Tribute to N.V. Subramaniam, who went past his position as a live performance organiser

N.V. Subramaniam

N.V. Subramaniam
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N.V. Subramaniam, who handed away lately, was way more than a live performance organiser. His musical instincts had been fanned because of his violin classes and relentless follow. This, to such an extent that NVS had accompanied stalwarts like T.R. Subramaniam, Maharajapuram Santhanam and Kadri Gopalnath. NVS discovered time for his ardour regardless of holding a senior place in Southern Railways.

He based Saraswati, a performance-oriented organisation, and the Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Belief, which focussed on the deeper elements of music. He felt that for Carnatic music to develop, composers and compositions have been of utmost significance.

S. R. Janakiraman, musician and musicologist, remembers his 30-year affiliation with NVS, notably his video recordings ‘72 Melaragamalika’ and ‘Varnams via the ages’.

Senior vocalist Sudha Ragunathan goes again in time and remembers how NVS inspired her to study uncommon songs and ragas, and would share recordings of previous masters.”

Singer and creator T. M. Krishna describes NVS as a one-man military. “Deeply dedicated to Carnatic music, he was conscious that the music wanted nurturing in many alternative modes. He was invested within the revival of uncommon compositions, noticed to it that musicians carried out at necessary Carnatic music-related websites throughout Tamil Nadu, which additionally went in opposition to Chennai centrism. Above every part else, he focussed on that includes younger musicians. I’m one of many many who benefited from his work as a presenter and curator.”

Based on violin vidwan R. Okay. Shriramkumar, “NVS devoted his life to the reason for Carnatic music with selflessness and devotion. His understanding and appreciation of the artwork to the minutest element was accentuated by the truth that he was an ace violinist himself. One can always remember the well-planned excursions that he would organise to kshetras equivalent to Tiruvarur, Tiruvaiyyaru, Tanjavur and Ettayapuram, that are carefully related with the lives of the Trinity. His contribution to the artwork type is unforgettable.”

N.V. Subramaniam’s son, vocalist V. Sankaranarayanan, paying tributes to his father saya he was notably keen on and near Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer in addition to Madurai Mani Iyer. He preferred the latter additionally for his simplicity. He supported younger musicians since he believed they’re the torchbearers of our custom. He breathed his final doing what he had devoted his life for — he had organised an RTP sequence.”

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