Vocal : Ranjani & Gayathri
Violin : Charulatha Ramanujam
Mrudangam : H S Sudheendra
Ghatam : Sukanya Ramgopal
01 intha mODi ( varNam) – sAranga – Thiruvottiyur Thyagayya
02 vidulaku mrOkkEDa – mAyAmALavagauLa – Thyagaraja ( O,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘ kamalA gaurI vAgIshvari vidhi’
03 srI nArada – kAnaDa – Thyagaraja ( A )
04 tAyE tripurasundari – sudha sAvEri – Periyaswami Thooran
05 maragata vallim – kAmbOji – Dikshitar ( A, S , T )
06 marukELarA – jayanthaSrI – Thyagaraja
07 RTP – hamIr kalyANi – khanDa triputa 2 kaLai
pallavi line : ‘brindAvana gAnalOla muralIdhara gOpAla mAm pAlaya’
rAgamAlika swaras in ‘ ………….., rItigauLa , brindAvana sAranga, mAND
08 ugabhOga ( malagi pADidarE ) – sindhu bhairavi – Purandara Dasa ?
bhaja bhaja mAnasa – sindhu bhairavi – Swathi Thirunal
09 nAtha harE jagan nAtha harE ( ashtapadi) – Jayadeva
10 bhOlAva vittala ( abhag) – bhatiAr – Thukkaram
11 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
The vocal duo Ranjani and Gayathri presented a good concert yesterday at the Nadasurabhi annual festival, day 3. The neraval and swara of mayamalavagaula, the kAnaDa alapana and the pallavi stood out in the list for me.
Short Saranga varna started off the proceedings, soon getting into the mAyamalavagaula kriti. They took great effort in an elaborated neraval and a fitting swara singing. This was brilliant with some fantastic support from the violinist. Kanada alapana came and I thought Ranjani did a good job here. Few rounds of swara would have added to the impact, but that was not the case. A quick filler preceded the main of the day Kamboji, where the younger(?) took the alapana. It was interesting in parts but was lacking the overall kamboji aesthetics. Charulatha was good in her return. However, overall the main failed to create any impact in me. There was no neraval and the swara had nothing to rave about. Tani Avartanam was good, especially when he was playing with softer fingers.
A Pallavi was in the offing, having skipped the neraval for the main piece. Hamir kalyani alapana , done in two phases ( alternating) was very good, so was the tanam. Pallavi had typical structure including trikalam. Hamir Kalyani swaras was sung in 3 speeds and was fabulous. They continued with ragamalika swaras, mAND was brilliant.
The tail pieces had a sindhubhairavi kriti and a requested abhang. A good concert yesterday at the new venue ( I could not attend the first two days). Waiting for the next set of concerts..