Vocal : Kothapalli Vandana
Violin : Aditi Krishnaprakash
Mrudangam : Renukaprasad
Ghatam : Omkar G Rao
Theme : Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar Compositions
01 mAtE malayadhwaja ( varNam) – khamAs – Adi – HMB ( O )
02 gam gaNapatE namO namO – hamsadhwani – Adi tisragati – HMB ( O, S )
03 Adityam dEvAdi dEvam – mAyAmALavagauLa – Adi x 2 – HMB ( A )
04 bhuvanEshvariyA – mOhanakalyANi – Adi – HMB ( short alapana)
05 vAnca tOnu nA – karNaranjani – Adi tisragati – HMB
06 sudhAmayi sudhAnidhi – amrtavarSiNi -Roopakam – HMB ( A,S )
07 sharavaNabhava – pashupatipriya – Adi – HMB
08 ratna kancuka dhAriNi – kAmbOji – mishrachAp – HMB ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & swara @ ‘mandagamanOllAsini dEvEndranuta mrdubhASiNi’
09 notes ( gA, maga ri gapa rIgasA) – tishra gati – HMB
10 shLOkam ( asAdhya sAdhaka svAmin) – chencurutti
shrI AnjanEya jagadEka vIrA – chencurutti – Adi – HMB
11 thillAna ( dhIm tana tArE dhiraNA) – hamsAnandi ?? – Adi – HMB
12 nI nAma rUpamulaku (mangaLam) – saurAStram – Adi – Thyagaraja
shLOkam ( shrIyay kAntAya) – madhyamAvati
*Good, albeit predictable, selection of kritis. Presented very well. Apart from the ‘Aditya dEva dEvam’ and the hanuman kriti in chenchurutti, rest of them are regularly heard. Aditya dEva dEvam ( heard it only once from T S Sathyavathi ) made the evening for me.
*Top class alapana for kAmbOji, amrutavarshini and the shortish mayamalavagaula. Amrutavarshini, I thought was brilliant.
*Her swara singing worth a mention, especially the hamsadhwani and amrutavarshini. The way she alternated between two gatis for amrutavarshini was fabuloius. Renukaprasad rose to the occasion here and the combo was delectable.
* Liked the shlokam ( hanuman manthra) before the Chenchurutti kriti. I always like a shlokam ( or ugabhoga or viruttam) before a kriti especially if it goes in line with the context of the song being rendered.