MS Repertoire – Viruttams

A compilation of many of the soulful Viruttams that MS has sung in various concerts. Source: “MS is one of the most inspired interpreters of poetry, not in one language but many languages; her musical imagination was stirred by the words as well and therefore when she sang, the verse unfurled its hidden latent meanings more »

MS singing Jana Gana Mana

  MS sings the Indian National Anthem Jana Gana Mana at the conclusion of the concert at New Delhi in 1958 Accompanists: R.K.Venkatarama Shastri – Violin V.Nagarajan – Mridangam Umayalpuram N.Kodhandarama Iyer – Ghatam Source :  From the Archives of Smt Radha Viswanathan Digitised by Navaneet Krishnan  

Tenth Remembrance Day of Smt M S Subbulakshmi

From MS & Radha by Gowri Ramnarayan ” One of her signature viruttams, which involved improvised ragas across an exquisite Tamil lyric goes : ‘ Even if the mother forgets the child, and the child forgets the mother who bore it,  even if life forsakes the body, and the body forsakes the soul, even if more »

MSS and Pandit Ravi Shankar

The MS I Knew “M.S. Subbulakshmi was a simple woman with divinity in her voice” Pandit Ravi Shankar In the foreword for the book MS & Radha by Gowri Ramnarayan,Pandit Ravi Shankar wrote about meeting MS for the first time :“met her for the first time after my first solo recital at the Madras Music more » more »

MSS at the UN – 1966

Read the article originally published in the Hindu  : Moment of pride for all Indians  “The day was October 23. MS held the distinguished audience in thrall.” Link to UN Website  with photos –“UN Day Concert in 1966” “Madame M.S. Subbulakshmi, one of India’s most eminent musicians, gave a recital of Indian songs today in the more »