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Weblinks for Carnatic Music Vocalists


Carnatic Music is the classical music of Southern India. In addition to vocalists, there have been many instrumentalists who have distinguished themselves, giving outstanding concerts in Flute, Violin, Veena, Ghottuvadyam, Saxophone to mention the main ones. Herein we provide a collection of websites giving more details on these carnatic music instrumentalists.

Weblinks for Carnatic Music Vocalists (alphabetic listing)

* Alamelu Mani (1935?) (mother of Cineplayback singer Hariharan)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/alamelu_mani.html
http://www.chembur.com/alamelu/

* Balasubramanian G N (1910-1965) (also a composer)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/gn_balasubramanium.html
http://www.chennaionline.com/musicseason99/profile/gnbalasubramaniam.html
http://www.sruti.com/May02/maybob.htm
http://www.karnatik.com/co1022.shtml
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/gnb.txt
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/gnd_friend.htm

* Brinda T (1912-1966)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/brinda_mukta.html
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/brinda.htm

* Dandapani Desikar M M (1908-1972) (also a composer)
http://www.sangeetham.com/ddesikar.htm
http://carnatica.net/composer/dandapanidesikar.htm
http://www.chennaionline.com/musicnew/thamizhsongs/2004/song13.asp
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/dandapani.txt

* Gopala Iyer, Lalgudi (1900 -1979)
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/gopalaiyer.htm

* Govindarajan Sirkali (1933-1988)
http://www.sirkali.org/

* Jayaraman D K (1928-1991)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/dk_jayaraman.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/dkj.html
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/dkjayaraman.htm
http://www.swathithirunal.org/composeres/jayaraman.htm

* John B Higgins (1939 - 1984)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/jon_higgins.html
http://dpnelson.web.wesleyan.edu/higgins.html
http://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/archive/biohiggins.htm

* Kalyanaraman S, Tanjavur
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/kalyanaraman.htm

* Krishnamurthy K S, Calcutta (1921-1999)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/ks_krishnamurthy.html
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/kskrishnamurthy.htm

* Krishnan, Ramnad (1918-1973)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/ramnad_krishnan.html
http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Stage/2225/articles/ramnad.html
http://www.medieval.org/music/world/cds/non72023.html

* Krishnan, Madurai (1928-2005)
http://www.thehorizons.com/sblaya/founder.htm
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/n/i/carnatic/106/
http://www.kutcheribuzz.com/news/20051104/remember.asp

* Maha Vaidhyanatha Sivan (1844- 1893)
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mvsivan.html
http://www.sangeetham.com/
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mahavaidyanatha.txt

* Mani Iyer, Madurai (1912 -1968)
http://maduraimani.tripod.com/
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/madurai_mani_iyer.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mmi.html
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/fr/2002/10/25/stories/2002102501340900.htm

* Mani Krishnaswamy (1930 -2002)
http://www.chennaionline.com/musicseason99/profile/manikrishnaswamy.html
http://www.indiansarts.com/ManiKrishnaswamypage.htm
http://www.chennaionline.com/cityfeature/manikrish.asp
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/manikrishnaswami.html

* Muthaiah Bhagavathar, Harikesanallur (1877 -1945) (also a composer)
http://www.geocities.com/harikesa/
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/composers/muthaiah_bhagavathar.html
http://indiamusicinfo.com/songs/composer/muthaiah_bhagavathar5.htm
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/muthiah.txt
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/muthiah2.txt

* Nagarathnammal, Bangalore (1878 -1952)
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/nagarathnamma.html
http://www.sangeetham.com/

* Naina Pillai, Kanchipuram
http://www.saivaneri.org/pillai_greats.htm

* Pushpavanam Iyer, Madurai
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/pushpavanam.htm

* Raama Bhagavathar, Palghat (1888-1957)
http://www.sangeetham.com/others/ramabhagavatar.php3
http://www.sangeetham.com/others/ramabhagavatar3.php3

* Ramanathan M D (1923 -1984)
http://www.mdramanathan.com/index.htm
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mdr.html
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/md_ramanathan.html
http://www.artindia.net/mdr.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mdr2.htm
http://www.geocities.com/venkumaar/music/mdrmusic.htm

* Ramanathan S (1917 - 1988)
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/sramanathan.htm
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/s_ramanathan.html

* Ramanuja Iyengar, Ariyakkudi (1890-1967)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/arikudi_ramanuja_iyengar.html
http://www.narada.org/ariyakudi/
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/ariyakud.txt
http://www.carnatica.net/ariyakudi.htm

* Sabhesa Iyer T S
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/sabhesaiyer.htm

* Seshayyar, Pallavi (1842 - 1909)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/composers/pallavi_shesha_iyer.html
http://www.ipnatlanta.net/camaga/vidyarthi/Post_Trinity.htm

* Sadagopan V V (1915- )
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/sadagopan.htm
http://www.indiamusicinfo.com/cgi-bin/vitalstat.cgi

* Sankara Sivam C S Ramanathapuram (1905 - )
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/sankarasivam.htm

* Santanam, Maharajapuram (1928 -1995?)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/maharajapuram_santhanam.html
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/santanam.htm
http://www.karnatik.com/co1127.shtml

* Sivan, Papanasam (1890 -1973)
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1428/
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/composers/papanasam_shivan.html
http://www.sangeetham.com/papsMay15.htm
http://www.indiamusicinfo.com/songs/composer/papanasam_sivan1.htm

* Somasundaram S, Madurai (1919-1989)
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/maduraisomu.htm
http://groups.msn.com/MaduraiSomuHomePage/_whatsnew.msnw

* Srinivasa Aiyar, R Chemmangudi (1908 -2003)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/shemmangudi.html
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/shemmangudi_articles.html
http://www.chennaionline.com/musicnew/CarnaticMusic/192nd.asp
http://www.sangeetham.com/goldtrustcele.htm
http://www.sangeetham.com/semmgoldtrust.htm
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/semmangudi.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/semmangudi.txt

* Srinivasa Iyer and (1912-1964) & Sivasubramania Iyer (1916-1980) (Alathur brothers)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/alathur_brothers.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/alathoor_brothers.htm

* Subbulakshmi M S (1916 - 2004)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/ms_subbalakshmi.html
http://www.frontlineonnet.com/fl2126/stories/20041231006400900.htm
http://www.carnaticmusic.esmartmusic.com/carnaticgreats/srims/subbulakshmie.htm
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mss.txt
http://www.rediff.com/style/1998/jan/20ms.htm

* Subramanyam A G, Sattur (1916-1977)
http://www.saigan.com/heritage/music/garlands.htm
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/satturags.htm

* Subramanyam Iyer, Musiri (1889-1975)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/musuri_subramanya_iyer.html
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/musiri.htm

* Subramanyam Pillai, Chittoor
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/chittoorsubramanyam.htm
www.saivaneri.org/pillai_greats_page2.htm

* Subramania Aiyar, Patnam (1845 -1902)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/composers/patnam_subramania_iyer.html

* Sundarambal K B (1907 - )
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/kbsundarambal.htm
http://www.sangeetham.com/sundar_kit.htm

* Swaminatha Iyer, Umayalpuram
http://www.sruti.com/Oct02/mfeature.htm

* Thyagaraja Bhagavatar, M K (1910 -1959)
http://raja1630.tripod.com/mktb/

* Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Chembai (1896-1974)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/chembai.html
http://www.chembai.com/home.html

* Varadaraja Aiyengar, Vinjamuri (1915-1991)
http://www.geocities.com/vinjamuri_s1951/sangeetham_VVI-I.htm
http://www.geocities.com/vinjamuri_s1951/VamanaRao_pg.htm

* Vasantakokilam N C

* Vasantakumari M L (1928-1990)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/ml_vasanthakumari.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mlv.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mlv2.htm
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mlv_hindu.html

* Vasudevachar, Mysore (1865-1961)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/composers/mysore_vasudevachar.html

* Vedanta Bhagavatar, Kalladaikurichi

* Venkatarama Iyer, Mudicondan

* Venkatesa Aiyar, Alathur (1895-1958)
http://www.raagalaya.org/AlathurStyle.html

* Venkateswarulu, Voleti

* Viswanatha Iyer, Maharajapuram (1896 - 1970 )
(father of Maharajapuram Santhanam)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/maharajapuram_vishwanatha.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/mvi.txt

Pandanallur Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai and Ponniah Pillai
("Tanjore Quartet")

* Rajalakshmi Seetharam ( - 1999)
http://www.carnaticsongs.com/

-------- contemporary vocalists
* Anuradha Suresh Krishnamurthy
http://www.thehorizons.com/music/anuradha/bio.htm

* Aruna Sayeeram (19xx - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/aruna_sayeeram.html
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/arunasayeeram.htm

* Balamurali Krishna (1930 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/balamuralikrishna.html

* Bhushani Kalyanaraman
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/bhushani.htm

* Bombay Sisters (Saroja & Lalitha)
http://www.chennaionline.com/musicseason99/profile/bombaysisters.html
http://www.chembur.com/anecdotes/carnatic/bombaysis/
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/bombaysisters.htm

* Chandrakantha Courtney (1954 - )
http://www.chandrakantha.com/biodata/chandra.html

* Charulatha Mani (1981 - )
http://www.charulathamani.com/

* Charumati Ramachandran

* Gayathri Girish (1973 - )
http://members.tripod.com/GayathriG/

* Gayathri Sankaran
http://members.tripod.com/gayatri-sankaran/index.html

* Govinda Rao T K

*Janakiraman S R

* Jayashree Ramnath, Bombay (1965 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/bombay_jayashri.html
http://www.thehorizons.com/music/bombayjr/bio.htm

* Krishna, T M

* Krishnamurthy, Nedunuri (1927 - )
http://www.nedunuri.com/
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/nedunuri_krishna_murthy.html

* Lalitha & Haripriya - The Hyderabad sisters

* Lakshmi Sreeram
http://www.thehorizons.com/music/lsriram/bio.htm

* Leela Mohan rao
http://www.thehorizons.com/music/leela/bio.htm

* Mukta T

* Muralikrishna K
http://www.kallurimurali.com/

* Narayanaswamy K V, Palghat (1923 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/kv_narayanaswamy.html
http://www.narada.org/kvn/index.html
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2000/09/29/stories/0929070f.htm

* Narayanaswamy, P S (1934 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/ps_narayanaswamy.html

* Nithyashree Mahadevan (1973 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/nityashri_mahadevan.html

* Pattammal, DK (1919 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/dk_pattammal.html
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/dkp.txt
http://taal.20m.com/pattammal.html
http://www.chennaionline.com/musicseason99/profile/dkpattammal.html
http://www.vasumathi.net/new/print.asp?id=9

* Rajam Iyer B

* Raji Gopalakrishnan

* Ramachandran, Maharajapuram (1950 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/maharajapuram_ramachandran.html

* Ramachandran V, Trichur

* Ramprasadh, TV (1969 - )
http://www.tvramprasadh.com/

* Sanjay Subramanyan

* Sankaranarayanan T V

* Santanagopalan, Neyveli

* Sarojini Sundaresan
http://www.raagalaya.org/sarojinisundaresan.html
http://www.thehorizons.com/music/sarojini/bio.htm
http://www.saigan.com/heritage/music/garlands.htm

* Saroja & Lalita - The Bombay sisters

* Seshagopalan, T N Madurai
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/seshagopalan.html

* Seethalakshmi Venkatesan (1926 -
http://www.thehorizons.com/music/seethalv/bio.htm

* Hyderabad Brothers (D Seshachari and D Raghavachari)
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/hyderabad_brothers.html

* Sreekumar MG (Playback singer)
http://www.mgsreekumar.com/

* Seshagopalan, T N (1948 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/tn_sheshagopalan.html

* Shashikiran K N

* Sowmya, S
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/s_sowmya.html

* Srikantan, R K (1928 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/rk_srikantan.html

* Subramanyam T R
http://mudhra.org/interview1999.htm

* Subramanyam V

* Subramanyan, Sanjay (1968 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/sanjay_subramanyan.html
http://members.tripod.com/~sanjaysub/

* Sudha Raghunathan (1959 - )
http://www.sudharagunathan.com/
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/sudha_raghunathan.html
http://www.webindia.com/sudha/

* Sulamangalam Sisters : Jayalakshmi (1937 - ) & Rajalashmi (1940 - )
http://www.saigan.com/heritage/music/garlands.htm

* Tyagarajan T M

* Thyagarajan O S (1947 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/os_thyagarajan.html

* Unnikrishnan, P (1966- )
http://www.unnikrishnan.com/
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/p_unnikrishnan.html

* Vasumathi Badrinath
http://www.vasumathi.net/index.asp

* Vedavalli R (1935 - )
http://www.kutcheribuzz.com/features/interviews/vedavalli.asp
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/vedavalli.html

* Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam
http://www.vijayalakshmysubramaniam.com/

* Vijay Siva N

* Yesudas, KJ (1940 - )
http://www.musicalnirvana.com/carnatic/kj_yesudas.html
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/lf/2002/05/05/stories/2002050500370200.htm




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