Saketharaman @ Indiranagar Sangeethasabha – 27 Oct 2007

28 Oct

Vocal : Saketharaman

Violin : Charulatha Ramanujam

Mrudangam : Annur Ananthakrishna Sharma

Ghatam : Smt Sukanya Ramgopal

01 chalamEla – durbAr  – Tiruvottiyur Thayagayyar   O

02 kaDaikkaN vaithennai – bEgaDa – Ramaswami Sivan   O S

03 kOti nAdulu – thODi – Thyagaraja         A

04 sIthamma mAyamma – vasantha –  Thyagaraja  A , S

05 O rangasAi – kAmbOji – Thyagaraja    A , N , S , T

     Neraval at ‘bhUlOka vaikunDham’

06 nArayaNa – sudhadhanyAsi – Purandara Dasa   O

07 kanDEnA gOvindana – chandrakauns – Purandara Dasa  O

08 mAnasa sanCararE – sAma – Sadashiva Brahmendra      O

09 bAro Krishnayya – mAND – Kanaka Dasa

10 kriShNA nI bEganE – yamunA kalyANi –  Vyasaraya      O

11 thillAna – brindAvana sAranga – Lalgudi Jayaraman (?)

12 mangaLam – sourAshtram

Saketharaman gave another nice concert from a performance point of view. However, the anticipation set by the initial krithins and the main was for a superb finish. To my disappointment, that did not happen. Post main tukdas were too many and too predictable. It was only 8:15 when the main krithi and tani avartanam were completed. There was a hope for a Ragam Tanam Pallavi , I guess prompted by the piece of paper passed on to him, he decided to sing all those popular kannada compositions. While they were sung beautifully, this concert would have been on a different level, had there been a RTP.

He was amazing during the swaras of Begada krithi and the Vasantha. Kamboji was the Raga suggested by one lady in the audience on his ask ‘if we prefer him sing any particular raga’ and he chose O Rangasai. It was a treat to all. the violin reply after the kamboji alapana was rather too short ( 2-3 mins against a 15 min alapana) and that was not normal, as there were no time pressure.


Posted by on October 28, 2007 in Concert songlist



2 responses to “Saketharaman @ Indiranagar Sangeethasabha – 27 Oct 2007

  1. Jayan

    November 14, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Thanks for dropping by. Will do so. I thought the thillana possibily could be of Sri Lalgudi who is his Guru. May be you can confirm after listening.

  2. k.

    November 11, 2007 at 11:22 am

    i would’ve loved to hear these swaras in vasantha and begada! the thillana is possibly dr. balamuralikrishna’s one.


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