Vocal : T M Krishna
Violin : R K Sriramkumar
Mrudangam : B Harikumar
01 Shankha chakra gadA pANim – pUrNachandrika – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( S )
02 maru bAri ( javaLi) – khamAs – Dharmapuri Subbarayar ( S )
03 sUryamUrtE namOstutE – saurAshtram – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( A,N )
neraval @ ‘AryavinutatEjasphUrtE ArogyAdiphaladakIrtE’
04 pAhimAma srI rAjarAjEswari – janaranjani – Maha Vaidyanatha Sivan
05 viribONi – bhairavi – Pachimiriam Adiappa ( A,N ,T )
neraval @ ‘ sAmi srI rAjagOpAla dEva’
06 viruttam – rAgamAlika
( tandai tAyum – mOhanam ; unaiyallal matroru tuNai – sindhubhairavi, anthamum Adiyum – behAg)
ithu thAnO thillai sthalam – behAg – Gopalakrishna bharati
07 eppO varuvArO – jAunpuri – Gopalakrishna Bharati ( S )
08 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
There were excitement galore. Very high energy performance. It will also be in the discussion for few days. A varnam as main ( first time in Bangalore, he did the same at last year’s Music Academy concert with a thanam) and a javali up at the second slot. If you leave these outside, there isnt much to talk about.
Poornachandrika krithi was very good, soon started with the khamas javali with some exceptional swara singing, to a thunderous applause. Saorashtram was his usual slow tempo mood and surprisingly there was no swara singing. Bhairavi alapana was outstanding, so was the return by R K Sriramkumar. I was expecting bAlagOpAla to follow, but he choose to take up viriboni to some ‘awe’ and murmer among the audience. The detailed execution of the varnam was interesting, but to me, can not replace a majestic kriti at the main slot. I guess, this will fade away once the curiosity factor is diminished.
Harikumar had to handle the percussion department alone ( not sure why, there was no explanation) and he did a splendid job. The tani avartanal was outstanding and he received the maximum applause for his solo performance.
Krishna , on request by the Secretary Ramesh , did explain his take on viriboni as main. He did his part of the explanation well, but I am not sure if it was convincing enough. The post main had a set of swaras for the jaunpuri kriti , just before the mangalam.