Strings of memories = U Srinivas

Memorable Music Moments of Mandolin U Srinivas

THE MANDOLIN AND THE MAESTRO U. Srinivas Photo: R. Ravindran

U. Shrinivas, ( 1969 –  19 Sept 2014 ) who was as amiable as his mandolin, took the western instrument to the highest musical peak in the east.

He was a child prodigy who remained childlike with a candid smile and words that seem to come straight from the heart.

At age six, he first picked up the western mandolin and soon made it his own by bringing to its electric strings an unheard of melodic flexibility, microtonal variations and astonishing delicacy in the upper registers. He constructed a nuanced, multi-layered repertoire, whether it was for a Carnatic cutcheri or a cross-genre ensemble. Over the years, without venturing into compulsive experimentation, he kept broadening the dimensions of his music.

As a young boy, when he performed in sabhas, senior musicians initially apprehensive of accompanying him and sceptical of his ‘much-talked’ about talent, later collectively hailed him as the ‘promise of tomorrow’.

At a concert in the city, where he performed with flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, half way through, the veteran put down his flute to salute Shrinivas’ artistry. “Kamaal kar diya, bajao bajao,” he said.

In 1990, when Shrinivas was playing in London, Beatle George Harrison came to listen to him. During the intermission, he went backstage and told Shrinivas how much he enjoyed his music.

Iconic tabla player Zakir Hussain, whom Shrinivas would refer to as ‘the East-West bridge’, and with whom he performed across the globe, would shout into the mike at concerts, ‘ladies and gentleman that’s the mandolin wizard, a big hand for U. Shrinivas’.

And Shrinivas in a spotless kurta-pyjama, nervously running his fingers through his hair, with the gleaming mandolin in his hand, would immediately get up to acknowledge the ustad and the thunderous applause.

Applause he well deserved, not only for his music, but also for the man he was.

A fine musician who could make people feel the presence of God through his divine music has merged with divine …….. Indian classical music will always remember his contributions ……. love all.

Click here to listen his magical music 

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soul strings = 1 = Tina Turner


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My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.
Tina Turner

I didn’t have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.
Tina Turner

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I’m self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream – to have class.
Tina Turner

I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things.
Tina Turner

I never close a door on any other religion. Most of the time, some part of it makes sense to me. I don’t believe everyone has to chant just because I chant. I believe all religion is about touching something inside of yourself.
Tina Turner

Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939),

known by her stage name Tina Turner,

is a singer, dancer, actress, and author,

whose career has spanned more than half a century,

earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Born and raised in the American South, she is now a Swiss citizen.

Today is 20 Sept 2014 and T is 20 th Alphabet of English

so by chance listening to this great singer …… song is ….

“The Best” and She is one of the very best singer….. God bless her …… love all.

I CALL YOU WHEN I NEED YOU
AND MY HEART’S ON FIRE
YOU COME TO ME, COME TO ME
WILD AND WIRE
YOU COME TO ME, GIVE ME EVERYTHING I NEED

YOU BRING A LIFETIME OF PROMISES
AND A WORLD OF DREAMS
YOU SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS
AND IT CAN’T BE WRONG
TAKE MY HEART AND MAKE IT STRONG

CAUSE YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST
BETTER THAN ALL THE REST
BETTER THAN ANYONE
ANYONE I EVER MEET
I’M STUCK ON YOUR HEART
I HANG ON EVERY WORD YOU SAY
TEAR US APART
BABY I WOULD RATHER BE DEAD

DEEP IN YOUR HEART
I SEE THE STAR
OF EVERY NIGHT AND EVERY DAY
AND IN YOUR EYES I GET LOST
I GET WASHED AWAY
JUST AS LONG AS I’M HERE IN YOUR ARMS
I COULD BE IN NO BETTER PLACE
CAUSE YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST…

 

Quotes about Music = 1

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”


Friedrich Nietzsche
Philologist , philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer.
( 1844 – 1900 )

Music is the impression of timeless on time 

 (c) ram0ram

Click here or on  Picture of  Goddess Saraswati –

the Goddess of Learning to listen a beautiful prayer 

 

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