Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu - Birth Anniversary

Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu (Telugu-ద్వారం వెంకటస్వామి నాయుడు)

(b. 8 November 1893 to d. 25 November 1964) was one of the most important carnatic violinists of the 20th century. Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu was born in November (Deepavali day), in Bangalore, India and was raised in Visakhapatnam. He was appointed Professor of violin in the Maharaja's Music College in Vijayanagaram, at the young age of 26, and became its principal in 1936. He was the first one to start the violin solo concerts. His first solo concert was given in Vellore in 1938. He was partially blind. He played at the National Physical Laboratory auditorium, New Delhi in 1952, to raise funds for the Blind Relief Association. Yehudi Menuhin, a world renowned violinist, was greatly impressed when he heard Dwaram play at Justice P.V. Rajamannar's house. He was known for his extremely well developed soft bowing technique combined with a firm fingering technique.

Thanks to Sri Thiagarajan, I bring you a recording of the Violin Maestro’s National Programme on AIR on the occassion of his birth anniversary.

Dwaram Venkata Swamy Naidu – Violin – NPM (AIR)

Kum Dwaram Mangatayaru - Violin Support

Sri Vellore Ramabhadran – Mridangam

Sri. Tanjore RSKrishna murthy Rao – Ghatam


01 Vatapi - Hamsadhvani.mp3 (13.43)

02 Janani - Reetigaula.mp3 (13.30)

03 Brova Bharama - Bahudari.mp3 (5.59)

04 Durmarga - Ranjani.mp3 (14.04)

05 Ksheerasagara - Devagandhari.mp3 (9.37)

06 RTP Hindolam.mp3 (15.54)

07 Cheli Nenetlu - Javali - Kapi.mp3 (6.56)

AIR Lucknow Recording

11 Chakkani - Kharaharapriya.(23.09)

Dwaram Old Discs

01 Rama Neepai - Kedaram.mp3

02 Mokshamugalada - Charumati.mp3

03 Kalyani Ragam.mp3

04 Kalyani Tanam Pallavi.mp3

05 Raghuvamsa - Kadanakutuhalam.mp3
06 Ragamalika RagamTanam.mp3

07 Sindhu Bhairavi Ashtapadi.mp3

08 Tillana - Kanada.mp3

Have a great Deepavali!!

1 comment:

tejas said...

Thank you so much...

I thought i was able to exhaust all the pieces by dwaram available anywhere. Please post any more recordings of dwaram that you find, or let me know if you find some new recordings. thanks again.