I came to know that Sri D Pasupati passed away recently while checking out the forums on rasikas.org. He is not widely known, but very well known within the Kalakshetra community as he had spend a good amount of time at Kalakshetra, Chennai. The obituary in The Hindu was very well written leaving little scope for others to say more about him.
I have always enjoyed listening to a couple of his recordings (one concert and an assorted collection), that Sri Kulkarni generously shared with me quite a while ago. Some of the compositions that you can listen to in the tracks below are rarely heard and his style of rendering these compositions makes them even more special.
First a full concert at Kalakshetra:
You can hear a detailed introduction of him at the start of the concert.
An assorted collection:
Added concerts with M S Gopalakrishnan on violin. In one concert, he has sung an amazing hamsanandi alapana that is sprinkled with sruti bedam :-). In another you have an outstanding alapana and ‘soundararAjam’ by both TNS and MSG.
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Reorganized and added a bunch of concerts. In cleaning up and creating these concerts to be added, got to listen to numerous compositions for the first time – in short had a great time listening to the concerts in the process.
Hope you enjoy too.
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Added a bunch of concerts which you can access by clicking here.
A few weeks of sporadic sessions of cleaning, documenting and uploading and utilizing the long weekend over thanksgiving, setup the page for T M Tyagarajan.
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Added a page for him which you can get to by clicking here.
Who has not listened to Ustad Amir Khan? Sure, there is a boatload of recordings on Youtube and other realms, but here is a link the stuff that I have had the pleasure of listening to.
I would recommend starting of with the ‘yaman’ piece that you will see at the very bottom of the page.
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