Vocal : M K Sankaran Namboodiri
Violin : C N Chandrasekhar
Mrudangam : H S Sudheendra
Ghatam : Sukanya Ramgopal
04? varadarAjam upAsmahE – sAranga – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( S )
05 pAlisamma muddu SAradE – AbhOgi – Purandara Dasa ( A,S )
06 bhajana sEyavE manasA – kalyANi – Thyagaraja ( A,S )
07 bArayya namma managE – hindOLam – Purandara Dasa (S )
08 pOgadiralO ranga – SankarAbharaNAm – Purandara Dasa ( A,N,S,T)
neraval & swara @ ‘suramunigaLu tamma hridaya kamalatalli’
09 nambidE ninna pAda – bhImpLAs ?? – Mudalkal Shesha Dasaru ?
10 raghuvar tumkO mEri – Ahirbhairav – Tulsidas
11 kanDEnA gOvindana – hamsAnandi – Purandara Dasa
12 A divya nAmam ayyappA ( ayyappa bhajan ) – ?
13 manuja SarIravidEnu sukhA – behAg – Purandara Dasa
14 antakaNa dUtharike – bhAgEshrI – Purandara Dasa
15 thillAna ( dhIm dhIm dhIm tadana ) – kadanakuthUhalam – T V Gopalakrishnan
16 mangaLam – saurAStram – Thyagaraja
This was a concert filled with Kannada Compositions. Sankaran Namboodiri , choose a lot of Purandara Dasa kritis including the main piece of the day , of the great composer. By the time I could reach the venue, he was probably into his 4th song of the day. Very refreshing Saranga , not the usual nIvADa or arunAchala nAtham, followed with fine sets of swaras. He then choose the Dasa krithi pAlisamma Muddu Sarade, in abhOgi after a short alapana. I have heard this krithi sung in Mukhari by TMK and I prefer the mukhari version. Kalyani alapana was fantastic ( though I’m not very fond of this raga) and so was the krithi.
For the second time, I am hearing him sing the Sankarabharanam kriti, pOgadiralO ranga ( not that I’m complaining). Both the alapana and the violin reply were good, and so was the neraval. Tani avartanam was a short affair with nothing great to mention. Post main kritis were also filled with lot more Kannada compositions, and the kadanakuthuhalam thillana of his guru. Overall a good concert.