Saturday, September 26, 2015

Compositions of Sri.Papanasam Sivan - Seminar - 26/9/15

The 125th Jayanthi Celebrations of Padma Bhushan Brahmasri.Papanasam Sivan started this morning with a seminar on his compositions.

Venue : Narada Gana Sabha (Mini Hall)
Time : 9.30 a.m to 12 noon

Chairperson of the proceedings was Dr.Va.Ve.Su. Speakers were Sri.A.R.Srinivasan (ARS), Sri.J.Subramanian, Dr.Radha Bhaskar and myself.

I had taken up the topic "Sanskrit Compositions of Sri.Papanasam Sivan".

The proceedings began with an apt introduction by Dr.Va.Ve.Su.

I took up Sanskrit Compositions and spoke about the literary excellence and the various facets that one comes across in his Sanskrit compositions, giving examples from various songs.

Sri. ARS spoke on "Films and Sivan". He gave a lot of anecdotes and kept the audience fully engaged throughout his talk.

Dr.Radha Bhaskar spoke on the Musical Excellence in Sri. Sivan's compositions. She gave an excellent insight into the topic, talking about various musical aspects seen in his songs.

Sri.J.Subramanian highlighted upon "Bhakthi aspects" in Sri.Sivan's compositions. He gave a lot of examples on the different kinds of Bhakti that are seen in Sri.Sivan's songs.

The entire event was neatly summed up by Dr.Va.Ve.Su in the end.

Our sincere thanks to Dr.Rukmini Ramani for having organized this event today on such a special occasion.

As an artist, it indeed feels very special to have been part of the 125th Jayanthi Celebrations of this great Vaggeyakara.

A special thanks to Sri. Tiruppur Krishnan and musician Smt.Gayathri Venkataraghavan who attended the seminar today..

It was a morning well-spent...

(Photo Courtesy : Mr. Srihari )


jvrjam said...

It was awesome Gayathri was really well spent

Anonymous said...

It was a memorable seminar.All the speakers have given wonderful insight into the compositions.I really enjoyed them and as a listener my only feeling is 20 minutes duration is too short but I realise there are limitations.Great! May God bless you !

vavesu said...

Dear Gayathri
You did extremely well in your presentation and set a high standard as the first speaker for others to follow in the proceedings. I am happy to observe your deep knowledge in the compositions of Sivan. My blessings to you for your continued growth in your musical career.


iSridhar said...

Gayathri Girish - It was a fantastic and very high calibre seminar with all the speakers so knowledgable on the subject and were able to articulate their specific points (from various perspectives) very clearly. I and the audience in general, were able to understand and appreciate the finer nuances of Sri Papanasam Sivan's sanskrit compositions when you were able to show examples of it with your singing. Congratulation on a wonderful presentation. All the best.

The entire program, in the morning and evening was a wonderful treat to music enthusiasts. Heartfelt thanks to Sri Papanasam Sivan Rasikar Sangam that is conducting these week-long series of programs under the aegis of Dr Rukmini Ramani.

-Sridhar I.