Vocal : Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath
Violin : Vaibhav Ramani
Mrudangam : Guru Raghavendra
01 nera nammiti (varNAm) – kAnaDa – aTa – Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar
02 shrI mahAgaNapatim bhajEham – aThANa – Adi – Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar ( O,S )
03 shankari shankuru – sAvEri – Adi tisra gati – Shyama Shasthry (A,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘jambUpati vilAsini jagada manOllAsini’
04 rAnidi rAdu – maNirang – Adi – Thyagaraja ( A,S )
05 ghananaya dEshikha gAna rasikA – riSabhapriya – Adi – Koteeswara Iyer
06 mariyEmi kAvalenu – kannaDa – Adi – Ambujam Krishna
07 evari mATa – kAmbOji – Adi x 2 – Thyagaraja (A,N,S,T )
neraval & swara @ ‘ bhakta parAdhInudanucu parama-‘
08 dEvakI nandana nanda mukundana – mAND – Adi – Purandara Dasa
09 sindhu taraN siya sOch haraN – sindhu bhairavi – Adi – Tulsidas
10 nI nAma rUpamulaku – saurAStram – Adi – Thyagaraja
shLOkam ( mangaLam kOsalEndrAya) – saurAStram
She sang a very good concert yesterday. Both sAvEri and kAmbOji are top class.
A tribute concert , remembering four titans whose birth centenary is celebrated this year – Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, Ambujam Krishna, D K Pattammal and S Rajam. This year is also the death centenary year of Ramanathapuram ( poochi) Srinivasa Iyengar.
The selection of kritis, thus, are carefully chosen with the theme in mind. Nice job done.
Saveri was grand. Super start of the alapana. Fabulous neraval. Especially the place she chose to do the neraval. Shyamakrishna sOdari would have bored me to death.
The manirang after that sAveri was , if I may borrow the expression from my boss, … ‘nO mmAA’. She should have sung the alapana for the next, rishabhapriya. Again, liked the way she sang ‘ghananaya dEshikha’ , properly.
Good kAmbOji alapana. Again, a grand neraval, nicely done. Good rounds of swaras too.
Accompaniment was of good through out. Energetic Guru Raghavendra and an ever evolving Vaibhav Ramani. Guru Raghavendra showed a lot of anticipation and barring a few occasional exuberance ( or lack of restraint) he was commendable yesterday.