M.S. Gopalakrishnan

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Post by CRama » 10 Jun 2015, 20:34

Nageswaran Sir, Thanks for your audio links.
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Post by arasi » 10 Jun 2015, 23:41

Thank you, Nageswaran.
Did you see the other thread which has an article from Dina Thandi on Narmada's US tour?
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Post by hnbhagavan » 12 Jun 2015, 14:40

I am getting error 404 when i click on the links.
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Post by Rsachi » 22 Jun 2015, 20:32

Thank you Sri Nageswaran!
Mohana is sweetness personified.
BrindavanaSaranga (strictly Brindavani as there is no Ga) is dynamic.
KHP, Keeravani and Nalinakanti are spell-binding.

I remember a Nalinakanti of MSG and MSA that went on and on in Mysore in 1960s- a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a house concert!!!!

Thank you, sir. This is perhaps the best collection of clips I have heard in recent times of MSG.
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#331 Re: M S Gopalkrishnan

Post by SrinathK » 27 Jun 2015, 23:00

The things MSG could do with a violin -- God even Paganini couldn't have played on one string on one finger like that (ok we are comparing apples to cauliflowers, but still). He had every bow technique mastered -- even the ricochet. And his tone was something else too -- thick and rich like pure honey, the intensity and viscosity of sweet chocolate. Of violinists of those days, I would probably compare only Jascha Heifetz's skills to MSG's. Just the greatest. ever.

The last time I ever got to hear him live was in a concert at Ananta Padmanabhaswamy temple. He needed a chair by that point, but unmindful of the impact of age and health, in his brief alapana passages he sometimes made my hairs stand up with some sweet and simple phrases soaked in raga hues that showed me the whole raga in a new dimension in those brief seconds and I was like "What was THAT?!!"
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#332 Re: M S Gopalkrishnan

Post by V.S.Narasimhan » 06 Jul 2015, 09:35

Dear Carnatic Music Connoisseurs,
NEVER compare Western Classical Violinists with Carnatic Violinists! Did Paganini play Carnatic Music or MSG play Western Classical Music?
Paganini was such a great Violinist & Composer in his own genre and our MSG stands high in our Carnatic Music. LEAVE AT THAT!
Why should one equate Jacha Heifetz to MSG? Again, I ask, did Heifetz play Carnatic Music or MSG play Western Classical Music?
Western Classical Music & Carnatic Music are like OCEANS! DON'T COMPARE THE TWO MUSICS or the musicians!
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#333 Re: M S Gopalkrishnan

Post by hnbhagavan » 08 Jul 2015, 12:53

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Well said Sir,Rasikas should stop such unwanted comparisons and draw conclusions!
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#334 Re: M S Gopalkrishnan

Post by balakk » 05 Sep 2016, 10:17

Some old-school MSG Hindustani pieces:

Abhogi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGLcyqZ5mMs

Yaman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfmxtt4IPC8

Puriya dhaneshri : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgYjD0BGpt0

Sudh Kalyan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlmvU_2iDQ0

Malkaus : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KrA7hVYAew

Hamsadhwani : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3x84jT-KjA

Desh, Kafi, Sindhu bhairavi : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q22G0jcWgdc

Thumri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_82gK8MBNk

Don't know if these have already been posted, just sharing them as I found them. Very good recordings too.
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#335 Re: M S Gopalkrishnan

Post by rajeshnat » 03 Jan 2017, 12:51

Today Jan 03,2016- I saw in The Hindu where there was a notice of the great MSG given by his family on his death anniversary . I only had just one chance to hear his solo violin in Nungambakkam Cultural Academy(how can i forget his last dazzling fast tirruppugazh in hamsanandi and kamas jayathi jayathi, that day it was a bhairavi main). I have attended few of his concerts where he accompanied but i was too young then -cannot recollect that much now. Of course more than anything how can we forget maestro MS Gopalakrishnan when he came to our nageswaran sir's previous house in west mambalam.

Change his name to M S Gopalakrishnan , he is very much a carnatic gopalakrishnan musician even though he had forays into hindustani gopalkrishnan land. Add that a plus to his name
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#336 Sri MSG's 86th birthday

Post by srutishree91 » 11 Jun 2017, 14:15

Namaskarams, all.
Yesterday (10-6-17) was the 86th birthday of our Guruji, Sri MS Gopalakrishnan, Naa bhootho, naa bhavishyathi.
It is impossible to forget his music, his demeanour, and his utter simpleness, humility.
Let us strive to emulate his perfection and perseverance.
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#337 Re: M.S. Gopalakrishnan

Post by varsha » 13 Jun 2017, 09:26

belated wishes
A magnificent Gladiator of our times , with a violin for a Sword.
Always arousing thunderous appreciation , teary feelings ( like here )
Precision of a tracer bullet
Softness of demeanour that belied the harshness of practice
A bridge between two banks , that many other could only cross , but not stay on for long , as he dared

https://archive.org/details/06NaguMOmuK ... iTyAgarAja

Glory be !!
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