Kotapalli Vandana @ BTM Cultural Academy 20 Jan 2009

21 Jan

Vocal : Kotapalli Vandana

Violin : K V Krishna

Mrudangam : N Vasudeva

Ghatam : Dayanand Mohite

Morsing : L Bheemachar



05 aparAma bhakti – pantuvarALi – Thyagaraja ( A,S)

06 eTi yOchanAlu – kiraNAvali – Thyagaraja ( O,S )   * corrected as suggested by Hari

07 enduku peddala – SankarAbharaNam – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

     neraval & swara @ ‘ vEdasAsthra tatvArthamu telisi’

08 pAhi rAmachandra rAghava – yadukula kAmbOji – Thyagaraja

09 nagumOmu galavANi – madhyamAvati – Thyagaraja

10 lAli yugave – nIlAmbari – Thyagaraja

11 mangaLam – saurAshtram

      slOkam ( srIyay kAnthaya) – madhyamAvati

This is for the first time, I am listening to her. I understand that this was her first performance in Bangalore. Few reviews I read last couple of months, rated her quite high and that was behind my decision to listen to her however late it was. I reached the venue pretty late, and might have missed 3 – 4 kritis. It was Pantuvarali alapana, when I reached the hall. Overall , it was an average performance. What caught my attention was the speed at which the kalpana swaras were sung.  Superfast swaras for Keeravani, and fast and superfast rendering for Sankarabharanam ( 2 speed , interleaving).  One person who stole the show was Bheemachar with some interesting Morsing accompaniment.


Posted by on January 21, 2009 in Concert songlist


2 responses to “Kotapalli Vandana @ BTM Cultural Academy 20 Jan 2009

  1. Jayan

    January 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I haven’t been able to attend any of the rest. Caught up with work in Office.

  2. tonguetwister

    January 24, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    what about the rest of the festival? Are you putting them up?


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