Vocal : Rudrapatnam Brothers
Violin : Akkarai Subbalakshmi
Mrudangam : Mannargudi Easwaran
Ghatam : M A Krishnamurthy
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 ‘
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.