G. N. Balasubramaniam – Carnatic Vocal (1910-1965) – 2471 5236 – LP Record

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G. N. Balasubramaniam – Carnatic Vocal (1910-1965) – 2471 5236 – LP Record
G. N. Balasubramaniam (Tamil: ஜி.என்.பாலசுப்பிரமணியம்) (6 Jan 1910 – 1 May 1965), popularly known as GNB, was a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition. He innovated the art through emphasis on laya control & reducing the gamakas which eventually made Carnatic music appeal to the lay and the learned alike.Balasubramanian was born in Gudalur, a small village near Mayavaram in Tanjore, India. He was the son of G. V. Narayanaswamy Iyer and Visalam Ammal. His father 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 young musician in G.N.B made way for greater goals in life. He completed his B.A.(Hons) in English Literature at the prestigious Christian College, Chennai, and took up a short music course at Annamalai University. under the guidance of Sri 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 Sri Tiger Varadachariar was the Principal . Within 2 years, he was ready for concert performances.He acted in films, including Bhama Vijayam ( Sathi Anusuya),Sakunthala (Udayanan Vasavadatta (with Vasundhara Devi, mother of Vijayanthimala),and Rukmangada. 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.
Record Details
Title G. N. Balasubramaniam – 2471 5236
Singer G. N. Balasubramaniam
Artist Mysoro T. Chowdiah, Pazhani M. Subramania Paillai & Umaivalpuram N. Kothandarama Iyer
Instruments Violin, Mridangam & Ghatam
Violin Mysoro T. Chowdiah
Mridangam Pazhani M. Subramania Paillai
Ghatam Umaivalpuram N. Kothandarama Iyer
Releasing Year 1990
Genre Indian Classical  Vocal
Language Tamil
Label Inreco
Made In India
Manufacture The Indian Record Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Serial No. 2471 5236
Side One
  • “Swaminatha Paripalaya” (Kriti) Raga : Nata Tala : Adi A Janya Of Chalanata -The 36th Mela Karta
G. N. Balasubramaniam
  • “Kalata Nerchina” (Kirti) Raga : Deepakam Tala : Adi A Janya Of Kamavardini – The 51st Mela.
G. N. Balasubramaniam
  • Marukelara O Raghava Raga : Jayanthasri Tala : Adi A Janya Of  Nathhairavi (20th Mela)
G. N. Balasubramaniam
  • “Brochevarevarura” (Kriti) Raga : Khamas Tala : Janya Of Harikhambhoji
G. N. Balasubramaniam
Side Two
  • “Brochevarevarura” (Kriti) Raga : Khamas Tala : Adi 
G. N. Balasubramaniam
Specification
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Record Condition Excellent
Cover Condition Excellent

Additional information

Weight 0.35 g
Dimensions 33 × 33 × 2.54 cm
Artists

Mysoro T. Chowdiah, Pazhani M. Subramania Paillai & Umaivalpuram N. Kothandarama Iyer

Instruments

Violin, Mridangam & Ghatam

Releasing year

1990

Language

Hindi

Label

Inreco

Genre

Indian Classical (Instrumental)

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Records condition

Near Mint Fresh – Old Stock

Cover condition

Original Cover

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