Ramnad Krishnan

I got introduced to him on the AIR like most of the old time artists and later thru vinyl records from ‘Nonesuch records’ and private collections. I remember him teaching the kamalamba navavarna krithis on the radio (not sure about the timeline) and the one that is stuck in my head is the ‘sahAna’ kriti.

At the time i got the first private recording (the assorted collection), I was blown away by the kambhoji piece; the swarams are simply awesome.

One problem with the private recordings is the recording quality which is all over the place and my attempts to improve the quality has not worked at all.

Hope you enjoy these concerts.

Assorted collection:

  • nAarada guruswamy – darbAr – thyAgarAjar
  • evarimATa – kAmbOji – thyAgarAjar
  • lAvanya rama – poornashadjam – thyAgarAjar
  • mOomu joopave rama – darbAr – thyAgarAjar
  • tulasi dalamula – mAyAmALavagowLa – thyAgarAjar
  • nijamarmamulanu – umAbaraNam – thyAgarAjar
  • neevE rAkula dhanamu – bEgaDA
  • maragada maNi varNA – varALi
  • ninnu cheppakAraNamEmi manasA – mandhari – pattanam subhramanya ayyar
  • nAarada ganalola – aTANA
  • enta nerchina – sAveri –  thyAgarAjar
  • jAvali – kEdaragowLa
  • daritapulE – Saveri – thyAgarAjar
  • paritApamu – manOhari
  • tulasi dalamula – mAyAmALavagowLa – thyAgarAjar
  • Smarane sukhamu – janaranjani – thyAgarAjar
  • rAmA nee samAnamevaru – karaharapriyA – thyAgarAjar

with mAyavaram gOvindaswAmi pillai, rAmnad rAagavan and Unknown ghatam   

  • eTulA brotuvOvayyA – chakravAgam – misra chApu – thyAgarAjar
  • yagnaduDu – jayamanOhari  – Adi –  thyAgarAjar
  • kannatanDri nApai – dEvagAndhAri – Adi – thyAgarAjar
  • sankari sankuru – sAvEri – Adi (Tisra) – syAmA sAstry
  • amma rAvammA – kalyANi – kanDa chApu – syAmA sAstry
  • kArubAru – mukhAri – Adi – thyAgarAjar
  • sree kamalAmbikAyAm – sahAnA – Adi – mutthuswAmi deekshadhar
  • nAma kusuma mulachE – Sree – thyAgarAjar
  • ninnAda – kannaDA  -Adi – thyAgarAjar
  • rAgam tAnam pallavi –  tOdi
  • Erathaku naTarAjA – kEdaragowLa
  • slOkam – rAgamalikA
  • parulenna mATanammava – kApi

with m s gOpAlakrishNan, tiruchi sankaran and ??? – Music Academy 1968 or 1969

  • varNam – kAnaDA – Adi
  • tyagaraja palayasumam – gowLa
  • bhuvinidAsudanE – sriranjani – Adi – thyAgarAjar
  • arunAchala nAdham smarAmi – sAarangA – mutthuswAmi deekshadhar
  • rAmakatha sudha – madyamAvati – thyAgarAjar
  • smarane sukhamu – janaranjani – thyAgarAjar
  • mAyammA – Ahiri
  • kanugonu sowkyamu – nAyaki – thyAgarAjar
  • slOkam – rAgamalikA
  • gOvardana giridAri – darbAri kAnaDa
  • jAvaLi – kamAs
  • vandaruLvAi murugA – dEvamanOhari
  • mEru samana – mAyAmALavagowLa – Adi – thyAgarAjar
  • nee bhakthi bAgyasudhA – jayamanOhari – Adi- thyAgarAjar
  • EkAmranAtham – poorvikalyANI
  • brOvabArama – bahudAri – Ahi – thyAgarAjar
  • kanugonu sowkyamu – nAyaki – roopakam – thyAgarAjar
  • akshayalingavibhO – sankarAbaraNam – mutthuswAmi deekshadhar
  • pAlinchu kAmAkshi – madyamAvati – syAmA sAstry
  • rAgam tAnam pallavi – varALi
  • appuDu manasu – kamAs
  • slOkam – rAgamalikA
  • nyAyamu – reetigowLa

with Lalgudi Jayaraman and ??

  • palukavEmi nAdeyvamA – poorNachandrikA – Adhi – thyAgarAjar
  • ninnu cheppakAraNamEmi manasA – mandhari – Adi – pattanam subhramanya ayy
  • enduku nirdaya – harikambhOji – thyAgarAjar
  • bhuvinidAsudanE – sriranjani – Adi – thyAgarAjar
  • amma rAvammA – kalyANi – kanDa chApu – syAmA sAstry
  • sari evvarE – sahAnA
  • bAlE bAlEndu – reetigowLa
  • dhanyudEvudO – malayamArutam
  • manasu swadinamai – sankarAbaraNam – thyAgarAjar
  • mODi jEsE – kamAs
  • slOkam – rAgamalikA

with lAlgudi g jayarAman and pAlakkAd t s maNi iyer 

  • tulasi dalamula – mAyAmALavagowLa – thyAgarAjar
  • smarane sukhamu – janaranjani – thyAgarAja
  • raguvara – pantuvarALi – tyAgarAja
  • ragupatE – sahAnA -tyAgarAja
  • nee bhajana – nAyaki
  • akshayalingavibhO – sankarAbaraNam – mutthuswAmi deekshadhar
  • lAvanya rama – poornashadjam – thyAgarAjar
  • tulasamma – dEvagandhAri
  • mODi jEsE – kamAs
  • smarasundaranguni – paras
  • mAyanai mannu – sree
  • various

with V Tyagarajan and Ramnad Ragavan – Curry Concert Wesleyan University

  • varamulO – keeravANi – roopakam – pattanam subhramanya ayyar
  • sree mAthruboothantri – kannaDA – mutthuswAmi deekshadhar
  • lAvanya rama – poornashadjam – thyAgarAjar
  • jAvaLi – kamAs
  • smarasundaranguni – paras
  • kalaya yasOdE – brindAvanasArangA
  • gOvardana giridAri – darbAri kAnaDa
  • mangalam
  • palukavemi – poornachandrika
  • ninnu cheppakAraNamEmi manasA – mandhari
  • tolinejesina
  • bhuvinidAsudanE -sriranjani
  • akshayalingavibhO – sankarabaranam
  • idi nee bahubala – darbar ?
  • pAlinchu kAmAkshi – madyamAvati – syAmA sAstry
  • tulasamma – dEvagandhAri
  • eti janmamidi – varali
  • rAgam tAnam pallavi – behag
  • varnam-darbar
  • paraloka bhaya – mandhari
  • rama ika nannu – sahana
  • yagnatulu-Jayamanohari
  • enduku nirdaya – harikambhoji
  • kArubaru – mukhari
  • maragata maNivarna – varali
  • nadupai – madyamavati
  • abhimanamennaDu – begada
  • rAgam tAnam pallavi – bhairavi
  • mODi jEsE – kamAs
  • slokam
  • mAyanai mannu – sree
  • varnam – sri
  • aparAda – Rasali
  • yagnatulu – jayamanohari
  • birAnabrOvayidhe – kalyani
  • nAdAdina – janaranjani
  • kalikiyunTE – keerawani
  • Slokam

At Kapali temple 1968

  • brOvabArama – bahudari
  • nee bhajana – nAyaki
  • akshayalingavibho – sankarabharanam
  • mohanakara – neetimati
  • karpagame – madyamavati
  • kadalagi – bhairavi
  • mudavadura – saveri
  • charumathiye – kAnada
  • Thirupugaz + Mangalam
  • Filler
  • bale balendhu – reetigowla
  • dhanyudEvudO – malayamArutam

 

From other sources on the Web:

Assorted set of compositions it would seem

  • mAkElara – ravichandrikA
  • mOhana rAmA – mOhanam
  • manasulOni – hindOlam
  • nAdasudhArasam – Arabhi
  • ninnE namminAnu – tODi