I haven’t recovered yet from this mesmerising concert. It was an amazing concert and way above the rest I’ve attended recently. From the first krithi, it was clear that he is in great form and we are in for a treat. His voice was in good form ( slightly deteriorated towards the end) , there was almost no shruthi issues. All the ingedients for a great concert was there inclusing a highly enthusiastic accompaniment. Look at the list of songs and you will understand what I speak. It was awesome.
Here is the list of an outstanding concert… ( I could not figure out some of the krithis, help welcome)
Vocal : T N Seshagopal
Violin : H K Venkatram
Mrudangam : Cheluvaraj
Ghatam : Srishyla
01 vandanamu raghunandana ( O,S ) – sahAna – Thyagaraja
02 O jagadamba ( S ) – Anandabhairavi – Shyama Sastry
03 ugram vIram mahAvishNum ( slOkam ) – mOhana kalyANi – ?
bhajarE bhajamAnasa srI narasimham ( A, N,S ) – mOhana kalyANi – Mysore Vasudevachar
Note : The event was organised by M ANarasimhachar Music Foundation. I guess he has choosen this krithi to mark respect to the great musician.
neraval @ paramabhakta prahlAda paramAnandakaram’
04 entha nErchina – sudha dhanyAsi – Thyagaraja
05 rAmAbhi rAma ( A,N,S,T )- durbAr – Thyagaraja
neraval @ nIkE dayabuTTi nIvu brOvavalE
This was the surprice of the day. From the first phrase it was clear that Durbar is coming and coming in a big way. The alapana went for about 17-18 min and H K Venkatram did more than enough to match to the master. In his reply the indication was for yochana, but he took rAmAbhirAma to our delight. And what a piece it was !!
Thaniavartanam was a short affair, for about 10-12 min
06 RTP – sAvEri
Pallavi line “veDuka cheluki koluvai uNNaDai”
Ragamalika swaras at bhairavi , sindhu bhairabi , varALi ? , kuntaLavarALi, ___ , hamIr kalyANi, aTANa , sAvEri
07 marulu konnadirA (jAvaLi) – khamAs – pUchi srinivAsa iyengAr
08 viruttam ( tatudu tat-chadayil ?) – subha panthuvarALi – ?
nInE anAdhabandhu – subha panthuvarALi – Purandara Dasa
09 thillAna – husEni – TNS
I’m hearing a thillana in husEni for the first time and it was very good. Looks like his own composition ( had the mudra of sankaradasa in it).
10 slOkam ( sAyankAlE vanAnahtE) – rAgamAlika – ?
gOpi gOpAlalAla rAsamanDalavAhi – bhAgEsri – sUrdAs
And what a fireworks here.. The phrase “navarasa” was sung in a flurry of ragas. It was faster than I could note down, but I counted the chain of ragas. It was 27 of them. This was sung on a request by one of the organisers.
11 kElunDu kavitha ? – ? – ?
It was sung in such a speed and was so short, could not get it properly. Helps welcome
12 mangaLam – sourAshtram
13 slOkam ( srIya kAnthAya ) – srI