Vocal : Vivek Sadashivam
Violin : Aniruddha Bharadwaj
Mrudangam : Trichy G Aravindh
Ghatam : B S Raghunandan
01 chalamElA ( varNam) – nAtakurinji – Adi – Rangaswamy Nattuvanar ( O )
02 dEva dEva kalayAmi – mAyAmALavagauLa -Roopakam – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S )
neraval & Swara @ ‘jAtarUpa nibhacElA janmArcitam mamakhila’
03 brOva bhAramA -bahudhAri – Adi – Thyagaraja ( A,S )
04 vElum mayilumE – sucharithra – Roopakam – Koteeswara Iyer ( A-vocal)
05 rAma rAma rAma rAma, rAma ennirO – vasanta – Adi, tisra naDai – Purandara Dasa
06 akSayalinga vibhO – shankarAbharanam – mishra chAp – Dikshitar ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & swara @ ‘ badarI vanamula nAyikA sahita’
07 kaNDu dhanyanAdE uDupi krSNanA – behAg – Roopakam – Kamalesha Vittala
08 shLOkam ( nama:shivabhyAm nava yauvanAbhyAm) – sindhubhauravi
chandrashEkharA eeshA – sindhubhairavi – Anai Vaidyanatha Iyer
09 muddugArE yashOdA – kurinji – Adi – Annamacharya
10 tum bin mOri kaun khabar lE – mIrAbhajan
11 thillAna ( udana tadana tara dhIm ) – kAnaDa – Muthaiah Bhagavathar
12 thirupugazh ( kADi mODi vAdADu) – shankarAbharaNam – Arunagirinathar
13 mangaLam – saurAStram – Thyagaraja
Extremely pleasing concert by the young vidvans last evening at Sri Thyagarajan’s residence, under the Pranava Fine Arts. Heard his name during the initial ‘kalavanta’ days and a couple of his concerts in FM Amrutavarshini, made sure I attended this concert. The team put forward a commendable display with some top class music.
He started off with a brisk varnam, and gained momentum through the concert to an ever increasing audience as it progresses. A detailed Mayamalavagaula of Swathi Thirunal, set the stage for all of them to come together on the stage. Less than a month back, few of us sat together with Vid. Tadeppalli Lokanatha Sharma , where he demonstrated this kriti in a fresh appealing approach. Vivek, presented the Semmangudi format of the kriti, but I liked his nice little drift ( if I may say so) at the second ‘dEva’ ( that brought the memory of Sri Lokanatha Sharma’s discussion). Brilliant neraval at jAtarUpa and a fitting swaraprasthana, amply supported by the other artists.
The bahudhAri alapana was the best for me, Aniruddh was fabulous. Loved the initial few phrases he played. Brova bhArama as expected ( I am hoping some one will take sadAnanda tANDavam more often). Aside: ‘bAramA’ and ‘ragurAma’ aren’t appealing. Why can’t they sing bhArama and raghurAma with appropriate stress on the syllable. Kalpana swaras for bahudhAri again was super, with some nice patterns and clever shifts.
Two short fillers, one probably was a request, as the chit was seen being passed to him. He sang a short sucharitra alapana, and continued with vElum mayilumE without a violin response.
Grand shankarabharanam for the evening. He sang the typical alapana with good control and measure. Impressive passages, nice shift between octaves, longish ‘akara’ at higher registers. Everything was done with remarkable elan. Aniruddh played a much restrained alapana , I thought. I did get the sense of akshayalinga vibhO, and I wasn’t wrong. The kriti singing was ok, did not live upto the alapana he sang. But, he redeemed himself with another good neraval and the swaras in two speed, that followed. Percussion team played an active role in the evening and Aravindh was excellent through out. The duo played an elaborate tani avartanam.
As the audience voted for ‘thukkadas’ over a pallavi, there was a chain of short pieces to follow. He mixed them well, and some nice selection, which started with a nice little alapana of behag ( by both) before ‘kaNDu dhanyanAdE’. A shlOkam, a meerabhajan , a thillAna and thirupugazh before mangalam, says his impressive array of selection.
Very impressive concert by the young artists and wishing them all the success.