#88 – Ganakaladhra Madurai Mani iyer – Best Collection

Immortal MMI (Madurai Mani Iyer) needs no introduction. Madurai Mani Iyer is a Nada Yogi. Madurai Mani Iyer gave his first concert at the age  of 12 in the year 1924. Madurai Mani Iyer’s music is characterized by his uncanny ability to sing ‘aduku swaras’ (inspired consecutive additions of notes in the kalpana swara phase, which embellish the raga or kriti) and weave magical patterns in the ‘swara-prasthara’ stage of the concert. Invariably he wove such a magic with his swaras that the audience swayed to his music enjoying it thoroughly.He had the ability to easily scale the octaves while singing. His “shruti sense” was perfect and he took special care to preserve this aspect of his music all through his life so that listeners got the full benefit of the ‘bhava sangeetham’ in his music in perfect alignment with the tonic note. He was conferred the title “Gana Kaladara” in 1943 in the temple town Tanjore.  With all his heart in his singing, you would indeed feel his music, be drawn to its every nuance,truly lose yourself in it and enjoy yourself. His music captivates you, mesmerizes you.

 Tracks – Part 1

01-vatapi–hamsadwani
02-brocheva—khamaas
03_suryamurte-saurashtram
04-yochana-kamala—darbar

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#87-Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar

Remembering Great Masters  – Old is Gold Series – Sri.Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar

Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar was an Indian Carnatic music singer from the state of Kerala. Usually known by his village name Chembai, or simply as Bhagavatar, he was born to Anantha Bhagavatar and Parvati Ammal in 1895.  Chembai was noted for his powerful voice and majestic style of singing. His first public performance was in 1904, when he was nine.  He was a recipient of several titles and honours in his performing career of 70 years (1904-1974). He was known for his  encouragement of upcoming musicians, and also for his ability to spot new talent. He was responsible for popularizing compositions  like Rakshamam, Pavana Guru, among others.

Tracks

01_chalame_varnam-Sankarabharanam-Ata Thalam
02_vatapi_hamsadhwani-Adi-Deekshithar
03_Paridanamichite – Bilahari – Kanda Chapu – Patnam Subramania Iyer

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#86 – Sri. M.D.Ramanathan – Live Concert

Dear Friends,

Month of June 2012 is Dedicated to the Great Masters in the world of Carnatic Music. My humble pranams at the lotus feet of these  great masters who still remain immortal in this world through their Golden Music.

Remembering Great Masters  – Old is Gold Series – Sri.M.D.Ramanathan

His music moved in massive chords when he lingered lovingly on both the sahitya and sangita of great vaggeyakaras. In his deep-toned exposition there was an irresistible combination of tenderness and melody. In the purity of tone, admirable vilamba kala pacing and spacing.  Ramanathan has sung in most Carnatic music ragas such as Sahana, Sri, Anandabhairavi, Reethigowla and Yadukula Kambhoji. Other favorite ragas of his include Kedaram, Kambhoji and Hamsadwani.

Sri.M.D.Ramanathan Taking Class

Tracks

01-Varnam-Sri
02-Vathapi Ganapatim-Hamsadhvani
03-Budham Ashrayami-Nattakurinji

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Sri K.V.Narayanaswamy Live Concert-Vivekananda Sangeetha Sabha Thrissur

Remembering Great Masters  – Old is Gold Series- Sangita Kalanidhi Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy

Sangita Kalanidhi Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy is the true representative and torch bearer of the legendary Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar tradition. Imbibing the best qualities from his illustrious Guru, KVN created a very fine bani of his own which became famous for Sruthi Suddha, rhythmical excellence, Bhava laden music steeped in tradition.

Sangita Kalanidhi Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy

Vocal-Palghat K.V  Narayanaswamy
Violin – M Chandrashekaran
Mridangam-Palghat Raghu

Tracks

 01-Viriboni-Bhairavi Varnam
02-Brova Barama-Bhahudari
03-O Jagathamba-Ananda Bhairavi

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Unconditional Surrender to GOD works wonders

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says: “Leave everything and surrender to me, I will absolve you of all sins and lead you to salvation”. God does not differentiate between friend and foe, man and animal, caste and creed. He comes to the rescue of all those who surrender to Him with full faith and belief in Him.

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