Vocal: T N Seshagopalan
Violin : S Varadarajan
Mrudangam : Arjunkumar
Ganjira : Chandramouli
01 koluvai UnnAdai – bhairavi – Thyagaraja
02 sItApatE – khamAs – Thyagaraja
————————————– ( I came in after this)
03 hanumAne swAmikkinda aDayALam – malayamArutham – Arunachala Kavi ( A )
04 kaddanu vAriki – thODi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )
neraval @ ‘ baddu tappaka bhajiyincE bhakta pAlanamu’
05 slOkam ( vandE sautaka gautamAjya..) – kAmbOji , rItigaULa, hamsAnandi , jAunpuri
slokam ( jagati vijati manthram..) – jAunpuri
rAma manthrava japisO – jAunpuri – Purandara Dasa
06 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
srIyay kAntAya – SrI
Yesterday was one of the days where his voice was not cooperating. He was struggling and it was painful to watch. Hence less said about the concert is better.
Some highlights, nonetheless. Thodi Alapana was long with dual shrutibhedam ( once to mOhanakalyAni and then to husEni ). So much for his luck, that each time he returned back to thodi after the shruthibhedam, there was a power interruption ( just a switch over, not a real failure, though ). Smartly, instead of exploring areas of difficulty, he spend more time on swara kalpana, with his trademark structural and calculative expositions. Varadarajan and Arjunkumar supported briliiantly.
Yesterday was the briefest speech I’ve heard in any concert. He took less than a minute of time, but good enough to make another blunder. This time ( it was a different person ), he thanked Sri T N Gopalakrishnan ( ! ) and the team, before TNS corrected him with a ” You have missed an ‘S’ in the name’ (or something to that effect).
He closed the concert with a ragamalika slokam and the expected rAma manthrava japiso.