Violin : Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore Manjunath
Mrudangam : Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam
Ghatam : Giridhar Udupa
01 rArA mAyiNti – asAvEri – Thyagaraja
02 manavi nAlakinca – naLinakAnti – Thyagaraja ( A,S )
03 idi samayamurA – nAtakapriya – Mysore Vasudevacharya
04 intakaNtE kAvalenA ?? – kannaDa – (Patnam Subramanya Iyer)
05 RTP – kIravANi – chatusra triputa 2 kaLai
pallavi line : rAmA maragata maNi shAmA, sadguNadhAmA
ragamalika swaras in dwijAvanti , hamsAnandi, chandrakauns ?? , bhAgEsri
06 jagadOdhArana – hindustAni kApi – Purandara Dasa
08 mangaLam – saurAshtram, madhyamAvati – Thyagaraja
Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath presented a good concert yesterday at the Seshadripuram College, Ramanavami Festival. An outstanding naLinakanti and a good Keeravani were the highlights of the concert. The concert started 30 minutes behind schedule ( due to the late arrival of hometown artists !) by 7:00 pm. They started with a melodious rendering of asaveri krithi. The nalinakanti that followed was outstanding. The alapana from Nagaraj was very good , so was some of the swara prasthana. Mysore Vasudevacharya’s nAtakapriya krithi and a short Kannada alapana followed before a magestic keeravani. The tanam as well as the pallavi were very good. The ragamalika swaras went into the familiar zone with not much to cheer about.
Tani avartanam was LOUD. Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam had been having some trouble with the mrudangam and through out the concert, he was tuning the instrument. I am not sure of the technicalities, but it had taken considerable amount of time at the beginning of every krithi. The percussion accompaniment, barring the tani avartanam, was good , especially by Giridhar Udupa.
I thought the overal decibel level was a couple of notch higher. Nonetheless, it was a good concert, albeit short, by the violin duo.