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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Compassion It is also the divine compassion that smites down the strong tyrant and the confident oppressor, not in wrath and with hatred, - for these are not the high divine qualities; the wrath of God against the sinner, God's hatred of the wicked are the fables of half-enlightened creeds, as much a fable as the eternal torture of the Hells they have invented, - but, as the Indian spirituality clearly saw, with as much love and compassion for the strong Titan erring by his strength and slain for his sins as for the sufferer and the oppressed who have to be saved from his violence and injustice.

- Sri Aurobindo.


sa.ngItaM karNATaka hindusthaani lalita (telugu)
telugu purANAlu pravachanAlu sAhityaM toli velugulu
Miscellaneous Articles telugu Recipes sa.nskR^itaM digvijayii bhaarata (blog) padya kaumudi (blog)
KarNATaka sangItam (realaudio)

Hindustaani sangItam (realaudio)

I started putting my favorite Hindustani music online here. It has a humble beginning right now.

KarNATaka sangItam (realaudio)

A plea to rasikas

These are some of my favorites.

Contents

Lots of Contributed Concerts from Visitors Like You!
Emani Sankara Sastri's 1970 Veena Concert
Emani Sankara Sastri's 1960s AIR Veena Concert (being processed; coming soon)
Srirangam Gopalaratnam pre-1977 Live Concert
Oleti Venkatesvarlu's Concert
K.V. Narayanaswamy's December 30th, 1967 Concert at Madras Music Academy
M. Balamurali Krishna 1966 Concert
M. Balamurali Krishna: a collection
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer: a collection
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 1964 Music Academy Concert
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 1967 Concert
K. J. Yesudas
Maharajapuram Ramachandran SLC 2000 Concert
Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao's musical rendition of the Bhagavad Gita (1972)

More tyAgarAja kR^itis

Emani Sankara Sastri (Veena)
pre-1970 Concert

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm play, mp3 viribONi - varNam pachchimiriyam Adiappayya bhairavi aTa
play, rm play, mp3 varanArada Tyagaraja vijayaSrI Adi
play, rm play, mp3 ninuvinA Tyagaraja navarasakannaDa ruupaka
play, rm play, mp3 parama pAvana rAma - purvikalyani rtp Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar pUrvi kalyANi Adi

Srirangam Gopalaratnam pre-1977 Live Concert

Sri Cheema Tridandam has kindly contributed this concert.
Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm sarasuDa - varNam ? sAveri Adi
play, rm mahA gaNapatim Dikshitar nATa Adi
play, rm banTu rIti koluvu Tyagaraja hamsanAdam deSAdi
play, rm manasulOni marmamunu Tyagaraja hindoLam deSAdi
play, rm sadbhakti ? Ananda bhairavi ?
play, rm bAgAyenayya Tyagaraja chandrajyoti deSAdi
play, rm sogasugA Tyagaraja SrIranjani ruupaka
play, rm varada rAja ? sAranga ?
play, rm dEvi nIye ? kIravANi ?
play, rm ennaga manasu Tyagaraja nIlAmbari Adi
play, rm dhIra samIre jayadeva tilang ?
play, rm nAlam vA Annamacharya bR^indAvana sAranga ?
play, rm oka pilupu ? ? ?
play, rm kanda guha ? ShaNmukhapriya ?
play, rm baso mere - bhajan ? ? ?
play, rm mOhamella ? mohana ?
play, rm patiki hArati - mangaLam ? suraTi Adi

Oleti Venkatesvarlu (Vocal)

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm begaDa - AlApana - begaDa -
play, rm dInarakShaka - AlApana - Ahiri -
play, rm dInarakShaka ponniah piLLai Ahiri ruupaka
play, rm ninne neranammi - AlApana - pantuvarALi -
play, rm ninne neranammi Tyagaraja pantuvarALi ruupaka
play, rm sankalpameTTidO - AlApana - kharaharapriya -
play, rm sankalpameTTidO manasA Patnam Subrahmanya Iyer kharaharapriya deSAdi
play, rm kadalE vADu kAdE Tyagaraja nArAyaNagauLa Adi

K.V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
December 30th, 1967 Concert at the Madras Music Academy

Sri Prasanna Padmanabhan kindly furnished the following interesting information on this concert:
"As you can notice, all the songs rendered were Tyagaraja compositions. 1967 was the year of bicentennial celebrations of the birth of Tyagaraja. This concert was recorded by an American company called Pan Orient Arts Foundation in stereo (a big deal in those days)."

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm evarani nirNayinchEdirA Tyagaraja devAmR^itavarShiNi deSAdi
play, rm mOkShamu-galadA Tyagaraja sAramati Adi
play, rm tolinenujeyu pUja Tyagaraja kokiladhvani Adi
play, rm ETi janmamidi hA Tyagaraja varALi miSra chApu
play, rm kaligiyunTe-gadA Tyagaraja kIravANi Adi
play, rm nI chittamu nirmalamani Tyagaraja dhanyAsi chApu

M. Balamurali Krishna (vocal)
1966 Concert

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm saraguNa - varNam M. Balamurali Krishna tODi Adi
play, rm mahAdEvasutam M. Balamurali Krishna aarabhi Adi
play, rm nannu pAlimpa - AlApana Tyagaraja mohana -
play, rm nannu pAlimpa Tyagaraja mohana Adi
play, rm nannugannatalli Tyagaraja kesari deSAdi
play, rm sadA tava pAda - AlApana M. Balamurali Krishna ShaNmukhapriya -
play, rm sadA tava pAda M. Balamurali Krishna ShaNmukhapriya Adi
play, rm pibare rAmarasam Sadasiva Brahmendra Ahir bhairav Adi
play, rm tillAna M. Balamurali Krishna bR^indAvani Adi

M. Balamurali Krishna (vocal)

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm dEvAdidEva SrI vAsudEva Mysore Vasudevachari sunAda vinOdini Adi
play, rm play, mp3 SrIramaNa vibhO Swati Tirunal aarabhi AlApana
play, rm play, mp3 SrIramaNa vibhO Swati Tirunal aarabhi Adi
play, rm play, mp3 intakannAnandamEmi Tyagaraja bilahari AlApana
play, rm play, mp3 intakannAnandamEmi Tyagaraja bilahari ruupaka

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (vocal)

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm play, mp3 SrI venkaTa girISamAlokaye Dikshitar suraTi Adi
play, rm play, mp3 jagadiiSa Swati Tirunal nAdanAmakriya Adi
play, rm play, mp3 jananI ninu vinA - AlApana subbarAya SAstri (s/o Syaama Saastri) rItigaula -
play, rm play, mp3 jananI ninu vinA subbarAya SAstri rItigaula miSra chApu
play, rm play, mp3 mAmava mInAkShi - AlApana Dikshitar varALi -
play, rm play, mp3 mAmava mInAkShi Dikshitar varALi miSra chApu
play, rm play, mp3 nAma kusumamula - AlApana Tyagaraja SrI -
play, rm play, mp3 nAma kusumamula Tyagaraja SrI Adi
play, rm play, mp3 narasimha - AlApana Swati Tirunal aarabhi -
play, rm play, mp3 narasimha mAmava Swati Tirunal aarabhi khaNDa chApu
play, rm play, mp3 tyAgarAja pAlaya Dikshitar gauLa Adi
play, rm play, mp3 vinarAda nA manavi Tyagaraja devagAndhAri Adi

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (vocal)
1964 Music Academy Concert

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm play, mp3 vAtApi gaNapatim Dikshitar hamsadhvani Adi
play, rm play, mp3 dinamaNivamSa Tyagaraja harikAmbhOji Adi
play, rm play, mp3 Ananda natamADuvarthillai nIlakanTha Sivan pUrvi kalyANi ruupaka
play, rm play, mp3 akhilANDeSvari dikshitar dvijAvanti Adi
play, rm play, mp3 kAmAkShi - svarajati - AlApana Syaama Saastri bhairavi -
play, rm play, mp3 kAmAkShi - svarajati Syaama Saastri bhairavi miSra chApu

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (vocal)
1967 Concert

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm play, mp3 govardhana girISam Dikshitar hindoLam Adi
play, rm play, mp3 kIravANi raagam-taanam-pallavi Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer kIravANi (aThANa, varALi, natakuranji) Adi

K. J. Yesudas (vocal)

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm play, mp3 siddhi vinAyakam Dikshitar ShaNmukhapriya ruupaka
play, rm play, mp3 pAvana guru lalita dAsa hamsAnandi ruupaka

Maharajapuram Ramachandran (vocal)
Sep. 2000 Concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (realaudio)

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm hiraNmayIm - AlApana Dikshitar lalita -
play, rm hiraNmayIm Dikshitar lalita Adi
play, rm paripAlaya Swati Tirunal pantuvarALi Adi
play, rm SrI vAtApi Papanasam Sivan SahAna Adi

A plea to rasikas

One of my cherished goals for putting up this website is to collect and make available online some of those old (pre-1975) concerts by stalwarts which are so precious and rare to obtain. They are all locked up in the private music collections of a few individuals, who are not willing to share them with others for fear of loss.

That's precisely where the Internet helps, isn't it, to house music in an indestructible but widely shareable form?

Hence I request rasikas to come forward and share with me copies of those rare concerts so I can put them online to give everybody an oppurtunity to share the sangItAmR^itaM ! You'll be duly recognized on the website for your contribution. And rest assured that it will not be used for profit.

For starters, I am looking for the following:

I am especially looking for any clear and well-pronounced renditions of rare tyAgarAja kR^itis.

I am NOT interested in hosting contemporary artists' works on my website as there are umpteen other sites for that (e.g., musicindiaonline.com).

If you have anything interesting, please email to sai@cs.utah.edu .

Transfer methods

You can send your collection to me in several ways: I'll put them on my website for everybody's benefit soon after receiving them.



- Sarada and Sai Susarla (sai.susarla@gmail.com)