Yesterday’s concert by Sri Unnikrishnan was the BEST OF THE SERIES so far. He was in amazing form and was in no mood to stop.
Here are the details..
Vocal : Unnikrishnan
Violin : B U Ganesh Prasad
Mrudangam : K V Prasad
Ghatam : A S N Swamy
01 viribONi ( varnam ) – bhairavi – Pacchimiriyam Adiyappa O
02 guruvAyUrappA – chakravAkam – Papanasam Sivan O, S
03 bhagAyanayya – chandrajyOthi – Thyagaraja A,S
first detailed Alapana and what a marvel.
04 srI venkata girIsham – surutti – Muthuswami Dikshithar A
Another beautiful alapana of Surutti Ragam
05 jaya jaya padmanAbha murAre – chArukEsi – Swathi Thirunal S
06 pankaja lOchanA – kalyANi – Swathi thirunal A,N,S,T
Neraval at vridAvanAntha krithavi vidha sukha vihara
07 RTP – kApi –
pallavi lines ‘mOhana muralIdhara gOpala murahara …’
Ragamalika swaras in kApi, ranjani , bahudAri ,kuntaLavarALi , ranjani , kApi
One of the best RTP I’ve heard in recent times. Beautiful raga alapana by both vocalist and the violinst followed with some outstanding ragamalika swaras.
08 nArAyayaNathe namO namO – behAg – Annamacharya O
09 vittala talagO swAmI – dEsh – Purandaradasa O
10 pAvanaguru pavana – hamsAnandi – Lalithadasa
11 mangaLam – sourAshtram – Thyagaraja
I would say, this was the best of the series so far. Look at the selection of Ragams, the composers, the way he choose to detail each krithi . Beautiful kalyani and a what a ‘kapi’ it was. Secratary Ramesh aptly summarised this as an ‘Onam Sadya’ by Unnikrishnan and such was the treat for the packed audience.