Vocal : Suguna Purushothaman
Violin : Charulatha Ramanujam
Mrudangam : Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
Ganjira : Vyasa Vittala
Muthuswami Dikshitar Compositions…
01 srI mahAgaNapati – gauLai – Dikshitar ( S )
02 akhilAnDEswari namastE – Arabhi – Dikshitar ( O )
03 srI swAminAthAya namastE – khamAs – Dikshitar ( A,S)
04 nIrajAkshi kAmAkshi – hindOLam – Dikshitar ( A,S )
05 muraharEna mukundEna – shudha mukhAri – Dikshitar ( S )
06 bAlAmbikE – manO ranjani – Dikshitar
07 pAhimAm ratnAchala nAyaka – mukhAri – Dikshitar ( A,S,T)
…. I had to leave at this point.. Nadasurabhi site will have the complete details..
At the outset, the concert was prepared meticulously and thoughtfully. However, due to the ill health of the vidushi, she wasnt been able to deliver what the list above had promised. She started the concert with an apology for her bad throat. Physical limitation have hampered a concert, which would have been one to remember.
She showcased some of the rare, interesting krithis of dikshitar, accompanied with her commentary on the compositions. Khamas and shudhamukhari kritis were very interesting. While she struggled to give a detailed alapana, often relying on her desciple ( his name escapes me – who in turn gave a pretty decent alapana ) to complete, not venturing into neraval, moving on to few rounds of swarams.
I had to leave at the beginning of tani avartanam, and not sure what concluded the concert. I hope she will recover soon and give the same in its full effect.