing the same things be it nadai/starting part.. This concert was different, He took the pallavi of the RTP and played it as a tani.. He went on to make tisram etc and then linked it to kandam.. Then came a kanda nadai which is not the usual kanda nadai sollus he plays.. EMS in Ghatam and Srirangam Kannan in Morsing were there... The concert was a one sided affair other accompanist could not match prof sankaran at all...
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Post by bhaktha » 19 Jun 2007, 23:35

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lsangeetham
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#28

Post by lsangeetham » 21 Jun 2007, 23:52

Dear vigneshbal, I heard about that concert too. Could you please share that concert with us ?
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s_hari
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#29

Post by s_hari » 22 Jun 2007, 10:32

Where to buy Raj Video vision VCD of SSI? Can i buy online somewhere?

I posted this before also, no reply... If not available to buy, can someone share the copy with me?

-hari
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raghavt
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#30

Post by raghavt » 22 Jun 2007, 18:02

Hello vigneshbal and others...

I'm also looking for the Raj Video vision VCD/DVD video cassette of SSI and Sankaran Sir. Where can I buy it or can anyone share...?

Also, vigneshbal, is it possible for you to share that concert with all of us...?

Raghavendran
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vigneshbal
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#31

Post by vigneshbal » 26 Jun 2007, 11:49

Hi all.. I made a mistake in settings while recording that concert as a result the concert was nothing but noise. i am pretty good at sound engineering.. so tried to edit the concert but unfortunately it did not work and then i deleted it.. Sorry.. I would have loved to share it but unfortunately now its not possible.. I pledge to record all concerts of trichy sankaran from now on with max quality.
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#32

Post by prashant » 30 Jun 2007, 23:22

mahesh_narayan wrote:Great Prashant, that will be a great one to attend. I am hoping to be in Chennai this season, and will try to catch it if I am there. I have a Nedunuri Garu - Sankaran Sir Toronto concert. Somehow didn't leave a lasting impression in my mind like the Nedunuri-Raghu or Nedunuri-UKS combo. Part of the reason might have been Garu's recalcitrant voice in that concert.
That Toronto concert is definitely not among Nedunuri Garu's best. I think the combination would be wonderful - both artistes provide a wonderful feeling of sowkhyam. Sankaran Sir's thoppi usage with Nedunuri Garu should be bliss. As of now, I plan to be there at the Academy for this combination.
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#33

Post by pgaiyar » 14 Aug 2007, 22:58

To : Mr. Mahesh3 or Mahesh 33:

Please sir can I request you again to upload the sensational thani by Trichy Sankaran sir?.

Regards

P. G. Aiyar
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raghavt
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#34

Post by raghavt » 24 Aug 2007, 02:19

Hi,

Please have a look at this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OX2TuHmtSI

Brand Shankaran. See his palm and hand 'squeezing' and 'itching' the Toppi

Simply electrifying
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giridharan
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#35

Post by giridharan » 01 Sep 2007, 17:34

I am always fascinated to listen to Shri Trichy Shankaran more on the concerts on Radio as i'm a vivid Radio listener.

I had the priviledge of watching Trichy Shankaran live at Music Academy accompanying the young stalwart of carnatic Music Sanjay Subramanyam with Nagai Sri Muralidharan on the Violin somewhere during 2001 Music season i believe.

I was totally blemished by the phrases and the patterns and the lively support Shri Shankaran provided to Sanjay definitely livened up the proceedings.

I, after listening to Shri Shankaran had the feeling that the we are missing someone who should have been a priceless procession of Carnatic music, who decides to stay away from India for most part,and comes only duirng the season.

Definitely his permanent presence in India should have posed a great challenge to eminent artists like UKS,TKM,KM to name a few Mridangam artists.

-Giri
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#36

Post by Ashwin » 01 Sep 2007, 23:20

Giri, I can appreciate your sentiments - it made me realize again how lucky we in Toronto are to be able to listen to and interact with Sankaran Mama at least a few times a year! If anything, the problem with having Sankaran Mama in Toronto is that many rasikas here do not know of, or cannot fully appreciate, the history and classicism that he embodies...

Ashwin
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giridharan
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Post by giridharan » 02 Sep 2007, 08:17

Ashwin, That is the reason exacly why we want a person of the calibre of Sankaran Mama here always as he would be a celebrity like other artists.

Also by this time he would have lot of sishyas who would have taken to limelight thus embodying his prescence felt always.

I am not against those making a beeline to performing overseas concerts, but my only feeling is that they should give more to the place where they learnt the art and also where the culture is given more prominence and enjoyed but sadly sans rich money which is offered overseas.

Ashwin, I also got an info today that u along with ur brother are the performing artists in US having learnt from the great Shri.SRJ.

-Giri
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 02 Sep 2007, 22:49

but my only feeling is that they should give more to the place where they learnt the art
Giridharan: I can easily see that his fans and CM rasikas in India do not get to hear him that often. Your 'stipulation' as indicated by your 'should give more to the place' only takes into account one half of the equation. Please consider also how much he has given to the art itself.
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#39

Post by giridharan » 03 Sep 2007, 06:56

Dear Vasanthakokilam

This is a general comment not aimed at any particular vidwans/vidhushis.

-giri
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raghavt
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#40

Post by raghavt » 24 Sep 2007, 10:59

giridharan wrote:Definitely his permanent presence in India should have posed a great challenge to eminent artists like UKS,TKM,KM to name a few Mridangam artists.

-Giri
I agree 100% to this statement. In fact similar sentiments were echoed by my master who himselft is a student of Shankaran Sir. With due respect to all other mridangam artistes, it is a fact that if Shankaran sir was here permenantly, the number of other artistes would have been less and also, some of the artistes would not have come up as they are now.

I would like to narrate an incident that happened when Shankaran sir toured India in 1996. He came in the month of September, quite early than usual (comes for Margazhi Fest).

All of SSR concerts were handled by Shankaran Sir. Be it in TN or Kerala. There was an ongoing music festival in Trichur, Kerala. On a day the first concert was to be given by SSI and the accompaniment was Shankaran Sir. The next one was (just after SSI concert), was a leading artist from Kerala, who is very senior and has got many awards. He was accompanied by an artist who is in the list mentioned by Giri. Well, SSI cannot be compared with that artist. The selection is evident.

Much of my amusement... The accompanists for the other artiste's concert were a part of the audience during SSI concert. As usual, the tani of Shankaran sir was blazing and crisp. It lasted exactly 6 minutes (Ghatam was also there).

Then came the 2nd concert with the other artist. It was a flop when compared with the 1st one in all aspects.

After the first 2 numbers, we all left for Hotel with Shankaran sir and then to drop him to Railway Station. We came back the next day and we met a local mridangam player. He told us that the artist who played mridangam during the 2nd concert had a hard-talk with the organizers that the mic setting for Shankaran Sir was more. The truth was that there was no mic for the toppi. This was the topic of discussion.

This incident depicts the greatness of him. All other artists are masters and have carved a niche for themselves. However, in musical parleys during discussions, everyone consider Shankaran Sir always miles ahead of others.

I have another instance, let me now quote the name of this artist - Palakkad S A Ramakrishnan asking after listening a concert of Balamuralikrisha @ Palakkad with Shankaran Sir " He has not changed a bit, it's the same Shankaran. Is he coming back to settle in Madras? Then others are sure to fade or go"

There is no 'Atishayokti' in these incidents :) Sorry for this long post.

Thanks,
Raghav.
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raghavt
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#41

Post by raghavt » 24 Sep 2007, 11:02

giridharan wrote:Also by this time he would have lot of sishyas who would have taken to limelight thus embodying his prescence felt always.


-Giri
A statment that is disputable... :rolleyes:
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prashant
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#42

Post by prashant » 01 Nov 2007, 09:33

http://file.uploadr.com/11669

Here is an absolutely outstanding tani by Sankaran Sir and Nagarajan Sir. They are egged on every step of the way by an appreciative and excited DKJ Sir. To top it all, the venue is SastriHall, and in this intimate atmosphere, the volleys of 'balEs' from the audience are very mcuh a part of the show. The two greats go at each other with all they've got. Enjoy!
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#43

Post by semmu86 » 20 Nov 2007, 17:14

thanks prashantji.....no amount of thanks can be enuf for providing the link 2 dat thani....infact i heard abt that exact thani from a frnd of mine ( a disciple of our tiger sankaran sir) and was searching lik nethn 4 dat....once again thanx a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot
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#44

Post by semmu86 » 11 Dec 2007, 09:00

hello friends.....hw many of u attended sankarn sir's 1st cncrt this season ystrday(10th)?? he played for ravikiran...misra chapu thani and that too the edupu is after 2 aksharas in the last beat....outstanding...i will upload the thani soon...
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#45

Post by semmu86 » 15 Dec 2007, 08:05

2day's cncrt (15th) nedanuri garu with sankaran sir at music academy dont miss it guys.....
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#46

Post by semmu86 » 28 Nov 2008, 11:26

http://www.musicacademymadras.in/2008-w ... _2008.html

watch out fot 21st morning... dont miss it
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#47

Post by Nick H » 16 Dec 2008, 01:13

I saw him with Malladi Brothers a couple of days ago. Hope it will be the first of several occasions.
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semmu86
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#48

Post by semmu86 » 16 Dec 2008, 07:38

hello nick sir... i missed out on that concert unfortunately... can you please post a review?? thanks a lot.. :)
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raghavt
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#49

Post by raghavt » 15 May 2009, 21:10

Hi Everyone,

Lets all of us go and meet Sankaran sir and submit a memorandum requesting him to stay in Chennai for 3-4 years. What do you all have to say?
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#50

Post by Nick H » 16 May 2009, 19:06

Lets all of us go and meet Sankaran sir and submit a memorandum requesting him to stay in Chennai for 3-4 years. What do you all have to say?
...That there are more important things in his life than our wishes!!!!

:lol: :lol:

We are very lucky that he visits us each season!
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