Price Rama Varma , Ramanavami Seshadripuram , 18th Apr 2009

19 Apr

Vocal : Prince RamaVarma

Violin : Dr Hemalatha

Mrudangam : Praveen

Ghatam : Omkar

Song list:

01 ninne kOri ( varNam ) – mOhanam – Poochi Srinivas Iyengar  ( O )

02 dEva dEva kalayAmi – mAyAmALavagauLa – Swathi Thirunal ( S )

03 manavi nAlaginca – naLinakAnthi – Thyagaraja  ( S )

04  pavana tanaya pAlayamAm – rasikapriya – BMK

05  nI valE daivamu  – yadukulakAmbOji – MDR 

06 rAvimchu vArevarurA – supOshiNi – Thyagaraja

07 rAma rAma guNasIma  – simhEndramadhyamam – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S,T)

    neraval & swara at ‘muni mAnasa dhAma mrgamada sulalAma’

08 srIrAma nAmam –  ?  – Bhadrachala Ramadas

09 hodi nagari mEle – Anandabhairavi – Purandara Dasa

10 sarvam brahmamayam – khamAs  – Sadasiva brahmendra

11 bhajan ( rAma rAma raghurAma ) – sindhu bhairavi –  Prayaga Rangadas (Grand father of Sri BMK)

12 bhujaga SAyinO – yadukulakAmboji , Sri – Swathi Thirunal

Poor mic and audio setting played spoil-sport,  otherwise a good concert by Sri Ramavarma at the Seshadripuram College.  Various attempts by the operators did not yield result till the main krithi was sung.  From his part, Ramavarma was composed and apologised to the audience for poor audio ( which the organiser did later).  Concert was of his traditional, unhurried, soft rendering of krithis.  His soft voice ( as if singing to himself or a closed circle of friends) could have made the life of the sound engineers difficult. He was harldy audible over the violin and the percussion. Praveen was the first to adjust and was soft with his fingers very soon. To me, he did a fantastic job yesterday.

After an elaborated swara prasthana for malamalavagaula , which could have been appreciated better if the sound was ok, he ventured into another sets of swaras for nalinakanti. The best of the day was the rendering of MDRs krithi in Yadukulakamboji. Very emotive and soulfilling, but the lines were bearly decipherable dampening the feeling. There was only one alapana , for the main krithi of the day, and that was detailed. So was the case with neraval.


Posted by on April 19, 2009 in Concert songlist


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3 responses to “Price Rama Varma , Ramanavami Seshadripuram , 18th Apr 2009

  1. Jayan

    June 1, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Thanks Meena. Taken note of that.

  2. meena

    May 31, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Sree MDR kriti is nIvale daivamu
    BMK gt. grandfather was Sree Prayaga Rangadas


  3. Balaji S

    April 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Dear KPJ,
    I was expecting that you would attend Mandolin Duet concert.

    Thani Avarthanam by Shri Yella Venkateswara Rao and Guru Prasanna was the best of the series.
    I dont think I will ever get to hear something like that.

    – Balaji S


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