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.