Sulochana Pattabhiraman

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#1 Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Post by SrinathK » 20 Jan 2019, 15:27

Surprised that there is no thread on her till date. The only thing I've found on her up here is when she passed away.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4955&hilit=sulochana

To add to it, there are only a few Shyama Sastri recordings of hers on Sangeethapriya and practically nothing else. Hope her rasikas and students will contribute something more. I would like to know more about her knowledge and contributions.

Fortunately, there are some albums of her on Youtube (all official uploads).

So starting with Shyama Sastri : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SdzCl_y0F4&t=172s
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#2 Re: Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Post by SrinathK » 31 Jan 2019, 12:21

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#4 Re: Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Post by RSR » 31 Jan 2019, 20:18

sulochana pattabiraman on NCV...Sruthi magazine
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"Following is a copy of the Story by Sulochana Pattabiraman written for the issued dated 15th August 2007 of a house-magazine named SRUTI :
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Remarkable musical and emotional consciousness Sangeeta vidushi N.C. Vasanthakokilam truly had the voice of a “kokilam” combined with the magical quality of spring. She was a worthy member of a female musical triad — M.S. Subbulakshmi, D.K. Pattammal and N.C. Vasanthakokilam. Although nothing much has come to light about her novitiate and the guru-s who had moulded her inherent talent to performing levels, it cannot be gainsaid that she established a very special equation with the rasikas-s. Her repository was overflowing with compositions of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar, Papanasam Sivan, Gopalakrishna Bharati, Subramania Bharati and other greats. Her raga alapana-s were marked with substance and style and studded with euphonious prayoga-s that immediately targeted one’s heart. Her kriti renderings had remarkable musical and emotional consciousness that lifted the ambience to an elevated plane. D.K. Pattammal had the reputation of being a laya virtuoso and a past master in the rendering of intricate nadai pallavi-s. Once this writer heard Vasanthakokilam at a chamber concert rendering the inimitable Bhairavi varnam of Adiyappaiyer, set to Ata tala. The ease and fluency with which she negotiated the composition in various nadai-s left an everlasting imprint in the minds of the handful of rasika-s assembled. Among the rasika-s was the inimitable Alathur Venkatesa Iyer. Even he, the uncompromising great, gave a nod of approval after the rendering of the Viriboni varnam. On another occasion, when she presented a concert at the Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam, her delineation of Kambhoji in the three octaves held the audience captive. Sarasadala nayana in Khamas, Mayetvamyahi in Tarangini, Sundari nannindarilo in Begada and the piece de resistance Tanthai taai irundal in Shanmukhapriya, were some of the sparkling gems in her vast repertoire. It is a pity that she crossed the great divide before her song could be adequately sung. "
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#5 Re: Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Post by RSR » 31 Jan 2019, 20:24

I think there are some mp3 songs in the following URL
https://gaana.com/artist/sulochana-pattabhi-raman
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Experts are requested to try and elaborate on the lyrics and ragams. ( there are songs by others too in that page).
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#6 Re: Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Post by SrinathK » 02 Feb 2019, 11:22

Thanks a lot for that link RSR!

One more album - Jyothi Swaroopini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQW4ocOus5g - Part I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMGdKy2U3Uo - Part II
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#7 Re: Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Post by SrinathK » 02 Feb 2019, 11:22

And this one - Devi Krithis of Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar (he's composed a lot more than what we realize) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PNQilXOLDk
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#8 Re: Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Post by RSR » 02 Feb 2019, 20:39

SrinathK-> Thank you. Hoping that it was useful
As a diehard admirer of NCV, I liked Sulachana Pattabiraman's note on NCV in Sruthi mag.
( I have quoted)
Sarasadala nayana in Khamas,
Mayetvamyahi in Tarangini,
Sundari nannindarilo in Begada
and the piece de resistance
Tanthai taai irundal in Shanmukhapriya,
were some of the sparkling gems in her vast repertoire.

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Her approach then cannot be common-place.
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