Rudrapatnam Brothers @ Nadasurabhi 16 May 2010

17 May

Vocal : Rudrapatnam Brothers ( Tharanathan & Thyagarajan )

Violin : Nalina Mohan

Mrudangam : H S Sudheendra

Ghatam : Dayanand Mohite


01 sami daya chUDa ( varNam) – kEdAragauLa – Thiruvottiyur Thyagayya

02 ninnu jUchi – saurAshtram – Patnam Subramanya Iyer ( S )

03 kanna tantri nApai – dEva manOhari – Thyagaraja

04 srI Sankara guruvaram – nAgasurAvali – Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer ( A,S )

05 jaya jaya padmanAbhanujEsha – maNirang – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S )

      neraval & swara @ ‘  jaya mauli shObhida gangA jaya’

06 chEtASrI bAlakrishNam – dwijAvanti  – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( S )

07 talli ninnu nera  – kalyANi – Shyama Sasthri ( A,N,S,T)

       neraval & swara @ ‘ shyAmakrishNa paripAlini janani’

08 nI mAtalE ( jAvali) –  pUrvikalyANi  – PattabhirAmayya

09 kELannu hari tALano  – surutti – Purandara Dasa

10 thillAna ( ta dhiraNa tana dhiraNa dhim) – Anandabhairavi – Tanjavur Sankara Iyer

11 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

What a delightful concert.  Very pleasing ,very classical.  Nagaswali alapana was the beginning of a beautiful journey. Very classically rendered krithi and a superb set of swara singing.  Manirang followed into the lashing rain outside the hall. Neither rain, nor the barking dog ( albeit short period) could prevent us from enjoying one of the delectable performance. I personally prefer, mAmava pattabirama which has a better neraval possibility, but they did not disappoint me.  Before the main, we typically expect a fast paced krithi with some quick swara, but it was dwijavanti to fill in.

Kalyani was detailed, and on a consecutive day, I was treated with another Shyama Sastri kriti in Misra Chapu as main. I am not a great fan of Kalyani, but I like this krithi.  The accompanying artist did a good job through out , especially Sudhindra. They topped it up with a powerful tani avartanam as well.


Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Concert songlist


6 responses to “Rudrapatnam Brothers @ Nadasurabhi 16 May 2010

  1. Jayan

    June 5, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Thanks Murali, I have been attending their concerts for few years now.. Like you said, two of them have distinct voice , sort of contrast to each other. I find it very interesting, instead of having 2 similar voices.

    On this particular day, as you observed, voice of the younger brother had slight strain. But it will be nit-picking on my part to put that as a major flow here, when I have overall enjoyed the concert.

    Bangalore mrudangists , in general, are louder ( barring Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma and a couple of others – my personal opinion ) as you noted. On a second thought, there are very few who plays with soft hands. Sri Durai is a great musician, as you rightly said.

    Thank you for your comments.

  2. Murali

    June 5, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I was there in the concert, though not from beginning. The elder of the brothers is really good. Younger brother seemed off colour. Wonder whether his voice is weak or he was uninspired. Wasnt the mridangam too loud ?
    I measure Mridangist with Guruvayur Dorai (whom i heard in Mumbai – Shanmughananda). 2 words, Anticipation and Support. In fact the mumbai concert was a jugalbandhi with Fazal Quereshi (Zakirs brother) who was loud. Somewhere midway he understood how Dorai was playing and softened himself. End of concert he walked up and touched his feet; only time i have seen somebody doing it to Mridangist

  3. Raghavan.KSS

    May 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I have a Cd by TR.Subramanian where he teaches this Javali brilliantly. It is a delight as to how these great teachers latch on to the swaras and point out minor aberrations although we see nothing wrong in the students’ singing!!

  4. Jayan

    May 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Thank you.. I wasnt sure of the javali.. It somehow sonded pantuvarali to me..

  5. Raghavan.KSS

    May 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Your ??

    08 nee maatale maayenuraa ( jAvali) – pUrvikalyANi- PattabhirAmayya

    09 kELano Hari Taalano – surutti – Purandara Dasa


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