Veena : Revathi Sadashivam
Flute : K V Madhura
Violin : Soumya Ramachandran
Mrudangam : Ranjani Haridas
Morsing : Bhagyalakshmi Krishna
01. mAtE malayadhvaja – khamAs – Muthaiah Bhagavathar ( O )
02. shrI mahAgaNapatim bhajEham – aThANa – Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar ( A-violin, S )
03. sarasvati namOstutE – sarasvati – GNB ( A-all)
04. kanchadalAyadAkshi kAmAkSi – kamalAmanOhari – Dikshitar
05. kAmAkSi ambA (swarajati) – bhairavi – Shyama Shasthri ( A,N)
neraval @ ‘shyAmakrSNa sOdari?’
06. mInAkSi mEmudam dEhi – gamakakriya/pUrvikalyANi – Dikshitar ( A,S,T )
07. RTP – brindAvanasAranga – khanDa tripuTax2 kaLai , starts at +1/2 beat
pallavi line “Ishvari, mahEshvari, jagadIshvari kAmitArtha phaladAyaki
rAgamAlika svaras in ranjani,vasanta, rEvati
08. jayati jayati bhArata mAtA – khamAs – Subramanya Bharati
09. thillAna – dhanAshrI – Swathi Thirunal
10. bhAgyada lakSmi bAramma – madhyamAvati – Purandara Dasa
“Janani” was the theme – ‘the mother’ for the first concert in the new venue of Pranava Fine Arts and Thyagarajan. I understand, this was the 30th concert they were organising since moved to Bangalore. I had the privilege of attending many of them, and been on the receiving end of their hospitality.
The theme was apt for the first day of the Navarathri Festive Season. Vidushi Revathi Sadashivam did explain the theme, which of course, was in the predictable lines. Various forms of ‘the mother’ and the selection of kritis in line with those varied forms.
Concert itself was very well done. The coordination and sharing of various alapana and swaras were well done. The selection of kritis were brilliant. Different instruments and the respective vidushis excelled at different places. Revathi Sadashivam was brilliant with her bhairavi alapana and the beginning of the brindavana saranga. Soumya played a classy alapana for brindavana saranga, Vid Madhura had her excellence through purvikalyani.
Khamas daru varnam started off the evening proceedings. Atana kriti was also very well done, including the swaras that followed. Sarasvati was good, so was the quick kamalamanohari kriti. The concert came alive with the bhairavi. Beautiful alapana from Vid Revathi. Shyama Shasthri’s swarajati was again done well. The trio played a good neraval. There was no swaras if I remember right. Purvikalyani alapana ws lead by the flutist. Dikshitar’s magnum opus had to be the one, going by the theme. Two speed kalpana swaras between three artist were again very good.
The pallavi which followed arguably the best of the evening. Very good alapana ( especially the initial phrases of veena and the complete violin part) and a good tanam by Veena were treat to watch and listen. Nice pallavi line, impeccably executed trikalam ( again the violin lead the way to me) and swaras. Each artists chose one raga during the ragamalaika swaras, which they played in two repeats in two speeds.
Percussion team gave ample support and played a decent tani avartanam. To me there was the right balance among five instruments today, considering this is a house concert. Post pallavi had a couple of songs and a thillana to conclude a three hour concert.