Madurai Mani Iyer

MMI

I am hardly qualified to comment on the music of Sri Madurai Main Iyer and even though my collection is rather small, I am glad to share what to I have and I hope you enjoy them.

All through my high school and college years, listening to Madurai Mani Iyer on the radio was always a great experience. It was a major change in the 1980’s when I managed to listen to his full concert recordings.

Here are the recordings in no particular order.

  • O jagadambA – Anandhabhairavi
  • koluvamaragadA – tODi
  • paridAnamicchidE – bilahari
  • sukhi evaarO – kAnaDA
  • sri satyanArAyaNam – subhapantuvarALi
  • tiruvaDi charanam – kAmbhOji
  • RTP – keeravANi

with T N Krishnan

  • telisi rAma – poorNachandrikA
  • angAraka – suraTi
  • orajoopu – kannaDagowLa
  • nijamarmalanu – umAbharanam
  • vinatA suta – jayanatasEnA
  • mOhana rAmA – mOhanam
  • sukhi evvarO – kAnaDA
  • various
with Lalgudi Jayaraman, Pazhani Subramanya Pillai and Manjunath – Music Academy, Jan 1, 1960 (??)
  • vAtApi – hamsadwani
  • sri sukra – paras
  • yOchanA – darbAr
  • meenAkshi mEmudam –  poorvikalyANi
  • brOchEvArevarurA – kamAs
  • kamalAmbikE – tODi
  • kA vAvA – varALi
  • jAlandara – valaji
  • RTP – kalyANi
  • karpagamE – madyamAvati
From another:
  • vallabha – bEgaDA
  • ora joopu – kannaDagowLa
  • ninnE nera – pantuvarAli
  • kauNai seyvAi- hamsadwani
  • O jagadambA – Anadhabhairavi
  • sooryamoortE – saurashtram
  • nija marmamulanu – umAbharaNam
  • meenAkshi mEmudam – poorvikalyANi

with T Chowdiah and Palghat Mani Iyer

  • telisi rama – poorNachandrikA
  • angAraka – suraTi
  • rArA mA inTi – asAvEri
  • sarasa sAma dAna – kApinaArayaNi
  • vinanAsakOni – prAtapavarALi
  • vinatA suta vAhana – jayantasEnA
  • kA vAvA – varALi
  • veLLai tAmarai – jOnpuri
  • English Note
  • varNam -bhairavi – aTa
  • gnAnamosagarAdA – poorvikalyANi
  • nija marmamulanu – umAbharaNam
  • kaddanu vAriki – tODi
  • chEta sri – dwijAvanti
  • RTP – shanmukapriyA
  • various

with Lalgudi Jayaraman and Pazhani Subramanya Pillai

  • varNam – mOhanam
  • appa rAma bakthi – pantuvarALi
  • sooryamoortE – saurAshtram
  • mAkElara – ravichandrikA
  • vAsudEva yeni – kalyANi
  • tAyE yasOdA – tODi
  • nagumOmu – AbhEri
  • vinAyakuni – madyamAvati
  • manasA sri – eesamanOhari
  • sri satyanArayaNam – subha pantuvarALi
  • RTP – Mohanam

with Lalgudi Jayaraman

  • sri gaNapati – saurAshtram
  • nAda tanum anisam – chitta ranjani
  • jootA murArE – Arabhi
  • EtAvunarA – kalyANi
  • suki evvarO – kAnaDA

with T N Krishnan

  • vallabha – begada – roopakam – MD
  • suryamurtE – suarashtram – ? MD
  • intakanandame – bilahari – – tyg
  • sogasuga – sriranjani – roopakam – tyg
  • mAjAnaki – kambhoji – adi – tyg
  • sarasa samadana – kapinarayani – adi – tyg
  • suki evvaro – kanada – adi – tyg
  • ka vava – varali
  • sri mAtrubootam – kannada
  • RTP – shanmukapriya
  • slokam
  • jayati jayati – kamas
  • sahasra kara – vAchaspati
  • koluvai – bhairavi (initial parts missing)
  • kANa kaN kODi – tODi
  • palukavadEmirA – dEvamanOhari
  • enta bhAgyamu – sArangA
  • nAdupai – madyamAvati
  • bruhaspatE – aTANA
  • brOva bAramA – bahudAri
  • seetammA mAyammA – vasantA
  • rAmA nee samAnamevaru – karaharapriyA
  • mOhana rAmA – mOhanam
  • mAyE twamjAyE – tarangiNi
  • slOkam
  • jayati jayati – kamAs

In private conversation at a home in Calcutta

If it was private, how is it that I have a recording !!!

  • kApAli – mOhanam
  • tAyE yasOdA – tODi
  • kA vAvA – varALi
  • various
  • O jagadambA – Anandhabhairavi
  • sooryamoortE – saurAshtram
  • nijamarmalanu – umAbharanam
  • sArasAksha – pantuvarALi
  • chEtasri – dwijAvanti
  • chakkani rAja – karaharapriyA
  • vinAyakuni – madyAmavati
  • RTP – mOhanam

with Lalgudi Jayaraman, Palani Subramanya Pillai and Umayalpuram Kodandarama Iyer

  • vAtApi – hamsadwani
  • rAmabakthi – suddhabangaLA
  • sAmaja vara gamanA – hindOLam
  • dArini telusukonTi – suddhasAvEri
  • meenAkshi mEmudam – poorvikalyANi

with Lalgudi Jayaraman and Palghat Mani Iyer – Delhi 1962

  • RTP – shanmukapriyA
  • various

with T N Krishnan

  • vatapi – hamsadwani – adi – MD
  • bruhaspate – atana – – MD
  • entabhagyamu – saranga – desadi – tyg
  • brovabarama – bahudari – desadi – tyg
  • seetamma – vasanta – roopakam – tyg
  • rama nee samanamevaru – karaharapriya – roopakam – tyg
  • mohana rama – mohanam – adi – tyg
  • rara sita – hindOlavasantA
  • rangapurvihara – brindavansaranga – – MD
  • kavava – varali
  • slokam
  • maye – tarangini
  • thillana – sencuruti
  • eppo varuvaro – jonpuri
  • jayati jayati – kamas
  • english note
  • mangalam

with M S Gopalakrishnan and Palghat Mani Iyer

  • tatvamariya – reetigowLa
  • chandram bhaja – asAvEri
  • sArasAksha – pantuvarALi
  • sahasrakara manDalE – vAchaspati
  • chakkani rAja – karaharapriyA
  • pAmAlai – harikAmbhOji
  • mOhana rAmA – mOhanam
  • RTP – tODi
  • various
with M S Gopalakrishnan & Vellore Ramabhadran – 1963
  • smarAmyaham – rAmapriyA
  • ADamODi galadE – chArukEsi
  • nenaruncinAnu – mALavi
  • manavyAla – nalinakAnti
  • vinatA suta – jayantasEnA
  • jaya jaya padmanAbha – sarasAngi
  • RTP – karaharapriyA

Assorted Set 1

  • vAtApi – hamsadwani
  • bruhaspatE – aTANA
  • ninnu nEra namminAnu – pantuvarALi
  • ADamODi galadA – chArukEsi
  • sArasamukhi – gowDamalhAr
  • sri kamalAmbikAyAm – bhairavi
  • palukavadEmirA – dEvamanOhari
  • ADamODi galadA – chArukEsi
  • nAdupai – madyamAvati
  • RTP – tODi
  • slOkam
  • veLLai tAmarai – jOnpuri
  • —-
  • sri varalakshmi – sri
  • kaddanuvAriki – tOdi
  • chEtasri – dwijAvanti

Assorted Set 2

  • sahasra kara – vAchaspati
  • nAradagAna lOlA – aTANA
  • AndavanE – shanmukapriyA
  • sri mAtrubootam – kannaDA
  • —-
  • varnam – bhairavi
  • kaddanu vAriki – tODI