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Sangeet with Ramaprasad

Nov 13, 2021 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

With Sangeet Team

Classical and Folk Music from the Indian Subcontinent, on WPRB since 1986 with a rotating cast of DJs

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Sangeet with Ramaprasad
9:02 AM
Shubha Ganesan - Alakalalla Laa Daga in raga Madhyamavathi
Shubha Ganesan Alakalalla Laa Daga in raga Madhyamavathi Thyagaraja

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Hails from a family of musicians.

Trained under M L Vasanthakumari

& T N Seshagopalan

9:23 AM
Aktaribai Faizabadi (Begum Akhtar) - Tum Buta Habjai Ayse - A ghazal
Aktaribai Faizabadi (Begum Akhtar) Tum Buta Habjai Ayse - A ghazal

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[1914 – 1974]

Popularly known as Begum Akhtar

Noted for her singing of ghazals,

dadra and thumri

9:28 AM
Shobhana Rangachary - Nive Gatiyani Nera Namminanu i raga Kalyani
Shobhana Rangachary Nive Gatiyani Nera Namminanu i raga Kalyani Shyama Sastri

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[ 1954 – 1985]

Trained under S Gopalakrishnan who was a student

of the legendary Tiger Varadachariar. Known for her

unhurried style, her blossoming career was cut short

at age 31 by a kitchen accident. She had also learnt

Hindustani thumris

9:42 AM
Siddheshwari Devi - A dadra
Siddheshwari Devi A dadra

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[1908 -1977]

Legendary Hindustani singer from Varanasi

Learnt under Siyaji Maharaj, Rajab Ali Khan

& Inayat Khan. Received many awards including

Padma Shri M S SUbbulakshmi learnt bhajans

from her

9:50 AM
Nimalya Day Shankara Girijapati - Shankara Girijapati in raga Malkauns
Nimalya Day Shankara Girijapati Shankara Girijapati in raga Malkauns

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[1959 - ]

Trained in drupad under many

drupad masters like Ustad Zia Fariduddin

Dagar.

9:59 AM
M Balamuralikrishna - Aj  Aye in raga Yamunakalyani
M Balamuralikrishna Aj Aye in raga Yamunakalyani Swathi Thirunal

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M Balamuralikrishna [1930-2016]

Stalwart in Carnatic Music. Musician

and composer. Played viola also

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Swathi Thirunal [1813-1846]

King - Composer

10:12 AM
Asgari Bai - A composition sung in the drupad style
Asgari Bai A composition sung in the drupad style

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Asgari Bai [1918 – 2006]

Trained under Ustad Zahur Khan and broke

the barrier that kept women away from drupad

music. Recipient of many awards

10:24 AM
R K Srikantan and M S Sheela - Inthachowka in raga Pantuvarali
R K Srikantan and M S Sheela Inthachowka in raga Pantuvarali M Sadashiva Rao

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R K Srikantan [1920 - 2014]


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M S Sheela

Teacher and student


10:29 AM
Vijay Koparkar - A composition in three ragas - Maarva, Purvi and Sohni
Vijay Koparkar A composition in three ragas - Maarva, Purvi and Sohni

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Vijay Koparkar [1962-]

Trained under Madhusudhan Patwardhan,

Vasantrao Deshpnde and Jitendra Abhisheki

10:42 AM
Srirangam Gopalaratnam - Selected poems (like Rati Suka Sare, etc) from Ashtapadi in raga Tilang
Srirangam Gopalaratnam Selected poems (like Rati Suka Sare, etc) from Ashtapadi in raga Tilang Jayadeva

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Jayadeva - 12th Century Sanskrit

poet from Odisha

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Srrangam Gopalaratnam [1939 – 1993]

A very talented musician, student of

Dr. Pinakapani and others. A promising

carrier ended with early death at age 54

10:50 AM
Asgari Bai - Raga Purvi
Asgari Bai Raga Purvi

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Asgari Bai

A forgotten voice

11:03 AM
Shobhana Rangachary - Na Morala Kimpavemi in raga Devagandhari
Shobhana Rangachary Na Morala Kimpavemi in raga Devagandhari Thyagaraja

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Shobhana Rangachary

A creative life snuffed by an accident in a kitchen

11:23 AM
Sameer Rao (Flute) - A bandish in raga Jog
Sameer Rao (Flute) A bandish in raga Jog

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Sameer Rao [1982 -]

Hindustani flautist. Trained initially under

Veerabhadriah Hiremath and since 2002,

under Hariprasad Chaurasia

11:37 AM
Srirangam V Venkatanagarajan - Simhasana Sthite in ragamalika
Srirangam V Venkatanagarajan Simhasana Sthite in ragamalika Dikshitar

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Srirangam V Venkatanagarajan

Trained under Mrs. Ambujam Vedantham,

who learnt from stalwarts including

Dr. S. Ramanathan and Kallidaikurichi

Muthunatesa Iyer

11:45 AM
Soma Ghosh (Vocal) and Bismillah Khan (Shehnai) - A dadra in raga Bhairavi
Soma Ghosh (Vocal) and Bismillah Khan (Shehnai) A dadra in raga Bhairavi

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Bismillah Khan [1916 - 2008]

A legend in his own lifetime, popularized the

shehnai

Soma Ghosh

Trained initially under under mother Archana

Chakravarthy and later under Narayan

Chakravarthy (Senia gharana)

11:57 AM
B N Suresh (Flute) - A thillana in raga Dhanashri
B N Suresh (Flute) A thillana in raga Dhanashri Swathi Thirunal

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B N Suresh [1946 - 1990]

Considered a child prodigy, he learnt

under T R Mahalingam. A flourishing

career in music was dealt a blow because

of an accident at home that hurt his back.

He died at the age of 44

Chat is archived.
Sangeet Team (host) 8:57:37 AM
Good Morning from Sangeet
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:05:46 AM
Is there any particular reason why Raga Madhyamavati is chosen as a concluding raga in Carnatic concerts?
Sangeet Team (host) 9:09:52 AM
Hi D the Obscure, good morning. There are a few ragas that are considered auspicious or mangala ragas (tradition). Some of them are: Madhyamavati, Suruti, Manirang, Sowrashtram. After a concert is done, it is customary to thank the powers that be for having made the concert possible. An auspicious raga is chosen for this. Don't know who started this
the_dude 9:14:06 AM
Very interesting! And good morning everyone
Sangeet Team (host) 9:15:00 AM
Hi The dude, good morning to you. Thanks for being there in the chat room
the_dude 9:19:01 AM
Thanks, glad to be here, always learning in the chat, I only wish work wasn't always in the way!
Sangeet Team (host) 9:20:38 AM
@the dude, isn't that always true! Work in the way of tranquil enjoyment of life LOL
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:20:44 AM
¡ ǝpnꓷ ollǝꓧ
the_dude 9:33:14 AM
Too true! At least I get to listen to wprb while I work so it's not so bad - brings a little tranquility to it
Sangeet Team (host) 9:35:53 AM
Nothing like music
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:48:44 AM
Some of your selections sound like they were taken from vintage 78 rpm discs.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:49:35 AM
No CDs available, where sound has been digitally improved
Sangeet Team (host) 9:53:02 AM
Why don't they re-release the music of the past generations in digital format? They are a treasure
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:56:08 AM
SaReGaMa has made an effort, but only a small portion of artists have had some of their old recordings digitized. Mostly those artists that might reliably sell, like Abdul Karim Khan.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:57:41 AM
@Obscure: I forgot the commercial aspect of it
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 10:04:04 AM
Somehow the process of obtaining, physically and digitally cleaning needs to be funded.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 10:07:15 AM
There are a few people making an effort. It's mainly a labor of love, with no expectation of riches. http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/products/576327-book-2cd-indian-talking-machine-78rpm-and-gramophone-collecting-on-the-sub-continent
Sangeet Team (host) 10:09:07 AM
One person, Vikram Sampath, has undertaken this task. More NGO's should support him
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 10:09:14 AM
Is Vikram Sampath making the results available anywhere?
Sangeet Team (host) 10:10:15 AM
Yes. Soundwave? I have to check the exact name. India Archival Music
Sangeet Team (host) 10:13:49 AM
Archives of Indian Music
Sangeet Team (host) 10:14:44 AM
Music on Soundcloud
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 10:19:34 AM
I am struck by how much Swathi Tirunal is resembling Mozart in that painting. https://www.classicfm.com/composers/mozart/
Sangeet Team (host) 10:21:33 AM
@Obscure: you are right on the dot. Both died young
Corage Mike 10:24:58 AM
Good morning ! Thanks for the tunes.
zeuhlbeaux 10:24:59 AM
Good day, Team Sangeet and DTO!
Sangeet Team (host) 10:25:02 AM
Swathi Thirunal was a great king, benevolent, creative musician, collaborated in creating Mohaniattam, a patron of arts, linquist, etc
Sangeet Team (host) 10:26:03 AM
Good Morning, Corage and zeuhlbeaux. Thanks for dropping in.
Sangeet Team (host) 10:26:48 AM
Is zeuhlbeaux of French origin?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 10:38:01 AM
Did someone say "ℨ𝔢𝔲𝔥𝔩"? 🌋
Sangeet Team (host) 10:39:41 AM
Not me LOL
zeuhlbeaux 10:42:17 AM
I adopted "zeuhlbeaux" after Dave's zeuhl show yesterday!
Sangeet Team (host) 10:44:10 AM
@Obscure: you have such sway over listeners😂
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 10:44:28 AM
"listener".
Sangeet Team (host) 10:45:47 AM
@Obscure: Wait, it is just the beginning
Sangeet Team (host) 11:17:50 AM
This singer died when she was only 31. What a loss to music! An accident in the kitchen. In the past, before natural gas became available, a kerosene stove was a common source of heat for cooking in the kitchen. This was notorious for exploding, if not properly and carefully handled
Sangeet Team (host) 11:58:15 AM
Thank you, D the Obscure, the Dude, Corage and Zeuhlbeaux and all others out there in WPRB space listening to Sangeet. We will be back on the air next Saturday at 9 am. Have a nice week. This is Ramaprasad signing off