Vocal : Trichur V Ramachandran
Violin : M A Sundareswaran
Mrudangam : Umayalpuram Mali
Ghatam : Ranganatha Chakravarthy
01 intha chAlamu ( varNam) – bEgaDa – Veena Kuppiyer ( S )
02 vAtApi gaNapatim – hamsadhwani – Dikshitar ( S )
03 tapakanE vasunA – suddha bangALa – Thyagaraja ( S )
04 paripAlaya sarasIruha – pantuvarALi – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘ kamalA rasAnanAbja madhupa’
05 kAmAkshi – bhairavi – Shyama Sastry
06 karuNa jUDa rAdA – sahAna – GNB ( A, S )
07 vAsudEvayAni – kalyANi – Thyagaraja ( A,S ,T)
08 eTu nammina O manasA – sAvEri – Patnam Subramanya Iyer
09 sukhi evvarO – kAnaDa – Thyagaraja ( A )
10 ninnu pogaDa taramA – kuntaLa varALi – GNB ( A )
11 muraLIdhara gOpAlA – mAND – Periyaswamy Thooran
12 gOpAla gOkula vallabhi – navaroz ?? – Tulsidas
13 karuNisO rangA karuNisO – Ahir Bhairav ?? – Purandara Dasa
14 rAdhA samEtA krishnA – yamunA kalyANi – Jayadeva
15 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
What a beautiful concert. One returned from the concert with an immense feeling of content and satisfaction. It is this differentiate the old masters from the new rush. He was amazing yesterday, just amazing. Look at the list again, the selection of raga, the composers, mxing up of tala, swaras for most of the kritis. To me a well balanced list.
Now to the concert.. He warmed up with the bEgaDa varnam and continued with a short set of swaras. Vatapi came at the right place, with M A Sundareswaran chipping in with some of his intricate plays to lift up the effects. Detailed swaras were a treat to listen. Sudha bangala came quickly, while we were debating between nAyaki or darbar ! Short set of swaras continued. Pantuvarali was the first alapana. Swathi Thirunal kriti was majestic, though the neraval was short ( it was very good and one was hoping for more), but the elaborate swara singing compensated for all. Between TVR and MAS, they entertained the audience with some outstanding swara phrases. Shyama Sasthry swarajati with its beautiful chittaswaras were equally brilliant. An emotive sahana, with another superb return by MAS came in next.
An octagenarian couple sitting next to us wanted Pramod to hand over a chit of request to the singer. Reluctantly, Pramod managed to hand it over after the sahana piece. TVR looked at it and smiled. Soon came the kalyAni alapana with its grandeur. The kriti was a great choice , thanks to the request, of Vasudevayani of Thyagaraja. The kriti was fantastic, though there was no neraval, he sang an elaborate swara for kalyani, a delight to the listeners. The couple who sent across the chit, later told Pramod that, he had listened to GNB singing this long back in his hostel. One could only thank them at the end of the day.
Tani avartanam was just good, with the ghatam was alost inaudible. While Mail was non intrusive and subtle, the ghatam was not heard at all. Despite he being soft, there was some thing missing from the percussion support. It was sounding as a different track and not part of the overall affair.
Post main had also long with alapana for kAnaDa and kuntaLavarALi. The chain looks long and were interesting in its own way. A fabulous concert by Trichur V Ramachandran yesterday at Indiranagar Sabha.