G. N. Balasubramaniam - Great Master Great Music (A.I.R.) - ECLP 3274 - (Condition 80-85%) - LP Record

Gudalur Narayanaswamy Balasubramaniam (6 January 1910 – 1 May 1965), popularly known as GNB, was an Indian Carnatic singer. He innovated the art through emphasis on laya control and reducing the gamakas which eventually made Carnatic music appeal to the lay and the learned alike. He, along with his contemporaries Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and Madurai Mani Iyer, are referred to as the 20th century male trinity of Carnatic music. He was also a Tamil film actor. Balasubramanian was born in Gudalur, a small village near Mayavaram in Tamil Nadu. He was the son of G V Narayanaswamy Iyer, who was a keen student of music. Throughout his younger years, he observed with utmost attention the techniques of the musicians of his day. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar became his manasika guru and inspiration. While his father dreamed of living in a villa at Luz Church road through GNB becoming a successful lawyer, the musician in GNB made way for greater goals in life. He completed his BA (Hons) in English Literature at the prestigious Christian College, Chennai, and took up a short music course at Annamalai University. under the guidance of T S Sabesa Iyer, but discontinued due to ill health. However, he joined the diploma course in music under Madras University in the first batch and Tiger Varachari was the principal. Within 2 years, he was ready for concert performances. He gave his first concert in 1928.He acted in films, including Bama Vijayam (1934), Sathi Anusuya (1937),Sakuntalai (1940), Udayanan Vasavadatta (1947) (with Vasundhara Devi, mother of Vijayanthimala) and Rukmangadhan (1947). In "Sakunthalai", he appeared as Dushyantha, alongside the vocalist M.S. Subbulakshmi. M.S. Subbulakshmi was fascinated by his music and embraced his style completely in her early years as mentioned in the book M S - A Life in Music by TJS George. After a short stint in the film industry, GNB returned to the Carnatic music fraternity, until his passing in 1965. G N Balasubramaniam He composed over 250 compositions krithis mostly in Telugu, few in Sanskrit and Tamil. GNB also composed kritis and invented new ragas. He taught a number of students during his active years. Most famous among them are M. L. Vasanthakumari, Radha Jayalakshmi, Tanjore S. Kalyanaraman, Trichur V. Ramachandran, T. R. Balu, T.S.Balasubramanian, and Ragini. GNB worked as the Deputy Chief Producer of Carnatic Music, in A.I.R Chennai for a number of years alongside Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer who was the Chief Producer for Carnatic Music and Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna who the Producer for Light Music and joined the Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram as Principal in March 1964 state Kerala.

Record Details

Title

G. N. Balasubramaniam - Great Master Great Music (A.I.R.) - ECLP 3274

Singer

G. N. Balasubramaniam

Music

Sri Papansam Sivan & Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar

Releasing Year

1976

Genre

Indian Classical (Vocal)

Language

Tamil & Sanskrit

Label

HMV

Made In

India

Manufacture

The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd.

Serial No.

ECLP 3274

Side One

  •  “Thamathamen” (Tamil)

 

Side Two

  • “Sivakameswarim” (Sanskrit)

 

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

80-85%

Cover Condition

Excellent

Instruments
Instrument - 1 Carnataka Vocal
Music
Music - 1 Sri Papansam Sivan
Music - 2 Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar
Record Details
Genre Indian Classical (Vocal)
Label HMV
Language Tamil & Sanskrit
Releasing Year 1976
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Singer
Singer - 1 G. N. Balasubramaniam
Songs
Side1 - Song1 “Thamathamen” (Tamil)
Side2 - Song1 “Sivakameswarim” (Sanskrit)

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