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Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi at Nadasurabhi Annual Festival, Koramangala 09 nov 2009

Violin : Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi

Mrudangam : M T Rajakesari

Ghatam : G Omkar

Songlist:

( I heard they played a bauli varnam , arabhi and sudhadhanyAsi before I reached the venue)

04 sankari nIvE – bEgaDa – Subbaraya Shastri ( A,S )

05 srI vaLLi dEvasEnApatE – natabhairavi – Papanasam Sivan

06 endukO nI manasu – kalyANi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

       neraval @ ‘ rAgarahita shrI rAma inta parAku jEyaka’

07 ayyE metha kadinam – rAgamAlika – Gopalakrishna Bharati

08 ?? – sindhubhairavi

09 thillAna – dEsh – Lalgudi Jayaraman

10 mangaLam

By the time I reached the venue, they were beginning the begada krithi. The rain and the traffic snarl made the 5 km drive to eat way 40 mins. The new venue did not make it easy for locating and getting the vehicle parked in the rain. I like their playing, hence no complaints after I seated.  I am not a great fan of Kalyani, hence I cant comment much. But the swara patterns, alternated between them was superb. 

There  was an expectation for a short RTP, but the time was already late. They settled in for few after main krithis, before closing with a desh thillana , which was very good.

The venue at the St.Francis shcool is pretty good. The hall is big with sufficient ventilation. This time, the audio arrangement was also good ( not echoing as it used to at the Bank of Baroda building). The stage was decorated very well and there is ample parking space. Hope they stick to this venue.

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Posted by on November 10, 2009 in Concert songlist

 

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Lalgudi Srimathi Brahmanandam, GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi Ramanavami , Seshadripuram 26 Apr,2009

Violin Trio : Lalgudi Srimathi Brahmanandam

                         Lalgudi GJR Krishnan

                         Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

Mrudangam : Arjunkumar

Ghatam : Giridhar Udupa

Song list :

01 vallabhE nAyaka ( varNam) – mOhanakalyANi – Lalgudi Jayaraman

02 srI mahAgaNapati – gauLa –  Muthuswami Dikshitar

03 koluvai unnADe – bhairavi – Thyagaraja ( S )

04 rAmachandram bhAvayAmi – vasantha – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( A,S )  – alapana by Smt Srimathi Brahmanandam

05 mOkshamu galada – sAramati – Thyagaraja

06 marivEre  – latAngi – Patnam Subramanya Iyer  ( A,N,S ) – alapana by Vijayalakshmi

07 swara rAga sudhA – SankarAbharaNam – Thyagaraja ( A,S,T) – alapana by Krishnan

       tani avartanam

08 RTP – brindAvani – tisra ata, 2 kaLai

      pallavi line ‘ srI rAmachandram bhajE shyAmaLam, janaka sutA manOharam’

      rAgamAlika swaras in kAnaDa, sAvEri , sAranga , dEsh, bhAgEshri? , behAg

09 jagadOdhAraNa – kApi – Purandara Dasa

10 thIrAtha viLayAttu piLLai – rAgamAlika – Subrahmanya Bharati

11 thillAna – tilang – Lalgudi Jayaraman

12 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

If the concert of Mysore brothers the previous eveining was of power, exhilaration and excitement , this concert was of pure peace, sublime beauty.  Three people from the lalgudi family, one veteran and the other two of the current genre put together a concert to relish for a long time.  I was a bit skeptical with a three party violin recital. My apprehentions were removed from the first varnam itself with the understanding and coordination displayed. At no point of the concert was there any indecision or confusion.  It was equi-participative and with supreme clarity. 

Every piece of the concert was rendered with its flavour and color.  The bhairavi krithi , latangi alapana , the main Sankarabharanam all were treated beautifully to the delight of listenered.  I had given up hope on the pallavi as it was already 9:15 by the time the tani avartanam was finished. By the way, what a tani avartanam it was. Both Arjunkumar and Giridhar Udupa presented an explosive tani matching to the occasion.

The surprise came after the tani avartanam, when Srimati Brahmanandam started the alapana of brindavani. Soon it was clear that we are in for a treat with an RTP. Though it was short ( for 25 mins) it wsa one of top class.  The usual tail pieces included jagadhodharana and a tillana by Lalgudi in tilang. The rain did not play spoil sport on a great evening.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2009 in Concert songlist

 

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Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi Violin Concert , Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha 27 Sept , 2008

Violin : Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi

Mrudangam  : K V Prasad

Ghatam : M A Krishnamurthy

Song list :

01 varNam – asAvEri – Lalgudi Jayaraman

02 nEnendu vEdaguturA – karNAtaka behAg – Thyagaraja ( S )

03 janani ninnuvinA – rItigauLa – Subbaraya Shastri  ( A,S )

04 nArada muni – pantuvarALi – Thyagaraja ( A,S )

05 nA morAlakimpa – dEvagAndhAri – Thyagaraja ( O )

06 munupE teliyaka – bangALa – Thyagaraja

07 bAlagOpAla – bhairavi – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( A,S,T)

08 nAdalOluDai – kalyANavasantham – Thyagaraja

09 RTP – mOhanam – Khanda Triputa

Pallavi line ” sadA rAmachandram bhajEham janaka sutA ramaNam”

rAgamAlika swaras in vasantha , Ahiri, yadukula kAmbOji , sAranga , jog? , ?

10 rAma rAma rAma rAma rAma ennirO – tilang – Purandara Dasa

11 srInivAsa tiruvenkaTa – hamsAnandi – Papanasam Sivan

12 thillAna – bhAgEsri – Lalgudi Jayaraman ( O )

13 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi gave another good concert today at the Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha. It was good and the RTP in mOhanam was outstanding.  The rest of the krithis were good ( reetigaula and hamsanandi piece at the end to mention few) to their merit. However, personally, I liked their concert at the Gayana Samaja better. K V Prasad and Krishnamurthy gave very good support to the main artists and had a good tani avartanam after the bhairavi main.

Indiranagar sabha had more people attending this concert ( about 75% of the seats were filled) , which is a rare site here at their monthlty concerts.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi @ Gayana samaja Aug 1, 2008

Violin : Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi

Mrudangam : Patri Satishkumar

Ganjira : N Amruth

Songlist :

01 varNam – mandAri – Lalgudi Jayaraman

02 teliyalEru rAma ( S ) – dhEnuka – Thyagaraja

03 mAmava sadA varade ( A,S ) – nAttakurinji – Swati Thirunal

04 vandEham jagad vallabham – hamsadhwani – Annamacharya

05 okapari kokapari oiyAramai ( A,S ) – kharaharapriya – Annamacharya

06 nAdalOluDai ( O ) – kalyANavasantam – Thyagaraja

07 SankarAchAryam ( A,S,T ) – SankarAbharaNam – Subbarama Dikshitar

08 mAyamma – Ahiri – Shyama Sastri

09 RTP – Ranjani – Misra Jumpa

Pallavi line “Ananda naTana prakAsha , sabEsa , naTEsa , jagadIsha..”

Ragamalika swaras in  kEdAram, kAnaDa , pUrvikalyANi , kuntaLa varALi, kadana kuthUhalam , sivaranjani , ranjani

10 kintu cheyvu (padam) – kalyANi – Swathi Tirunal

11 idathu padam thookki – khamAs – Papanasam Sivan

12 rAma manthrava japisO – jAunpuri – Purandara Dasa

13 thillAna – tilang – Lalgudi Jayaraman

14 mangaLam – madhyamAvathi

What an awesome concert it was !  Kharaharapriya , Sankarabharanam , Ranjani ..every alapana and rendition were superb.  I havn’t heard a ranjani alapana like this, for quite a while. It was outstanding.  The concert went on for almost Three and half an hour and the crowd was spell bound with the performance of the artists yesterday. Patri Satishkumar and Amruth supported the viloninsts superbly and his following of the Pallavi was amazing. The Tani Avartanam was also good winning accolades from the crowd. This will definitely be one of the concert lingering in memory for a long long time.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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Lalgudi G J R Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi , Bharat Sangeet Utsav , Feb 09 , 2008

 Violin Duet  – Vid Lalgudi G J R Krishnan  & Vijayalakshmi

Mrudangam : Patri Satish Kumar

Ghatam : Sukanya Ramgopal

Time : 9 :30  – 11:30

01 evarunnAru (O,S) – simhavAhini – Patnam Subramania Iyer02 SyAma sundarAnga  ( A,S ) – dhanyAsi – Thyagaraja

03  srI bAlasybramaniam ( A,S )- bilahari – Muthuswami Dikshitar

04 nadachi nadachi (A,S,T)  – kharaharapriya – Thyagaraja

05 bArO krishNayya (O) – mAND – Kanaka Dasa

06 Meera Bhajan  – patdeep

07 mAnasa sanchararE – sAma – Sadashiva Brahmendra

08 thillAna  ( O )  –  vAsanthi – Lalgudi Jayaraman

The wait was long. It did not start at 9:15. The mike gave trouble and took almost 15 mins to get going. But the wait was worth it. Vid GJR Krishnan Vijayalakshmi gave a superb concert at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan today morning. Dhanyasi , Bilahar and Kharaharapriya alapanas were top class. Sri Patri Satish Kumar was in good form during accompany and during the Tani Avartanam.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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