Vocal : Neela Ramgopal
Violin : R K Sriramkumar
Mrudangam : Patri Satishkumar
Ghatam : Dr.S.Karthik
01 intha chAla – bEgaDa – Veena Kuppaiyer
02 ninnE bhajanA – nAttai – Thyagaraja ( S )
03 gaurIshAya namastE – Arabhi – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( A,S )
04 EmAnaticheDivO – sahAna – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘ yeshamAyuvu sadbhaktiyu EkAnta chittamu’
05 nIradasama nIlakrishNa – jayanthasrI – Oothukkad Venkata Kavi
06 gati nIvani nE kOri – thODi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )
neraval @ swara @ ‘ rAkA shashivadanE sarvalOka nAyaki vinu mAya’
07 bhOgIndra shAyinam – kuntaLa varALi – Swathi Thirunal
08 RTP – hEmavathi – chatusra rUpakam misra gati ?? ( 1+3+2 beats , each beat 3.5 counts ! )
Pallavi line ‘jagannAtha sahitE, nAtha sahitE, sahitE’
ragamalika swaras in mOhanam? , chandrakauns , sindhu bhairavi
09 manda mathiyu nAnu – ? – Purandara Dasa
10 Erumayil ( thirupugazh) – ? – Arunagirinathar
11 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
Smt Neela Ramgopal gave a superb concert yesterday at Rama Seva Mandali. You could not ask for a better accompaniment for such a concert and did they perform wonderfully well. the Nattai swara especially towards the end, interesting alapana of sahAna – very different phrases from what is usually heard, an outstanding neraval for thodi were the sparkling point of the evening.
A look at the song list can reveal a lot to you. The concert had feel of ‘rare composition concert . Most of them are not often heard in concerts, these days. She was all energy until the end of RTP, post which I thought fatigue took over and she was sounding weak ( just a couple of tukkadas). RTP was very structured and in complicated talam, with detailed tanam and the trikalam and ragamalika swaras.
Accompanying artists did a fantastic job. R K Sriramkumar was fantastic in his reply of sahana and thodi. Patri Satishkumar and Karthik were consistantly good, and did a brilliant tani avartanam.