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Rudrapatnam Brothers @ Spring Festival, NMKRV College , 12 Feb 2009

Vocal : Rudrapatnam Brothers

Violin : Akkarai Subbalakshmi

Mrudangam : Mannargudi Easwaran

Ghatam : M A Krishnamurthy

Song list:

01 sAmi ninne ( varNam) – srI – Garbhapurivasa ?

02 srI vighna rAjam – gmbhIranattai – Oothukkad Venkata Kavi

03 srI mAtrubhUtam – kannaDa –  Muthuswami Dikshitar ( N,S )

      neraval at ‘srI mAtrubhUtam’

04 rAju vedala – thODi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S)

     neraval & swara @ ‘shevanu kuni’

05 kaligiyuNTE gatha – kIravANi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

      neraval & swara @’bAguga shrI raghu rAmuni padamula ‘

      tani Avartanam

06 gOvindana dhyAna – sahAna – Purandara Dasa ?

07 RTP – varALi –   tisra triputa , 2 kaLai

     Pallavi line ” mAmava mInAkshi rAjamAtangi’

     rAgamAlika swaras in ‘kuntaLavarALi , shubhapantuvarALi , dharmavati , SAma

08 thillAna ( dhim tana tArE dhiraNa ) – behAg –   Muthaiah Bhagavathar

09 mangaLam ( navanIta chOrA) – kurinji – ?

I reached during the neraval of thODi kriti, while few of my friends were already seated there in time. I go for Rudrapatnam Brothers concert , primarily to listen to an un-adulterated music.  There will not be any frills and extra ordinary excitement, theire concert usually give you a very good feeling at the end. However, yesterday things weren’t all that great. First of all, I thought both were having some diffuculty with their voice. Both seems to be uneasy at the higher octaves. To add to this, the amplification settings were imperfect. The listening experience in the auditorium was not the best yesterday.  They also had trouble withthe feedback speakers , and had to stop singing for a while during the thOdi krithi.

Keeravani main was an average affair. Varali RTP had a promising start, but there was always a time pressure. Tanam was a “single round” relay, a short pallavi with trikalam and the usual few round of ragamalika swaras.  The dasa krithi in sahana and the mangalam were new to me and that was the only take from the concert.

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Sanjay Subrahmanyan , Spring Festival , NMKRV College Feb 08, 2009

Vocal : Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Violin : Nagai Muralidharan

Mrudangam : Neyveli Venkatesh

Ghatam : Trichy Murali

Songlist:

01 sarasijanAbha ( varNam) –  kambOji – Swati Thirunal

02 kanjadalAya dAkshi – kamalA manOhari – Muthuswami Dikshitar ( S )

03 rAga sudhA rasa – AndOlika – Thyagaraja ( A,S )

04 arivAr yAr unnai – mukhAri – Arunachala kavi

05 sive pAhimAm – kalyANi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & swara @ ‘ charAcharamayi karAravindamuna rAma cilukanu birAna’

tani Avartanam

06 evvarE rAmayya – gAngEyabhUshaNi – Thyagaraja

07 pADa vENDumE – hamsanAdam –  Dandapani Desikar  ( S )

08 RTP – kIravANi – khanda triputa , 2 kaLai

pallavi line :  ‘ gOvinda alamElumangai maNALa vA tiru venkata nAthA’

rAgamalika swaras in bhAgEsri , basant , darbAri kAnaDa

09 gOvardhana giridhAra – darbAri kAnaDa – Narayana Theerthar

10 lALisuDalu  – rAgamAlika ( dEsh, jAunpuri , sindhubhairavi) – Purandara Dasa

11 viruttam ( rAgamAlika)

mUthavaLE bhuvanam … – shubhapantuvarAli

petra tAi .. – behAg

vizhikku tuNai – dwijAvanti

11b thillAna ( tom tom tom ta dani ) – dwijAvanti – Tanjavur S Kalyanaraman

12 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thygaraja

Another wonderful concert by Sanjay today at the NMKRV College, in front of a packed and overflowing crowd.  Andolika, kalyani and keeravani , each of them were brilliant. For me the pick of the evening was the Andolika krithi rAgasudharasa. Superb alapana and an outstanding sets of swara for this krithi lasted almost 30 mins. Kalyani main was taken us quite early and the krithi followed was not often heard Thyagaraja piece of Sive pAhimambike, rendered at a brisk pace ( not sure why). There was detailed neraval and swara singing before the tani avartanam. Instead of those obscure ragas  for RTP, it was Keeravani this time. And what a piece.  From alapana , tanam pallavi to the ragamalika swaras, it was received with applause at very stage by an enthusiastic audienc; rightly so. The ragamalika swarams were awesome. Nagai Muralidharan was superb today with some outstanding rendering in his returns to Sanjays neraval and swara , and those for the RTP were noteworthy. Overall a superb Sunday evening.


 
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Posted by on February 8, 2009 in Concert songlist

 

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