T M Krishna @ Suswaralaya Music , Banashankari 08 Nov 2009

09 Nov

Vocal : T M Krishna

Violin : H K Venkatram

Mrudangam :  T K Murthy

Ghatam : Trichy Murali


01 era nApai ( varNam) – thODi –  Patnam Subramanya Iyer

02 bhuvini dAsuDane – srIranjani – Thyagarja ( O,N,S )

     neraval & swara @ ‘ nI padamulE gati tyAgarAjanuta’

03 eTula brOtuvO – chakravAkam – Thyagaraja ( A,S )

04 kanukoNTini – bilahari – Thyagaraja ( O,S )

05 gIthArthamu – surutti – Thyagaraja  ( A,N,T )

    neraval @ ‘ hari vara rUpuDu harahaya vinutuDu’

06 RTP – tarangiNi – tisra triputa , 2 kaLai

     pallavi line ‘ mAdhava tarangiNi guruguha mAtuLa ranjani’

     ragamalika swara in  Anandabhairavi &bhairavam  ( anandabhairavi&bhairavi in violin reply), behAg ( behAg&hamIrkalyANi in violin reply)

07 nirai mathi mukham ( thirupugazh) – hamsAnandi – ?

08 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

A fine concert by T M Krishna and team yesterday to conclude the 10th Suswaralaya Mucis Festival.  The concert started almost 45 minutes late after the felicitation of T K Murthy and an early taniavartanam by the organiser in the form of ‘thanks giving’. The team was eager to get on withthe concert, and one could see TMK gesturing to Sudheendra, to get it over with.

Concert started traditional way with a varnam 🙂 . Sriranjani krithi was the warmer, with some good neraval and swaras.  The first alapana came with chakravakam, and I thought HKV did a splendid job there. Bilahari , which followed next had some brilliant swara singing, with an apt support by violin and T K Murthy. Surutti main was leisurely paced, with an elaborate neraval. Surprisingly, he turned to T K Murthy after the neraval , without singing swaras. 

T K Murthy, started the concert bit loud, got into the groove pretty soon. What followed since then was awesome. His soft finger touches,  some of the patterns that he exhibited and executed were amazing.  During taniavartanam too, he was all class, to the praise of every one in the stage as well as in the auditorium. 

Tarangini pallavi was a surprice. Krishna announced that he will sing a short pallavi. Tarangini alapana and the tanam were excellent. So was the return by H K Venkatram.  There was no trikalam, but the ragamalika swaras were very nice. Krishna moved from tarangini to anandabhairavi easing into bhairavam. On his return, HKV played Anandabhairavi and bhairavi.  The second set of swaras saw him playing from behAg to hamIr kalyAni ( kind of grahabhedam ) and returning back to behag.

There was again a round of speech, curtailing the post RTP tukkadas. It was already late and Krishna closed the concert with a tirupugazh before the mangalam. Overall a fine concert.


Posted by on November 9, 2009 in Concert songlist


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4 responses to “T M Krishna @ Suswaralaya Music , Banashankari 08 Nov 2009

  1. Aditya Raghu

    November 12, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I should say a big Thank you to you! I am really grateful to you for the information you provide on the concert schedules. I wouldn’t have attended this and many other concerts if not for your great service.


  2. Bhargava

    November 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Hey Jayan, good review / the MoM about the concert 😉 Thanks man. Tc bye

  3. Jayan

    November 9, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks Aditya.. Yes. There was an overdose of commentary. The felicitation, thanks giving, the speech by the chief guests all took a lot of time.

  4. Aditya Raghu

    November 9, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Even I attend this excellent TMK concert, Had the opportunity to sit on the stage itself behind HKV. Really enjoyed the tarangini rtp esp the ragamalika swaras!!! Sad that some of the organizers took away a lot of time speaking about the concert, cricket etc.


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