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RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  Drunkenmunk on Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:54 pm

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Carnatic-musician-Balamuralikrishna-passes-away/article16675506.ece

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Multi-Instrumentalist (there's a video of his on YT where he plays the Mridangam, Kanjira and Viola!), needless to say, singer with outstanding range (could scale 6 octaves), composer (has won the National Award for Best Music Director and Best Playback Singer (his music), not to mention the several ragas he has discovered and composed krithis in), கலங்கரை விளக்கம், as Mottai likes to call it, for South Indian Music.

Huge, huge loss. He has accepted the invitation of Chinna Kannan to the heavenly abode.

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  crimson king on Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:10 pm

RIP.   Sad  One by one, they leave, bringing the curtains down on the 'golden' era.

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  Usha on Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:28 pm

RIP

kalainyanuku irappu illai endru manadhai samadhanam seidhu kolla vendiyadhu dhan........ So sad..........  Great Singer.........

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  V_S on Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:15 pm

This is very sad Sad I had a privilege to attend his concert couple of years ago. He was at his very best even then. Inimitable, sweet, manly, flawless voice. It is indeed a huge loss to music.

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  app_engine on Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Sad news Sad

ஒரு நாள் போதுமா? 
இன்றொரு நாள் போதுமா?

Excellent voice and unique, special kind of singing!

Heartfelt condolences to family members.

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  app_engine on Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:07 pm

IR's homage
http://cinema.dinamalar.com/tamil-news/53384/cinema/Kollywood/Ilayaraja-condolence-to-Balamuralikrishna.htm

I think he said "இந்த உலகம் இப்படி ஒருவரை இனி மேல் காணாது" (don't remember exact words - it should be there on youtube)

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  ravinat on Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:24 pm

KVM , MSV, Ilayaraja, Raveendran - what do they all have in common other than being film composers?

They all consulted one man - Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna.

To live as an authority in the complex world of CCM for such a long time is no easy task. Legends like him will be in listener's mind for decades as part of their fine tastes. More importantly, his life's work will remain as reference to all CCM researchers for centuries. Case in point is his album Raga vaibhavam illustrating all the 72 nelakartha ragams and a few Janyas. Not many artists have navigated the ocean as much as him.

May his soul rest in peace. On this occasion , I recall one of my all time film music favorites - Thangaratham vandhadhu from kalai kovil..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-g24NwHGC0&app=desktop



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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  Usha on Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:07 pm

voice culture ..

Beautiful teaching........ ivar sonna  indha qualityil  niraiya IR idam kanalam dhan.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ccGhf4Y-cw


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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  Usha on Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:10 pm

endharo from BMK

bhavam......  ivaraidam nirambi vazhiyum........  

indha paatum.. indha ragamum..ithanai azhagaga veru engum parkavillai.........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDrjbGPdA1g

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  Drunkenmunk on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:27 pm

Came to understand from Rajendra Kumar's FB post that Kangalukkul Unnai Ezhudhu is based on Lavangi, the raga composed by BMK



I remember CK getting excited and mentioning his musician friend was also baffled with the tune. The raga has only 4 swaras or notes. To compose such a cascading and complex melody in a recent raga created by another master is quite simply up the level of Maestro.

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  Usha on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:15 pm

DM,
   
   Thanks for the detail. vera enna cinema paatu iruku indha ragathula.......or   Rajavin indha paatu matum dhana........


(Net source miga miga  kuraivaga  irundha naalil.. indha paatu kaeka kuda mudiyadha andha time.. apo indha paatu ragathai kandu pidika muyarchi seidha Vel, CSR, Raj ellam varisya ninaivil varanga...... )

Mahati.. indha ragam.. ivarodadhu.. MSV seidha Athisaya ragam from Apoorva ragangal ..

 one youtube about this ragam and short song......... Nice one...... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzs3gJylUds



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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  Drunkenmunk on Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:38 pm

Usha wrote:DM,
   
   Thanks for the detail. vera enna cinema paatu iruku indha ragathula.......or   Rajavin indha paatu matum dhana........

Not aware of any song other than this in cinema.

Landed on this blog post from 2008 by Rajendra Kumar:

http://rajamanjari.blogspot.in/2008/09/ilaiyaraaja-mystic.html

And also landed on the answer to why the shift from interlude to charanam 1 was haunting CK and me. He does a graha bedham there from Lavangi to Mandhaari. The trumpet lands at Ri and he keeps that as Sa and lanuches Janaki into the graha bedham. Pure genius.

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Re: RIP Balamuralikrishna

Post  crimson king on Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:54 pm

Drunkenmunk wrote:
Usha wrote:DM,
   
   Thanks for the detail. vera enna cinema paatu iruku indha ragathula.......or   Rajavin indha paatu matum dhana........

Not aware of any song other than this in cinema.

Landed on this blog post from 2008 by Rajendra Kumar:

http://rajamanjari.blogspot.in/2008/09/ilaiyaraaja-mystic.html

And also landed on the answer to why the shift from interlude to charanam 1 was haunting CK and me. He does a graha bedham there from Lavangi to Mandhaari. The trumpet lands at Ri and he keeps that as Sa and lanuches Janaki into the graha bedham. Pure genius.

Great analysis there!  Pulling up the song right now for yet another listen.  What a composition indeed and how fitting that it was a Balamuralikrishna raga!

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