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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sumithra V, Nada Inbam

V Sumithra - Dr Hemalatha - Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar

Nada Inbam, Raga sudha hall. 24th April 2006. 6pm

slOkam on rAmA - nATTai, gauLa, Arabhi, varALi, maNirangu
mAmava paTTAbhirAmA - maNirangu - cApu - MD
nI pada pankajamula - bEgaDA - Adi - T
uruga vENDAmO - kIravANi - tisra Ekam - ambujam krishna (tuned by R Vedavalli) (RN)
tuLasi bilva - kEdAragauLa - Adi - T (RS)
nI vADa nEgAna - sArangA - kaNDa cApu - T
kAru bAru - mukhAri - Adi - T
vallagAdanaka(???) - harikAmbhOji - T
rAmacandrasya - dharmavati - Adi - MD
bakthi bikshamiyyavE - sankarAbaraNam - tisra Ekam - T (RNS)
tani
slokam 'kalyANOllAsa' - mandAri, sahAnA, kApi, sindhu bhairavi
bhajarE srI rAmam - sindhu bhairavi - Adi
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTRam - Adi

The concert started with a beautiful slokam and a surprise with the maNirangu kriti to begin with, which was well rendered. The bEgaDa which followed was good with sparkling ciTTai svarams. The kIravANi AlApanai was good and the kriti which followed was well rendered with neraval at the pallavi line 'uruga vENDAmO rAmAvenRu'

The kEdAragauLa AlApanai which followed was done very well. The kriti was rendered beautifully with nice svarams alternatively at 'tuLasi bilva' and 'uramuna'. This was followed by brisk sArangA kriti. The mukhAri kriti was rendered with a lot of bhavam, wish there was some manOdarma element attached to it as well. The fast harikAmbhOji kriti, the lines of which i could enver catch and the rare dharmavati kriti led to the main course.

The sankarAbaraNam AlApanai was done in a very logical fashion. It was good to hear an elaborate sankarAbaraNam with all the essentialities like aesthetics, sowkyam and bhavam thrown in. The kriti was rendered very elegantly with beautiful neraval in trikAlam and svarams in the pallavi line 'bhakti biccamiyyavE bhAvukamagu sAttvika'.

The rAgamAlikA slOkam was good also. Smt Sumithra has quite a few of her guru's qualities, esp. in music. Her smooth gliding transitions from one ragam into another while singing slokams, viruttams and also the neraval in trikAlam are all rubber stamps of the Vedavalli school, which she also becoming a veteran at.

Dr Hemalatha was good all thro the concert, though she seemed to be a bit lost on one or two occasions. Sri Sivakumar did a decent job.

bharath

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3 Comments:

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7:21 PM  
Blogger Arunn said...

The start in maNirangu is certainly different and shows confidence. kIravAni could have been avoided, for me...; bEgadA, kEdAragoWlai, sArangA, mukAri, harikAmbOdhi...what else one want from an enjoyable concert....sad that I missed it...BTW, if you notice, in recent times, tulasi bilwa is gaining cliche value, like saraguna once had...;)

7:16 PM  
Blogger bharath said...

as if that was all not enuf, the main was a superb sankarabaranam. so i wouldnt ask more at all...

defly, tulasi bilva is slowly coming up and getting the much deserved place in concert circuits.

kiravani was indeed the odd one out. the concert could have been prolly more better if there were no kIravani in it.

11:20 AM  

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