T N Seshagopalan , Academy of Music Festival , Chowdiah Memorial Hall on 26,Nov 2008

27 Nov

Vocal :  T N Seshagopalan

Violin : C N Chandrasekharan

Mrudangam : T A S Mani

Ghatam : M A Krishnamurthy

Songlist :

01 inta chAla (varNam) – bEgaDa – Veena Kuppaiyar  ( O , S )

02 SrI mahAgaNapatE dEhi Sivam – malahari – Muthiah Bhagavathar ( A )

03 nI bhajana gAna – nAyaki – Thyagaraja ( A,S )

04 amma rAvamma – kalyANi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

     neraval & swara at ‘ tAmarasa daLa nEtrudu tyAgarAjuni mitruDu

05 padavini – sALaga bhairavi – Thyagaraja  ( S )

06 RTP – vasanta , bhairavi & vasantabhairavi – Khanda triputa

  pallavi line ‘ shruthi laya bhAva sangItam en vaSam tA , bhairavi pAhi mAm’

  a short tani Avartanam

07 hari guN gAvat nAcUngI – ??  – meerA bhajan

08 slOkam ( jagati vijita manthram? ) – jAunpuri

     rAma manthrava japisO – jAunpuri – Purandara Dasa

09 paSupati – madhyamAvati – ?

10 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

     srIyay kAntAya ( slokam ) – Sri

Sri T N Seshagopalan inaugurated the week long Music Festival at Chowdiah Memorial Hall yesterday, and stellar performance from HIS part. I said HIS part because, the rest of the people on the stage was visibly struggling to match his rendering and his calculations.  His initial couple of krithis were average( to his standard) as his voice still had few issues. But, it improved drastically during the main kalyani and it stayed good for the rest of the evening. 

The kalpana swaras of nAyaki was brilliant and so was the kalyani alapana and the krithi. During the swara singing, he ventured into his usual jugglery with the permutations and combinations to the discomfort of the rest of the performers. It would have been a delight to the listeners, had the rest of the performers measured upto his mastery.

He was constantly looking at his watch and we had a scare that the concert is going to be a short one and he is likely to wind up with few ‘after main’ pieces. We had weathered the rain and the evening traffic to reach the venue and did not want to go disappointed. To our relief and delight,  he started the alapana of vasanta and an RTP was there to come.  As he has done a couple or more times recently,  this too was his three raga pallavi in vasanta, bhairavi and vasantabhairavi.  It was pure bliss, as his voice was in full co-operation by this time. Next 50-55 minutes were the best part of the evening. He conculed the evening with a beautiful rendition of the Meerabhajan and a devarnama by Purandara Dasa.


Posted by on November 27, 2008 in Concert songlist



2 responses to “T N Seshagopalan , Academy of Music Festival , Chowdiah Memorial Hall on 26,Nov 2008

  1. R.Saravanan

    January 7, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Hi Jayan

    Wish you a very happy new year 2009.

    Didn’t you receive my mail???

    Anyways take care.


  2. Pramod

    November 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    hari guN gAvat nAcUngI ….

    listen this … or

    Is it Navroz? …I heard GV rendering one Navroz(Jo Achutha..) in sounded similar


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