Vocal : T M Krishna
Violin : H K Venkatram
Mrudangam : T K Murthy
Ghatam : Trichy Murali
01 era nApai ( varNam) – thODi – Patnam Subramanya Iyer
02 bhuvini dAsuDane – srIranjani – Thyagarja ( O,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘ nI padamulE gati tyAgarAjanuta’
03 eTula brOtuvO – chakravAkam – Thyagaraja ( A,S )
04 kanukoNTini – bilahari – Thyagaraja ( O,S )
05 gIthArthamu – surutti – Thyagaraja ( A,N,T )
neraval @ ‘ hari vara rUpuDu harahaya vinutuDu’
06 RTP – tarangiNi – tisra triputa , 2 kaLai
pallavi line ‘ mAdhava tarangiNi guruguha mAtuLa ranjani’
ragamalika swara in Anandabhairavi &bhairavam ( anandabhairavi&bhairavi in violin reply), behAg ( behAg&hamIrkalyANi in violin reply)
07 nirai mathi mukham ( thirupugazh) – hamsAnandi – ?
08 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
A fine concert by T M Krishna and team yesterday to conclude the 10th Suswaralaya Mucis Festival. The concert started almost 45 minutes late after the felicitation of T K Murthy and an early taniavartanam by the organiser in the form of ‘thanks giving’. The team was eager to get on withthe concert, and one could see TMK gesturing to Sudheendra, to get it over with.
Concert started traditional way with a varnam 🙂 . Sriranjani krithi was the warmer, with some good neraval and swaras. The first alapana came with chakravakam, and I thought HKV did a splendid job there. Bilahari , which followed next had some brilliant swara singing, with an apt support by violin and T K Murthy. Surutti main was leisurely paced, with an elaborate neraval. Surprisingly, he turned to T K Murthy after the neraval , without singing swaras.
T K Murthy, started the concert bit loud, got into the groove pretty soon. What followed since then was awesome. His soft finger touches, some of the patterns that he exhibited and executed were amazing. During taniavartanam too, he was all class, to the praise of every one in the stage as well as in the auditorium.
Tarangini pallavi was a surprice. Krishna announced that he will sing a short pallavi. Tarangini alapana and the tanam were excellent. So was the return by H K Venkatram. There was no trikalam, but the ragamalika swaras were very nice. Krishna moved from tarangini to anandabhairavi easing into bhairavam. On his return, HKV played Anandabhairavi and bhairavi. The second set of swaras saw him playing from behAg to hamIr kalyAni ( kind of grahabhedam ) and returning back to behag.
There was again a round of speech, curtailing the post RTP tukkadas. It was already late and Krishna closed the concert with a tirupugazh before the mangalam. Overall a fine concert.