Violin : Vid Kanyakumari
Violin Support : Vittala Rangan
Mrudangam : Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
Ganjira : Vyasa Vittala
01 ? -hamsadhwani (S )
02 sanAtana paramapAvana – phalamanjari
03 svAminAtHa paripAlayAshumAm – nAta – Dikshitar
04 lAvaNya rAma – pUrNa SaDjam – Thyagaraja ( O )
05 gAnamUrtE – gAnamUrti – Thyagaraja ( A,S )
06 shrI vishvanAtham bhajEham – chaturdasha rAgamAlika – Dikshitar
07 vijayAmbikE – vijayanAgari – Muthaiah Bhagavathar ( A,S )
08 heccarikagArA rA – yadukula kAmbOji – Thyagaraja
09 shrI krSNam bhaja mAnasa – thODi – Dikshitar ( A,t,N,S,T)
neraval & swara @ shankha cakra gadA padma
rAgamAlika swaras in ??, kApi,rEvati,valaji?
10 muraLIdhara gOpAla – mAND – Periyasamy Thooran
11 krSNA nI bEganE bArO – yamuna kalyANi – Vyasaraya ( S )
12 rAmachandru nipuDu raghuvIruDu – dvijAvanti – Annamacharya
13 venkaTAchala nilayam – sindhubhairavi – Purandara Dasa ( O )
14 bhAgyAda lakSmi bAramma – madhyamAvati – Purandara Dasa
15 hari nInE gati endu – karNaranjani – Purandara Dasa
16 mangaLam – saurAStram
I was reluctant to attend the concert, as I was late to reach the venue. It was already 7:20 and there was major issue to find a place to park, as the main auditorium had some function. The thoughts of returning was so strong, but good sense prevailed at the end. She was concluding the Dikshitar’s chaturdasha ragamalika kriti as I entered. Hence, my impression of the concert is based on the rest of the concert. However, I am sure the same characteristics would have preceded the earlier songs as well. I was told that the gAnamurti was excellent as well.
A spectacular vijayanAgari was the welcome. I pointed out to my friends later that this was one of the best vijayanagari I listened ever. Outstanding swaras she played with Vittala Rangan. It will remain in memory for a while. She asked if there are any preference for the main rAga. Various choices were aired and kAmbOji, thODi and kApi were the loudest. I think kAmbOji was then conveyed. But she said, she had a plan to play heccarikaga ra and started playing that. May be in a slightly faster tempo.
So the main had to be thODi. She played a brilliant alapana with her desciple joining in later, both doing a grahabhEda ( to mOhanakalyAni) and playing some awesome combinations. Tanam was equally exquisite. Shrikrishnam bhaja manasa was chosen, both playing together. She started her swaraprasthana, after a round, spoke to Shivu on her right and started playing neraval, a good one at that. Back to some impressive swara prasthana including multiple to an fro into ragamalika swaras, before handing over to the percussion team for tani. Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma and Vyasa Vittala did a commendable job here.
Post main had a chain of songs, including many devarnamas. Krishna nee begane baro, is worth a mention with some impressive rounds of swaras. I am not qualified enough to comment on her style of play, the fingering and bowing technique etc. But, personally I liked the style, it flows smooth and soothing, despite the attached pickup mike, which gives a different sound quality compared to Vittala Rangan’s violin.
PS : For all that I missed, Doordarshan compensated by playing her concert at the 9:00am SRSN telecast.