Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore Manjunath , Seshadripuram College, 11 Apr 2010

12 Apr

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

         tani Avartanam

06   jagadOdhArana – hindustAni kApi – Purandara Dasa

07   unidentified..

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.


Posted by on April 12, 2010 in Concert songlist



3 responses to “Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore Manjunath , Seshadripuram College, 11 Apr 2010

  1. R.Prashanth

    April 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I was there in the concert too. It was an outstanding concert. Of course Manjunath and nagaraj are the maestros and no doubt they could stand up to this hieght, as usual. there seemed to be some problem with the mridanga’s shrthi.
    It was a brilliant concert and certaninly one of the best in the series.

  2. Jayan

    April 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Well, I thought they stay in Bangalore, these days.. The fact remains that they arrived at 6:40 and that had caused the delay in starting.

  3. Sree

    April 13, 2010 at 2:06 am

    ” The concert started 30 minutes behind schedule ( due to the late arrival of hometown artists !)”?? there was only one hometown artist! the duo are Mysoreans


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