Sanjay Subrahmanyan

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#151 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by hnbhagavan » 11 Oct 2016, 19:56

I agree with Facebook observations. Sanjay Subramanyam is a musician who is always giving his best to Rasikas. He minds his business and does not indulge in extra fanfare .In Chennai he gets many other people to accompany,but in Bangalore it is generally S Vadarajan and Venkatesh.However there is no complaint on this account.
He is least complaining and arrives in time each and every time.
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#152 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by rajeshnat » 13 Oct 2016, 03:04

I did hear the radio recording of nattaikurinji of this concert. It was not that great and his voice was rough, nattaikurinji was bit so so . But for Sanjay intense fans like maalaa iyer ,it does not matter . Few years back his bhairavi in navarathri mantapam was fantastic , but this year nattaikurinji just did not meet the usual standards. Certainly the ambience of lighted lamps in navarathri mantapam is always a experience that I look forward to taste it atleast once in my life
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#153 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by arasi » 13 Oct 2016, 03:55

Rajesh,
You are going by Sanjay-standards, by which I mean, he has sung better nATTaikkuRinji-s. Right?--Santosh Mala's impressions aside...:)

To me, it had an experimental whirl to it. I heard the recording again. I found it more nuanced on my second hearing. To me, something which sounds even better on second hearing indicates that it's a worthy rendering. I have heard Sanjay singing N KuRinji in different modes (moods?), and the one which stands out at the moment is 'kuvalaya dala nayanA, brOvavE' (was there at Rani Seethai-kala Rasana, and it's on YouTube). The mood, the energy and the gait, the svarA passage--all very special.

At NavarAtri maNtapam, pAhi in N KuRinji served more as an RTP. MMI's 'ta ra la la' is thrown in sometimes by Sanjay, we know. I've never heard the 'tup tup' our feline would harp on, but I did hear a couple of tat tat tat-s in this one :)
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#154 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 16 Oct 2016, 07:44

A thoughtful artist:
"#BaniFestival concert at Kalakshetra by @sanjaysub begins very aptly with Tiger Varadachariar's varnam on Rukmini Devi in vAcaspati"
I read that he sang a mind-blowing Kambodhi. Sanjay Kambodhi is special always.
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#155 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 22 Dec 2016, 14:24

Tamizhukku amuthenru per.
Sanjay's acceptance speech at Tamizh Isai Sangam
(In Tamizh)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq-MHgw ... outu.be&a=
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#156 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 01 Jan 2018, 15:33

From Sanjay's blog:
"Happy New Year 2018!
2018 is upon us all. The last year was very significant musically to me. In the corner of my end there is always a small thought. What if I lost interest in what I am doing? What if everything becomes meaningless? I am restless mind and have been known in the past to dabble in too many things outside of my main occupation. What if that restless nature intruded on that which I enjoy doing most? I like to revisit this thought mostly on the 1st of January. It is a kind of taking stock of myself. Asking myself how the last year has been, has it been worth it, will I continue this into the next year.
Thankfully it is the same answer I get this year also. 2017 was fantastic! 2018 will be fantastic too. I still enjoy every minute I spend on Carnatic music. Every new song I learn. Every old song that I sing that one more time like polishing old silverware. Every new raga that I discover in the process of updating myself.
Of course the greatest excitement is when all that effort done at home is brought on to the concert stage. Then things take over almost in auto pilot mode. The stage, the accompanists, the ambience and you the wonderful audience start me off on this great journey. I get off the stage, go home and am already thinking of the next concert, where is it, what am I singing, what do I have to practice tomorrow etc etc.
It is a fortune to be allowed by the society to earn a living as a musician. Not all societies are privileged. Issues plague people at different levels. Issues some of which are under our control and some beyond. Still the music can heal. The music need not disturb. It can beautifully comfort both the settled and the unsettled. Thank you all for giving me this freedom to do what I want and thank you for your patience and dealing with my own aberrations that may have marred your idea of what SHOULD be. Thank you and Happy New Year! It will be better, bright and beautiful!"
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#157 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 02 Jan 2018, 09:02

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#158 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 12 Jan 2018, 16:34

A friend who is not buffed to carnatic music told me today, 'I heard today Sanjay in youtube. enna sukham! He reminded me of GNB whom I heard long back in Srirangam.'
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#159 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 13 Jan 2018, 10:24

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#160 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 19 Jan 2018, 07:51

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#161 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by rshankar » 19 Jan 2018, 08:25

kvchellappa wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 07:51
Uncle interviewing nephew:
Isn't it the nephew who is interviewing the uncle?? :)
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#162 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 17 Jun 2018, 17:40

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#163 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by arasi » 18 Jun 2018, 02:35

One of the many beguiling pieces from the four hour bonanza on the first of January. You would have flipped for the kEdAra gowLa too--anda rAma soundaryam, Arunachalak kavi's, after ages as it were...:)
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#164 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 05 Dec 2018, 21:34

"Sanjay as a music icon is not an overnight sensation, but a rare gem that emerged through more than three decades of relentless pursuit of classical music."
A lovely interview, as great as his music.
It explains why some call him every year while other artistes may be rotated, why some give him two chances and why there is a craze from the audience, which some seem to cavil at.
https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... SXaI2Pma1g
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#165 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by bhasi » 06 Dec 2018, 01:21

Ah, @kvchellappa, you've beat me to it :) I was just about to share the same article. What a fantastic interview, with some great questions and insightful answers from Sanjay! Thoroughly satisfying read.
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#166 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by rajeshnat » 06 Dec 2018, 06:09

Lovely interview , lot of data points were indeed collected , curated with right answers. WHen Dec 01st The Hindu was published there was a writeup of sanjay but this indian express is lovely as more space is given just like how concerts are for 3 hours plus. I have to disagree on two slots in BGS in one season even though in the answer it is camouflaged the second is not organized by BGS. Also this year i see for the first time Music Academy is opening up the hall even before Dec 15 for an exclusive concert of his which is a thamizh isai concert. I am assuming that kind of came up after Bharat Sangeet utsav did not conduct a curtain raiser this year.

All said he is a star in marketing music and surely a star in singing so many compositions. Best wishes to Sanjay and great job Pramodh Kumar the journalist.When one reads these kind of interviews it pumps high energy personally to me .
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#167 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by Sachi_R » 06 Dec 2018, 09:48

Dear all,
a very good and long insight into Sanjay Subrahmanyan.
I thought I will make it into an off-line, readable PDF:
http://bit.ly/SanjaySubIE5Dec

You can download and read at leisure.
Right now, on my Mac, "Veena" is reading it to me :)

Image
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#168 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by Sachi_R » 06 Dec 2018, 10:43

First time I am kinda reviewing an INTERVIEW :lol:

I in fact pushed my official work to the afternoon so I could read this long interview. If this interview is any indication, the Indian Express is getting so many things right.

The photographs are a treat. The interviewer is not only a veteran of Sanjay music, he is an extremely intelligent and versatile interviewer. I see awe and wonder many times in his questions, being a superfan, but Sanjay takes it in his stride.

Those of us in rasikas.org who feel they belong to a unique eco-system called Carnatic music have much to celebrate in Sanjay.
  • 1. Master class in concert planning and presentation.
    2. Versatility.
    3. Innovation without annoyance.
    4. The man is an artiste. Period. Not a media persona nor an activist. That makes him uniquely humble, in fact.
    5. Role model for young artistes.
    6. In Sanjay, there is proof that you can see -that becoming a master of music is not about just fluke or fad or good voice or packaging or backing. It is HARD WORK. Musical creativity in full deployment like a great ISRO satellite.
    7. A sense of satisfaction, a poise; no grudge, grievance, pity, anger or angst. He has arrived at his point of equipoise. It is dynamic equilibrium.
    8. A respect for the yesteryear greats.
    9. Every moment or answer not being used for self-promotion.
    10. Ability to learn and try new things, which shows he is not done yet.
I wish Sanjay many more accolades! This is one instance of "when an artiste wins, Carnatic music wins".
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#169 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by kvchellappa » 06 Dec 2018, 11:12

You match Sanjay, Mr. RSachi, in expression, sincerity and candour.
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#170 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by Sachi_R » 06 Dec 2018, 12:49

But after all, Sir, a mango leaf is only a mango leaf, but a mango fruit is a mango fruit!
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#171 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by sureshvv » 06 Dec 2018, 22:10

Sanjay, The Howard Roark of Carnatic Music :)
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#172 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Post by Ananth » 09 Dec 2018, 07:46

sureshvv wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 22:10
Sanjay, The Howard Roark of Carnatic Music :)
Now who is trying to be the John Galt?!
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