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#701 Re: Musical Morsels

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2167. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 316
யார் இந்தச் சிறுமி?
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#702 Re: Musical Morsels

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2168.சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 317
இசையுலகில் இன்னோரிடி
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#703 Re: Musical Morsels

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2174. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 318
பாலமுரளி பற்றி எம்.எல்வி, எம்.எல்.வி. பற்றி பாலமுரளி
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2181. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 319
கர்நாடக சங்கீத வித்வான்கள் : 9 - 10
சூலமங்கலம் வைத்தியநாத பாகவதர்
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2195. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 320
டைகர் வரதாச்சாரியார்
சூலமங்கலம் வைத்தியநாத பாகவதர்
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#706 Re: Musical Morsels

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2199. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 321
வைணிக மேதைக்கு அஞ்சலி
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2200. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 322
கோட்டையைத் தகர்த்தார் ராஜமாணிக்கம் பிள்ளை !
எல்லார்வி
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2203. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 323
கலைமகள் கண்ணீர்
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2208. டி.கே.பட்டம்மாள் - 12
விடுதலையும் மணிக்கொடியும்
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2214. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 324
கர்நாடக சங்கீத வித்வான்கள் : 11 - 12
சூலமங்கலம் வைத்தியநாத பாகவதர்
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2215. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 325
புரியாத புதிரும் அவிழ்ந்தது!
ஜேம்ஸ் ஏ.ரூபின்
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2021. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 326
திருவாவடுதுறை விசிட்: இசையில் சிறந்தவன் எல்லோரிலும் சிறந்தவன்!
ரமேஷ் வைத்யா
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#713 Re: Musical Morsels

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https://s-pasupathy.blogspot.com/2020/03/1486-219.html
(மறைந்த "சங்கீத கலாநிதி" டி.வி.சங்கரநாராயணன் நினைவில் ஒரு மீள்பதிவு.)
1486. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 219
பேகடாவுக்கு மட்டுமே 75 டாலர்

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2231. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 327
பாரதி பாடல்கள் இரண்டு
ஸ்வரப்படுத்தியவர்: அரியக்குடி ராமானுஜய்யங்கார்
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Good heavens, Pasupathy! These are like from another life! Yes, it came back to me, this not heard now versions of the bard's lines by the grand and rare (ariya) vidwAn. They were not taken up by many artistes hence, the DKP and MSS versions coming more into circulation.
It was just the sOhini part which eluded me a bit. Other than that, it was such an easy and pleasant recall. I was also tickled by the use of not indaLam or hindOLam but mAlkOs (mAlkauns):)

Thanks for making my day...

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Arasi,
I wish someone can sing this version and give an audio link here.

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2235. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 328
சங்கீத பூபதி
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2240. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 329
பேச்சுள்ளவரை பாடுவார்
பாலக்காடு மணி ஐயர்
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Pasupathy,
Let me try and translate this...

KALKI magazine brought out an issue dated 23rd of June, 1963 with a cover picture of Ariyakudi to celebrate his golden jubilee in his career as a concert musician.

It adds a feature: What's the News?

A golden celebration of the music of Sangita Ratnakara and Sangeetha kalanidhi Ariuakudi Sri. Ramanuja Iyengar who has been giving concerts for fifty years now is a historic event in the annals of carnatic music.The music community thanks this maha vidwan for it and applauds him. We salute him with a cover picture and an article by another maha vidwan and a seasoned rasika Sri. Palkkadu Mani Iyer.
To celebrate this grand occasion aptly, arrangements are being made by *Perambur Sangeetha Sabha and Ariyakudi's sishyas.
(What follows is a breathtaking list of prominent figures in politics, industries and every section of society who are music lovers too, with former chief justice Sri. PV Rajamannar presiding. I couldn't deal with typing all the names--that many and all impressive in every field you can think of! Those of you who can read tamizh, please go through the list. Even the younger ones would recognize many of them!)

An aside: *Perambur Sangeetha Sabha is celebrating its 75th now! Thanjavooran, thanks for your letting us know about it. I have been to concerts as a little girl at the sabha, and remember their holding them in the then beautiful Museum Theater.

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Yes, indeed, excellent tribute by Kalki. One name in that "elite" list is Budalur. Semmangudi, Chembai and Dwaram- we can undetstand. Who was that Budalur musician. I have not heard. any one explain ?

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Palakkad Mani Iyer’s write up of ARI had a distinctive point which I try to translate in English.
People say, Ariyakkudi could not add more innovative varieties/styles in his concert. I certainly say that those, who make that statement, had not heard his songs in depth and, Just like that, they heard his songs. (mElOttamaaga).
I can give a reply for those who have that opinion. Yes, Ariyakkudi has had innovative thinking style and he brought new varieties in his concert. But when he brought out, he merges those innovative sangathis/thoughts beautifully in to his traditional way of singing. Innovative styles are aligned so well with traditions and shines which, unless we listen to its depth, we cannot appreciate.
Having said that, Ariyakkudi is always of the opnion, that in Carnatic music, nothing new to be done or innovations to be brought out. Whatever you are already doing, as a carnatic musician, do it as “Penance” (Tapas) and seek the blessings of God.

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grsastrigal wrote: 22 Sep 2022, 10:28 Yes, indeed, excellent tribute by Kalki. One name in that "elite" list is Budalur. Semmangudi, Chembai and Dwaram- we can undetstand. Who was that Budalur musician. I have not heard. any one explain ?
He is BUdalUr Krishnamurthy Shastri
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budaloor_ ... hy_Shastri

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Here's my translation of the entire article:

Until He is Able to Utter A Single Word, He would Keep Singing...!
By
Palakkadu Mani

Trying to describe a musician whose entity is completeness is almost an impossible task. Still, one can speak without reserve about him and to whatever extent you praise him, it would all ring true. It would all be well-deserved.

The most salient feature of Iyengar's music is 'proportion' which is: that the various features of the concert should be based on it. It is as if they are finely weighed by him and followed meticulously throughout the concert. This measured feature, from the beginning of the concert to the end, would not vary. However you analyze it, it would neither exceed it nor shortchange it. All along, the music would be succinct and fine-tuned.

At first, you would hear him engage in what could be called 'giving sound' in a regulated manner. Secondly, while 'giving sound' to the sahitya and swaras, he would do so without laying undue emphasis on them and by not over-emoting the lyrics, calibrating the balance throughout his performance.The same with nAda and pronunciation. This, while applying it to talam as well. He follows this in what is impossible for most: madhyama kAla. There is something called 'irenDum keTTAn " kAla pramANam (neither here nor there). MEl kAlam in it would be tough to execute. In kIzh kAlam, without stability and full expression, the kAla pramANam might fail you. This kAla pramAnam is a test for musicians--both vocalists and instrumentalists. When one achieves performing in it with ease, we can assume that the musician has a reasonable control over his music. How Ariyakudi has made it his own trademark! When he sings songs in this kAlapramAnam, the uruppaDis (pieces) attain a special sheen.

(More to follow)

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We have heard some say that such a veteran, a genius like him could add more novelties to his music. I would say that they see his music at a superficial level. I can answer them with clout that Iyengar is open to many new ideas. With him, they would sound just as fully developed and honed as his age-old pieces! That is, they would shine as if they are well-worn pieces!

When it comes to feats in laya, my feeling is that there aren't that many novel features in it to experiment with. Following the old formats and repeating them is in itself a kind of tapasya and to attain grace by it all is the thing to hope for.

Iyengar has listened abundantly to hoards of age-old vidwans singing and playing all along. He has chosen the best in them and has made them his own. Thus, the modernity that we find around us will not affect his singing.

While traveling with him by train or other means, this is what I have come to experience. Most of the time would be spent in music, his singing too. He would sing old traditional pallavis --some of them possessing lots of punishing laya vinyAsAs. However complex they are, he would make them sound sweet and agreeable. if they don't allow for it, he would leave them alone.
in his singing, everything would fit in. Whatever he sings has sweetness and beauty. That he has been singing gloriously for this long, one can believe is because of his pUrva janma puNya and of God's grace. There is yet another thing which is obvious to us: he isn't one bit proud. That's why his music glows.

Singing is no special effort for Iyengar. It's just as easy as speech for him. .
..

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2242. சங்கீத சங்கதிகள் - 330
செம்மங்குடியின் குரல்
தொகுப்பாசிரியர்: காரைக்குடி எஸ்.சுப்பிரமணியன்
எழுத்தாக்கம்: எஸ்.வைத்தீஸ்வரன்
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