Neyveli Santhanagopalan at Fort School 05 May , 2008

06 May

Vocal : Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan

Violin : Charulatha Ramanujam

Mrudangam : K V Prasad

Ganjira : B N Chandramauli

Song List:

( reached late and assume I missed the first 2 ?)

03 ? – sahAna –  ?    ( S )

Sahana swaras were going on when I reached the venue.

04 mEru samAna – mAyAmALavagauLa – Thyagaraja  ( N, S )

neraval & Swaras @ ‘gaLamula shObhillu kanakabhUshaNamula ‘

05 niravadhi sukhadA – ravichandrika – Thyagaraja

06 mInAkshi mE mudam – pUrvikalyANi – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( A,N,S,T)

neraval & Swaras at ‘madhumita mOdita hridayE sadayE mahAdEva sundarEsha priyE’

07 marukELarA O rAghavA – jayanthashrI – Thyagaraja

08 RTP – dwijAvanti – Adi

pallavi line ‘ srIrAmam chithayE jeemUtha shyAmam chithayE ‘

ragamalika swaras at sAranga, kAnaDa, darbari kAnada (? )

09 rAma manthrava japisO – jAunpuri  – Purandara Dasa

10 nAda vindu kalAdi namO namO – chenchuruTTi – aruNagirinAthar

11 slOkam ( vaidEhi sahitam )

slOkam ( kAvEri thIra vAsAya ) – saurAshtram

nI nAma rUpamulaku ( mangalam ) – saurAshtram

Beautiful concert , dwarf most of other concerts I attended this season. I reached the venue while the swara singing in sahana was going on , and I could not make out the krithi. Then came a majestic mEru samAna. It was awesome. The neraval and the swaras were superb, with some brilliant support by Charulatha and KV Prasad. This was an alaborate affair with 30 mins or so. Main piece of the day came rather quickly, giving hopes for a Pallavi to follow. Very good alapana followed by neraval and some interesting set of swaras.  Then came the alapana of dwijavanti.  Due to the time factor, there was no repeat by violinist ( which I had longed for ).

What greeted me as I entered was the hoarse strained voice. It wasn’t soothing to hear. It didnot improve as the concert progressed and the man was visibly struggling through out. Despite all that, he gave a performance which is memorable.  Had his voice been in proper shape, this would have been an outstanding one.

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Posted by on May 6, 2008 in Concert songlist



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