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Wherever thou seest a great end, be sure of a great beginning. Where a monstrous and painful destruction
appals thy mind, console it with the certainty of a large and great
creation. God is there not only in the still small voice, but in
the fire and in the whirlwind.
The greater the destruction, the freer the chances of creation. Those who hope violently, despair swiftly.
Neither hope nor fear, but be sure of God's purpose and thy will to
Wherefore God hammers so fiercely at his world, tramples and kneads it
like dough, casts it so often into the blood-bath and the red hell-heat
of the furnace? Because humanity in
the mass is still a hard, crude and vile ore which will not otherwise be smelted and shaped;
as is his material, so is his method. Let it help to transmute
itself into nobler and purer metal, his ways with it will be gentler
and sweeter, much loftier and fairer its uses.
One of my cherished goals for putting up this website is to collect and make
available online some of those old (pre-1975) concerts by stalwarts which are so
precious and rare to obtain. They are all locked up in the private music
collections of a few individuals, who are not willing to share them with others
for fear of loss.
That's precisely where the Internet helps, isn't it, to house music in an
indestructible but widely shareable form?
Hence I request rasikas to come forward and share with me copies of those
rare concerts so I can put them online to give everybody an oppurtunity to share
the sangItAmR^itaM ! You'll be duly recognized on the website for your
contribution. And rest assured that it will not be used for profit.
For starters, I am looking for the following:
pre-1970 concerts by M. Balamurali Krishna
pre-1975 concerts by Vinjamuri Varadaraja Iyengar, M.D.Ramanathan, GNB,
Oleti, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu (violin), or their gurus.