Sep 16 – Birth Anniversary of MS

“All her life, Subbulakshmi was to be hypnotised by the sound of tambura strings. There was clinical absorption in her act of tuning the two tamburas, Lakshmi and Sarasvati, each with ivory vignettes of the goddesses on the stem. With multi-stringed Miraj tamburas, this became sheer obsession. (She rewarded daughter and vocal accompanist Radha with more »

MS and Meera

    Brindavan to Dwaraka — Meera’s pilgrimage –  Link  to Gowri Ramnarayan’s article originally published in the Hindu

MS and Semmangudi

“THOUGH M.S. Subbulakshmi assimilated her vast repertoire from many sources, she always acknowledged the late Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer as her guru. He infused depth and grandeur to Subbulakshmi’s music, strengthened her alapana, niraval, and swara, and taught her majestic compositions.” Link to the entire article is below :  A Guru on His Sishya – Article more »

MS – Aesthetics, Appropriateness, Enunciation, Sruti and Swarasthana Suddham

Excerpts from Gowri Ramnarayan’s MS & Radha: Saga of Steadfast Devotion ” MS Subbulakshmi’s music notebooks testified to her all round concern for every aspect of rachita or composed music, a vital part of Carnatic music dear to musicians as the outpourings of saintly souls in Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil and Malayalam. MS sang in more »

MS sings for Radha and Anandhi’s Bharatanatyam Recitals

L-R : Shri Vazhuvoor Ramiah Pillai, Radha, Smt MS, Shri TKC, Vijaya and Anandhi Aduvome Pallu Paduvome : Dance and Sing with Joy! Original Article written by Smt. Anandhi Ramachandran, published in Kalki Magazine, and can be found at Article describes the preparation leading up to Radha and Anandhi’s Arangetram and also subsequent recitals. more »