The recording posted by Mahesh has drawn quite imaginative conclusions of voice quality by rajeshnat.rajeshnat wrote: ↑08 Mar 2018, 13:40At the age of 50 in 1978 santhanam in voice weight is still work in progress, hear the keeravani of santhanam academy as posted above by maheshs . Surprising at the age of 50 his voice has not shaped to its best but if you hear his 1983 tour santhanam voice has gone two notches up , hear his tour of US with V Thyagarajan and srimushnam all of a sudden at the age of 55 Santhanam has got a sudden intense gathram- male voice at its best with timbre , voice throw and melody all meeting
What can one say God is creating lot of mystery with santhanam also paying attention to his voice around the age of 60- santhanam is a case study of how late one can peak up.Santhanam best voice is reserved at the age of 60.
In fact the voice differntial here is more to do with the recording speed (rpm 's)[/b]. This recording is at higher rpm(speedier) than normal, that makes the voice more shrill/sharp . In fact I have attended many concerts
of Santhanam during 1975--80 and his voice had very much same gathram as in 80's and 90's. Can hardly
see any mysterical variation as rajeshnat suggests. The noitceable change was inclusion of more
lighter numbers from classically weighty numbers and more frequent attempts of voice modulation. To know what Santhanam's voice was around 1975, one canlisten to Sree Chakraraja and Sarangan records released around that time.
It would be wrong to draw premise based on an incorrect speed of recording.