Marathon Concert by Carnatica Brothers - Sept 9

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#1  Postby nivedita » 08 Sep 2006 11:12

The Carnatica Brothers, K.N.Shashikiran and Chitravina P.Ganesh will perform a marathon vocal concert starting from 9 am, on the 9th of September. The concert will go on for as long as the artistes are able to perform.

The concert is an attempt to spread World peace and harmony and is dedicated to the people who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy, the tsunami, the earthquakes and the recent civil wars in Lebanon and SriLanka. It is also an attempt to set a record in Carnatic vocal music, for non-stop singing. It may be noted that Chitravina Ganesh already holds the World Record for the longest recital on a slide instrument. He played the Chitravina non-stop for over 32 hours in May 2004.

Shashikiran and Ganesh will start their musical marathon with the blessings of percussion maestro Shri Umayalapuram Sivaraman. They will be also accompanied by several leading artistes like:

Violin:

M.S.Anatharaman
M.A.Sundareswaran
M.R.Gopinath
V.L.Kumar
Mysore V.Srikanth
Sherttalai Sivakumar
Arunachala Karthik
Sathish Kumar
Anayampatti Venkatasubramaniam
Karaikkal Venkatasubramaniam
M.S.Ananthakrishnan

Mridangam:

Umayalapuram Sivaraman
Guruvayur Durai
Mannargudi Easwaran
Srimushnam Rajarao
T.K.Ramakrishnan
Tanjore Kumar
J.Balaji
Kallidaikuruchi Sivakumar
Raja Subramaniam
Trivandrum Balaji
Nirmal Narayanan

Ghatam:

T.V.Vasan

Kanjira:

Sundar Kumar


Venue:

Carnatica, #9, Shirdi Towers, Arulambal Street, T.Nagar, Chennai -17

The event is open to all rasikas.
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#2  Postby rajeshnat » 08 Sep 2006 22:03

Tx for posting . I did view the hindu paper today and I was looking for other details My longest marathon was 4 hrs and 25 minutes in my life (Smt MLV Amma). Let the blessing of marathon holders Smt MLV Amma and Shri Madurai sOmu (phemomenal marathon holder ) be on you!!!
Good luck please take detailed notes with timelines and post it.
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#3  Postby srkris » 08 Sep 2006 23:57

How can it spread world peace and harmony? :|
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#4  Postby arasi » 09 Sep 2006 01:49

If not world peace and harmony, at least this 'marathon' effort of Carnatica Brothers brings together many violinists and percussionists on one stage together -though in succession perhaps.
Such unity, may it prevail in the world (unity means peace and harmony). The concert is free and rasikas can go when they can and stay as long as they wish to. There is no politics involved here, only music, I presume. And to hear veterans like M.S.Anantharaman, Umaiyalpuram, Guruvayur and others...
After all, charity begins at home...
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#5  Postby nivedita » 10 Sep 2006 06:03

Hi all,

It's been 21 hours since the Carnatica brothers started singing. The concert is still on and is expected to end at 9 am today, the 10th of Sept. They have rendered 94 compositions until now.

Their enthusiasm is infectious and their music blemishless - even at this hour - something that has to be seen to be believed!

A detailed song list will be put up later.
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#6  Postby ninjathegreat » 10 Sep 2006 07:34

kudos to the performers! This is amazing! Is the conference recorded for distribution, commercial or otherwise? Looking forward to the playlist...
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#7  Postby sangeetarasikan » 12 Sep 2006 17:13

Nivedita,

I was trying to find more details about this marathon concert over the net, but am unable to get any info anywhere. Even the Carnatica website announcement hasn't been updated. Could you please fill us in on the details like the total duration, accompanists etc? A list would also be greatly appreciated.
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#8  Postby snigdha » 14 Sep 2006 19:43

well,the marathon concert was a super success. the brothers sang a total of 116 compositions. i was there for almost 14 hrs. they finished with Maharajapuram Santanam's s'ivaranjanI tillAnA and the das'AvatAra mangaLam. even after the concert, they seemed quite fresh n active and were busy giving interviews.they have acheived the impossible. way to go carnatica brothers.
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#9  Postby sangeetarasikan » 15 Sep 2006 18:32

An achievement that all Carnatic lovers should be proud of! Has someone documented the event with a full song list? It would be interesting to see what ragas and kritis were covered. Were there some RTPs too?
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#10  Postby nivedita » 20 Sep 2006 10:56

Hi all,

These are the songs the Carnatica Brothers rendered in their marathon 24 hour concert.

1. Mahaganapathim - Nattai - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar
2. Sriman Narayana - Bowli - Adi - Annamacharya
3. Ramabhakti - Suddha Bangala - Adi - Tyagaraja
4. Diwakaratanujam - Yadukula Kambhoji - Chatusra Ekam - Muthuswami Dikshitar
5. Kamakshi - Bhairavi - Misrachapu - Syama Sastri
6. Sadinchene - Arabhi - Adi - Tyagaraja
7. Amba paradevate - Rudrapriya - Kanda chapu - Krishnaswami Ayya
8. Ka va va - Varali - Adi - Papanasam Sivan
9. Arulavendum - Saramati - Rupakam - M.M.Dandapani Desikar
10. Mahalakshmi - Madhavamanohari - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar
11. Samayamide - Behag - Rupakam - Patnam Subramanya Iyer
12. Ramachandra ni daya - Surutti - Adi - Tyagaraja
13. Nejesina - Poornachandrika - Adi - Patnam Subramanya Iyer
14. Varasikivahana - Supradipam - Adi - Tyagaraja
15. Kanugonu - Nayaki - Adi - Tyagaraja
16. Sri mathrubhutam - Kannada - Misra chapu - Muthuswami Dikshitar
17. Gajavadana - Todi - Adi - Kumara Ettendra Raja
18. Nera nammiti - Kanada - Kanda Ata - Ramnad Srinivasa Iyengar
19. Syamasundaranga - Dhanyasi - Rupakam - Tyagaraja
20. Dhanyudevvado - Malayamarutam - Adi - Patnam Subramanya Iyer
21. Vinaradana - Devagandhari - Adi - Tyagaraja
22. Emanipogadudura - Viravasantam - Adi - Tyagaraja
23. Akhilandeswari - Jujavanti - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar
24. Samagana - Kokilavarali - Adi - Tyagaraja
25. Sankari neeve - Begada - Rupakam - Subbaraya Sastri
26. Bagayanayya - Chandrajyoti - Adi - Tyagaraja
27. Sri venkatesa - Phalamanjari - Adi - Patnam Subramanya Iyer
28. Durusuga - Saveri - Adi - Syama Sastri
29. Niravati - Ravichandrika - Adi - Tyagaraja
30. Kanulutakani - Kalyanavasantam - Rupakam - Tyagaraja
31. Bogindrasayinam - Kuntalavarali - Kanda chapu - Swati Tirunal
32. Ekamresanayike - Karnataka shuddha saveri - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar
33. Janani ninnuvina - Reetigaula - Misra chapu - Subbaraya Sastri
34. Enai nee maravaade - Amritavarshini - Adi - M.M.Dandapani Desikar
35. Srivaralakshmi - Sriragam - Rupakam - Muthuswami Dikshitar
36. Umagowri - Purvikalyani - Misra chapu - Chitravina Ravikiran
37. Sarasijanabha - Kambhoji - Kanda Ata - Swati Tirunal
38. Pranamamyaham - Gowla - Adi - Mysore Vasudevacharya
39. Tyagaraja yoga vaibhavam - Anandabhairavi - Tisra Ekam - Muthuswami Dikshitar
40. Sitapate - Khamas - Adi - Tyagaraja
41. I vasudha - Sahana - Adi - Tyagaraja
42. Nilayadakshi - Paras - Tisra Triputa - Syama Sastri
43. Chinnanadena - Kalanidhi - Adi - Tyagaraja
44. Manamuleda - Hamirkalyani - Adi - Tyagaraja
45. Edayagati - Chalanattai - Adi - Kotiswara Iyer
46. Durmarga - Ranjani - Rupakam - Tyagaraja
47. Enduku nirdaya - Harikambhoji - Adi - Tyagaraja
48. Sabhapatiku - Abhogi - Rupakam - Gopalakrishna Bharathi
49. Vidajaladura - Janaranjani - Adi - Tyagaraja
50. Parvati nayakane - Shanmukhapriya - Adi - Papanasam Sivan
51. Sarasasamadana - Kapinarayana - Adi - Tyagaraja

Violin: Shri M.R.Gopinath
Mridangam: Shri Shrimushnam Raja Rao

52. Valachi - Navaragamalika - Adi - Patnam Subramanya Iyer
53. Sri gananatam - Kanakangi - Adi - Tyagaraja
54. Sobillu saptaswara - Jaganmohini - Rupakam - Tyagaraja
55. Varuvaro varam taruvaro - Sama - Adi - Gopalakrishna Bharathi
56. Teliyaleru rama - Dhenuka - Adi - Tyagaraja
57. Padavini - Salagabhairavi - Adi - Tyagaraja

9:00 pm

58. Ekalatilum - Natakurinji - Rupakam - Maha Vaidyanatha Sivan (R)
59. Yagnadulu - Jayamanohari - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
60. Mummurtulu - Atana - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
61. Nivada negana - Saranga - Kanda chapu - Tyagaraja
62. Garuda gamana - Nagaswaravali - Rupakam - Patnam Subramanya Iyer (S)
63. Srikantimatim - Hemavati - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar (R, S, T)
64. Kanchadalayakshi - Kamalamanohari - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshithar (S)

10:45pm

Violin: Shri Arunachala Karthik
Mridangam: Shri J. Balaji

65. Devi brova samayamide - Chintamani - Adi - Syama Sastri (S)
66. Kanatandri napai - Devamanohari - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
67. Hari narayana - Kedaram - Adi - Purandaradasa
68. Kana vendamo - Sriranjani - Adi - Papanasam Sivan
69. Tulasi bilva - Kedaragaula - Adi - Tyagaraja (R)
70. Okapari - Kalavati - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)

11:44 pm

71. Sri narada - Kanada - Rupakam - Tyagaraja (S)
72. Pranavakaram - Arabhi - Adi - Oothukadu Venkatasubbayar (S)

12:00 am

73. Shashivadana - Chandrajyoti - Adi - Tyagaraja
74. Samajavara gamana - Hindolam - Adi - Tyagaraja (R,S,T)

12:35 am
Violin: Arunachala Karthik
Mridangam: Trivandrum Balaji

75. Kamakshi - Yadukulakambhoji - Misra chapu - Syama Sastri

12:47 am

76. Emaninne - Mukhari - Adi - Subbaraya Sastri (R,S)

1:12 am

Violin: Karaikkal Shri Venkatasubramaniam
Mridangam: Shri Trivandrum Balaji

77. Venkatachalapate - Karnataka kapi - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar
78. Suryamurthe - Sourashtram - Chatusra dhruva - Muthuswami Dikshitar (S)
79. Dasarata nandana - Asaveri - Adi - Tyagaraja
80. Dayajuchuta - Ganavaridhi - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
81. Nijamarmamulanu - Umabharanam - Adi - Tyagaraja
82. Acharavil - Rishabhapriya - Adi - Purandaradasa (R)
83. Brochevarevare - Sriranjani - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
84. Bhuvaneswariya - Mohanakalyani - Adi - Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar (S)
85. Varamulosagi - Kiravani - Rupakam - Patnam Subramanya Iyer (R,S,T)
86. Mahaganapathe - Natanarayani - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar

3:00 pm

Violin: Karaikkal Shri Venkatasubramaniam
Mridangam: Shri Raja Subramaniam

87. Nadatanumanisam - Chittaranjani - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
88. Deva deva kalayamite - Mayamalavagaula - Rupakam - Swati Tirunal (N)
89. Yochana kamala lochana - Darbar - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
90. Yetiyochanalu - Kiranavali - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
91. Girirajasuta - Bangala - Adi - Tyagaraja

3:40 am

92. Pariyachakama - Vanaspati - Rupakam - Tyagaraja (S)

3:53 am

93. Brovavamma - Manji - Misrachapu - Shyama Sastri
94. Devadideva sadashiva - Sinduramakriya - Adi - Tyagaraja (S)
95. Manasuloni - Shuddha Hindolam - Adi - Tyagaraja (R,S)
96. Rama ni samanamevaru - Kharaharapriya - Rupakam - Tyagaraja (N)
97. Paramatmudu - Vagadeeswari - Adi - Tyagaraja (R,S,T)

5:18 am

98. Sambho mahadeva - Bowli - Rupakam - Nilakanta Sivan
99. Bhajare re manasa - Bhimplas - Adi - Mysore Vasudevacharya
100. Nannupalimpa - Mohanam - Adi - Tyagaraja
101. Rama rama - Vasanta - Adi - Purandaradasa
102. Rave himagiri kumari - Todi - Adi - Syama Sastri
103. Nenendu vedakudura - Karnataka behag - Adi - Tyagaraja
104. Ranganayakam - Nayaki - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar
105. Sadachaleswaram - Bhupalam - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar
106. Vinatasuta - Jayantasena - Adi - Tyagaraja
107. Nidumahima - Hamsanandi - Adi - Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar
108. Marivere - Anandabhairavi - Misrachapu - Syama Sastri
109. Dakshinamurthe - Sankarabharanam - Misra jhampa - Muthuswami Dikshithar
110. Hiranmayeem - Lalita - Rupakam - Muthuswami Dikshitar
111. Ini enna pechirukkudu - Sahana - Rupakam - Subbaramaiyer
112. Parulannamata - Kapi - Rupakam - Dharmapuri Subbarayar
113. Govardhanagiri - Darbarikanada - Adi - Narayana Tirtar
114. Vellaitamarai - Bhimplas - Adi - Subramanya Bharathi
115. Tillana - Sivaranjani - Adi - Maharajapuram Santanam
116. Dasavatara mangalam
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#11  Postby sangeetarasikan » 20 Sep 2006 17:40

What a repertoire, that too of masterpieces!

Nivedita, am I right in assuming that the occasional Varnam in-between kritis is when a new set of accompanists took over?
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#12  Postby Lakshman » 20 Sep 2006 18:48

#11 is by Patnam Subramania Iyer. So is # 62 garuDa gamana.
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#13  Postby hsuvarna » 20 Sep 2006 19:25

Remarkable achievement. Good for CM, Good for Society and Good for them. I know the disciples of Sri Puttaparti SaiBaba performing bhajans for 24hrs on his birthday. But even that the followers do turns by turns. Here 2 guys performing for whole 24hrs. That 113 is darbariKannada, must be having the 3rd octave a bit. The spectrum is wide and composers too. God bless them and their efforts.
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#14  Postby rajeshnat » 20 Sep 2006 21:40

# 115. Tillana - misraSivaranjani - Adi - Maharajapuram Santanam

Nivedita
Can you give some more colour on R,N,S and T for each of the composition. Even if you dont have it for everything , please provide whatever you have it.
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#15  Postby Vocalist » 21 Sep 2006 15:27

Lakshman told me a while ago on this forum, that the Tillana is in Sivaranjani, NOT Misra Sivaranjani...

Overall, a nice list.
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#16  Postby nivedita » 21 Sep 2006 17:49

Lakshman-ji,

Yes, thanks for pointing them out. I've edited the song list.

Sangeetharasikan,

You're right.
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#17  Postby nivedita » 21 Sep 2006 18:23

rajeshnat,

I've added the alapana, neraval, swaram, tani details for some songs.
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#18  Postby arasi » 21 Sep 2006 20:40

Nivedita,
Thank you. What a feat!
I do not see a variety of accompanists as we were given to believe. The ones who did come performed as devotedly as the singers, one can guess. M.S. Anantharaman's name was mentioned in the earlier info. Being the gentleman he is, he wouldn't have absented himself but for health reasons...
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#19  Postby nivedita » 21 Sep 2006 20:58

arasi,

Almost all the accompanists that I've mentioned in my first post, including Shri Umayalapuram Sivaraman and Shri M.S.Anantharaman accompanied them. In the song list, I've only mentioned the vidwans who accompanied them during the night.

Please see http://www.carnatica.net/nvr/cbros-marathon-sep2006.htm
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#20  Postby arasi » 21 Sep 2006 21:25

Sorry, my oversight. :rolleyes: It was a great event, indeed :)
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#21  Postby jayaram » 27 Sep 2006 06:09

Is a recording of this mammoth concert being brought out? If so, can someone here post details on how to buy the CDs. Thank you.
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#23  Postby nivedita » 02 Oct 2009 23:46

The Limca Book of Records has recognized this concert as a national record and sent the Brothers a certificate, which has been put up here: http://carnaticabrothers.blogspot.com/2009/10/were-in-limca-book-of-records.html

Also, the Brothers are currently on a concert tour of Europe and have been performing in places where Carnatic music has never been heard before. They've blogged about their experience here: http://carnaticabrothers.blogspot.com/
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#24  Postby gn.sn42 » 03 Oct 2009 02:27

nivedita, the brothers note on their blog that they've composed and sung pallavis in French and German - could you provide details on these? Recordings will be even nicer; and I'd urge a special CD set with these European-themed pallavis.
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#25  Postby tkb » 03 Oct 2009 15:39

great. Congrats to Carnatica Brothers.
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