T.N. Krishnan

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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#76  Postby mohan » 15 Sep 2010 17:11

Sri TNK is currently touring Australia. I had an opportunity to record a radio program featuring music of TNK and it will go to air in Sydney this Friday night at 9pm Sydney time (it runs for 1.5 hours). It will be streamed live online at www.2ser.com but there is no podcast available. More details at http://many-flavours.blogspot.com/
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#77  Postby venkatakailasam » 15 Sep 2010 17:29

arvindt wrote:Dear divakar,

I'm a new member on this forum. I'm excited to hear that there is a recording of Ariyakudi singing the Chatur Raga Pallavi -

Thanks a lot,
Arvind



I have posted the Chadur raga RTP by Ari in another thread.
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Re: Chatur raha RTP

#78  Postby venkatakailasam » 15 Sep 2010 17:40

Chatrur Raga RTP: Ariyakudi Shri Ramanuja Iyengar :
Pallavi : Sankarabarananai Azithodi vadi Kalyani darbarukku

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=vka ... pMDVSjI3tU Part I


http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=vka ... hi5emS45UQ Part II

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=vka ... itwNzx79vI Part III

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=vka ... T9nD9C1gQc Part IV

Total about 25 mts.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#79  Postby mohan » 17 Sep 2010 10:36

mohan wrote:Sri TNK is currently touring Australia. I had an opportunity to record a radio program featuring music of TNK and it will go to air in Sydney this Friday night at 9pm Sydney time (it runs for 1.5 hours). It will be streamed live online at http://www.2ser.com but there is no podcast available. More details at http://many-flavours.blogspot.com/


Reminder this show will be on air (on www.2ser.com) Friday at 4.30pm IST and 7am in New York.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#80  Postby bilahari » 17 Sep 2010 10:57

Mohan, thanks for the info on the radio program. It will be aired at 4AM my time, so... is there any possibility of a recording? :(
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#81  Postby mohan » 17 Sep 2010 11:07

I will try and get the mp3 recording of it. It is 90 minutes so the file might be rather large.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#82  Postby mohan » 18 Sep 2010 04:55

The radio show is available for download at:

http://rapidshare.com/files/419596303/T ... _Music.mp3
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#83  Postby rshankar » 18 Sep 2010 06:53

Mohan gracias! Much appreciated...LOVELY program - great recording.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#84  Postby bilahari » 18 Sep 2010 14:41

Thank you very much, Mohan. I will listen to the program on my flight back on Mon.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#85  Postby bilahari » 26 Sep 2010 09:24

Mohan, that was indeed a lovely program, as Ravi has already said. Thank you very much. You pretty much covered the essence of TNK's music - the sowkhyam of his style was evident in the sAramati, the flow of his manOdharma in the nATTai swaras, his alacrity during accompaniment in MMI's kalpanaswaras, his sensitivity to the main artiste and to rAga bhAvam in MDR's kEdAragowLa, and his immaculate raga alapanai (punctuated brilliantly with pauses) in SankarAbharaNam. I have always been especially fond of his accompaniment to MMI and MDR and was very pleased that you chose those particular artistes in your program! Kudos!
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#86  Postby mohan » 27 Sep 2010 12:18

Thanks - glad you enjoyed the show! The Sydney concert went off well and featured elaborate renditions in Chakravaham (Gajananayutham), Pantuvarali (Sarasaksha) and Kapi (RTP).
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#87  Postby rajeshnat » 11 Dec 2010 16:37

vidwan TNK says:
I had an open-handed usage of Ariyakudi schooling because of my rapport with him during an impressionable age. Semmangudi always said, one has to be a slave to chaste melody, and his approach and add-ons got me into a bold bowing technique and a lucid left hand precision on notes.
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2010/12/10/stor ... 900300.htm
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#88  Postby venkatakailasam » 22 Dec 2010 13:34

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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#89  Postby bilahari » 27 Nov 2011 14:33

TNK and PMI play sukhi evaro (dated about 1977): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqa7pX0f ... ideo_title
TNK's use of the entire bow is almost intimidating! Thanks to Srikant for pointing out this link.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#90  Postby semmu86 » 27 Nov 2011 20:40

Thers is also a "bilahari" in this concert :D The venue is sastri hall and i dont think it is as late as 1977. Should be in the early 70's
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#91  Postby thanjavooran » 18 Dec 2011 09:43

Shri [Master] ]T.N. Krishnan's experiences wih Music over the last 75 years.

Lec Dem @ MA on 17 12 2012



Few interesting points are as listed below .



His association with MA is since 1942

He was earleir given A/N 1st slot. In the next year itself elevated to the evening progrm.

He has accompanied all stalwarts viz Palladam,Palghat Ramu Bhagavathar, MVI, GNB, Musiri and SSI

He initially accompanied KR Kumarasamy during 1942 and in 1943 played for Thanjavur Nanu

From the age of 3 he started his musical journey.

His father Shri Narayana Iyer was his first Guru and gave him the violin and bow asking him to produce sound/music whatever he thinks.

He was asked to repeat the phrase his father sings and he was doing it perfectly.

Hamsadwani phrase Ga Ri Sa he was asked to play and he was continuously playing w/o break

This was going on as lesson for few days.

Then he was taught the few phrases in Hamsadwani and he had unique ability of reproducing the phrases he listened.

Everyday a new phrase was taught and at the age of 4 he was taught varnams on Thodi, Begada, Kalyani , Bhyravi and Saveri.

When he was 5 yrs he had these varnams on stock and was playing w/o mistake. His father used to wake him up by 4 am and will ask him to practice whatever he was taught the previous day.

4am to 6 he will do sadhagam of the same varnams and Bhyravi ata thala varnam will be there in the list.

Then he will go to school and even during lunch break he has to practice.

In the evening while returning from school his father will be watching him whether he comes home straight

He has never joined with his playmates for playing 'Goli kundu' and in the evening his sadhagam

will continue from 5 pm to 7 pm and again from 8 to 9 30 pm

This was his practice until 7 yrs.

He was then taught Vathapi, Brova barammma.

From that early age till now he has been practicing Bhyravi varnam

Playing this piece in childhood was not a problem. But even at this age he practices to enahance the beauty of that varnam with innovation of pidis and sangathis.

Bhyravi's 'pidippu' materialises [only at this age] now.

Now he has mastered all styles clearly viz playing varnams Kanada, Reethigowla, Narayana Gowla, Kalyani and others

Guru's personal attention is definitely needed and it was available in those days.

Learning through computer is not advisable and one should work hard to come up

It is a big handicap for playing to a concert since one has to reproduce what the singer performs.

Nobody excepting his father had commented about his performance in a concert as he used to observe meticulously

In earlier days he was simply reproducing what stalwarts would sing.

When he became independant [ let loose ] he had the problem of getting guidance from elders.

But SSI guided him properly and started teaching him the intricacies of CM

He will do sadhagam himself [ in his care ] but the sudden appearance SSI whenever he commits mistake was a blessing to him

After correction he will be going on singing that helped him a lot to shape his career.

Such training and guidance are important for anybody.

'Rajamargam' should be shown to students as T said in Karharapriya kriti Chakkani Raja

Whatever he is today it is because of ARI, Musiri, Chembai, GNB and SSI

Then he took the violin and started playing the various styles adopted by stalwarts.

He played Saveri as Musiri would sing

Then followed the style of GNB

He played Sankarabaranam in ARI pani.

He also sang in ARI style

SSI style of singing will be continuous and the bowing should be without break.

SSI only taught him elaborately the method of dilineation of raga

He played thanam also in the same style

MA Kalyana krishna Bhagavathar, his thanam will be continuous as he was a vina vidwan.

He has learnt from him too as he used to discuss after the concert elaborately.

His first concert in MA was in 1942 and it continues still.



My observations.



The hall was full of vidwans , vidushis and rasikas. One hour is not sufficient for such a learned person to share his musical experince. He mentioned that he has not touched the techniques of playing violin and requested to arrange during next year. There were frequent interruptions by Pappu rao by way of appeal to rasikas. When TNK was ready to answer or clarify any doubts by rasikas Pappu Rao squarly cut by saying that the sweet atmosphere need not be spoiled by unwanted comments and talks. This was not in good taste. In total the lecture in simple english was quite educative and interesting.



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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#92  Postby annamalai » 18 Dec 2011 13:47

I thought it was a boring lecdem; not sure if this is even a lecdem.

Ok, he has playing from 3 years old, performing form 1942 ...

I thought he would recount some of the memorable experiences on the concert stage.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#93  Postby srikant1987 » 21 Dec 2011 09:31

Thank you, thanjavooran.

But even at this age he practices to enahance the beauty of that varnam with innovation of pidis and sangathis.

He mentioned vallinam and mellinam here.

It is a big handicap for playing to a concert since one has to reproduce what the singer performs.

To me, it seemed he found it a handicap because everyone felt he "knew everything", and were not inclined to give corrections and suggestions, when he (and his father, and later, Semmangudi) knew there was still so much for him to learn.

Before beginning to demonstrate the musical insight he had gained from masters of the yesteryears, as Sri Sriram Krishnan began strumming the tambura, Prof TNK said that even when asked to sing by one's friends, etc., one should not sing without shruti.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#94  Postby bilahari » 26 Dec 2011 23:29

The full TNK-PMI concert here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVepBhTbTo0
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#95  Postby vasanthakokilam » 27 Dec 2011 04:01

He mentioned vallinam and mellinam here.

What did he mean by that? Can you or anyone else please elaborate? Thx.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#96  Postby semmu86 » 27 Dec 2011 06:23

I didnt know what he meant in the context of the lec-dem as i was not there, but vallinam-mellinam generally means the loud-soft phrases (If i can roughly translate and put it that way).

The usage of vallinam-mellinam is quite often while learning laya, as those kind of phrases are generally played to create a contrast....
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#97  Postby bilahari » 27 Dec 2011 09:25

Yes, he probably meant modulation of notes and phrases to best bring out the bhAvam of the raga and composition - it is a point RKSK made in his lecdem last year that I had recapped on the forum.
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#98  Postby kaumaaram » 14 Feb 2012 18:29

A video concert of TNK at SPIC Macay

http://vimeo.com/34327723
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#99  Postby srikant1987 » 18 Feb 2012 23:43

A 1986 concert with Vidwans Palghat Raghu and Palghat Sundaram: http://www.sangeethamshare.org/sl/16-TNK_RAGHU_1986/
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Re: T.N. Krishnan

#100  Postby srikant1987 » 15 Oct 2012 10:32

From the Madras Music Academy's archives, Prof TN Krishnan's Sangeetha Kalanidhi address: http://issuu.com/themusicacademy/docs/1981
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