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Sanjay Subrahmanyan , Spring Festival , Gayana Samaja 04 Feb 2011

05 Feb

Vocal : Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Violin : Nagai Muralidharan

Mrudangam : Srimushnam Raja Rao

Ghatam : Giridhar Udupa

Song list:

01  ninnE kOri ( varNam ) – kAnaDa – Thiruvottiyur Thyagayya

02  kanchadalAya dAkshi – kamalA manOhari – Dikshitar

03  hari hari hariyani smaraNa jEsitE – saraswathi –  Walajpet Venkataramana Bhagavathar( A,S )

04  sAmOdam chintayAmi – Sudha dhanyAsi – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S)

neraval & swara  @ ‘ Syanantura nagari shObhAyamAna dEham’

05  dIna rakshaka ninnu – Ahiri –   Ponnayya Pillai ??  ( A )

06  nanda gOpAla mukunda – yamunA kalyANi – Dikshitar ( A,S,T )

07  haridAsulu vEDalE – yamunA kalyANi – Thyagaraja

08  RTP – kAmbOji – tisra triputa

pallavi line ‘ Erana sAmi pagavAri bOdhincherO ‘

rAgamalika swaras in ‘Ananda bhairavi, hamsAnandi , bauLi, nAtakurinji, sAvEri , hamsadhwani , simhEndra madhyamam , mOhanam, _______i, hindOLam, varALi, surutti

09 dAsara nindisa bEDa – rAgESrI – Purandara Dasa

10  tumbam nErkayil – dEsh – Bharatidasan

11  viruttam ( jAnAdi rAma ) – nIlAmbari

uyyAla lUgavayya -nIlAmbari – Thyagaraja

12 manamE kaNamum maravAthE – bhImplAs – Papanasam Sivan

13  mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

Fantastic concert yesterday by Sanjay and team, at the Rama Lalita Kala Mandira concert at Gayana Samaja. Yamunakalyani as main, an outstanding palavi in kAmbOji, beautifully executed sudha dhanyasi kriti, an Ahiri alapana… there are many to talk about.  Seldom we get to hear five raga alapana in any concert. The accompaniment mainitaining the high standard supporting the main artist.

The concert started bit low with the varnam and kamala manohari kriti not making any impact. I was expecting a round of swara for kanchadalaya dakshi. He quickly moved on to the first alapana of the day. Alapana and the swara was ok. The concert really moved a notch up with the Sudha dhanyasi alapana and neraval.  Neraval was very good, however the swara singing was short. Ahiri alapana was a surprise and very nice, however the violin return did not have all the beauty of the raga. Deena Rakshaka was new to me, and is pretty good. I was wondering if this is going to be the main. Sanjay closed the kriti without neraval or swara.

The real surprise was the main. Yamunakalyani was presented in very slow tempo and the alapana was fabulous. Mixing the carnatic and hindustani style presenting the raga in its all grandeur , to the enthusiastic response from the crowd. Nagai Murali in his return did justice to the vocalist.  Jampupathe was in the offing, however, he choose another Dikshitar kriti, rendering the kriti in the slow tempo with Nagai Murali following him brilliantly. The swara that followed also stuck to the same tempo , fabulously executed. I was hoping for a second speed swara singing, but he indicated to Srimushnam for tani avartanam.

Tani avartanam was superb, though occasionally giridhar Udupa went overboard. Through out the concert, both Raja Rao and Udupa were playing very well. Sanjay immediately took up another yamunakalyani kriti, this time a thyagaraja composition, which is set to a faster speed, and completed with a faster round of swara singing, making amends ot my earlier disappointment. On second thought, I think this was a good idea.

Pallavi was outstanding. Two phased Kamboji alapana was top class, so was the return by Nagai Murali. Tanam as usual was brilliant, by both the artists. Unusual pallavi line ( must have been taken from some other kriti) set to tisra triputa. Ragamalika swaras came in a flurry, switching from one to another. Sanjay requested to increase the volume during the kamboji alapana. The decibel lever were so high from this point on often making it unbearable. I am not sure what made him to request for the increase in volume.

Post pallavi kritis included his usual rAgesri, desh and bhimplas. The neelambari viruttan and Uyyala concluded the concert before the mangalam. One concert to remember for yamunakalyani, Ahiri and the brilliant Kamboji pallavi.

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Posted by on February 5, 2011 in Concert songlist

 

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4 responses to “Sanjay Subrahmanyan , Spring Festival , Gayana Samaja 04 Feb 2011

  1. Jayan

    February 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Yes Murali, Yamunakalyani was very good. It wasn’t an outstanding concert( the one gives you lasting goosebumps), but was better than his previous two concert in Bangalore.

     
  2. Murali

    February 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I liked that yamunakalyani main. It was an above average concert…however didnt feel it was outstanding.
    Over the years Sanjay has been maturing. He is definitely going to be a legend

     
  3. Arasi

    February 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Yes, it’s an old one from old times!

     
  4. Pramod

    February 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    EranasAmi pagavAri
    looks like this pallavi Semmangudi popularized

    http://www.sangeethasallapam.com/forum/topic.php?id=445

     

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