Tag: Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan

Echoing the Mentor’s Style
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Echoing the Mentor’s Style

September 19, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan Senior vocalist Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V. Shankaranarayan performed on Sept.9 at 8th Cross, V.V. Mohalla. He was accompanied on violin by Nagai Sriram, mridanga by Tumkur B. Ravishankar and ghata by Sharat Kaushik. Shankaranarayan’s music is never stale. It is always lively and full of energy, which is transferred to the audience….

Jayanthi-Kumaresh most expressive and adept
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Jayanthi-Kumaresh most expressive and adept

September 18, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan On Sept.8 at 8th Cross Heritage Music Festival organised by Sri Prasanna Vidya Ganapathi Mandali Charitable (SPVGMC) Trust, couple Jayanthi Kumaresh and Kumaresh gave a duet with Ramana Hari Kumar on mridanga and Guruprasanna on kanjira. On the occasion, Kumaresh was honoured on his receiving the Sangeeta Natak Academy award this…

Rajeev Taranath – the genius
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Rajeev Taranath – the genius

September 16, 2019

Bangalore Brothers display harmony in music By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan It is no joke for a musician to be performing at the age of 86. Sarod playing demands a particular posture which is not easy to manage for more than half-an-hour at the most. But this 86 years young gifted musician sits for more than…

Vijay Siva – A traditionalist’s music
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Vijay Siva – A traditionalist’s music

September 13, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan On the 4th day of the Music Festival at 8th Cross, V.V. Mohalla, Vijay Siva gave a vocal recital with his younger brother Manoj Siva on mridanga, Trivandrum Sampath on violin and G.S. Ramanujam of Mysuru on ghata.  Unstinted devotion to traditionalism, utter conviction, distinct clarity in diction, and a total…

Following the footsteps of the Gurus…
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Following the footsteps of the Gurus…

September 4, 2019

Madhuri Kaushik sang under the aegis of Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha, Mysuru, on Aug.12. She was accompanied on violin by Vaibhav Ramani, on mridanga by B.S. Prashanth and on ghata by Vikram Bharadwaj. Madhuri has learnt music from great gurus like Sukanya Prabhakar, who was present on the occasion and Ranjani and Gayatri. Her stage…

Heritage Music Festival in city from Sept.2 to 14
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Heritage Music Festival in city from Sept.2 to 14

September 1, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka is resonant with the music of great maestros. Sri Prasanna Vidya Ganapathi Mandali Charitable (SPVGMC) Trust has been playing a crucial role in preserving the continuity of this resonance. It is shouldering the responsibility of keeping classical music alive with all its grandeur. It has…

Treading the Traditional Path
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Treading the Traditional Path

May 27, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan Vocalist Kartik Nara-yanan from Chennai gave a vocal recital at Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on Apr.27. He was accompanied on violin by Mysore Sumanth, mridanga by Sai Shiv Lakshmi Keshav and ghata by Vikram Bharadwaj. Kartik is a disciple of well-known musician Rajakumar Bharati. While he has adapted the style from…

129th Ramotsava by Ramabhyudaya Sabha – 11: Spiritual and Melodic
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129th Ramotsava by Ramabhyudaya Sabha – 11: Spiritual and Melodic

May 21, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan On the concluding day of Ramotsava at Alamma’s Choutry, Vidyabhushana sang devotional songs. Pradeshachar accompanied him on violin, H.L. Shivashankaraswamy on mridanga, his disciple Nagaraj on tabla and M.R. Manjunath on ghata. Devaranamas and bhajans were sung only in temples and at homes before. Their concert appearance is comparatively a recent…

129th Ramotsava by Ramabhyudaya Sabha – 10
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129th Ramotsava by Ramabhyudaya Sabha – 10

May 20, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi  Narasimhan T.M. Krishna sang on the tenth day of Ramabhyudaya Sabha’s Ramotsava at Alamma’s Choultry. He was accompanied by Akkarai Subhalakshmi on violin, K.V. Prasad on mridanga and Vazhappally Krishnakumar on ghata. As a vocalist, T.M. Krishna has courted controversy by making a large number of innovations in the style and substance…

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