Sanjay Subrahmanyan , Ramanavami Festival Fort School Grounds, 25 Mar 2010

26 Mar

Vocal : Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Violin : S Varadarajan

Mrudangam : Neyveli Venkatesh

Ganjira : Guruprasanna


01 varNam – rItigauLa – ?? ( reached at the end of this)

02 maNavi nAlakinca – naLinakAnti – Thyagaraja ( S )

03 jaya jaya padmanAbha – maNirang – Swathi Thirunal  ( A )

04 kuvalayadaLa nayana – nAttakurinji – ThyagarAja ( A ,S )

05 ArO ivar ArO – bhairavi – Arunachala kavi ( A,N,S,T )

      neraval @ ‘ chandrabimba mukhamalarAlE ennaitAnE pArkirAn orukAlE’

06 enna rakshisO – shubhapantuvarALi – Purandara Dasa ( O )

07 RTP – chalanAta – chatusra triputa , 2 kaLai

      pallavi line ‘ srI rAma jayarAma jayajayarAma shringAra rAma

     rAgamAlika swaras in sahAna, behAg and yadukula kAmbOji

08 srI rAma jayarAma shringAra rAma yeni – yadukula kAmbOji – Thyagaraja   ( continued with the pallavi)

09 dAsara nindisa bEDa – ?  – Purandara Dasa

10 viruttam ( vazhikku tuNai tirumen malar pAdangal) – sindhubhairavi

      vA vA vElmurukA – sindhubhairavi –  Mayuram Viswanatha Shastri

11 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

My first concert at the fort school season. Sanjay Subrahmanyan and team did a good concert . The highlight of the concert was the electrifying Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Chalanata.  The concert until then was just ok for his standard and our expectations.  Both manirang and nattakurinji alapana were good but short, no neraval for either of them. Bhairavi main came pretty soon in the concert. While the bhairavi alapana was brilliant, the krithi not being a heavy weight, could not pull it off. Within 3-4 minutes, he was into neraval. ‘Chandrabimba mukha..’ is a fantastic line for neraval and it was very good. Swara singin was also short.  Pallavi was sure to be there, and after initial phrases into alapana, he announced it as chalanata . Tanam was exceptionally good by both Sanjay and Varadarajan. Pallavi was also good ( no complex tala , and no trikalam). Ragamalika swaras were very good and he continued from the yadukula kamboji swaras into ‘sri rama jayarama’ before the break.

The ‘speaker’ lavishing praise on Sanjay made a mess of it declaring the ragas in the pallavi to the murmer and laughter from the audience, before Sanjay himself came into his rescue. 

Overall a good concert, but not an outstanding one.


Posted by on March 26, 2010 in Concert songlist


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4 responses to “Sanjay Subrahmanyan , Ramanavami Festival Fort School Grounds, 25 Mar 2010

  1. Krishna

    November 13, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Does anyone know if a recording of this concert is available commercially? If not, is it possible to acquire a recording in some other manner without violating any copyrights? I am interested to get Sri Sanjay Subramaniam’s rendition of “manavi nAlagincha”

  2. Jayan

    March 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks.. did not know. He tried lot of pallavi style singing here.. slow ‘pUrvAngam’ and faster ‘uttarAngam’ on few lines of charanam, which was kind of interesting.. mrudangam trying to play along and missing a couple of times…

  3. Pramod

    March 26, 2010 at 10:46 am

    And of course chalanatta is a mela (36th)

  4. Pramod

    March 26, 2010 at 10:43 am

    vA vA vElmurukA – sindhubhairavi is Mayuram Viswanatha Sastry’s…and i remember hearing a “viswanatha” somewhere in the krithi.Also this year is Mayuram Viswanatha Sastry special for Sanjay.

    Was looking to hear a good Nattakurinji for sometime 😦


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