Bharata Muni statue unveiled in Delhi (Post No.6643)

Kavita Dwibedi with Bharata Muni

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New Delhi, July 16,2019– Joining the pan-India celebrations of Guru Purnima, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) on Tuesday unveiled a statue of sage and theatrologist Bharata Muni who composed the ”Natya Shastra”, an ancient Sanskrit text on performing arts.

The unveiling happened on the Foundation Day of IGNCA”s Kalakosh division, a department dedicated to the rich body of literature surrounding India”s classical arts.

The statue was unveiled by Rajya Sabha MP and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, IGNCA president and senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai, and National Gallery of Modern Art director-general and sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak.

The ”Natya Shastra” is the oldest extant literature in the field of dramatic arts.

The black-coloured sculpture, conceptualised by classical dancer Padma Subrahmanyam and sculpted by Bengaluru-based artists T.N. Rathna and S. Venkataramana, represents divine forces and the classical arts tradition of India.

It can now be seen at the IGNCA”s entrance.

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PAPANASAM SIVAN’S CONTRIBUTION TO SANSKRIT LANGUAGE; LONDON FESTIVAL REPORT (Post.6450)

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–subham–

28 வயதில் இறந்த சங்கீத மாமேதை-2 (Post No.6371)

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கட்டுரையின் இரண்டாம் பகுதி

புல்லட் பாயின்ட்ஸ் Bullet Points

குடி போதையாலும் துஷ்ட சஹவாசத்தாலும் குடும்பத்தோடு உறவு துண்டிப்பு.

கிட்டப்பாவின் உடல் நிலை மோசமானதற்கு வேண்டாத உறவினர்கள், விஷம் கலந்துகொடுத்ததாகவும் வதந்தி.

கிட்டப்பா மரணம்– டிசம்பர் 2, 1933

செங்கோட்டையில் இவர் இறந்த செய்தி கேட்டவுடன் தமிழ் நாடெங்கும் அனுதாபக்கூட்டம்; இளைஞர்கள் கிட்டப்பா படத்துடன் ஊர்வலம்.

செங்கோட்டையில் ஜனத்திரள்.

பல நாடகங்களை இலவசமாக நடித்து நிதி உதவி செய்தவர்.

ஐந்து கட்டையிலும், ஆறு கட்டை சுருதியிலும் அனாயாசமாக பாட வல்லவர்.

பெரிய தேச பக்தர். நாட்டு விடுதலைக்கு நிதி உதவிசெய்தவர்.

1921 முதல் கதர் ஆடை உடுத்த ஆரம்பித்தார். திலகர் சுயராஜ்ய நிதி, பஞ்சாப் படுகொலையில் பாதிக்கப்பாட்டோர் நிதி உதவியென்று தேசத்துக்காக வாரி வழங்கினார்.

கர்நாடக இசை போல ஹிந்துஸ்தானி இசையிலும் ஈடுபாடு கொண்டார்.

கோவில்களிலும் அறக்கட்டளை நிறுவினார்; 28 வயதுக்குள்!

பயங்கர செலவாளி. நாலே வருடத்தில் 3 லட்சம் செலவு செய்தார்; நூறு வருடங்களுக்கு முன்னர்!! இப்பொழுது அது பல கோடி ரூபாய்க்குச் சமம்.

சென்னை மாகாண வெள்ளைக்கார கவர்னர்கள் இவரது பாட்டைக்கேட்டு விருது வழங்கினர்.

வெள்ளாடை வேந்தர்; தூய ஆடைகளையே அணிவார்.

அமெரிக்கர்களைப் பரவசப்படுத்தியவர்.

page 36 and 37

then read 38 and then 39 given below

subhaam

28 வயதில் இறந்த சங்கீத மாமேதை- 1 (Post No.6368)

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வெண்கலக் குரலில் பாடிய எஸ்.ஜி.கிட்டப்பாவின் பாடலை அறியாத சங்கீத ரஸிகர்கள் இருக்க மாட்டார்கள். கருப்பு- வெள்ளை திரைப்படங்களிலும், அந்தக் கால கச்சேரிக்ளிலும் தூள் கிலப்பிய மேதை. ஆனால் குடிபோதையால் அவர் வாழ்வு 28 வயதில் முடிந்தது. இதோ அந்த சோகக்கதை- பிரிட்டிஷ் லைப்ரரியில் அவரது வாழ்க்கையை படித்தவுடன் அனைவரும் அதைப் படிக்க வேண்டும் என்ற எண்ணம் என்னுள்ளே எழுந்தது. ஏனெனில் நாங்கள் அண்ணன் தம்பிகள் அனைவரும் அவரது ‘மஹா சுகிர்த ரூப சுந்தரி’ , ‘கோடையிலே இளைப்பாற்றிக் கொள்ளும் வகை’…………………….பாடல்களைக் கேட்டு திரும்பத் திரும்பப் பாடிக்கொண்டே (முனுமுனுத்துக் கொண்டே) இருப்போம்.

கிட்டப்பா நூலாசிரியர் – ஆக்கூர் அனந்தாச்சாரி, அவருடைய நண்பர்

புல்லட் பாயின்ட்ஸ் S G Kittappa’s  Biography in Bullet Points

தெய்வம் யாரிடத்தில் அன்பு காட்டுகிறதோ அவர்களுக்கு ஆயுள் குறைவு– கிரேக்க நாட்டுப் பழமொழி

முழுப்பெயர்- செங்கோட்டை கங்காதர ஐயர் கிட்டப்பா

பிறந்த ஊர்- செங்கோட்டை

தாயார்-மீனாட்சி அம்மாள்

தந்தை- கங்காதர ஐயர்

பிறந்தபோது இட்ட பெயர்- ராம கிருஷ்ணன்

தாத்தா பெயர்- கைலாசமய்யர்

பாட்டி பெயர் சுப்புலக்ஷ்மி

அஷ்டஸ்ஹஸ்ரம்; கௌசிக கோத்ரம்

கைலாசமய்யருக்கு 7 ஆண் குழந்தைகள், மூன்று பெண் குழந்தைகள்; அவர்களில் ராமகிருஷ்ணன் என்னும் கிட்டப்பா ஒருவர்.

கிட்டப்பா பிறந்தது ஆகஸ்ட் 25, 1906; விசாக நக்ஷத்திரம்

படிப்பு கிடையாது; பணம் இல்லாததால் பள்ளிக்குச் செல்லவில்லை.

கோலி விளையாட்டில் கில்லாடி.

ஆறு வயதில் சங்கரதாஸ் நாடகக் குழுவில் முதல் நடிப்பு;

ஏழு வயதில் தென்னாடெங்கும் விஜயம்.

திருநெல்வேலியில் தாம்பரபரணி நதியில் விழுந்தபோது நடந்த அதிசயம்.

கொழும்பு நகருக்குப் பயணம்

கன்னையா நாடகக் கம்பெனியில் சேருதல்

வள்ளி திருமணன்; நாரதர் வேடம்

விஷ்ணு திகம்பர் பரவசம்; ஆசீர்வாதம்

எல்லா நாடகங்களிலும் ரகுபதி ராகவ ராஜா ராம் பாடல் பாடியதன் காரணம்;

ஜூன் 23 1924 விவாகம்; மணப்பெண் விசுவநாதய்யர் புதல்வி கிட்டம்மாள்.

கன்னையா கம்பெனி தசாவதார நாடகத்தில் நடிப்பு.

1927ல் கே.பி. சுந்தராம்பாளுடன் தொடர்பு

துஷ்ட சஹவாசம் பிராண சங்கடம்- கெட்டவர் சஹவாசத்தால் குடி போதை; உடல் நலக் கேடு

1933ல் கடுமையான நோய் தாக்குதல்.

தொடரும்…………………………………………

—to be continued

ரோஜாவைக் காணோம்; நடிகை தவிப்பு! (Post No.6345)

Celery

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டொஸ்கானினி யோ கொக்கோ!

MISSING ROSE! ACTRESS’ STRUGGLE ON DRAMA STAGE! (Post No.6341)

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Miss Clara Morris

Miss Clara Morris told the following story of her own experience:
Somewhere in the wide world there is an actor — and a good one – who never eats celery without thinking of me. It was years ago, when I was playing Camille. In the first scene, you will remember, the unfortunate Armand takes a rose from Camille as a token of love. We had almost reached that point, when, as I glanced down, I saw that the flower was missing from its accustomed place on my breast.


What could I do? On the flower hung the strength of the scene. However, I continued my lines in an abstract ed fashion and began a still hunt for that rose or a substitute. My gaze wandered around the stage. On the dinner table was some celery. Moving slowly towards it, I grasped the celery and twisted the tops into a rose form. Then I began the fateful lines,


“Take this flower. The life of a camellia is short. If held and caressed it will fade in a morning or an evening”.


Hardly able to control his laughter, Armand spoke his lines which ran,
“It is a cold, scentless flower. It is a strange flower. I agreed with him”.

Clara Morris (March 17, 1849 – November 20, 1925) (her birth date is sometimes given as 1846/48) was an American actress.

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Conductors Anecdotes

The noted conductor, Eugene Goosens, is fond of a story about a titled English man of no musical education or ability, who desire d to be a conductor. He hired a symphony orchestra and a costly concert hall and, willy nilly, began conducting a rehearsal in preparation for the launching of a great concert. He had no ability whatsoever to control the orchestra and the musicians found themselves struggling to keep time against the erratic and vague gestures of their conductor. The rehearsal got nowhere and, after a couple of hours, everyone was hot , tired and irritable. At this time, in the midst of a slow, stately passage, the kettle drummer , who was rattled, anticipated an attack by some twelve bars and came crashing in. Flying into a fury, the conductor hurled down his baton, glared at the players, and shouted,


“Who did that?”

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Arturo Toscanini 1


During a rehearsal a second violinist grazed the string next to the one he had intended to play. The sound of this slip was almost inaudible. Few people would have noticed it. But Toscanini stopped the orchestra, pointed his baton at the culprit without hesitation and cried out sharply,
“One string will be quite enough, if you please”.

Arturo Toscanini (Italian: [arˈtuːro toskaˈniːni]; March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory.[1] He was at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic. Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937–54), and this led to his becoming a household name (especially in the United States) through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire.

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Arturo Toscanini 2
Once when the Philharmonic was rehearsing Cesar Franck’s Symphony under the direction of Toscanini, he interrupted the rehearsal and protested that the clarinetist was playing a wrong note. The clarinetist denied the charge, and repeated the passage from his score before him.
The note is A, Toscanini said, Not A Flat


No, no,said the clarinetist, and came forward with his score to prove it. Toscanini peered nearsightedly at the page.


This is an error, he said, and, sending for the full conductor s score, which he never used, he opened it and demonstrated the error of which the clarinetist himself was innocent, an error in the part-copyist ‘s work.


Xxx SUBHAM XXX

BHA + RA + TA = BHAAVA, RAAGA TAALA (Post No.6340)



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‘Vat a devil is dat?’ – Handel Angry! (Post No.6331)

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Mendelssohn ‘s friend Madame Frege sang to him a song with the words,


“Time marches on by night as well as day
And many march by night who fain would stay
Oh that has a dreary sound! The composer cried with a shudder— but it is just what I feel “

He then suddenly rose, as pale as death, and paced the room hurriedly, complaining that his hands were as cold as ice.


He died within a month.

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BRAHMS WONDERED!


Robert Fuchs, a reminiscent composer, was present one day when a highly Brahmsian composition of his was played to Brahms, and nearly fainted with embarrassment when the Master, assuming innocent bewilderment, asked him:
“But what piece of mine was that?”

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STOP THAT TERRIBLE MUSIC


Brahms attended a rehearsal of his clarinet quintet, and was so touched that tears came to his eyes. To cover his emotion he marched across the room, closed the first violin part and growled:
Stop the terrible music!

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MOZART


When Nietzsche one day observed to Wagner that in Figaro, Mozart had invented the music of intrigue, Wagner replied:
“On the contrary! In Figaro Mozart dissolved the intrigue in music.”

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FATHER’S INTERFERENCE

While George Gershwin was at work on the Rhapsody in Blue, his father thrust his head into the room.


“Make it good, George”, he counselled, it might be important.


So, indeed, it proved as Pa Gershwin was able to demonstrate irrefutably to a doubting Thomas.
“Of course it is a great piece ! Doesn’t it take fifteen minutes to play?”

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MEISTER, MEISTER

Brahms hates to be called Meister /Master or Tonkunstler/ musical artist, for, he contented,
You might as well call me Cobblemaster or Maker of Clay Stoves and have done with it.

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VAT IS DAT?



The first time the musical instrument called “the Serpent “ was used at a London concert over which the German composer Handel presided, he was so much surprised at the coarseness of its tones that he called out sharply:


“Vat a devil is dat?”
On being informed it was the Serpent, he replied,

“It never can be de serpent vat seduced Eve”.


XXXX SUBHAM XXX



‘NOISE OF MUSIC, LEAST DISAGREEABLE’ (Post No.6307)

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Music Anecdotes

“No, Madam, replied Dr Johnson to the lady who had asked him if he liked the music, but of all noises, music is the least disagreeable”.

 
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I KNOW ONLY TWO TUNES

President Ulysses S Grant had a violent dislike of music. One time during a concert at Peabody Institute at Baltimore he turned to Robert Winthrop sitting next to him and said,


“Why Mr Winthrop, I know only two tunes. One is, Yankee Doodle and the other isn’t .”

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MUSIC IS HARD TO KNEES!


At the first performance of the celebrated Miserere of Lully before the Court of Louis XIV in the chapel of Versailles, the monarch being on his knees during the whole time, necessarily kept his court in the same position. At its conclusion the King asked the Count de Grammont his opinion of it.


“Sire, he replied, the music is very soft to the ears, but very hard to the knees”.

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ANY ASS KNOWS THAT- BRAHMS

The musical world is full of smart alecs tricksters and faddists; such as the so called tune detectives , who delight in singling out musical phrases which may appear identically in the work of a number of different composers.

Such men ignore the fact that music is a form of language in which the words and phrases are common stock to some degree, much as with the spoken word. Moreover, it is by no means uncommon for a composer to pay some compliment of quotation, again as practised in the literary world. This is sometimes carried to the length seen in some of the notable variations upon themes,

Brahms waited until the rich maturity of his talents before composing his first symphony. When the great was in its final rehearsal, before the premiere playing, there was in the auditorium a certain officious musical upstart fond of seizing opportunities to display his great musical learning. The person hastened to the podium at the end of the rehearsal and pulling at Brahms’ coat tail, said


“Meister, in the fourth movement there is a theme which is very similar to that used by Beethoven in the fourth movement of the Ninth Symphony”. 

Brahms wheeled majestically upon the upstart,
“Any ass knows that!” he roared.
Xxx Subham xxxx

Pythagoras propagated Hindu Ideals -Part 2 (Post No.6117)

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Date: 24 FEBRUARY 2019


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Post No. 6117

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Pythagoras Part 2 is posted today; for part 1, please go to yesteraday’s post.