Vocal : T N Seshagopalan
Violin : C N Chandrasekharan
Mrudangam : K V Anand
Ganjira : B Purushotham
01 sarasijanAbha (varNam) – kAmbOji – Swathi Thirunal ( S )
02 sAdhinchanE – Arabhi – Thyagaraja
03 ninne nera nammi nAnurA – pantuvarALi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘ vEda shAstra purANa vidyalacE bhEda’
04 budhamAshrayAmi satatam – nAttakurinji – Muthuswamy Dikshitar ( A , followed by slokam ‘Priyangulika syamam roopena prathimam budham…
soumyam soumya gunobedham’) * slokam detail from Pramod.
05 soundararAjam AshrayE – brindAvana sArang – Muthuswamy Dikshitar ( A, S )
06 evvarE rAmayya – gAngEyabhUshaNi – Thyagaraja
07 akshayalinga vibhO – SankarAbharaNam – Muthuswamy Dikshitar ( A,N,S,T )
I had to leave at this point. Not sure what was sung post this.
A very good concert by T N Seshagopal yesterday. This time, there was no trouble with voice and it was clear from the varnam itself. He was able to go through all the high octave singing and the low octave with relative ease and at will. Varnam had a set of swara with some 3 kala swara singing. Sadhinchane was a filler. Pantuvarali was the first alapana and the neraval and swara followed his typical patterns, followed amicably by C N chandrasekharan. Nattakkurinji and brindavana sarang followed with a shorter alapana for the former and a detailed ‘superb’ alapana for the latter. Soundararajam was very moving adding some intrinsic and beautiful set of swaras. Gangeyabhushani , now becoming regular in concerts here ( Sanjay taken this up as the main at Malleswaram) had some interesting sangatis at the pallavi line.
Sankarabharanam alapana was superb. The usual full throated high octave alapana to the soft low phrases, the grahabhedam ( I realised only after he returned to the main raga !) , all were there. Chandrasekharan in his return was pretty good too. I had to leave , when he started the Akshayalinga vibho.. I heard that he had an elaborate rendering of the krithi.
Apart from my early departure, the other issue was to do with the audio. There was some issue of clarity and the voice was not decipherable at times. The organisers on their part wsa taking feedback from variuos corners and did try to get this corrected to an extent. It was a very good concert, by the master.