Vocal : Trichur Brothers
Violin : L Ramakrishnan
Mrudangam : Trichur R Mohan
Ghatam : Kovai Suresh
01 sumukhA EkadantA (varNam) – sarasvati – Adi – Keshavananda Bharathi
02 girirAja sutA tanaya – bangALA – Adi – Thyagaraja
03 jaya jaya jaya jAnakI kAntA – nATa – khaNDa chAp – Purandara Dasa ( O,S )
04 bhArati maddhiSaNA – dEvamanOhari – rUpakam – Dikshitar ( O )
05 kamalAptakula kalashAbdhi – brindAvana sAranga – Adi – Thyagaraja
06 sItamma mAyamma – vasanta – rUpakam – Thyagaraja ( N,S,T )
neraval & swara @ ‘dhara nija bhAgavatAgrEsarulu evarO vArellaru’
07 RTP – cArukEshi – mishrajAti jhumpa, tisra gati +1(3 akSaram) eDuppu
pallavi line : ‘maragata maNimaya vilasita rAmayyA, maravAda guNa’
rAgamAlika swaras in ‘kAnaDa, behAg, ??, ??
08 tAL bOlE chipali lA ? (abhang) – ? – Thukaram?
09 shLOkam – madhyamAvati
*One of the largest crowd I’ve seen in this part of the town for a concert. The duo, certainly had a huge fan following here.
*Concert started 25 min late – arrival + long sound setting ( which they excused and sought in advance). That , coupled with some confusion on the ‘end-time’ caused some disarray in their concert planning.
*Until the Vasanta kriti, it was somewhat unappealing to me, despite a ‘first time listening’ of a sarasvati varnam comprised of the 12 names of Ganesha, and some nice rounds of nATa swaras.
*There was no alapana, except for the pallavi. After about 5 compositions, they were planning to go for the pallavi, but some reconfirmation of the time/duration salvaged the situation. They sang a delectable sItamma mAyamma with the newly ‘obtained’ extra time.
*Super duper neraval by both with equally brilliant support from L Ramakrishnan. Fitting swaras too.
*Tani Avartanam was taken after vasanta, with the audience putting tAlam ( on request by the artists, easy as it was in Roopakam) , reminding me the Viking Clap. Good engagement idea.
*The sole alapana was for cArukeshi, shared between the bros. Fairly elaborate, many impressive phrases, very well done by all three. Impressive rAgamAlika tAnam, seamless transition from one to other, again pretty impressive. Similar fair during the ragamalika swaras as well. I couldn’t figure out if this was done as ‘grahabhedam’.
*Abhang followed, with the audience in ‘trance’ clapping ( this time involuntarily ) to the song and reaching near ecstasy during the chants ‘pANDuranga, pANDUranga’ and ‘viTTHala viTTHala’. I am not a great fan of this.
*Good concert, especially the vasanta and pallavi. But I still feel a little bit of planning ( or re-planning) would have made it a lot more ‘complete’.