T M Tyagarajan

For no good reasons and thanks to my ignorance perhaps, I had no clue about Sri T M Tyagarajan till 1985, in spite of him being a Sangeeta Kalanidi and a disciple of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. I was in Chennai on work and managed to meet Mr. Pattabhiraman, founder of the Sruti magazine, at his home which was also the Sruti office. At the end of our conversation, he was getting ready to Sastry Hall for an even relating to memory of Ramnad Krishnan and he asked me if I would be interested in going; I happily agreed to. At the event, we had a short speech by someone I do not recollect, followed by a recording of Ramnad Krishnan for about 30 minutes. I still can remember the ‘evari maTa’ in kAmbhoji (I had that recording too) specifically the kalpanaswaram part which was simply out of the world. After that, there was a concert of T M Tyagarajan for about 90 minutes or so. It was an excellent concert and certainly generated a lot of interest in him; but in those days of cassette and reel tapes and with people being very possessive of the recordings, radio concerts were only the option.

Later, I found that he was a very good teacher too and that he has published numerous books.

After this world went bonkers with digitized recordings, youtube and other channels, I came into possession of a number of concerts of Sri TMT. I have loved his concerts and here are all the recordings that I have for the enjoyment of one and all.

Happy listening.

With Lalgudi Jayaraman on Violin

with T K Murthy – Music Academy – Dec 29, 1972
  • manasulOni – vAramu
  • rAmanAtam – pantuvarALi
  • yAr unnaipOl – aTANA
  • idi samayamu – nAtakapriyA
  • mOkshamu – sAramati
  • rAmakatA – madyamAvati
  • RTP – dharmavati
  • Various
with U K Sivaraman
  • varNam – kalyANi
  • nanu kannatalli – sindu kAnaDA
  • pAhi jagatjanani – hamsAnandi
  • bhajanasEya – dharmavati
  • seetAvara – dEvagAndhAri
  • parvata rAjakumAri- sriranjani
  • EtAvunarA – kalyANi
  • various
with C S Murugaboopati & H P Ramachar – Music Academy – Dec 26, 197x
  • gajAnanayutam – poorNashadjam
  • kanchadaLAyadAkshi – kamalAmanOhari
  • sree rAmachandrO – sriranjani
  • guruguha swAmin – vanaspati
  • madurAmbikAyAm
  • maragatalingam
  • pAhimAm paArvati – mOhanam
  • rEnukA dEvi
  • RTP – hamsanAdam
  • Various
with U K Sivaraman
  • varNam – hamsadwani
  • pAhimAm sri – janaranjani
  • dhanyuDevvaDO – malayamArutam
  • mahAdEva manOhari – dEvamanOhari
  • mAmava meenAkshi – varALi
  • rAmakatA – madyamAvati
  • gAnamoortE – gAnamoorti
  • sarasijanAba murArE – tODi
  • mOhanakara – neetimati
  • various

 

With M S Gopalakrishnan on Violin

with T K Moorthy – Music Academy – Jan 01, 1979
  • varNam – pantuvarALi
  • aparAdamula – rasALi
  • charaNam bhava – hamsavinOdini
  • kAdambari – mOhanam
  • kamala nayana – suruTi
  • sri rAjEswari – poorvi kalyANi
  • mOhanakara – neetimati
  • RTP – keeravANi
with U K Sivaraman – Music Club – Aug 30, 1977
  • varNam – nATakurunji
  • namAmi – hamsadwani
  • ninnu nEra – pantuvarALi
  • marivErE – Anandabhairavi
  • sridhara pAhi – jayantasri
  • rAmakatA – madyAmavati
  • speech
  • ArabhimAnam – rAgamAlika
  • various
with Karaikudi Mani – Music Club – Jan 26, 1979
  • varNam – AbhOgi
  • pAhimAm – janaranjani
  • garuDa gamana – nAgawarAvaLi
  • abhimAna – bEgaDA
  • mAmava meenAkshi – varALi
  • paNipati – jankAradwani
  • rAmakatA – madyAmavati
  • various
with Palghat Raghu
  • varNam – lalitA
  • seetA manOhara – ramA manOhari
  • dwaitamu – reetigowLa
  • garuDa gamana – nAgawarAvaLi
  • nannu brOvu – lalitA
  • dinamaNi vamsa – harikAmbhOji
  • paravata rAjakumAri – sriranjani
  • Anada natEsa – tODi
  • marivErE – latAngi
  • various
with U K Sivaraman – Music Academy – Dec 23, 1976
  • varNam – chakravAgam
  • rAmA ninnE – husEni
  • parandAmavati – dharmavati
  • sri vAtApi – sahAna
  • kadamba vana vAsini – bhoopALam
  • sankarAchAryam – sankarAbaraNam
  • various
with Karaikudi Mani
  • varNam – kAnaDA (starts midway)
  • nenaruncarA – simhavAhini
  • nandabAlam bhajarE – bhujAngini
  • karuNAkari pAlini – muktidAyini
  • hari hari rAma rAma – suddhasAvEri
  • gajavadanA sammOdita – tODi
  • RTP – latAngi
  • nADitEDi
  • varNam – suruTi
  • kanugonu sowkyamu – nAyaki
  • nanu kannatalli – sindu kAnaDA
  • nennE nammiti – simhEndramadyamam
  • annapoorNE – sAmA
with T K Moorthy
  • varNam – hamsadwani
  • sri mahAgaNapati – gowLa
  • pAhimAm – janaranjani
  • Ananda naTana – poorvikalyANi
  • karuNAkari – valaji
  • marivErE – latAngi
  • nee pAda kamalam – tODi
  • sankari sankuru – sAvEri
  • sari evvarE – sri ranjani
  • Various
  • varNam – nATakurunji
  • mAkElara – ravichandrikA
  • ninnE nEra namminAnu – pantuvarALi
  • idi nyAyamA – mALavi
  • sri rAmachandra – sriranjani
  • rEnukA dEvi – kannaDa bangaLA
  • gajavadanA – tODi
  • Emani pogaDurA – veeravasantam
  • RTP – kalyANi
  • various

With V V Subramanian on Violin

with Vellore Ramabhadran – Bombay April 6, 1975
  • varNam – hamsadwani
  • seetA manOharA – ramAmanOhari
  • seetammA – vasantA
  • kAdambari – mOhanam
  • mOkshamu – sAramati
  • parandhAmavati – dharmavati
  • neekkeppuDu – AbhOgi
  • gajavadanA – tODi
  • RTP – kalyAni
  • Various
with T K Murthy – Music Academy – Dec 24, 1979
  • varNam – kalyAnavasantam
  • muddumOmu – sooryakAntam
  • nEjEsina – poorNachandrikA
  • rAmanAtam – pantuvarALi
  • sri venkatEsa – phalamanjari
  • manamE – vAramu
  • sakalalOkadArA – valaji
  • nennE nammiti – simhendramadyamam
  • Various
with U K Sivaraman & G Harishankar – Music Circle – September 25, 1978
  • – kalyANi
  • ninnujooci – saurAshtram
  • evarikai – dEvamanOhari
  • mAmavatu sri – hindOLam
  • enta ni VINA – oormikA
  • gajavadanA – tODi
  • Various
with Vellore Ramabhadran – Music Academy – December 29, 1974
  • varNam – hamsanAdam
  • janakajA – asAvEri
  • neekkupuDu – AbhOgi
  • vAchamagOcharamE – kaikavasi
  • chakkani rAja – karaharapriyA
  • sumanasa – rEvati
  • Various
with Karaikudi Mani
  • varNam – pantuvarALi
  • dinamani vamsa – hari kAmbhOji
  • idi samayamu – nATakapriyA
  • maruvaka dayA – mOhanam
  • muddumOmu – sooryakAntam
  • Pallavi – kalyANi (Alapana part missing)
  • Various
Track to be added
with T K Murthy
  • varNam – pantuvarALi
  • ninnu jooci – saurAshtram
  • kuzhalinidu – sriranjani
  • eemEnugalki – varALi
  • rAmakata – madyamAvati
  • parama pAvana – ranjani
  • padasA munijana – kAmbhOji
  • mOhanakara – neetimati
  • ninnE namminAnu – toDI
  • Various
with Karaikudi Mani
  • varNam – pantuvarALi
  • muudumOmu – sooryakAntam
  • manasukaruga – hamsadwani
  • marivErE – Anandabhairavi
  • mOkshamu – sAramati
  • idi samayamu – nAtakapriyA
  • maruvaka daya – mOhnam
  • dinamani vamsa – harikAmbhOji
  • bAgAyanayyA – chandrjyOti
  • RTP – kalyANi
  • Various
with Karaikudi Mani – Oct 15, 1980
  • varNam – AbhOgi
  • nenaruncarA – simhavAhini
  • manasA eTulO – malayamArutam
  • idi nyAyamA – mALavi
  • meena nayana – darbAr
  • rAmam ganashyAmAm – husEni
  • mAmava meenAkshi – varALi
  • Ehi annapoorNE – punnAgavarALi
  • subramanyAya namastE – kAmbhOji
  • Various
with T K Murthy – Music Academy – December 24, 1975
  • varNam – nATakurunji
  • sarva vigna haraNA – AbhOgi
  • pAlimpa rAvEdElarA – Arabhi
  • sankari neevE – bEgaDA
  • sri kAnchi nAyikE
  • meena nayana – darbAr
  • sari evarammA -bhairavi
  • RTP – sankarAbaraNam
  • Various

With other violin accompaniments

with Kovai Balu & T K Murthy – April 2, 1979
  • varNam – hamsadwani
  • kaLana nErchinA – deepakam
  • mErusamAna – mAyAmALavagowLa
  • ninnuvinA – balahamsa
  • ninnE nammitinayyA – simhendramadyamam
  • EtAbuna – yadukulakAmbhOji
  • bhaja mAnasa – sindhubhairavi
  • ArabhimAnam – rAgamAlika
  • tirupugazh & mangalam
with M Chandrasekaran & Vellore Ramabhadran – Krishna Gana Sabha – May 23, 1980
  • varNam – pantuvarALi
  • nannu kannatalli – sindhunAmakriyA
  • rAgavam – sri ranjani
  • mahAdEva – dEvamanOhari
  • kAdambari – mOhanam
  • karuNajuda – tODi
  • RTP – sankarAbaraNam
  • various
with Nagai Muralidharan, Karaikudi Mani & E M Subrmaniam
  • varNam – rAgamAlika
  • sri gaNapati – saurAshtram
  • nata jana paripAla – simhendramadymam
  • meenAkshi – poorvikalyANi
  • samayamidE – kEdAram
  • krupajoodavammA – Anadabhairavi
  • lAvanya rAma – poorNashadjam
  • enduku peddalavalE – sankarAbaraNam
  • various
with Tirupparkadal Veeraragavan & U K Sivaraman – Music Club – September 17, 1982
  • varNam – nATakurunji
  • pAhi pAhi – hamsdwani
  • paripAlayamAm – reetigowla
  • abhimAna – bEgaDA
  • dEva rAma rAma – saurAshtram
  • marivErE – Anandabhairavi
  • paripoorNa – poorvikalyANi
  • sAma gAna priyakaram – keeravANi
  • enduku peddalavalE – sankarAbaraNam
  • viruttam etc
  • varNam – chakravAgam
  • kaLana nErchinA – deepakam
  • mAmava sadA – kAnaDA
  • maruvaka daya – mOhanam
  • mAramanan – hindOLam
  • nAradaguru swAmi – darbAr
  • ninnE namminAnu – tODi
  • various
Swati tirunal Compositions
  • varNam – sankarAbaraNam – aTa
  • paripAlyamAm – reetigowLa
  • sarOjanAbha – chakrvAgam
  • parama purusham – lalita panchamam
  • santatam – bilahari
  • mAmava jagadeeswari – saraswatimanOhari
  • pAhi jagajanani – hamsAnandi
  • Various
  • varNam – kAnaDA – aTa
  • durmArgacharA – ranjani
  • mArakOTi kOti lAvanya – Arabhi
  • paradEvatE un padam – maNirangu
  • karuNa jooDavamma – tODi
  • rAdhA muka kamalam – kApi
Duet with P S Narayanaswamy
Who on earth was this violin accompaniment? It is an example of what an accompaniment must not be doing 😦
  • varNam – bEgaDA
  • dEva dEva – mAyAmALavagowLa
  • pAlimpa rAvadEvarA – Arabhi
  • birAna brOva – kalyANi
  • sri rAmachandra – sriranjani
  • seetamma – vasanta
  • sankari ninnE – pantuvarALi (incomplete)

Track to be added

  • varNam – nATakurunji
  • nEnendu vedakudurA – karanataka dEvagandhAri
  • sugaNamulE – chakravAgam
  • pAlimpa rAvadEvarA – Arabhi
  • sAmOdam chintayAmi – udayaravichamdrikA (suddha dhanyAsi)
  • karpaga manOhara – malayamArutam (pApanAsam sivan)
  • EtAvunara – kalyANi
  • maragatavallim – vasanta
  • RTP – keeravANi
  • Various