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Nityasree Mahadevan @ Unnati Centre, Gokulashtami Series 12 Aug 2012

Vocal : Nityasree Mahadevan

Violin : B U Ganesh Prasad

Mrudangam : Neyveli Skandasubramaniam

Ghatam : G. Omkar

List:

01  varnam – pantuvarALi ( I came in after this)

02  bhajana sEya – aThANa – Thyagaraja ( O,S )

03  SLOkam ( krishNAya vAsudEvAya) – rEvagupti

gOpAlaka pAhimAm – rEvagupti – Swati Thirunal

04  kAmAkshi SrI varalakshmi – bilahari – Dikshitar ( A )

05  kanaka sabhApati dariSanam – dhanyAsi – Gopalakrishna Bharati ( O,S )

06  nArAyaNa yennirO – jingaLa – Purandara Dasa

07  shObhillu saptaswara – jaganmOhini – Thyagaraja

08  kaligiyuntE gada – kIravAni – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & swara @ ‘ bAguga SrI raghurAmuni padamula’

09  SLOkam ( jagati vicita mantram ) – pUrvikalyANi

O rAma nI nAmam – pUrvikalyANi – Bhadrachala Ramadas

10  nArAyaNa hari nArAyaNa – rAgamAlika ( Anandabhairavi,bhAgEsri,sAma) – Mangalam Ganapati

11  viruttam ( chandanamum ) – karNAtaka dEvagAndhAri

kANAyiram kaN vENDum – karNAtaka dEvagAndhAri – Arulavan

12  narajanma bandAga – basanth ( as she announced) – Purandara Dasa

13  veTri ettu dikkum – mOhanam – Subramanya bharati

14  engaL nAttukkentha nADu – sindhu bhairavi ?

15  thillAna ( dhIm ta dhIm tana dhIm dhiraNa dhIm ) – rAgamAlika ( bhUpALam,kEdAram,nIlamaNi,brindAvani) – Lalita Shivakumar

16  mangaLam – saurAshtram/madhyamAvati – Thyagaraja

The concert had many kritis that are not often heard. She also chose kritis from many composers. To me that was the real highlight of the concert yesterday. The hall was packed and not a place to sit. The organisers were constantly moving people ‘an inch at a time’ to accommodate the pouring rasika into the hall. I reached as the varnam was coming to the end.

Atana kriti was ok , she had an elaborate swara prasthana to end which I thought was decent. Revagupti, preceded by a short slokam was good. Bilahari was the first alapana with some good violin return from Ganesh Prasad. I was expecting a veravl or kalpana swara for this but it did not come. She announced dhanyasi, and another not often heard kriti  was presented. I thought it would have been more appealing, had she sang this a pinch slower. A short round of swara prasthana followed. Neither this had the sub-main treatment. Two short kritis came in as filler; the dasarnama tuned in jingala was interesting.

Keeravali, alapana was detailed with lot of ‘akara’ singing. It was good, so was the return on violin. However, the kriti and neraval that followed were sang very well. Kalpana swara wasnt all that great, though she did some interesting patterns. The percussion duo had their turn , which was adequately good. Neyveli Skandasubramaniam ,however was pretty impressive through out.

Post main, had a series of interesting kritis, from Bhadrachala Ramadas to a Malayalam song on Guruvayurappan, a Tamil kriti on Murukan and a Dasarnama in Kannada. As we are approaching  the Independent Day, she clarified, she sang a couple of patriotic songs. Concert concluded with a thillana in 4 ragams, composed by her mother.

She sang a lot of kritis to the liking of many in the crowd. However, I was disappointed because, there were only two alapana and only one neraval.

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Concert songlist

 

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Nityasree Mahadevan at Fort School Ramanavami Festival 08 May , 2008

Vocal : Nityasree Mahadevan

Violin : Nalina Mohan

Mrudangam : Sivakumar

Ghatam : Srishyla

Song List :

02 rAmA nI pai – kEdAram – Thyagaraja ( S )  * I came in during swara, not sure whether she did any alapana/neraval for this krithi.

03 intha sowkhya  – kApi – Thyagaraja ( A )

04 jnAna sabhayil thillai – sAranga – Papanasam Sivan ( O )

05 karuNya mUruthiye – mukhAri – Purandaradasa ( A )

06 banturIti kOlu – hamsanAdam – Thyagaraja ( O , S )

07 madhura madhura – aTANa – Oothukadu Venkata Subbaiar

08 parama pAvana rAma – pUrvikalyANi – Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & Swara @ ‘kanakAmbaradhara karuNAnvitavara ‘

09 mAmava pattAbhirAma – maNirangu – Muthuswami Dikshitar

10 viruttam ( jagati vijita manthram ) – rEvati

rAma rAma ennirO intha swAmiya nAmava – rEvati – Purandara Dasa

11 rAgathil sirantha rAgamethu – rAgamAlika – Kadaloor Subramaniam

12 dAsAkshi sampati rAma sItApati  ?? –  brindAvana sArang ?

13 kurai onrum illai – rAgamAlika – C Rajagopalachari

14 bandanane ranga bandanane – vAsanthi – Purandara Dasa

15 thillAna – sivaranjani – Maharajapuram Santhanam

16 mangaLam – saurAshtram

I reached during the kEdAram krithi.  Kapi and Mukhari alapana were quite detailed, but she did not go for neraval or swara singing for either of them.  Bantureeti followed by some quickfire swara before the main.  Poorvikalyani was taken for the main piece of the day and she had an interesting krithi selection for main. Main and Taniavartanam was over by 8:55-9:00 and there was no neraval done for any other krithis. Hence, there was a possibility for an RTP. However, the felicitation speech and garlanding of artists and some other dignitaries took almost 20 mins ( the usual functions are crips and short, but not yesterday).

By this time she had collected almost 50 odd requests ! So the post main section had been to fulfill these requests.

What was impressive is the selection of krithis and vaggeyakaras. Look at the list , she had krithis selected from 10-12 of them.

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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Nityasree Mahadevan @ Gayana Samajam 14 Jan 2008 Aananda Festival

Nityasree Mahadevan : Vocal

M A Krishnaswamy : Violin

Patri Satishkumar : Mrudangam

Srishyla : Ghatam

Theme : Shyama Shasthri Compositions

I reached the place 15 minute late and reetigaula alapana was on, hence I guess I might have missed a krithi or two. Being a thematic concert on Shyama Shasthri krithis , it was expected to have all the popular krithis beng sung , and it was so. She was good in the alapana of Reetigaula , sAvEri and Bhairavi. The beautiful swarajathi “Amba Kamakshi’ was taken as main piece of the day and both vocalist and violinst was good in the raga alapana. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the rendering of the krithi. I would say, I have heard better versions of the same. Post main pieces ended quickly. Only notable was the mangalam in kalyANi, which I’m hearing for the first time.

Patri Satish Kumar and Srishyla gave a very impressive Tani Avartanam to the applause of the audience.

Here is the Song list :

02 ninnu vinA ( A ) – rItigauLa

03 ennEramum un nAmam – pUrvikalyANi

04 parAkELa nannu – kEdAragauLa

05 nannu brOva (O)- laLitha

06 dEvi brOva samayamithe – chintAmaNi

07 shankari samkuru ( A,N,S) – sAvEri

Neraval at ‘shyAmakrishna sOdari’

08 taruNam Idamma – gauLIpantu

09 amba kAmAkshi – swarajathi( A, S , T ) – bhairavi

10 pArvathi ninnu nE – kalgaDa

11 ennEramum un padakamala dhyAnam – punnAgavarALi

12 mangaLam – kalyANi  ( shankari shankari karuNAkari)

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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Nityasree Mahadevan @ Odukathur Mutt 25-Aug – 2007

Vocal : Nityasree Mahadevan

Violin : H N Bhaskar

Mrudangam : J Vaidyanathan

Ghatam : Smt Sukanya Ramgopal

Nityasree gave a nice concert yesterday. I would say nice, not a powerful one.

01 enthO prEma ( varnam ) – surutti – Pallavi Gopala Iyer    O

02 bAlakrishNam bhAvayAmi – gOpikAvasantham –  Muthuswami Dikshitar

03 nenaruncharA nApai – simhavAhini – Thyagaraja    S

04 rAmanAtham bhajEham – pantuvarALi – Muthuswami Dikshithar   A , N , S

Neraval at kumAra guruguha mahitam

05 mathurA mathurA – aTaNa – Oothukadu Venkata Subbaiar

06 Isanai kOti sUrya prakAshanE – sankarAbharaNam – Muthu Thandavar

07 vara nArada nArayaNa – vijayasrI – Thyagaraja

08 evaricchirirA – madhyamAvathi – Thyagaraja A, S, T

09 kandena udupiya krishNana  – behAg – Purandara dasa   O

10 RTP – karNaranjani     ( Pallavi lines ‘Om namO nArAyaNa enru bhajE manamE )

11 Viruttam  – shanmukhapriya ( varnamayil) , mOhanam ( mayilpeeli)

shanmukha kanDhanum mOhana kaNNanum – shanmukhapriya,mOhanam    – ??

12 nambi kettavar ever aiya – hindOLam –  Papanasam Sivan

13 MangaLam – sourAshtram

Smt Sukanya Ramgopal received the maximum applause for a good thaniavartanam, rightly so.  I liked this concert for one reason.  I have been longing to listen to a Madhyamavathi main for a long time. Last 70-80 concert I attended in last couple of years , never had  madhyamavathi as main or a detailed rendering.  She definitely has a beautiful voice.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2007 in Concert songlist

 

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