Madurai T N Seshagopalan

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dvmk
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Post by dvmk » 20 Aug 2008, 21:35

Small Corrections of the pieces by TNS Sir during the season.

a) The S'anmukhapriya piece sung in Mylapore Fine Arts was "Kolam Kandu Kalitheernden" by Ambujam Krishna set to tune by Sh. TNS himself.

b) The song "Endamalai Sevitthaalum" in Kambhoji is a compositon of TNSs' mother.

c) The Thodi kriti sung in "sabha next to the temple at Tiruvanmiyoor " was "Nee daya ravale" and the "Misra Shivaranjani he sang the evergreen favourite,'Ravisharadhe'. " is the ashtapadi "Praviss'a Radhe".

Rgds
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Post by anupama » 04 Mar 2009, 09:05

http://rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... ml?login=1

Wonder as to why TNS has not been awarded 'Doctorate' till date, as he is exponent in Vocal, Veena, Harikatha, Harmonium etc.(by member _first)

Yes , why this great legend has not been awarded Doctorate by any university??

I read many informations about TNS sir in the kutcheri reviews topic (RR sabha Jan10 2009), It will be useful and intersting if all the informations could be post in this thread. Many of the postings are very informative
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#53

Post by anupama » 04 Mar 2009, 09:11

http://rasikas.org/forum/post105156.html#p105156

very intersting information about tns sir
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#54

Post by srinivasrgvn » 04 Mar 2009, 09:45

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Post by kuzhalosai » 05 Mar 2009, 09:49

Thanks for the information sri srinivasrgvn, attend sir seshagopalan sirs concert, It was awesome, Especially the RTP in THodi was excellent with ragamalika swarams, Ksheerasagara sayana and Srisathyanarayana were higlights of the concert
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Post by ragapriya82 » 05 Mar 2009, 11:18

it was indeed an awesome concert by the master.
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Post by ragam-talam » 09 May 2009, 03:14

video clip of TNS at Cleveland 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxIsVCPDwLg
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Post by rajeshnat » 24 Jul 2009, 09:03

Shri TNS concert on the day when Smt DKP left all of us.
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2009/07/24/stor ... 350400.htm
Did any one attend this??
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RaviVeda
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Post by RaviVeda » 20 Oct 2009, 03:24

Came across this streaming concert by a dream combination TNS-LGJ-PR-GH


http://mt.iadvaita.com/songs.php?albumid=272
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kam
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Post by kam » 04 Jan 2010, 20:38

Dear rasikas,around 10 to 15yrs back I attended a concert of Sri T.N.Sheshagopalan sir in Mylapore fine arts club during december season.In that concert he rendered Sri kantimathim in Himavathi and Karthikeya in Todi as main item.This was a fantastic concert.Seshagopalan sir is in full swing in that concert.The accompanists are Mysore Nagaraj-violin and V.Kamalakar rao-mridangam.I didn't have that concert with me but I still remember the wonderfull items sung by him.If anybody have this concert please do upload it and post the link.Thanks in advanceNamasthe.
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Maheswari Venkitaraman
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Post by Maheswari Venkitaraman » 15 Jan 2010, 03:19

I used to hear kakkai chirakinele, Kanukondini, ramamandramu etc., at Trivandrum in AIR BROADCAST veryexcellant singer grom childhood, venkitaraman, AIR staff quarters, Madurai
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Post by Preetvardhan » 29 Jan 2010, 20:09

Das wrote:Wouldn't you think that the name T.N Seshagopalan alone explains it all. Does he really need those credentials. Don't his kutcheris,lengthy or precise, say it all. I wouldn't leave his concert not humming at least one of the ragams i had heard. I started off with a small collection of recordings from the 1980s comprising of a Thodi,Bhairavi,Chakravaham,Shanmugapriya and Hindolam unheard of. The sangathis this maestro unleashes has to be heard,mere discription alone would explain almost nothing.

December 2007,i land in India and find myself seated at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club(15/12/07) awaiting the tardy arrival of the musician,TNS of course. He began a lenghty alapanam in Shanmugapriya for the second piece, could it be Marivere or maybe Siddhi Vinayakam we wonder. But of course,we are wrong. He sings 'Olam Kandu',a composition of Ambujam Krishna i believe. As i had mentioned in an entry before this,the higlight of this concert was the ragam tanam pallavi set to three ragas( Vasantha,Bhairavi Vasantha Bhairavi). After his alapanam in Bhairavi you hear M.Chandrasekar saying,'ippadi oru bhairaviya ketkurathu romba aboorvam',literally meaning that its rare to listen to such a bhairavi. In fact the entire RTP surpassed excellence,it was amazing. Mind blowing. Who else but TNS could conjure up a pallavi such as this(Sruthi Laya Bava Sangeetham Athai En Vasan Ta,Bhairavi Pavani).

The next i heard him was on the 18/12/07 at the Sri YGP Auditorium. A crowd was absent, but has that ever been the reason for a mediocre concert. Almost laughable i'd think. He starts with a Sri Ranjani,Brocheva. The main piece was in Kambodhi,' Yentha Malai',a tamil compostion dedicated to the Lord Ayyapan. How perfect,at a point in time when you see buses of devotees dressed in black dhotis and irumudis making their way to Sabari. He had to flaunt,and who would i be kidding to say that i wasn't looking forward to that. The calculations in the kalpanaswarams for this piece in particular was far from simplistic.

It was at a sabha next to the temple at Tiruvanmiyoor on he 02/01/08. A concert that lasted for maybe 3 hours and 10minutes. A concert by the Sangeetha Kalanidhis(TNS,M.Chandrashekar and Vellore). So as tradition follows he inaugurated the concert with an Ata Tala Varnam set to the ragam Reethigowlai,and of course there were kalpanaswarams. I got reminded of the one time i saw him back home in Singapore where he performed the Viriboni varnam for 20mins,in both speeds exploring all permutations both in tala and swaras. There were two elaborate raga alapanams present in this kutcheri. The first of which was in Hamir Kalyani. The applause that followed explained it all. Then, one of them from the audience raised his hand to ask what ragam it was and even before the artiste could answer another from the audience did. TNS then in good humour questioned if it was that uncomprehendable. He told that once during a concert ,by a vidwan from the past,a member of the audience got up and told the musician who had just sung a Thodi,that so far its all been good and that maybe he could sing a Thodi. Anyway,the concert went on. And there it was,Thodi, in all its splendour and more. With sruthi bedham he introduced the ragams Mohanakalyani and Natabhairavi. The violinist had his fair share of fun as well playing us glimpses of Anandhabhairavi. The kriti was 'Nee Dayara". The kalpanaswarams that followed were ingeniously planned along with the line chosen for the neraval. The nereval starts with the word Veda. The ragams were Sama,Karaharapriya and Revathi. The latter two being ragams in which the vedas are traditionally sung in. With a virutham in Misra Shivaranjani he sang the evergreen favourite,'Ravisharadhe'.

It was these three concerts from last december together with my personal studio and live recordings collection which i have that i now proudly line myself along with the rest of rasikas who have come to understand TNS sirs music. Listening alone does no justice for his music requires intellect. The ability to appreciate and comprehend the music of the Genius honours you with a Patam as a rasika of Indian Classical Music. Personally i feel blessed to have been born in a generation that has been honoured and privilaged enough to celebrate a musician such as T.N Seshagopalan.
The RTP is available in sangeethapriya. I cant recollect the folder name
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Post by babaji » 04 Feb 2010, 15:47

I personally like his kapalini trisulini ezhil sindumbhairavi with you know what ragams its quite obvious how he introduces wordplay in pallavis making it sound recognizable to a few and not so to others.Seshu mama is a genius in this aspect apart from his extremely brilliant intellect in music.

However the vasantha bhairavi pallavi also a favourite of mine Chandrashekar mama simply excels together with seshu mama.

Also i like his bageshwari pallavi somasundareshwara priya vamabaghesri rajamatangi pahimam.

Without a doubt the trinity of extreme manodharma in all forms be it ragam neraval swaram kriti rendition kriti creation pallavi srutibhedam graha bedam are Tanjore s.kalyanaraman mama,Balamuralikrishnagaru and Our own T.N.Seshagopalan mama. This is my opinion however i also know many others who fit in this category but these three take the cake with regard to their daredevil type stuff they do.
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#64 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by rajeshnat » 21 May 2010, 11:55

Writeup of a recent concert in parthasArathy temple. It always amazes me , the kind of effort shri TNS puts for a thematic concert.
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2010/05/21/stor ... 340300.htm
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ragam-talam
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#65 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by ragam-talam » 31 Aug 2010, 02:09

Lovley Mohanam by the maestro: http://youtu.be/VSHsGXq8QrA
(with MC accompanying!)
- who is mridangam vidwan Trichur K.Jayakrishnan's guru?
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braindrain
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#66 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by braindrain » 31 Aug 2010, 09:50

This is from the wonderful concert at the 'koothambalam' of Kerala Kalamandalam, part of their platinum jubilee celebration...

The concert started at 9:30 pm and it was 2: 45 am, by the time it was over. One fantastic concert to remember.
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ragam-talam
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#67 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by ragam-talam » 01 Sep 2010, 02:09

2:45am! wow, that's impressive!
braindrain, do you know the items TNS presented that night? I could locate only the mohana varnam on youtube.
And when was this concert held?
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braindrain
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#68 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by braindrain » 01 Sep 2010, 17:04

March 10 ( into 11) - 2007

01 varNam - mOhanam - 11 min
02 endarO mahAnubhAvulu - SrI - T ( A ) - 20min
03 bhajanasEya - dharmavathi - Mysore Vasudevachar ( A,N,S) - 35Min
04 viruttam + hariharaputram - vasantha ( S ) - 20min
05 soundararAjam - brindavanasArang - MD ( A,N,S,T ) - 1: 08 min
06 sAkshAl natana - Ahiri - 10min
07 RTP - bhairavi+sindhubhairavi - 1:20min
08 viruttam - rAgamAlika 20 min
08b bArO krishNayya - mAND - Kanaka Dasa
09 thillAna - dhanAsri - Swathi Thirunal
10 mangaLam - saurAshtram + slOkam - Sri

there could be a few errors, open for corrections..
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#69 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by Sathej » 01 Sep 2010, 17:16

braindrain wrote: 06 sAkshAl natana - Ahiri - 10min
That would be the Narayana Teerthar piece Veeksheham with an Anupallavi start that TNS sings in Ahiri. The Anupallavi starts as 'Sakshath Madana Koti..' if I remember right..

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#70 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by mankuthimma » 01 Sep 2010, 17:23

March 10
My birthday Concert :clap:
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#71 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by braindrain » 01 Sep 2010, 17:52

mankuthimma wrote:March 10
My birthday Concert :clap:
Oh, you should have been there.. the settings at the mecca of Kathakali.. unmoved , packed audience lost in the music, light chilli air in circulation, MC immersed in the magic ... and brindavanasarang taking us over midnight into the new day..


Sathej : Thanks, that must be the one..
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ragam-talam
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#72 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by ragam-talam » 01 Sep 2010, 18:29

braindrain - that's an awesome concert indeed! Brindavana saranga and RTP for >1 hour each! That's vintage TNS!
By any chance, was this concert recorded at all?
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mankuthimma
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#73 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by mankuthimma » 01 Sep 2010, 19:07

TNS
The last of the Titans. In my books.
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sivapriya
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#74 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by sivapriya » 02 Oct 2010, 14:40

TNS was awarded the best Scholar award for propagating Tamizh isai by the raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar Trust, this year. The function was held on the 30th September, 2010 in Chennai. Link from The Hindu given below .

http://www.hindu.com/2010/10/01/stories ... 650500.htm
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#75 Re: Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Post by rshankar » 02 Oct 2010, 19:44

Very well deserved...belated congratulations!!
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