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Kasturirangan @ Ramaseva Mandali, Koramangala , 28 Mar 2010

Vocal : Kasturirangan

Violin : C N Chandrasekharan

Mrudangam : M T Rajakesari

Ganjira : Chandramouli

Songlist:

01 endarO mahAnubhAvulu – SrI – Thyagaraja

02 chala mElara – mArgahindOLam – Thyagaraja

03 kalyANa rAma – hamsanAdam – Oothukkad Venkata Subbaiyer ( A,S )

04 rAmanukku mannan muDi – hindOlam – Arunachala Kavi

05 ennEramum undan sannidhiyilE – dEvagAndhAri – Gopalakrishna Bharati

06 kOdandarAmam anisham – kOkilAravam – Muthuswami Dikshitar

07 ennALu UrakE – shubhapantuvarALi – Thyagaraja  ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & Swara @ ‘ sati mATala nAlakinci sadbhakta kOTula samrakSincaga lEdA

08 rAma rAma rAma rAma rAma ennirO – dwijAvanti – Purandara Dasa

09 rAma manthrava japisO – jAunpuri – Purandara Dasa

10 mangaLam ( srI rAmachandanukku jaya mangaLam) – madhyamAvati –  Arunachala kavi

Kasturirangan presented a beautiful concert yesterday at the ramaseva mandali concert Koramangala, with some brilliant support from C N Chandrasekharan.  Started 20 min behind schedule, and ended at 9:15, the concert lasted less than 2:30 hrs. But, within the given time, he did a fantastic job.

Started with the pancharatna kriti in Sri, and a short margahindolam, he quickly got into the first alapana of the day and how majestic it was. Haven’t heard many hamsanadam alapana recently, but this one was outstanding.  I was expecting bantureeti to come, and surprisingly, oothukad krithi kalyana rama was sung. The kalpana swara followed was also exceptionally good, so was the violin return. Three quick krithi’s followed in succession ( where he could have sung a short alapana or a short set of swaras for one of them) before the main.

Shubhapantuvarali alapana was very good. All those familiar phrases ( listening to TNS) came out brilliantly. He did grahabhedam  three  four times ( to  hindOlam, madhyamAvati, mohanam, sudha dhanyAsi : Thanks to Sri Raghavan) brilliantly and Chandrasekharan on his turn reproduced them in similar fashion. Ennalu Urake was sung in its gradeur with a detailed neraval and swara. Concert ended with a couple of devarnamas..

Very good concert.  May be another alapana, a set of swars for the item 4,5 or 6 , neraval for hamsanadam ( he did repeat the line ‘raghava rama raghu rama’ a couple of times with violin reply, but wasnt a full fledged neraval) would have made the experience in an entirely different level.

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Posted by on March 29, 2010 in Concert songlist

 

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Kasturirangan @ Heritage Academy, 22 April 2008

Vocal : Kasturirangan

Violin : Jyothsna Srikanth

Mrudangam : A V Anand

Ghatam : T N Ramesh

song List :

I reached late and assume I missed the first 2 krithis.

03 evarani – dEvAmruthavarshiNi – Thyagaraja

04 ennALu UrakE – shubhapantuvarALi  – Thyagaraja  ( A,N,S )

neraval & Swara @ ‘sadbhakta kOTula samrakSincaga lEdA matimantula’

05 rAmabhadra rA rA – Anandabhairavi – Bhadrachala Ramadas

06 rAma rAma rAma rAma rAma ennirO – vasanta – Purandara Dasa ( S )

07 kOdanDarAmam- kOkilAravam ( kOkilapriya) – Muthuswami Dikshitar (  O )

08 nannu pAlimpa – mOhanam – Thyagaraja  ( A,N,S,T )  -started from  naDachi vaccitivO

neraval & swara @ ‘kOdaNDa kAntitO dharani’

09 viruttam ( nanmayum selvamum ) – yamunAkalyANi

ratna sahita simhAsana – yamunAkalyANi –  ( abhang )

10 rAma manthrava japisO – jaunpuri – Purandara Dasa

11 mangaLam – saurAshtram

This is for the first time, I am listening to him, hence too early to form an opinion.  He is definitely one artist to watch out for. There are very clear resemblance in singing to TNS ( his guru ).  mohanam and Shubhapantuvarali Alapana were quite nice.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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