O S Thyagarajan @ Unnati Centre, 13 March 2010

14 Mar

Vocal : Sri O S Thyagarajan

Violin : B K Raghu

Mrudangam : H S Sudheendra

Ghatam : Sukanya Ramgopal


01 sAdhinchanE – Arabhi – Thyagaraja

02 gurulEka ytuvanti –  gauri manOhari – Thyagaraja ( O,N,S )

neraval & swara @ ‘ tatva bOdhana jEsi kApADu tyAgarAjAptuDanu

03 sItamma mAyamma – vasantha – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S )

neraval & swara @ ‘dharaija bhAgavatA-grEsaru levvarO vArellaru vara tyAgarAjuniki

04 srI mAnini manOhara – pUrNashaDjam – Thyagaraja  ( A )

05 bhAgAyanayya – chandrajyOti – Thyagaraja ( A )

06 manasA mana sAmarthyamEmi O – vardhani – Thyagaraja

07 atukA rAda dani balka? – manOranjitham – Thyagaraja

(  OST announced this as manOranjitham.. IS it not manOranjini ? or is there a different krithi ??)

08 O rangashAyi – kAmbOji – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & swara @ ‘ bhUlOka vaikuNTham idiyani

09 ArakimpavE – thODi – Thyagaraja

10 challarE rAmachandruni – Ahiri – Thyagaraja

11 lAli yugavE – nIlAmbari – Thyagaraja

12  tirupati venkaTa ramaNa – hamsanandi – Purandara Dasa

13 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

mangaLam  kOsalEndra – madhyamAvati

A beautifully presented concert by Sri O S Thyagarajan at the Unnati center yesteray. He was in his sublime form and rendered a poised , traditional concert for three hours.  Two early detailing ( with neraval and swara) of gauri manohari and vasantha set the concert up in the tempo. However, he then moved into a series of rare krithi’s and ragams ( poornashadjam, vardhani and mano ranjitham) explaining that these krithi’s are rearely heard at concerts.  Then came a majestic kamboji, presented in a prestine style. What an alapana( which lasted 18 minutes), followed by  O rangashai in its all grandeur,  long and deliberate neraval for 15 minute, 10 odd minutes of swaraprasthana ( In fact, I was hoping for more at this stage);  an hour before he handed over to Sudheendra and Sukanya for their part.

Young B K Raghu, looks very promising, did some good job during chandrajyothi alapana and the initial phrases of kamboji. He did accompany the main artist, decently. Sudheendra and Sukanya were very good through out. A very good concert and a kamboji to remember for along time.

tatva bOdhana jEsi kApADu tyAgarAjAptuDanu
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One response to “O S Thyagarajan @ Unnati Centre, 13 March 2010

  1. KSS Raghavan

    March 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Yes. It was a truly majestic concert. Lucky that I could make it, too. OST is now in his best form. Look at the variety in Thyagaraja’s compositions- the concert was a garland of his compositions with just a couple of very good Purandaradasa’s to add to the flavour.

    O Rangasayee, I think is OST’s masterpiece and the neraval its crowning glory. You must have noted that the artist, very intelligently kept the mood of the composition by singing almost the entire long neraval presentation in Vilamba kaala itself and just concluded for record sake with one string in the second kaalam. At the same time, when it came to swaras, except for a few initial aavarthanams in vilamba kaalam (which were also very beautiful) he moved on to the entire swaraprastharam in the second kaalam.

    What a brilliant concert. Not a single pisuru (mistake) anywhere. Makes us very “happy and satisfied” at the end of the concert- like you mentioned.


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