Mandolin Shrinivas

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#26  Postby musicfan_4201 » 27 Jan 2010 11:29

The only difference in my opinion is the number of percussion accompaniment when he started his career and now. The concerts that were accompanied by Palghat Raghu, Karaikudi Mani, Srimushnam and likes at the start of his career was just spectacular. But over the time, the inclusion of a number of percussion instruments like the thavil, mridangam, ghatam etc (all in one platform) made it very loud and noisy (cacophony!). It is not because of the sound of mandolin, but the overall noise pollution! I am not sure what it is now.
I am sure if the percussions are restructed, it will be just awesome.
In my opinion even in a vocal/violin or a veena concert, more than 2 instruments make a concert sound very loud. For best results it should be mridangam and ghatam or mridangam and morsing.
All certain done, he is one of the most talented and gifted artists that CM has seen to date.
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#27  Postby cpblog » 24 Aug 2011 02:54

Mandolin Srinivas Video and 2011 K. Puttu Rao Concerts » 23 Aug 2011 21:15
(posted also under Music and Festivals)

Dear Rasikas,

This is to invite you all to the K. Puttu Rao Memorial 2011 Concert series between August 31, 2011 and Sept 4, 2011
to be held at the Jagan Mohan Palace, Mysore.

The concert series start with Mandolin U. Srinivas and will end with Vidwan T.V. Sankaranarayanan.

We are posting a two part text of "In Memorium" and we have the invitation and a Video of U. Srinivas at 16, playing in "Parvathi", Mysore.

As always, please welcome@ http://chowdaiahandparvati.blogspot.com/

Thanking You!
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#28  Postby mahesh3 » 27 Nov 2011 09:12

Was listening to some of his 1980's stuff again..... If I had to be lost in an island for the rest of my life, Srinivas's combo with Raghu mama is probably the only music I would hasten to bring.
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#29  Postby mahavishnu » 02 Mar 2012 01:43

A couple of days ago, Mandolin Srinivas turned 43!
Somehow I just can't get past thinking of him as an eternal 12 year old boy that rocked the world of music back in the early 80s.

http://srutimag.blogspot.com/2012/02/ha ... ctive.html
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#30  Postby rshankar » 02 Mar 2012 01:47

Ramesh, I couldn't agree more with you...sorta like mArkaNDEyan...
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#31  Postby Sam Swaminathan » 06 Mar 2012 00:59

Hi Cpblog

There is some thing wrong with the player. First there was inordinate delay in the start of the first song (varnam)..then there was another huge pause before the Siddhi vinayakam song...after that the player stopped. I played around with various buttons before it started again. But yet again it stopped playing. I gave up after that.

Would it be possible to look into this?

To the extent I heard, the music was great....he is a great artist indeed and exhibited that even at an early age..thanks for the postings.
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#32  Postby Rsachi » 07 Mar 2012 22:33

Hi Sam,
We're sorry that you faced these hold-ups.
It is of course normal for the embedded flash player to take some time to cue up to the next track, especially if the present track is a long one. Otherwise in our repeated tests with various browsers, we have found no instance of a track freezing up. Connectivity quality at the listener's end could also sometimes pose some issues.
I will let CPBlog comment further.
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Mandolin U. Shrinivas – 2011 Puttu Rao Memorial Concert

#33  Postby cpblog » 10 May 2012 15:35

Respected Rasikas,

We are privileged to bring you the full concert of Vidwan U. Shrinivas
from last years K. Puttu Rao Memorial concert at Mysore. Accompanying
him are Vidwans V.V. Srinivasa Rao ( Violin ), K.V. Prasad ( Mridangam )and
G.S.Ramanujam ( Ghatam ).

The posting displays a short YouTube showing opening formalities to the concert with
two ragas, a full audio of the concert and a narrative on the vibrancy of Carnatic Music.

We hope you enjoy the same and please welcome to
http://chowdaiahandparvati.blogspot.com/

Thanking you,
CPBlog team
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#34  Postby Sam Swaminathan » 14 May 2012 05:52

Last saturday, 12th, I cleared my deck, did all my house chores (effectively gave no room for the mrs to grumble about any thing) and set my computer, adjusted the speakers and....lo and behold, I got to listen to a nice vioin concert with mandolin providing the accompaniment !!

Was it my computer or some thing wrong with the recording?

Any feed back from other mandolin rasikas?

Cheers

Sam
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#35  Postby Rsachi » 14 May 2012 19:56

Dear Mr. Swaminathan,
Kindly listen to the concert again on CP blog and tell me if you find any problem. I am listening to the tracks on my headphones as I write this and find no problem...the Kharaharapriya is so beautiful...
Thanks
Sachi
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#36  Postby Purist » 15 May 2012 15:07

Sam Swaminathan wrote:Last saturday, 12th, I cleared my deck, did all my house chores (effectively gave no room for the mrs to grumble about any thing) and set my computer, adjusted the speakers and....lo and behold, I got to listen to a nice vioin concert with mandolin providing the accompaniment !!

Was it my computer or some thing wrong with the recording?

Any feed back from other mandolin rasikas?

Cheers

Sam


Was it 'mrs' effect?
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#37  Postby venkatakailasam » 24 Aug 2012 08:37

Mandolin and U...

Mandolin artiste U. Rajesh talks to Chitra Swaminathan about having a prodigious musician for a brother and finding his own musical space...

read at... http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/article3811999.ece
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#38  Postby venkatakailasam » 14 Sep 2014 07:10

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concert 262-Medolin Srinivas
Listen at:
http://myblogkumara.blogspot.in/2014/07 ... rt-ix.html
01-vanajAkSi_nine_kOri-VARNAM-kalyANi
02-mahA_gaNapatim_manasA_smarAmi-nATa
03-sAmaja_vara_gamanA-hindOLam
04-nAdOpAsanacE_shankaranArAyaNa-bEgaDA
05-rAgam_tAnam_pallavi-kAnaDA
06-Krishna_Nee_Begane-Yamunakalyani
07--nI_nAma_rUpamulaku_nitya-saurAshtram
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#39  Postby cienu » 19 Sep 2014 10:03

Shocking news that the Great Genius passed away this morning due to complications post liver transplantation.
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#40  Postby Purist » 19 Sep 2014 13:10

Deeply shocked. Terrible blow and loss for Carnatic Music,
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#41  Postby venkatakailasam » 19 Sep 2014 15:58

A brief on Mandolin...

“ Famous mandolin player and musician Uppalapu Srinivas, popularly known as Mandolin Srinivas, died in Chennai on Friday in a private hospital due to illness. He was 45.

He was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai some days back due to liver problem and breathed his last Friday morning around 9.30, hospital officials said.”

Born Feb 28, 1969, in Palakolu, Andhra Pradesh, Mr Srinivas as a mandolin player of Carnatic music discipline was a child prodigy.

As a six-year-old boy, Mr Srinivas would play his father Satyanarayana's mandolin. His brother U. Rajesh is also a noted mandolin player.

A world renowned musician, Mr Srinivas gave his first public performance in 1978 in Andhra Pradesh. Three years later he performed at the Madras Music Season for the Indian Fine Arts Society.
Soon he started trotting the globe. In 1983, Mr Srinivas performed at the JazzFest Berlin and later toured Canada, Australia and many other countries.

Shrinivas is survived by his parents, brother Mandolin U. Rajesh and sister.

Srinivas married Sree, an IAS officer's daughter on 19 November, 1994 but she has been living away with their son for the last 16 years.
On December 2012, The Supreme Court has approved renowned Mandolin player U Srinivas' divorce with his wife U Sree on the ground that he was treated cruelly by her…
“After hearing both the sides, the apex court came to the conclusion that Srinivas has proved his case of mental cruelty.
"It has been graphically demonstrated that she had not shown the slightest concern for the public image of her husband on many occasions by putting him in embarrassing situations, leading to humiliation. She has made wild allegations about conspiracy in her husband’s family to get him married again for dowry and there is no evidence on record to substantiate the same," the bench said.

Is it not true that Compatibility is lost when one is getting more famous than the other..

U. Shrinivas runs a music school called the Shrinivas Institute of World Music (SIOWM).

Some of the awards that Mandolin U. Srinivas has received:
Padma Shree on April 12, 1998 by The President of India
Sangeeta Ratna
Sanatan Sangeet Puraskar from Sangeet Sanskriti
Titled Asthana Vidwan of Govt. of Tamil Nadu in July 1984, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam on October 1, 1990, Pillayarpatti Temple on 27 August 1995
Raja-Lakshmi Award for 1985 from Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai
Mysore T. Chowdiah Memorial National Award
Sangeetha Bala Bhaskara by Sangeetha Kalanidhi M.S. Subbulakshmi
National Citizen's Award, 1991 by The President of India
Special TTK Award and Best Artist Award by the Madras Music Academy in 1983 and 1993 respectively
Rajiv Gandhi National Integration Award…

I came to know of his illness and admission to Hospital on 12/13-09-2014…but was told as lung infection.. My friend got the information from one of his disciples Vikassa Ramadas ….
But learnt later that he underwent Liver transplant…also from friends….

The reasons put forth are many…Let us not go in to them now..

On knowing this, I posted concert 262-Medolin Srinivas….above…
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#42  Postby venkatakailasam » 19 Sep 2014 18:14

Mandolin U Srinivas-A Soothing Karaharapriya...

http://mfi.re/listen/3rcm2ybq9j3ddsv/Ma ... apriya.mp3
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Shri Mandolin U Shrinivas passes away

#43  Postby T.V.GOPALAKRISHNAN » 19 Sep 2014 19:47

Today morning he passed away in a private hospital.

Link: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/t ... 425892.ece

I have uploaded four video songs to YouTube and dedicate to his fond memory.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehwxQ ... i_jvP4xaHA

May his soul rest in peace.

Regards,

TVG.
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Re: Sri U.Shrinivas passed away 19-Sep-2014

#44  Postby kal » 19 Sep 2014 20:22

RIP Srinivas...
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#45  Postby kal » 19 Sep 2014 20:33

shocking news... I just cannot forget his extraordinary performances that I could attend during early 80s.
Great loss to Carnatic Music.
Many times rasikas simply used to say 'we are going to Mandolin kutcheri', there was no need to mention his name,
since he was so synonymous with the instrument.
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Re: Sri U.Shrinivas passed away 19-Sep-2014

#46  Postby rshankar » 19 Sep 2014 21:00

OMG! This is such horrible news. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and disciples. May his soul RIP!
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#47  Postby rshankar » 19 Sep 2014 21:02

Great loss indeed!

Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and disciples! May his soul rest in peace!
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#48  Postby Nick H » 19 Sep 2014 22:46

venkatakailasam, I am glad that you have put the record straight on the unhappiness in Shrinivas's life, and with something as solid as the words of the court. Now it need not be the subject of surmise, curiosity, etc, but is simple fact. Even though it is a sad thing to know.

I am even more amazed when artists manage to maintain creativity during stress.
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#49  Postby Anaconda » 20 Sep 2014 05:26

This is shocking.... May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family...
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Re: Mandolin Shrinivas

#50  Postby thanjavooran » 20 Sep 2014 08:12

" I am even more amazed when artists manage to maintain creativity during stress "

Shri Nick,
Yes ! Such Artistes keep all rasikas too stress free.

Thanjavooran
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