Nedunuri Krishnamurthy: For Tradition Turn To Nedunuri

”For tradition, turn to Nedunuri – that is what the elders say”. Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, is with his 80+ age one of the very few remaining great vocalists from the golden period of Karnatic music. In 1968 he was at the height of his powers and I managed to capture a full evening concert that lasted nearly four hours in Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu. C&E is extremely proud to release the complete concert in a 3-cd set. Soundwise this is a high quality release, a unique document from nearly 50 years ago with music that will delight the lovers of Karnatic music and win new followers for this art form, perhaps the greatest we have.

Nedunuri Sir is accompanied by Pudukottai R. Ramanathan, violin and my mridangam guruvvidwan Nellai P.S. Devarajan.

Only two weeks before the release Sangeetha Vidwan Nedunuri Krishnamurthy passed, thereby turning what was supposed to be a joyous occasion into more of a farewell. Many great vidwans graced the occasion sharing memories of Nedunuri Sir.

Release date December 1, 2014. Release function on december 21 in Chennai at Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayan

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At this time the album is only available in India from  Karnatic Book Centre, they now carry all our indian releases. You find them at
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  1. Eraanaapai - Varnam - Todi - Adi (9:43)
  2. Paluku Kanda - Kirtan - Navarasa Kaanada - Adi (2:59)
  3. Nadaloludai - Kriti - Kalyanavasantham - Rupaka (3:25)
  4. Bhuvini Dasudane - Kriti - Sriranjani - Adi (19:08)
  5. Ragam In Janaranjani (12:45)
  6. Vidajaladura - Kirtan - Janaranjani - Adi (6:07)
  7. Sri Rama Padama - Kirtan - Amritavahini - Adi (5:11)
  8. Ragam In Adana (13:55)
  9. Balakanakamaya - Kirtan Adana - Adi (5:33)
  10. Ragam in Vachaspati (17:19)
  11. Kantajudumi - Vachaspati - Adi (16:20)
  12. Thani Avarthanam in Adi tala (7:59)
  13. Adenamma - kirtan - Pharaju - Adi (2:51)
  14. Manavinalakinca - Kirtan - Nalinakanti - Adi (5:46)
  15. Dayarani - Mohanam - Khanda Chapu (3:51)
  16. Ragam in Shanmukhapriya (7:59)
  17. Ragam-Tanam in Shanmukhapriya CONTINUED (11:52)
  18. Pallavi in Shanmukhapriya - Khanda Triputa (17:40)
  19. Thani Avarthanam in Khanda Triputa Tala (3:46)
  20. Emani Vegintune - Padam - Husseini - Adi (3:41)
  21. Marubari - Jawali - Khamas (3:27)
  22. Ramajogi Mandu - Kirtana - Khamas - Adi (3:53)
  23. Itu Sahsamulu - Jawali - Saidavi - Adi (3:05)
  24. Karunajaladhe - Divya nama keerthanam - Nadanamakriya - Adi (3:22)
  25. Pibhare Ramarasam - Keertana - Yamuna Kalyani (4:50)
  26. Sapasyat - Jaunpuri - Adi (3:01)
  27. Tillana - Rageshwari - Adi (5:36)
  28. Atimridutara - Surati- Adi (1:24)
  29. Mangalam Slokam (2:18)


Pudukottai R. Ramanathan, was born in 1938, holds a bachelor of Music from Annamalai University and learned from Sangita Kalanidhi Kumbakonam Rajamanikyam Pillai and has now been active in music for sixty years. Besides being a noted soloist and accompanist, he is also a composer and has received several titles.

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PRESS (in english):
United Mutations 20141203: http://united-mutations.blogspot.be/2014/12/sangitha-kalanidhi-nedunuri.html
“this album… will now become a classic palimpsest
of Carnatic music; a tribute not only to that enduring tradition that
goes back thousands of years. But it has also become a collector’s
piece by one of the last great vocalists in the Carnatic tradition… This recording will be famous for the fact that much of this tradition has been preserved for future generations of vocalists and disciples to learn from. Bravo Bengt Berger and bravo Country & Eastern for bringing this concert to fruition.” Raul Gama, World Music Report
“I can think of no better way to immerse yourself in en entire evening of glorious South Indian Music” Maria Lord, Songlines
“It is heartfelt tribute to the virtuosity, soulful and playful artistry of Nedunuri Sir and a rare document that feature the depth and the richness of the Carnatic music in its glorious beauty.” – Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts

In Swedish:
“Det är som titeln säger – vill man ha traditioner, vänd er till Nedunuri. Det är just med sådana här utgivningar som Country & Eastern har byggt sitt rykte, och det är med just sådana som de försvarar det.” Peter Sjöblom, Tidningen Kulturen
“det är fascinerande att lyssna på en konsert med karnatisk musik i sin helhet” P.M. Jönsson, Sound Of Music
“Nedunuri är en mästare på fraseringar, och det som börjar som en soluppgång vid Ganges stränder utvecklas efterhand till ett mellanting av vakenhet och sömn” Mikael Strömberg, Aftonbladet