Madurai Mani Iyer

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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#726  Postby kapali » 09 Jun 2011 20:16

I was travelling in train between Bombay and Bangalore when I read the news item about MMI ' s passing away reported in the left corner of the front page of The Hindu with MMI's photo . My first reaction was 'when can I ever again hope to hear his unique style of soulful and touching rendering alapana, niravals and swarams". Among the many reader's mail tributes that appeared in the Madras Mail newspaper subsequently , one touching tribute was expressed by a reader who wrote that tears welled up in one's eyes whenever one hears his famous Kaanada swarams and then he continued when can he hear the like of it again.
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#727  Postby ananthnagarajan » 19 Jun 2011 22:29

Hi,

I have kandasmaykoil-tnk-sivaraman-1962 vol1 and vol3. *But I do not have vol2*.

I was listening to the end of vol1, which has "Intha Para Mukham". And the neraval on "Silayo" ended mid-way. You can understand my disappointment!

Does anyone have vol2 of this concert? I will be really grateful, if you can upload it.

Thank you very much,
Anantharaman N.
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#728  Postby Balummi » 20 Jun 2011 16:44

Dear Ananth
Pl. follow this link to download Vol 2 of the Kandaswamy Koil Concert
http://www.mediafire.com/?glqahbd35v1gn
Thank U
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#729  Postby rahm221 » 24 Jun 2011 03:31

Dear BaluMMI

Thanks.

Where can I get kandasmaykoil-tnk-sivaraman-1962 vol1 and vol3. Is it available on the net somewhere

R.Subramanian
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#730  Postby venu sundar » 24 Jun 2011 16:25

The next session is on June 25, 2011.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527

The next session is on June 25, 2011.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527

The next session is on June 25, 2011.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527

The next session is on June 25, 2011.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527

The next session is on June 25, 2011.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527

The next session is on June 25, 2011.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527

The next session is on June 25, 2011.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#731  Postby Balummi » 24 Jun 2011 18:08

Dear Subramaniam,
Please follw this link to download the entire "Kandasamy Koil Concert of MMI with TNK and Sivaraman
http://www.mediafire.com/?glqahbd35v1gn
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#732  Postby rahm221 » 25 Jun 2011 02:29

Dear BaluMMI

Thanks for the quick response.
I have downloaded the concert.

Subramanian
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#733  Postby thanjavooran » 25 Jun 2011 05:10

BaluMMI Avl,
Many thanx for the link.

Thanjavooran 25 06 2011
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#734  Postby annamalai » 01 Jul 2011 22:53

During an interview on Sankara TV, Trichur Ramachandran mentioned about GNB - what a sariram, his voice can do whatever he thinks ....

The older vidwans like Chembai have mentioned that the only other vidwan who had such a sariram like GNB was Madurai Pushpavanam, the uncle of Madurai Mani Iyer.
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#735  Postby thenpaanan » 02 Jul 2011 19:09

annamalai wrote:...
The older vidwans like Chembai have mentioned that the only other vidwan who had such a sariram like GNB was Madurai Pushpavanam, the uncle of Madurai Mani Iyer.


Which reminds me of a quote from somewhere that I can no longer recall Veenai DhanammAL on hearing GNB said he had a voice like MahAvaidyanAthasivan. If this quote is correct, it gives us an idea of how MVSivan might have sounded (though from all other evidence Sivan sang at 4 kattai, as was the practice in his time).

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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#736  Postby Balummi » 03 Jul 2011 16:01

In 1960's an elderly gentleman in our household used to talk about the great PANCHA VAITHIES of carnatic music for voice culture of his younger days . They included Maha Vaidyanatha Sivan , Konerajapuram Vaidyanatha Iyer , Peria Vaithi and Chinna Vaithi and the fifth one was certainly not Chembai ! If Chembai could not be clubbed with those great Vaithies , how great they should have been! Konerajapuram Vaithyanatha Iyer who lived in Thiruvidaimaruthur once visited Chennai Pattinam and thrilled the Mylapore audience singing a single raga for over five hours! The fifth Vaithi, if I remember correct, was Melatur Vaithyanatha Iyer whose desciple was Musiri Subramanya Iyer.
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Maa Ramanan by MMI

#737  Postby ananthnagarajan » 22 Aug 2011 10:02

Does anyone have the complete rendition of Maa Ramanan by MMI? I was listening to GNB's version and I was reminded of a conversation with Thanjavur Kalyanaraman (GNB's disciple) in 90's. He told me that MMI used to sing it as well. I really want to hear MMI sing it ...
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#738  Postby Balummi » 22 Aug 2011 10:53

Dear Ananth I have a truncated recording of MMI singing Ma Ramanan . But the The radio recording was with lot of disturbances . I really want the same recording from some other source . Please follow this link http://www.mediafire.com/?xcc5n7xlfhkg4du
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#739  Postby venu sundar » 26 Aug 2011 11:06

ear sangIthaprEmis
The next session is on AUGUST 27th SATURDAY.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm With SNACKS PL CONFIRM!

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527



S.Venugopalan
7-A, Prashanthi Apts.
T.M.Maistry St.
Vannandurai
Chennai - 600 041
Ph: +91 44 42151321
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Maa Ramanan by MMI

#740  Postby ananthnagarajan » 06 Sep 2011 09:13

Thank you Balummi for uploading. Yes, the recording has a lot of disturbance - still I listened to it a few times.

You may have listened to MMI rendering this kriti in person. How often did he sing it in concerts?
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#741  Postby Balummi » 06 Sep 2011 10:58

Dear Ananth ,
I had listen to MMI singing Ma Ramanan only twice that too only in Tamil Isai festivals.
On one occasion he did a superb alapana followed by a splendid rendering of this composition of Sivan with scintillating swaras for about 30 minutes. After this rendering I immediately left the concert hall so that the
memory of this hindolam was fresh and I was recapturing it frequently till 4 am in the morning.
He rarely sang the compositions that were attributed to Sri GN Sir so that to avoid contraversies . Except Sarasa Sama Dana which was introduced in concert halls by GN Sir but popularised by MMI !
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#742  Postby Ramasubramanian M.K » 07 Sep 2011 08:02

Just as an aside on "Sarasa Sama Dhana"--this was simultaneously rendered in concerts by SSI,GNB besides MMI which was very rare in those days-i.e a piece that has become popular because of one Senior Vidwan being sung by his contemporaries as well. This led GNSir to mildly 'admonish me when I was an ardent rasikaa of all three that when one hears one artist render a piece one should enjoy it as it is being presented and not seek to compare it with how the other artist would sing the same piece and he used Sarasa Sam Dhana as an example==GNSir's brief raga alapana of Kapinarayani was a clinical beauty--MMI's swara prasthara and neraval(Hithamu mata) had its own unique charm and so was SSI's swara singing--each was unique in their own style.
As regards contemporary artists popularising GNSir's composiions, SSI has commented on one of the interviews in the Nineties that when he suggested to GNSir to sing his own composiions,GNSir replied that "if the compositions had wings they would fly meaning the public would accept it if they are good no matter who sang it and GNSir's own exposition of his pieces by themselves will not propel it towards popularity if the pieces did not deserve!! GNSir was truly humble.
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#743  Postby annamalai » 07 Sep 2011 11:29

There are many, many artists who have mastered rendition of this krithi. In addition to the artists mentioned, I have particularly enjoyed the renditions of this krithi by TN Rajaratnam Pillai (the pathos he brings out is so beautiful) and Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer (Veena). GN Sir interpretation of Sarasa Samadana (Kapi Narayani) is quite different from the MMI version.
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#744  Postby kapali » 07 Sep 2011 20:27

As an youngster, I was actually drawn in to the orbit of MMI's music once I heard his 'Sarasa Sama Dhana ' and Sukhi Evarro' and from then on it was a never ending journey of listening to his music
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#745  Postby venu sundar » 16 Sep 2011 09:46

MADURAI MANI IYER CENTENARY MONTHLY LISTENING SESSION1Friday, 16 September, 2011 9:26 AM
From: "Venugopalan S" <esvee45@yahoo.co.in>View contact details
To: "mylaporetimes@ .com" <mylaporetimes@vsnl.com>
PLEASE PUBLISH IT IN YOUR EVENTS COLUMN!
The next session is on SEPTEMBER 24th SATURDAY.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm With SNACKS PL CONFIRM!

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857MADURAI MANI IYER CENTENARY MONTHLY LISTENING SESSION1Friday, 16 September, 2011 9:26 AM
From: "Venugopalan S" <esvee45@yahoo.co.in>View contact details
To: "mylaporetimes@ .com" <mylaporetimes@vsnl.com>
PLEASE PUBLISH IT IN YOUR EVENTS COLUMN!
The next session is on SEPTEMBER 24th SATURDAY.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm With SNACKS PL CONFIRM!

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527
MADURAI MANI IYER CENTENARY MONTHLY LISTENING SESSION1Friday, 16 September, 2011 9:26 AM
From: "Venugopalan S" <esvee45@yahoo.co.in>View contact details
To: "mylaporetimes@ .com" <mylaporetimes@vsnl.com>
PLEASE PUBLISH IT IN YOUR EVENTS COLUMN!
The next session is on SEPTEMBER 24th SATURDAY.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm With SNACKS PL CONFIRM!

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527
MADURAI MANI IYER CENTENARY MONTHLY LISTENING SESSION1Friday, 16 September, 2011 9:26 AM
From: "Venugopalan S" <esvee45@yahoo.co.in>View contact details
To: "mylaporetimes@ .com" <mylaporetimes@vsnl.com>
PLEASE PUBLISH IT IN YOUR EVENTS COLUMN!
The next session is on SEPTEMBER 24th SATURDAY.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm With SNACKS PL CONFIRM!

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527
MADURAI MANI IYER CENTENARY MONTHLY LISTENING SESSION1Friday, 16 September, 2011 9:26 AM
From: "Venugopalan S" <esvee45@yahoo.co.in>View contact details
To: "mylaporetimes@ .com" <mylaporetimes@vsnl.com>
PLEASE PUBLISH IT IN YOUR EVENTS COLUMN!
The next session is on SEPTEMBER 24th SATURDAY.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm With SNACKS PL CONFIRM!

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527
MADURAI MANI IYER CENTENARY MONTHLY LISTENING SESSION1Friday, 16 September, 2011 9:26 AM
From: "Venugopalan S" <esvee45@yahoo.co.in>View contact details
To: "mylaporetimes@ .com" <mylaporetimes@vsnl.com>
PLEASE PUBLISH IT IN YOUR EVENTS COLUMN!
The next session is on SEPTEMBER 24th SATURDAY.
madhura nEram - மதுர நேரம் 6pm to 8pm With SNACKS PL CONFIRM!

The address of the venue where the monthly MMI listening session is happening is given below. I've also attached the route map. (though this is the permanent venue, providing address for couple of new invitees)

Renganathan E N
#4/4, Kumudh Apartments (1st Floor, Road-facing entrance)
Lakshmipuram 1st Street,
Royapettah,
Chennai-600 014
Ph: +91 90030 27857
S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527

S. Venugopalan: 98413 13527
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#746  Postby matterwaves » 10 Oct 2011 11:11

I'm trying to locate a concert where MMI sings Sahasrakara mandite, Mohanarama, a lovely Naradagana lola and a Bhairavi pallavi of mindnumbing creativity and laalithya. I had a 'double cassette' of this released by AVM bought around a decade ago but I seem to have lost it somewhere.Not able to locate it at any CD shops. Any ideas where i could find it? Its probably has MGP and PSP on the violin and mridanga
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#747  Postby kapali » 11 Oct 2011 04:36

I also remember that casette. Especially the Hamsanandi swaras in the ragamalika swaras of the Bhairavi RTP referred by you are masterly and can we ever again hear such superb Hamsanandi swarams -a rare treat!
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#748  Postby rajeshnat » 11 Oct 2011 12:30

Kapali and Matterwaves
Are you talking about bhairavi RTP where swara ragamAliga is in Hamsadhwani,sahAnA and HamsAnandi , that is indeed finest of hamsAnandi where there was a long round of applause after MMI after a rightful pause :clap: , I will upload it here.
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#749  Postby Balummi » 11 Oct 2011 18:50

I have tried to upload the entire concert . Please follow this link http://www.mediafire.com/?n2cwc8f2pasop
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Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

#750  Postby matterwaves » 12 Oct 2011 08:17

Thanks a ton balummi. this is a more exhaustive list than what the casettes had .A decade ago, i knew almost nothing about classical music beyond MS and BMK, my friend manasanayana dropped a few names i didn't know. I then bought this album of MMI and listened to it umpteen times but couldnt quite get it. It has taken me a decade of listening to really appreciate, though not the whole lenght, the greatness of the music made by the great masters. I can't thank enough, the puryevors of the digital revolution, becuase of whom the music of such greats will be for eternity
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