Seshampatti Sivalingam

Seshampatti T. Sivalingam is one of the top artists of the Nadhaswaram in the field of Carnatic music with an illustrious career spanning more than half a century. He has been a great ambassador of South Indian Classical Music and has preserved the auspicious tradition of Nadhaswaram in Carnatic classical music and has passed on the art form through his disciples. The 2019 Margazhi festival closed with a magnificent recital by the great Nagaswaram vidwan Seshampatti Sivalingam and his ensemble at the Tamil Isai Sangam (started in 1943).

Here is the album booklet


  1. Gnana Vinayakane - Nattai - Adhi (9:32)
  2. Gajavadana - Sriranjani -Adhi (14:26)
  3. Karpaga Manohara - Malayamarutam - Khanda Chapu (10:10)
  4. Saravana Bhava - Shanmukhapriya - Adhi (15:32)
  5. Taye Tripura Sundari - Shuddha Saveri - Khanda Chapu (7:59)
  6. Karunai Deivame - Sindhu Bhairavi - Adhi (6:23)
  7. Chinnanchiru Kiliye - Ragamalika - Rupakam (8:04)
  8. Alaipayude - Kanada - Adhi (25:38)
  9. Kaatrinile Varum Geetham - Ratipatipriya - Adhi (3:36)
  10. Chinnanchiru Pen Pole - Sindhu Bhairavi - Tisram (4:10)
  11. Jagat Janani - Ratipatipriya - Adhi (4:05)
  12. Tiruppuzhal - Madhyamavathi - Tisram (3:25)


Seshampatti Sivalingam and K. Selvam, Nagaswaram
Kongampattu Murugaiyan and Thirukadiyur Babu, Tavil
Recorded at Tamil Isai Sangam, Chennai January 1, 2020
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Maurice Mogard
Produced by Bengt Berger and Maurice Mogard
Graphic design by Jon Edergren
About the supporting artists
K Selvam – Supporting Nadhaswaram
Graduated with Vadhya Visharath from Tamil Nadu music college, has been accompanying Shri Seshampatti Sivalingam for the last 10 years.
Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan – Tavil
Has been honored with Kalaimamani award from Tamil nadu state government and is a A grade artist from All India Radio. He is working as a Music teacher in Tamil Nadu Govt Music College
Thirukadaiyur Babu – Tavil
He is an A grade artist from All India Radio and working as a Music teacher in Tamil Nadu Govt Music College.

more info

The greatest music festival in the world, the legendary December Season in Chennai, Margazhi, where more than a thousand concerts are held during one month is not happening this year due to Covid 19. But last year, celebrated Swedish sound engineer Maurice Mogard visited India during the 2019 season with us and recorded some of todays greatest performers from North and South.

We are happy to present six full concerts from last year (actually one of them, a lovely Karnatic violin duet was recorded in Stockholmin 2016). These albums are all released on November 19, 2020:

CEX27 Seshampatti Sivalingam: Nagaswaram

CEX28 Mohi Bahauddin DagarAhir Bhairav

CEX29 Sadanand Naimpalliat Aamad Pratishthan

CEX30 Akkarai Sisters: at Narada Gana Sabha

CEX31 Malladi Brothers: at Mylapore Fine Arts

CEX32 Akkarai Sisters: at Royal College of Music, Stockholm Violin duet

The cover photos are from the Descent of the Ganges relief in Mahaballipuram.

all records by Seshampatti Sivalingam