Vocal: Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Violin : M R Gopinath
Mrudangam : Patri Satishkumar
Ganjira : Guruprasanna
01 sarasijanAbha ( varNam) – kAmbOji – Swathi Thirunal
02 paralOka sAdhanamE – pUrvi kalyANi – Thyagaraja ( S )
03 ini oru kaNam – srI ranjini – Papanasam Sivan ( A )
04 paridAnamichitE – bilahari – Patnam Subramanya Iyer ( A,N,S )
neraval & Swara @ ‘ rokkamichutakunE mukkaNTi chelikAnu’
05 gAngEya vasana dhara – hamIr kalyANi – Swathi Thirunal ( A )
06 srI rAjagOpAlam – sAvEri – Dikshitar ( A,S, T )
ragamalika swaras in sAvEri, sahAna, varALi, yadukula kAmbOji, dhanyAsi, kharaharapriya, SankarAbharaNam, hamsAnandi, sudha dhanyAsi, amrutavarshiNi ?, —————-, shivaranjini, surutti. ( couldn’t note the missing two )
06 b tani Avartanam
07 dAsara nindisa bEDa – rAgEshri – Purandara Dasa
08 viruttam ( bhUrtavaLE bhuvanangal patinAngu?? ) – darbAri kAnaDa
shlOkam ( jAnAdi ) – mAND
rAmanai bhajitAl – mAND – Papanasam Sivan
ArumO Aval – mAND – Kannan Iyengar ?
09 kaLilO harismarana – kApi – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah bhagavathar ( O )
10 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
Fantastic concert yesterday by Sanjay Subrahmanyan and team at Sri Venogopalaswamy Temple. At this venue, he seems to excel every time. Therre are so many high points of the concert hence it is difficult yo pick a few that stood out. But if I haveto, I will go for the one of its kind sAvEri alapana, the soulful hamir kalyani, beautiful sree ranjini, the brilliant swara for bilahari and a cracking tani avartanam. See, it covers the entire concert.
Varnam was sung in 3 speed. However, the ‘bhava’ seems to be lost at the 3rd speed, the lyrics weren’t clear as well. Purvi kalyani had a set of swaras sung very well. Detailed Sreeranjini and bilahari alapana were brilliant. So was the shortish alapana for hamir kalyani. The violin retun for all the alapana , I thought, was shorter than usual. Bilahari neraval was pretty decent so was the swara. The mrudangam accompaniment was at best during hamir kalyani. Sanjay presented the kriti in a slow mellifluous way.
Saveri alapana was one of the best I’ve heard in last few years. Outstanding the way he managed to take the audience through the contours of the raga providing many ‘aha’ moments. As usual, there was no neraval for the main, but the swara singing was fabulous. After the first kala saveri swaras, Sanjay went on a ragamalika swara singing through a chain of ragas. M R Gopinath had his highlights during this swara singing.
Tani Avrtanam was all exhilerating and loud. The stage as wel as the audience seems to be on the verge of an ecstasy. Guruprasanna matching the show stealing Ptri Satishkumar. The percussion from then on were too loud and in the melee, we could hardly hear the already subdued violin.
Post Tani speeches went on for a while possibly eating away from a possible Pallavi. Pallavi was not there, but his post main Mand and kapi were good enough to close the show. Another brilliant concert by Sanjay.