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Sunday, June 26, 2005

T N Seshagopalan at nAdOpAsanA

T N Seshagopalan - M Chandrasekaran - Guruvayoor Durai - A S Krishnan

nAdOpAsana - 26th June 2005 - 6:05 pm

srI rAja mAthangI - suddha dhanyAsi varNam - Adi - HMB
Ananda naTana prakAsam - kEdAram - cApU - MD (RS)
nAdOpAsana - bEgaDA - Adi(2) - T (RNS)
satbhaktiyu - Ananda bhairavi - rUpakam - RSI
srI kAnta nIyaDa - bhavapriyA - Adi -T (RS)
mAyammA - Ahiri - Adi - SS
vandAn vandAn - mOhanam - AK
nAdalOluDai - kalyANavasantam - T
slokam 'srIvidyAm' followed by dEvI nI pada - kAmbhOji - Adi(2) - SS (RNST)
dOdh piyOrE mOrE - kOsalam - bhajan on nAmadEv's bhakti
shObAnE - kAmavardini - T
tiruppugazh - khamAs
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshtram
sriyathkAntAya - srI rAgam

The HMB varNam was a rare treat and the following kEdAram AlApanai was very good. The svarams at 'sangIta vAdya' were nicely framed. The bEgaDa AlApanai was something to remember and the kriti with neraval and svarams at 'dandri laya svara gAna vilOluDu' were good.

The Ananda bhairavi kriti was well rendered and the bhavapriyA which followed though enjoyable did have a lot of 'subhapantuvarALi' and 'tODi'-ish phrases.

mAyamma was rendered in slow tempo with a lot of bhAvam. The mOhanam kriti and nAdalOluDai which followed were good also.

I was expecting kAmbhOji to be the main piece and it did come true. The AlApanai was more concentrated in the madhyamasthAyI and very less of the higher and lower octaves because of throat problems. The AlApanai, the slOkam and the kriti which followed were all very well rendered and the rare ShyAma sAstri kriti was actually a treat to here. neraval and svarams were done at 'srI velayu madura... mInAkshI'

The tukkaDa section had a bhajan and the utsava sampradAya piece shObAnE and led to the tiruppugazh.

The TNS concert at nAdOpAsana this evening was a perfect example of a good vidwan in bad form. His throat had problems and his sruthi lapses were quite evident. One is reminded of the comment, "TNS must sing at home for a hour before coming to a concert for the concert to be enjoyable from the beginning" for his voice came to a good form only towards the end of bhavapriyA.

M Chandrasekaran on the violin was his usual playing good. GuruvAyUr Durai played well thro' the concert and his tani was very well structed. A S Krishnan on the morsing provided good accompaniment also.

Actually an enjoyable concert, even beyond TNS' throat problems, which actually showed up quite a few times.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Merve said...

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12:22 PM  
Blogger bharath said...

hey, who is this?

12:36 PM  
Blogger Karthik Rao Cavale said...

merve probably wants TNS to sing for that elusive piece between Turks and Armenians....

Really, bhaand you have become a yashasvi, ppl knowing you for your contacts and good reviews from as far as turkey and armenia(wherever that is).

2:54 PM  
Blogger Karthik Rao Cavale said...

hey i meant elusive peace!!

2:56 PM  
Blogger bharath said...

i fail to understand both ur comments da karthik. it sounds greek, latin, turk, armenian and gult to me...

6:03 PM  

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