Vocal : Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma
Violin : B Raghuram
Mrudangam : B S Anand
Ganjira : Guruprasanna
Song list :
01 karuNimpa ( varNam) – sahAna – Thiruvottiyur Thiagayya
02 bhaja mAnasa vighnEswara – bahudAri – Tulaseevanam ( A,S )
03 tAnDava dariSanam tArum – rItigauLa – Gopalakrishna Bharati ( A )
04 sObhillu saptaswara – jaganmOhini – Thyagaraja
05 shAradE vINA vAdana vishAradE – dEvagAndhAri – Papanasam Sivan ( A )
06 bhOgIndra shAyinam – kuntaLa varALi – Swathi Thirunal
07 ennALu Urake – SubhapantuvarALi – Thyagaraja ( A,S )
08 nanu brOva laLithA – laLitha – Shyama Shastry
09 swara rAga sudhA – SankarAbharaNam – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T)
neraval & swara @ ‘ paramAnandamE kamalamupai’
10 narajanma bandAge – madhuvanti – Purandara Dasa
11 rAma manthrava japisO – jAunpuri – Purandara Dasa
12 thillAna ( tana dhimta dhimta dhiranA )- mAND – Lalgudi Jayaraman
13 mangaLam – saurAshtram, madhyamAvathi – Thyagaraja
Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma gave a good performance today at the nadasurabhi Monthly concert held at Heritage Academy Hall. Shankarabharanam ( the main) was the take of the day. Very well executed alapana , the krithi ( swara raga sudha) and the neravl marked the performance. Earlier, he did some good alanana for devagandhari and shubhapantuvarali.
There was no neraval for any other krithis sparing the main. Another neraval , for Shubhapantuvarali or devagandhari would have lifted the concert to a higher level. Two and half hour concert without an RTP , is not satisfying with only one neraval.
After the initial hiccups with the amplification settings, he settled in with the reetigaula krithi. This concert was also noted for many not often heard krithis ( atleast to me). The Bahudari kriti of Tulaseevanam, the reetigaula krithi and the devagandhari krithi were all quite unheard in the regular concert circuit.
The accompanying artists were just ok. Raghuram was very good during his return for Shankarabharanam. The Tani Avatranam was a high octane excitement by the young artists.