T.N. Krishnan

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#51  Postby bilahari » 02 Jun 2009 07:47

There are a couple of excellent TNK concerts here:

http://www.sangeethamshare.org/sl/T_N_Krishnan/TNK_VIJ-_NARENDRAN_VAIKOM_NADHAINBAM_CHENNAI_05_/
This concert features a really elaborate bhairavi RTP that easily ranks amongst the best I've heard in this raga. The raga alapana is searching and filled with sowkhyam, and the bhairavi thanam is excellent, followed by a brilliant ragamaliga thanam especially in nIlAmbari and bowLi. The thani is great as well. I do not know much about the mrudangam vidwan, but his accompaniment is very good.

http://www.sangeethamshare.org/sl/T_N_Krishnan/T_N_K_BAKTHA_VINAYAKRAM_1990_BANGALORE_/
A nearly three hour concert with several vidwans in the audience, going by the chatter during the concert. A top notch concert in ARI style, with several crisp and interesting raga alapanais (mukhari ragam and mandra sthayi dominated nIlAmbari ragam are noteworthy), and all the kalpanaswaras are handled excellently (very melodious swaras in hamsadwani). The kAmbOji rendition has ARI written all over it and is just brilliant. There's also an interesting and rather humorous moment in rAma katha sudha--listen to it.
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#52  Postby appu » 02 Jun 2009 07:49

Enna Solven and Bilahari. Sometimes when you are engrossed and immersed in the music you tend to loose count of the talam. In this case TNK started on the last veechu. realised when he looked up and saw the talam that the ghatam artist was putting.

Now on the flip side many a times the ghatam artist could have picked up the count incorrectly which I highly doubt. I have seen it happen however at many instances. I just looked at the clip from about 4:13. I will go back and listen to it carefully and put talam from the beginning to see if the ghatam artist picked up the talam incorrectly.
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#53  Postby vasanthakokilam » 03 Jun 2009 02:45

appu, you are correct in your observation. TNK picked it up ahead of the eduppu, realized it and then started it again at the right place. Ghatam artist thalam keeping was correct.
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#54  Postby appu » 03 Jun 2009 05:32

VK, So that settles it. However in regards to instrumentalist they have a lot to do in terms of multi tasking, which includes keeping the talam, the kirtanam itself , development of ragam etc. In one kutcheri, I heard Vellore ramabhadran sing the charanam when the main artist forgot the line. So it boils down to being a team work on stage, and that was the hallmark of yester year musicians, I think.
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#55  Postby Enna_Solven » 03 Jun 2009 05:37

Thank you all. Thalam is beyond me. Just when I think I got it, I drift t away. I keep quiet in concerts to avoid irritating others and concentrate on ragam.
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#56  Postby vasanthakokilam » 03 Jun 2009 12:19

appu: I know what you mean. Understood. On top of that, personally for me, it is not a big deal at all. This is a convention anyway. Layam wise, he was right on target, his eduppu was correct with respect to the beat. It is just that it was wrt to the prior beat. If he had continued and everyone adjusted to it, nothing would have been lost, it just means resetting the avarthanam beginning. Had the mridangist played a theermanam then it is a different matter, it makes sense to strictly obey the beginning of the avarthanam. I realize this is a radical and liberal position to take but I do not see a huge laya violation if someone does that.

In fact, I find the awkward and unnatural pause waiting around for a complete avarthanam a bit annoying. This sometimes happens when the artist misses the eduppu ( especially with the 1.5 desAdi eduppu ). Then they have to wait for the whole avarthanam to finish to take that back up. If the mridangist is just playing regular strokes rather than a micro-korvai-like theermanam, someone should start a new trend whereby the artist chooses to reset the thala avarthanam with some kriya so everyone adjusts. This can be done at the transition point between P and AP and between P and C. We will call it emotional rhythm. Who knows, it may actually sound quite dynamic and provide for a little bit of variety.
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#57  Postby srikant1987 » 04 Jun 2009 08:44

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#58  Postby bilahari » 30 Aug 2009 12:19

TNK and Viji play gajAnanayutam in this video:
http://video.webindia123.com/music/violin/tnkrishnan/index.htm

Electrifying kalpana swaras!
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#59  Postby Ragjay » 02 Oct 2009 22:33

Bilahari I have uploaded all the concerts in sl folder. There is I am told a Lalgudi TNK concert recording......any chance...Ragjay
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#60  Postby bilahari » 03 Oct 2009 05:26

Ragjay, I am extremely grateful to you! You have uploaded some excellent concerts of his, particularly that 3-h ARI-esque Bangalore concert. An LGJ-TNK concert - wow! Would love to hear that if anybody has it! By the way, any luck contacting Shankara Nethralaya for TNK's US concert recordings?

Sri TVG has uploaded a brilliant AIR national program of TNK recently. The bahudari (with a really creative alapanai) and tODi are out of this world, and the concert ends with a gorgeous parulannamATa.
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#61  Postby Ragjay » 03 Oct 2009 08:23

No Luck so far regarding the Sankar Netralaya concerts.I was told that the videos are available I have not looked out for them as yet. I have some concerts which I shall upload after conversion.I shall try to purchse these videos and inform youBilahari.Please contact off line Bye Ragjay
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#62  Postby rajesh_rs » 02 Nov 2009 14:00

I have loved TNK's music, but I think that today, I heard TNK actually turning in a bad performance. I heard "Raga of the Day" (Kharaharapriya) on Sunaada.in and was not impressed with the apaswaras, pauses and excessive use of a single phrase. I don't know which concert it was, but I hope the other songs in it were good.
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#63  Postby ramanathan » 20 Nov 2009 09:43

The November 2009 issue of "Sruti" features a cover story that I wrote on Prof. TNK. A teaser is avbl here: http://sruti.com/2009/sruti_magazine_nov_2009.php#coverstory
To read the full story, you need a subscription to the print edition :(
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#65  Postby appu » 09 Dec 2009 20:06

Hello,

Can somebody please translate the article in English.
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#66  Postby vasu_balaji » 15 Jan 2010 16:16

Sir,

I was trying to get the keeravani lp song for so many years. I was so glad to see the links

Guruji: Here are the links. Please bear with me for poor recording.

http://rapidshare.com/files/181290487/0 "¦ m.MP3.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/181290489/0 "¦ a.MP3.htm

unfortunately both the links are not working any more. can some one who have already dowloaded the song please upload it or send to my mail vasu.balaji@gmail.com.

i was searching for the song for more than 3 decades.

please help .
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#67  Postby srkris » 15 Jan 2010 20:39

Vasu Balaji,

Unfortunately it will not be shared here. You might need to get it elsewhere since we do not encourage sharing copyrighted recordings.
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#68  Postby bilahari » 15 Jan 2010 22:00

The links posted were of an AIR recording - it should be OK to reupload and I will do so today.
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#69  Postby vasu_balaji » 15 Jan 2010 23:59

Thank you so much Bilahari. i will be eagerly awaiting sir. thank you so much once again.
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#70  Postby bilahari » 16 Jan 2010 04:43

kIravANi ragam: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b6hqjj
kaligiyunTE: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tf81xu

The krithi is incomplete. Contact me via forum e-mail if you want more TNK music.
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#71  Postby vasu_balaji » 16 Jan 2010 12:00

Thank you so much for uploading the song again. eventhough its incomplete i cant express the joy in my heart. it took 30 long years to hear it again. my pursue for the complete song will however continue and if i get it i will definitely share it here. thank you so much sir. I will contact you through forum e-mail.
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#72  Postby cpblog » 18 Jan 2010 15:31

This invitation/posting is being place here on the suggestion of member Bilahari

Please welcome to a violin-mridangam duet featuring T.N. Krishnan-M.Chandrasekharan-Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and Tanjavur Upendran performed in "Parvathi" Mysore 1972 http://chowdaiahandparvati.blogspot.com/
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#73  Postby Gamakam » 24 Mar 2010 22:11

Nostalgia: Remembering a TNK concert experience, http://carnaticmusicreview.wordpress.co ... algia-tnk/
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#74  Postby bilahari » 26 Mar 2010 12:40

Nice e-mail - thanks, Gamakam!
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#75  Postby cpblog » 04 Apr 2010 02:23

Respected Members,

Vidwan T.N. Krishnan's performances in just this one house "Parvathi", Mysore, have been so innumerable and so memorable over these decades that only recently we really started to assess the counts against him and of the other giants. We hope to post these numbers sometime. In the meantime, please welcome, at your convenience, to several of his classical performances with a most recent posting of him accompanying Vidwan K. V. Narayanaswamy in 1972.

http://chowdaiahandparvati.blogspot.com/
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