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Thursday, February 28, 2008

R K Shriram Kumar, Violin Concert, Music Club IIT Madras

R K Shriram Kumar - Violin
K Arun Prakash - Mrudangam
Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira

Music Club IIT Madras. HSB 133. 6:45 pm


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photo courtesy: R Prasanna

nAda tanum anisam - cittaranjani - Adi - T (S)
bruhaspatE - aTANA - tisra tripuTa - MD (R)
nijamarmamulanu - umAbaraNam - Adi - T (S)
kAmAkshI - varALi - misra cApu - SS (RNS)
kAru bAru - mukhAri - Adi - T (R)
vAcAma gOcaramE - kaikavasi - Adi - T
sankarAcAryam - sankarAbaraNam - Adi - SD (RTNS) Ragamalika tanam in nATTai, gauLa, Arabhi, varALi, srI
tani
Ehi annapUrNE - punnAgavarALi - Adi - MD (R)
sakhi prANa - senjuruTTi - dEsAdi - DS (R)
mAyalADi - suruTTi - Adi (R)
visvEsvara darisan - sindhubhairavi - Adi - ST (R)
iyal iyasil - husEni - thiruppugazh
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

Beautiful concert. all pieces were presented very well. AlApanais were presented amazingly. The kalpitam and manodarmam were both exceptional. The pieces chosen were quite rare. The accompanists were very good.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Kalpakam Swaminathan, Tyagaraja vibakti kritis, Nada Inbam

Programme on Thyagaraja Vibhakti kritis.

Smt Kalpakam Swaminathan - Veenai
Smt Bhuvaneswari Narasimhan - Commentary & Vocal Support
Sri L Ramakrishnan - Veenai Support
Sri R K Shriram Kumar - Fiddle
Sri K Arun Prakash - Mrudangam

Nada Inbam. Raga Sudha Hall.
27th Feb 08. 6 pm

valaci vaccinAnurA - hindOLa vasantam - rUpakam (chauka varNam composed by Ramaswami Dikshitar on tyAgarAja swami)
mahAgaNapatE - naTa nArAyaNi - Adi
srI guruguha - dEvakriyA - rUpakam
srI nIlOtpala nAyikE - nArI rItigauLa - rUpakam
tyAgarAja pAlayAsumAm - gauLa - Adi (dhyAna kriti)
tyAgarAjO virAjatE - aTANA - rUpakam (pratama vibhakti)
tyAgarAjam bhajarE - yadukula kAmbhOji - misra cApu (dvitIya vibhakti)
tyAgarAjam bhajEham - nIlAmbari - rUpakam (dvitIya vibhakti)
tyAgarAjENa samrakshitOham - sALaga bhairavi - Adi (tritIya vibhakti)
tyAgarAjAya namastE - bEgaDa - rUpakam (caturtI vibhakti)
tyAgarAjAdanyam - darbAr - Adi (panchami vibhakti)
srI tyAgarAjasya bhaktO - rudrapriyA - misra cApu (sashTi vibhakti)
tyAgaraAja krityA krityam - sArangA - kaNDa Ekam (saptami vibhakti)
vIravasanta tyAgarAja - vIravasantam - Adi (sammOdana vibhakti)
srI kamalAmbikE - srI rAgam - kaNDa Ekam

The programmed started with brief introduction about the kshetram Thiruvarur and the deities in the temple. The detail to which Dikshitar are documented in his compositions was mentioned Their were brief introductions about each song before they were presented.

All the compositions, except for the dEvakriyA piece, are on the various deities who are present in the tyAgarAja swAmi temple in thiruvArur.

There were brief AlApanais for nArI rItigauLa, gauLa, aTANA, yadukula kAmbhOji, bEgaDa, darbAr, sArangA and srI rAgam. No neraval, svarams were rendered. Smt Swaminathan choose to sing the pieces in sALagabhairavi, rudrapriyA, sArangA and vIra vasantam. She sang along while playing the others on the vINai.

A programme to remember and cherish!

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Trichy Pradeep Kumar, Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha

Trichy V Pradeep Kumar - L Ramakrishnan - Trivandrum V Balaji - K V Gopalakrishnan

Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha. Kasturi Srinivasan Hall.
21st February 2008. 6:30 pm

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Era nApai - tODi - Adi (short sketch, S)
mahA gaNapatim - nATTai - rUpakam - MD
E pApamu jEsitE - aTANA - misra cApu - T (short sketch, S)
sItamma mAyamma - vasantA - rUpakam - T (RNS)
koluvudi bhakti - kEdAragauLa - Adi - A (R)
bhArati dEvi - sumanEsaranjani - Adi - PD (S)
chakkani rAja - kharaharapriyA - Adi - T (RNST)

The youngster made a mark with his renditions of kritis. The Alapanais were all brisk and quite innovative. The manOdarmam parts were good. The kalpitam was good as well. The accompanists made the concert all the more enjoyable. A youngster to look forward in the future. I had to leave during the main.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

T N Seshagopalan, Vedanta Desikar Temple

T N Seshagopalan - Shertalai Sivakumar - B Ganapathiraman

Davanotsavam. Vedanta Desikar Temple.
19th Feb 2007. 7 pm

manasukarugadEmO - hamsadvani - rUpakam - PSI (short sketch, S)
sAdincanE - Arabhi - Adi - T
brOvabAramA - bahudAri - Adi - T (RS)
shAntAkAram bhujagashayanam - slOkam in sivaapantuvarALi after the AlApanai.
srI satyanArAyaNam - sivapantuvarALi - rUpakam - MD (RNST)
koi malarin mEniyAna - viruttam in kAnaDA
alai pAyudE - kAnaDA - Adi - OVK
venkaTAcala nilayam - sindhubhairavi - Adi - PD
cheDiyAya valvinaigaL - pAsuram in hamsAnandi
IshAnAdi - slOkam in suruTTi
annavayal - pAsuram on ANDAL in suruTTi
vanga kaDal - suruTTi - misra cApu - ANDAL thiruppavai
mAdava bavadugE jaya mangaLam - pantuvarALi - Adi
sriyatkAntAya - srI rAgam

A nice concert. As his usualself, TNS was flowing. The kalpitam and manodarmam parts were all very beautifully executed. There was intricate kaNakku and grahabedams during the main piece. Accompanists did a good job.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Prarthana Rao, Purandara Dasa Day, Music Club IIT Madras

Prarthana Rao - Thiruvallur Parthsarathy - Kumbakonam Swaminathan

Purandara Dasa Day
Music Club IIT Madras. HSB 133
6th Feb 2007. 6:45 pm

hari nArAyaNa - kEdAram - Adi (short sketch, S)
srInivAsa nInE pAlisO - Anandabhairavi - Adi
nInE gatiyanagE - malayamArutam - Adi (R)
vaidhya bandhA nODi - mOhanam - Adi (short sketch)
ikO namma svAmi - gaurimanOhari - Adi
viTTalA sahalO svAmi - sankarAbaraNam - Adi
innu daya bAratE - kalyANa vasantam - kaNDa cApu (R)
enta celuvaka - karnATaka dEvagAndhAri - Adi
kaNDenA - sAramati - Adi (RST)
venkaTAcala nilayam - sindhubhairavi - Adi (pallavi also sang as slOkam in sindhubhairavi)
yAdava nI bA - hamsavinOdini - Adi
bhAgyAda lakshmi bArammA - srI rAgam - Adi

The vocalist's style of singing with a Open throated voice needs to be commended. The kritis were all nicely rendered. The accompanists were good and supportive through the concert.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Kalpakam Swaminathan, Asthika Samajam, Thiruvanmiyur

Kalpakam Swaminathan - vINai
Hemalatha Venkatachalam - vINai support
V Srinivasan - mrudangam

Amara Bharathi, Asthika Samajam, Thiruvanmiyur
1st Feb 2008. 6:30 pm

sAmi iti nIku - kannaDa - Adi - PSI varNam
varasiddhi vinAyaka - kAnaDA - Adi - HMB
inta parAka - mAyAmALavagauLa - misra cApu
dArini telusukONTi - suddha sAvEri - Adi - T (R)
kOrinavara - rAmapriyA - rUpakam - PSI (RNS)
bruhannAyaki - AndhALi - Adi - MD
koluvaiyunnADE - bhairavi - Adi - T (Rt)
karuNAnidiyE tAyE - bauLi - Adi - PS
mInAkshi mE mudam dEhi - gamakakriyA - Adi - MD (RtNST)
kaliyuga varadan - brindAvana sArangA - Adi (R)
charaNu charaNu - senjuruTTi - rUpakam (R)
tillAnA - danAsrI - Adi - ST
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T
madhyamAvati short sketch

It was an amazing concert. Everything falling in place. The otherwise acoustically bad and noisy hall, was so amazingly set for this concert. The sound system being perfect, amazing accompanists, the vINai also cooperative, there was everything in place. the concert was superb.

the alapanais, neraval, svarams, the two tanams.. everything was just tooo good. the alapanai of ramapriya was very good. bhairavi was amazing. purvikalyani was emotive. suddha saveri was with the necessary vigour.

a concert to cherish for a long time.

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