Tunesmiths?

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shankarank
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#26 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by shankarank » 08 Feb 2019, 20:44

To draw some respect towards them we need to invent a homely nomenclature for them: gEyakkAras! :lol:

And the composer as vAkviSAradas

Obviously this could not have happened in isolation. All the principles set by existing compendium of musical output and the wisdom gained from them plays into doing this!
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#27 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by sureshvv » 10 Feb 2019, 10:01

Enna_Solven wrote:
10 Jun 2010, 07:42
Is Venkatachala Nilayam tuned by MLV? What other songs were tuned by her?
T.K.Govinda Rao I think. As also many other kritis.

PS: Just noticed this thread.
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#28 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by hnbhagavan » 10 Feb 2019, 13:37

What about Lalgudi pancharatna Kritis?Were they tunes by sri Lalgudi Jayaraman?
These Kritis were composed by Thyagayya when he visited Lalgudi as per reports.
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#29 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by bhakthim dehi » 10 Feb 2019, 14:09

Interestingly, Lalgudi pancharatnam don't have multiple versions.
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#30 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by SrinathK » 10 Feb 2019, 19:08

Lalgudi Jayaraman did make a lot of effort to bring the 5 kritis to their present form. I guess one reason they didn't have multiple versions was because it stayed in their parampara? Even someone as traditional as Brindamma vouched for his versions.
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#31 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by RSR » 10 Feb 2019, 20:57

Just wondering... I have been searching for information about the music composer for more than a dozen wonderful 'plates' of Smt.MS. like

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=31197#p334853
1) mAlaip pozhuthinile ( ragamalika)
(2) deivath thamizh Nattinile ( ragamalila)
3) thavamum paliththathammA
4)yaamarintha mozhikaLile (ragamalika)
5) chenthamizh Nadenum pothinile
6) aruL purivAy ( hamsadhvani)
7) itthani NaaL Ana pinnum
8) mANilatthai vaazhavaikka
9)vaNdaadum solai thanile ( harikamboidhi)
(10) vaNdinam muralum solai ( todi)
and many such 'plates' by both D.KPttammaL and N.C.Vasanthakokilam ( especially her piLLaip piraayatthile' ragamalika.)
Is it possible that these great vocalists set the tunes themselves? What is improbable about it? May be , they might have taken help from close friends.
Are all those pre-1950 plates set to music by S.V.Venkataraman, perhaps ? Likely?
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#32 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by arasi » 14 Feb 2019, 09:17

About a dozen years ago, I heard Sanjay sing all the verses at Bengaluru Venugopalaswamy temple and was moved to tears. After a recent concert of his, it not only was recorded, but was blended with images of a lovely child in a manner which was touching--Just as Bharathi has celebrated children. Bharathi lovers can relive those moments of ecstasy of the poet to a small measure at least by watching it...
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#33 Re: Tunesmiths?

Post by HarishankarK » 14 Feb 2019, 17:30

TM Thiaarajan tuned many songs for MLV including Sharanambhava karuna mayi in Hamsavinodini and also Sakala Lokadhara in Valaji.
Not sure if Or Aru mugane was tuned by him as well - once Baby Sreeram announced that TMT had added lot of sangatis etc
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