Vocal : Ramkrishnan Murthy
Violin : B U Ganesh Prasad
Mrudangam : Bangalore V Praveen
Ghatam : Giridhar Udupa
01 shLOkam ( sadguru gajAsyavANi) – shankarAbharaNam
02 chalamElA (varNam) – darbAr – Thiruvottiyur Thyagayya
03 budhamAshrayAmi satatam – nAtakurinji – Dikshitar
04 vAdErA daivamu manaA – pantuvarALi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘dhAtru vinutuDaina thyAgarAjuni ‘
05 rAmakathA sudha – madhyamAvati – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & swara @bhAmAmaNi jAnaki saumitri’
06 svAmi mukhyA prANa – yadukulakAmbOji – Purandara Dasa
07 RTP – thODI – khaNDa tripuTa x 2 kaLai +1 eDuppu
rAgamAlika tAnam in thODi,nAgasvarALi, behAg, surutti
pallavi line ‘tArayasadA rAmachandra mUrtE toDita shiva chApa kIrtE’
rAgamAlika swaras in aThANa, kApi, nIlAmbari, darbAri kAnaDa
08 mAtADa bAradEnO – khamAs – Narahari Dasa
09 shAradE karuNAnidhE – hamIr kalyANi – Chandrasekhara Bharati
10 thillAna ( tOm tOm tadara) – pUrNachandrika – Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar
11 mangaLam – saurAStram – Thyagaraja
shLOkam ( mangaLam kOsalEndrAya)
Brilliant concert from the young man last evening at the Mandali. It left me with a feeling of completeness in the end. Beautifully conceived and managed concert, with every element included. Everything presented to its fullest. Very measured , very classy. Loved it.
The pantuvarali made the change. The alapana was good, but wasn’t an awe inspiring one. But the selection of the kriti, the neraval he sang and the swaraprasthana that followed were super class. Without much ado, he launched into an elaborate madhyamavati alapana. Very well done. BUG was equally brilliant in his turn. Ramakatha was my prayers and so it was. Another top notch neraval and fantastic rounds of swaras. The percussion duo played out a rather short tani avartanam. PRaveen was in high spirits, occasionally going over the comfort zone. Udupa as in his usual best through out.
A pallavi was sure to come. But there was a devarnama just before that, set to tune ( rather nicely) by his current guru R K Sriramkumar. Majestic thOdi alapana started soon. The alternating , multi phase alapana between vocal and violin was real treat. Pallavi was even special. He glided from thOdi to nagasvaravali ( as in grahabhedam) moved to behag and a fleeting moment of surutti. BUG did the same in his turn. Interesting pallavi line, nice round of ragamalika, no trikalam were the highlight of the pallavi. There was another short tani avartanam at the end. Post main had a very moving mAtADa bAradEno, among other things.
A complete package, beautifully presented.