TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

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TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#1  Postby venkatpv » 13 May 2012 07:50

TN Seshagopalan
Madurai Sundar
Delhi Muthukumar
? - vocal support
Jayshankar Balan - violin
Vinod Seetharaman - mridangam

1. Sami ninne kori - Shri ragam
2. Sivanai ninaindu - Kambhoji (S)
3. Ananda natam - Poorvi Kalyani (R)
4. Enneramum - Devagandhari (R)
5. Sabhapathikku - Abhogi (S)
6. Muruganukkoru seedan - Kalyani
7. Appa naan venduthal - Sahana
8. Ardhanareeshwaram - Kumudakriya (R)
9. Ananda natana prakasham - Kedaram (R,S @ sangeetha vadya)
10. Shambo mahadeva - Kamavardhani
12. Giripriyam gangadharam - Kadana kuthuhalam
13. Kanakana ruchira - Varali (R, N, S @ rama nama rasikudu kailasha sadanudu sakshi, T)
14. Petra thai thanai - viruttam in almost 20 ragams with some MIND-BOGGLING transitions
15. Chandra chooda - Darbari Kanada
15. Mangalam - Surutti
16. Shriyath kanthaya - Shri ragam

an almost 4-hour lesson on committed singing! Kumudakriya and Poorvi Kalyani alapanas were staggering. the viruttam was musicianship and showmanship in equal measure. loved it.
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#2  Postby rajeshnat » 13 May 2012 10:45

venkatpv wrote:6. Muruganukkoru seedan - Kalyani
7. Appa naan venduthal - Sahana


May I know the composers of these two , Lji
Looks like all songs are dedicated to the presiding diety,Listening to kana kana ruchirA as a main is very very rare that too with a neraval
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#3  Postby mahesh3 » 13 May 2012 12:38

Is it possible to get a recording of the virutham! What a genius...GENIUS! One can only marvel at his musicianship again and again.
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#4  Postby Lakshman » 13 May 2012 16:35

Muruganukkoru seedan is by Mangalam Ganapati.
appa nan vendudal is by Ramalingasvami.
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#5  Postby nadhasudha » 13 May 2012 16:39

venkatpv wrote:TN Seshagopalan
Madurai Sundar
Delhi Muthukumar
? - vocal support


The vocal support was by Sri Shantaprakash - another disciple of Vidwan Sri T.N Seshagopalan

My thoughts on this concert..

It was one of the best concerts that I have attended in the Detroit area in recent times! As advertised, it was a thematic concert - a shivagAnanjali - dedicated to the reigning deity at Flint - Paschima Kasi Viswanathar. Several compositions in the concert list were audience requests.

Vidwan Sri T.N Seshagopalan's ABSOLUTE COMMAND AND MASTERY over the grammar of carnatic music was AWE INSPIRING. The concert was 3 hours and 50 minutes to be exact and was a display of sheer VIRTUOSITY! His manodharmam was in FULL FLOW and kept coming like a PRAVAAHAM!

My personal favorites were the Varali, Kambhoji, Kumudakriya and Kedaram renditions and last but not the least the Virutham. The (~20 odd ragas) - I could decipher only around 15 of them were - Kedaragowla, Ranjani, Saveri, Hindolam, Hamsanandhi, Atana, Brindavana Saaranga, Kuntalavarali, Begada, Neelambari, Bowli?, Kapi, Shankarabharanam, Surutti and Darbari Kaanada. The transitions between the raagams was EFFORTLESSLY EXECUTED and MIND BOGGLING. After rendering all the raagams in the Ramalinga Arutpa Viruttham, he traversed the raagams in reverse order once and then again in forward order within a very short span of time. This was SIMPLY SUPERB.

WHAT AN EXCELLENT CONCERT!! :D :D
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#6  Postby rajeshnat » 13 May 2012 17:57

nadhasudha wrote:After rendering all the raagams in the Ramalinga Arutpa Viruttham, he traversed the raagams in reverse order once and then again in forward order within a very short span of time. This was SIMPLY SUPERB.


How he recollects all that he rendered and traces back and then quickly moves in forward order .I have heard few of those , it is indeed a great testimony for his vidwat and razor sharp memory.
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#7  Postby mahavishnu » 13 May 2012 18:29

Good to hear of another great TNS performance.
I've heard Sanjay sing "appA nAn" by ramalinga adigaLAr in PurvikalyANi. Would love to hear what the sahAnA version sounds like...
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#8  Postby dvmk » 13 May 2012 18:37

"Muruganukku our seedan" is a composition by Harikesanallur Muthiah Baghavatar.
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#9  Postby hameerk » 18 May 2012 20:45

Wanted to know if this concert was recorded. If so can anybody point me to the source where I can buy the CD
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#10  Postby nadhasudha » 18 May 2012 21:45

hameerk - It may have been recorded. You can reach the organizers of this concert via email and find out - admin@glacmichigan.com
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#11  Postby Lakshman » 18 May 2012 22:34

dvmk wrote:
"Muruganukku our seedan" is a composition by Harikesanallur Muthiah Baghavatar.

The Mangalam Ganapati song is in malayamAruta. Muttiah Bhagavatar's song list does not have any song with these staring words. TNS has sung this song in kalyANi. It may be a different song altogether. I will try to find out. In the meantime here are the lyrics of the Mangalam Ganapati song. Someone who attended the concert may be able to recognize some words and confirm.

muruganukkoru cIDan. rAgA: malayamAruta. Adi tALA.

P: muruganukkoru cIDan nItAn ayyA mUla mantram arinda mukkaNNanE
A: aruvamAgi ninru aruL puribavanE ambikai manam kavar haranE shivanE
C: taruNam idayyA nal darishanam tandiDa tAmadamEnayyA tANDavam ADiDa
gangaiyaNI karuNAkaranE un karai kANA dayai nirai idayam kaNDEn
(madhyamakAla)
jyOti lingamAi tiLangiDum azhagA jagam pugazh tiruvaNNAmalai vAsA
tiruviLaiyADal puri vishvEshvarA digambarEshA mangaLa mahEshA
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#12  Postby rshankar » 18 May 2012 23:20

In the madhyamakAla passage, it should be 'tuLangiDum azhagA..'
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#13  Postby Lakshman » 19 May 2012 00:44

dvmk: My apologies. I did confirm from TNS that it is indeed a composition of Muttiah Bhagavatar. Somehow I had missed it from his Tamil compositions booklet. Here are the lyrics:

muruganukkoru. rAgA: kalyANi. Adi tALA.

P: muruganukkoru shIDan avan mukkNNan veNkADan
A: viruttan veNNiravaNivAn karittOrkkalaiyAn sarpamElaNindu jAti keTTalaivAn
C: pittan elumbaNiyum pEyANDi shUlipirai mazhuvEndum perum udai kAli
nattit-tiripuram nagaikkum kapAli namadu harikEshanAm narguNashAli
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#14  Postby Lakshman » 19 May 2012 00:44

Thanks rshankar for the correction.
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#15  Postby hameerk » 21 May 2012 09:34

nadhasudha wrote:hameerk - It may have been recorded. You can reach the organizers of this concert via email and find out - admin@glacmichigan.com


@ Nadhasudha , Thank you very much for the info.
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#16  Postby mohan » 21 May 2012 10:20

Was this a trio concert or was it TNS supported by the others? Did the others sing alapana/swaram?
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Re: TNS at Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Flint, MI

#17  Postby nadhasudha » 22 May 2012 05:32

It was predominantly TNS supported by others. IIRC, for one of the krithis, I think the Kambhoji piece, TNS sang one swaram, followed by Madurai Sundar and then by Muthukumar. This went on for quite some until TNS took over for the final round of swarams. I thought I heard Shantaprakash sing parts of the Varali alapana. I am unable to recollect support on other swarams or alapana - there might have been more instances.
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