Attended an amazing concert by Smt Sudha Raghunathan yesterday at Odukathur Mutt. Awesome is the word to be used.
Here is the concert list
Vocal : Sudha Raghunathan
Violin : Raghavendra Rao
Mrudangam : Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan
Ghatam : Dr.S Karthik
01 vanajAkshi (Varnam ) – kalyANi Pallavi Gopala Iyer
02 swAminAtha paripAlayA sumA – nAttai – Muttuswami Dikshitar N ,S
Neraval at vAmadEva pArvathi sukumAra
03 viruttam ( vAsudEva sutham dEvam ) – jayanthasrI
shrIdhara pAhi dayA kare – jayanthasrI – Mysore Vasudevachar (?)
04 athisaya varaprasAdini – manDAri – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar A,S
05 gAnamUrte – gAnamUrthi – Thyagaraja
06 kamalanayana vAsudEva – surutti – Bhadrachalam Ramdas
07 dinamaNi vamsha – harikAmbOji – Thyagaraja A,S,T
…and what a thaniavartanam it was. Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan and Sri Karthik rocked the place. It was out of the world. The non-stop applauses at each stage and at the end of the thani were the appreciation , which made Sudha to comment “What will I sing after this now ? ”
08 pAdame thunai paramashiva – valachi – Papanasam Sivan
09 RTP – thOdi ( srIkrshNa gAnam vENugAnam madhuragAnam )
swaras at thODi , kAmbOji , simhEndramadhyamam (?) , nAttakurinji , kAnaDa . After the kAnaDa swara she sang one line each of ” alaipAyuthe, pAlvadiyum, asanthADum , kuzhalUthi manamellAm and thAyE yashOda ” to end the RTP which was unique, received with thuderous applause.
10 vishamakAra kannan – chenchurutti – Oothukadu Venkata Subbaiar
11 Viruttam ( Baliya manage ) – hamsAnandi , mAnD
bArO krishnayyA – mAnD , kApi , darbAri kAnaDa – Kanakadasa
12 chakkani talliki chAngu bhala – pADi – annaacharya
* my thanks to Dr.Shrikaanth for the correction. Interesting to learn that this is tuned in pADi.
13 kurai onrum illai – ragamAlika – Rajagopalachari
14 mangaLam – sourAshtram
Amazing concert by Smt Sudha Raghunathan and superbly added JOSH by the percussioninsts to lift the level of concert to a very different level.