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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

12 Noon concerts at Music Academy

Ramakrishnan Murthy - M Rajeev - Nirmal Narayan

Music Academy
16 Dec 09

The youngster presented a very good concert. The main was bhairavi (tanayuni brOva) and submain was rAmapriyA (kOrinavaramu). All the pieces were good and quite well executed.

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Nanditha Ravi - S Karthik - Karra Srinivas

Music Academy.
23 Dec 09. 12 noon

sAmi daya - kedAragowla varnam
suguNamulE - chakravAkam- rUpakam- Tyagaraja swami (S)
tyAgarAjAya - bEgaDa - rUpakam - Dikshitar
mIna lOcana - dhanyAsi - mishra chapu- Shyama Shastri (R,S @ gAnavinOdini)
kaNDEn kaNDEn - vasantha - Adi- aruNAcala kavirAyar
enduko nI manasu - kalyAni - Adi - Tyagaraja Swami (R N,S,T @ rAgarahita)

It was a very good concert. I liked it a lot.

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K Bharat Sundar - K P Nandini - A M Hari Narayanan

Music Academy
24 Dec 09

It was a very good concert. The submain kAsirAmakriyA (rAmanAtam bhajEham) and the main danyAsi (mInalOcana brOva) were both presented very well.

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Prasanna Venkataraman - Karaikkal Venkatasubramanian - Thanjavur Praveen Kumar

Music Academy
26 Dec 09

I reached late, as he was singing neraval for the song 'saRRE vilagi irum piLLAi'. It was followed by a stunning rendition of nIrajAkshi kAmAkshi. The main was "muripEmu galigE" in mukhAri. It was a very good concert, that was also well planned and presented neatly.

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Rama Ravi, Nada Inbam

Rama Ravi, Nandita Ravi - MA Krishnaswamy - K Arun Prakash

Nada Inbam
29 Dec 09. 6:15 pm

neranammiti - kAnaDA - Adi - RSI
brOcEvArevarE - sriranjani - Adi - T
jenmamenduku - malayamArutam - Adi - MVS (NS)
rAmanAtam bhajEham - kAsirAmakriyA - tisra Ekam - MD (RNS)
mAyammA nannu brOva - nATTaikuranji - Adi - SS (RS)
iti nyAyamA srI rAmacandrA - mALavi - Adi - PSI
kailAsanAtEna samrakshitOham - kAmbhOji - misra cApu - MD (RNS)
tani
ittanai tulAmbaramAi - danyAsi - Eka tALam
entaDi gulukE - kalyANi - rUpakam
moratOpu - sahAnA - tisra tripuTa - K
smarasundarAnguni - paras - Adi - DS
kaliyugadalli hari nAma - senjuruTTi - Adi - PD
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

It was an amazing concert. Everything was precise and presented beautifully. Very great music with a lot of bhavam that kindled the soul. I was literally in tears during the padam.

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Kalpakam Swaminathan, Nada Inbam

Kalpakam Swaminathan - Umayalpuram Mali

Nada Inbam
27 Dec 09. 10 am

sarasuDa ninnE - sAvEri - Adi - KVI
varasiddhi vinAyakA - kAnaDA - Adi - HMB (RS)
nIvE gAni - bilahari - misra cApu - T (RNS)
inta parAkA - mAyAmALavagauLa - rUpakam - Anai Ayya
kamalAmbAm bhajarE - kalyANi - Adi - MD (Rt)
karuNAnidhiyE tAyE - bauLi - misra cApu - PS (R)
mari mari ninnE - kAmbhOji - Adi - T (RtNS)
tani
rA ra sItA ramaNa - hindOLavasantam - rUpakam - T
sArasa daLa nayanA - khamAs - catusra jhampai - MD (R)
Ehi annapUrNE - punnAgavarALi - Adi - MD
srI vENugOpAla - kuranji - kANDa Ekam - MD
mAyE tvam Ehi - tarangiNi - Adi - MD
gangE mAm pAhi - senjuruTTi - kANDa Ekam - MD
tillAnA - darbAri kAnaDA - Adi - HMB
tillAnA - danA srI - Adi - ST
ittaraNi mIdu - asAvEri - Adi - Thiruppugazh
madhyamAvati short sketch

It was a stunning concert. It was truly soul stirring and inspiring morning for many of us. It was great concert and moving too. Exceptional concert for 2.5 hours.

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Trivandrum Venkataraman, Nada Inbam

Trivandrum Venkatraman - V Kamalakar Rao - Thirupunitura Radhakrishnan

Nada Inbam
26 Dec 09. 6:15 pm

mEru samAna - mAyAmALavagauLa - Adi (short sketch NS)
nIvADa nE gAna - sArangA - kANDa cApu - T (short sketch)
tanavAri tanamu - bEgaDa - Adi - T (RS)
vinarAdanA manavi - dEvagAndhAri - rUpakam - T (R)
gnAnamosaga rAdA - pUrvikalyANi - rUpakam - T (RNS)
sAmajavara gamanA - hindOLam - Adi - T (R)
tanayuni brOva - bhairavi - Adi - T (RtNS)
tani
srInivAsa - hamsAnandi - Adi - PS (R)
taruNi nyAn - dvijAvanti - misra cApu - ST (R)
visvEsvara - sindubhairavi - rUpakam - ST (R)
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T
madhyamAvati short sketch

It was a wonderful concert. All pieces were brilliant and presented amazingly. Very sensible accompanists. Great concert.

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Jayashree, Tamil Isai Sangam

Jayashree - Thiruvallur Parthasarathy - Manikudi Chandrasekhar

Tamil Isai Sangam
26 Dec 09. 3:45 pm

guruvaruLum tiruvaruLum - AbhOgi - kANDa cApu
bhavasAgaram - shanmukhapriyA - Adi - GKB
maravAdiru nenjamE - malayamArutam - Adi (S)
innum parAmukham Eno - bEgaDa - rUpakam
pattu viral mOdiramum - viruttam in bhairavi, mOhanam, danyAsi, pUrvikalyANi
ennEramum undan nAmam - pUrvikalyANi - misra cApu - SS (NS)
kanaka sabhApati darisanam - danyAsi - Adi - GKB
kapAli - mOhanam - Adi - PS (RS)
pannIr koNDu - hamsanAdam - rUpakam

It was a good concert. The vocalist had a good voice and kriti presentations were good. I still am figuring out, as to how she fitted all these compositions into an one hour slot. The accompanists were good too.

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Jayalakshmi Santanam, Nada Inbam

Jayalakshmi Santanam - Ranjani Ramakrishnan Arun - Erode Nagaraj - N Guruprasad - Nerkunam Sankar

Nada Inbam
25 Dec 09. 6:15 pm

gnAnanda mayam dEvam - slOkam in kAmavardhani
sAmi nI tODi - kAmavardhani - Adi (S)
charaNu siddhi vinAyakA - saurAshTram - misra cApu - PD
nenaruncharA - simhavAhini - Adi - T
cintayAmi jagadambA - hindOLam - misra jhampai - JCW (R)
pArvati kumAram - nATTAikuranji - rUpakam - MD (R)
vizhikku tuNai - viruttam in sAvEri
murugA muzhumadi - sAvEri - Adi - PS (R)
parAtparA - vAcaspati - Adi - PS (NS)
eppaDi manam - husEni - misra cApu - AK (R)
vinarAdanA manavi - chakravAkam - kANDa cApu - Thirupati Narayanaswamy (NS)
dAtsukOvalEnA - tODi - misra jhampai - T (RNS)
tani
ala sara paritApam - suruTTi - misra cApu - ST
prANa sakuDiTu - senjuruTTi - Adi - DS
ElarADAyanE kAmini - bhairavi - Adi - Chinnaiah
oruti maganAi - bEhAg - Adi - ANDAL
shAnti nilava vENDum - tilang - Adi - Sethu Madhava Rao
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T
sriyatkAntAya - madhyamAvati

It was a fantastic concert by all means. Almost a full bench. The concert was absolutely grand. The pieces were all perfectly rendered and the renditions were measured and crisp in both kalpitam and manodarma parts. The vocalist was just too brilliantly inspiring. The accompanists were all perfect and played their parts aptly.

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Ranjit Warrier, Nada Inbam

Ranjit Warrier - Charulata Ramanujam - Kumaranallur Rajamani

Nada Inbam
25 Dec 09. 4 pm

chalamEla - nATTaikuranji - Adi - SMRN (short sketch)
O rAjIvAksha - Arabhi - misra cApu - T (short sketch S)
cintayE mahAlinga - paras - Adi - MD
evarani - dEvAmrutavarshini - Adi - T
bhajana sEya rAdA - dharmavati - rUpakam - MV (RNS)
bAlakrishnan - danyAsi - rUpakam - PS (short sketch)
Evari mATa - kAmbhOji - Adi - T (RNST)
namO namO rAghavAya

It was a very good concert by the youngster. Very neat and classical presentation. The accompanists were very good too.

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Rama Ravi, Carnatica

Rama Ravi & Nandita Ravi - M A Krishnaswamy - K Arun Prakash

Carnatica
25 Dec 09. 10:45 am

The theme of the programme was 'kAla pramANam'

evvari bOdana - AbhOgi - Adi - PSI

In the mordern concert tradition, it is prefered to start a concert with a varnam and quick song on probably Lord Ganesha, with sometimes a quick round of svarams.

The concept of slow song like 'gajavadaAnA sammodita' in tODi or madhyama sruti kriti like 'hastivadanAya' is not known and will it suit to start a concert that way?

srI mahA gaNapatim - aTANA - Adi - JCW
mApAla velasi - asAvEri - Adi - T

The kAlapramANam is very important for sangeetham and sahitya bhavam. It depends on the melody of the ragam, structure of the composition, lyrics and other factors too. Ragams are classified according to the gamakkams they take as 'sarva svara gamakka ragams', 'ardha kampita ragams', 'kampa heena ragams' and this also decides the kalapramanam.

Ragams like yadukula kambhoji and devagAndhari are preferably taken up in slow pace to give more melody.

lesser number of words and long syllables warrant slow pace, more wordy pieces might sound better in fast pace. sahitya bhavam and the theme of the song should also be considered.

Illustration of sahitya bhavam governing kAlapramANam with 2 kritis in kEdAram

though kEdAram is probably a faster ragam, the theme of the song and the cosmic dance and other descriptions of 'Ananda naTana prakAsam' warrant a slow pace.

The violinst mentioned that it is believed that the antara gAndhAram gives some energy and the suddha gAndhAram is somewhat slow and sober. Hence it was considered more auspicious to start a concert with a ragam that has antara gAndhAram.

Ananda naTana prakAsam - kEdAram - misra cApu - MD (RS)

A vocalist needs a very deep depth of the voice to sustain slower tempo of the song. MDR probably was the best for this.

To show a contrast, a song that calls everybody for have darshan of the Lord Nataraja and is in a peppy mood.

ellOrum vArungaL - kEdAram - Adi - GKB

The mridangist made a mention of the need to need to play sticking to the vocalist and their music. Also, knowledge of the kritis for the percussionist is very important and it is tough to actually get the correct timing of the vocalist. The expression 'kavvi vaasikkaradu' was used.

There was a question about the need for cittai svarams. The vocalist mentioned they are supposed to be decorative and the violinst also added that some musicians like TMT believed that it was an easy tool to teach svara singing to students.

The cittaiswaram of gajavadanA in tODi and the svara sAhityam of srI kAmAkshi in vasanta were both rendered to show this idea.

kOrina varamu - rAmapriyA - rUpakam - PSI
tanayuni brOva - bhairavi - Adi - T (RNST)

vazhi maraittirukkudE - nATTaikuranji - misra cApu
tAru mARu - nATTaikuranji - Adi

The padam and javali are again sung for the change of tempo. Like the 'bade khayal' and 'chote khayal' of hindustani music, singing a padam and javali in the same ragam was practiced in the past.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

R Vedavalli, Nada Inbam

R Vedavalli - R K Shriram Kumar - Neyveli Narayanan

Nada Inbam
24 Dec 09. 6 pm

gnAnAnanda mayam dEvam - slOkam
ninnu jUchi - saurAshTram - rUpakam - PSI
ElA nIdayarAdu - aTANA - Adi - T (NS)
mEru samAna - mAyAmALavagauLa - dEsAdi - T (RNS)
karuNai tandennai ALammA - bEgaDa - misra cApu - Mazhavai Chidambara Bharati
nenarunchi nAnu - mALavi - Adi - T
gnAnamosaga rAdA - shadvidamArgiNi - tisra Ekam - T (R)
EtAvuna nEricitivO - yadukula kAmbhOji - Adi - T (R)
jEsinadella maracitivO - tODi - Adi - T (RtNST)
endaDi kulukE - kalyANi - Adi
vandE brindAvana - slOkam in sindhubhairavi
anRu ivvulagam - sindhubhairavi - Adi - ANDAL
gatita samayEpi hari - Ahiri - kaNDa cApu - Jayadeva
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T
svasti prajApya - madhyamAvati

The concert was one of the best i have heard. Everything was perfectly presented with enough vigour and gait. Totally an enjoyable programme. Smt. Vedavalli was great that day and was ably supported by Smt. Sumithra. Sri Shriram Kumar provided perfect support and was amazing. Sri Narayanan was good in parts.

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Suguna Purushottaman, Nada Inbam

Suguna Purushottaman - B U Ganesh Prasad - Thanjavur Kumar

Nada Inbam
23 Dec 09

gajAnanam bhUtagaNAdi sEvitam - slokam in hamsadhvani, tODi
Era nApai - tODi - Adi - PSI
inta parAkA - mAyAmALavagouLa - tisra Ekam - Anai Ayya (NS)
naDamADi thirindha - kAmbOdhi - kaNDA cApu - GKB
mOkshamu galadA - sAramati - Adi - T (RS)
gaTTi gAnu - bEgaDa - tisra Adi - T
ardhanArIshvaram - kumudakriyA - rUpakam - MD (RS)
budhamAsrayAmi - naTTakuranji - jhampai - MD (R)
AdEnammA - paras - Adi - Pallavi Duraiswami Iyer (S)
tuLasi bilva - kEdAragauLa - Adi - T (RNS)
tani
mahAdEvamanOhari - rAgamAlikA - misra cApu - Suguna Purushottaman
vENugAnam tEnAi - kAnaDA - rUpakam - Suguna Purushottaman (same tune as Vani pondu)
kaNNA karunIla vaNNA - rAgamAlikA - sankIraNa cApu - Suguna Purushottaman
rAma bhakta hanumAn - jOnpuri - Adi - Suguna Purushottaman
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

It was a wonderful concert. Every piece and manodarmam was excellent. The accompanists were brilliant too..

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B Balasubramanian, Nada Inbam

B Balasubramanian - VVS Murari - Trichur Narendran

Nada Inbam
21 Dec 09

viribhONi - bhairavi - aTa - PA
sAkEta nikEtana - kannaDa - rupakam - T (S)
amba paradEvatE - rudrapriyA - kaNDA cApu - Krishnaswamy Ayya (S)
ambA nIlAmbari - nIlAmbari - Adi - Ponnaiah Pillai
tappi pratiki pOva taramA - tODi - rUpakam - T (RS)
vEnkaTa saila - hamIrkalyANi - Adi - Subbaraya Sastri (R)
tyAgarAja yOga vaibhavam - Anandabhairavi - tisra ekam - MD
ninnE nammitinayyA - simmEndra madhyamam - misra cApu - MV (RNS)
tani
OsOsi nA madi - mukhAri - misra cApu
srungArO vAmabhAgE - navarasa slOkam on Lord Siva - bEhAg, aTANA, rItigauLa, sahAnA, tAnarUpi, shankarAbaraNam, nATTaikuranji, gauLa, suruTTi
tillAnA - hindOLam - kaNDa Ekam
iyal isaiyil - husEni tiruppugazh
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

It was a great concert. Each piece was good and presented neatly. Accompanists were very matching too. An enjoyable evening.

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Seetha Rajan, Nada Inbam

Seetha Rajan - Mullaivasal Chandramouli - Patri Satishkumar - B S Purushottaman

Nada Inbam
18 Dec 09

inta chalamu - bEgaDa - Adi (short sketch)
muddu mOmu - sUryakAntam - Adi - T (S)
kA vA vA kandA - varALi - Adi - PS (short sketch)
vadAnyEshvaram - dEvagAndhAri - Adi - MD (RS)
ninnuvinA - pUvikalyANi - cApu - SS (RNS)
evaru unnAru nannu - balahamsa - Adi - MSR
srungAra rasamanjari - rasa manjari - tisra Ekam - MD
cEDE buddhi - aTANA - Adi - T (RS)
ennaLu UragE - shubapantuvarALi - misra cApu - T (R)
tiruvaDi caraNam - kAmbhOji - Adi - GKB (RNS)
tani
slokam followed by Adana pADuvE - hamsanandi - Adi - PD
vANipondu - kAnaDA - rUpakam (short sketch)
teruvil vArAnO - khamAs - rUpakam - MT
Ehi annapUrNE - punnAgavarALi - Adi - MD
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

Amazing concert. 3 hours of scintillating music. It was an experience of a different kind. Each piece was carefully rendered with so much of emotion and bhavam. The accompanists were perfect for the occasion.

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Ritha Rajan, Nada Inbam

Ritha Rajan - VVS Murari - Vellore Ramabadran

Nada Inbam, Raga Sudha Hall
17 Dec 09. 6:15 pm

chalamEla - darbAr - Adi (short sketch)
sallaga nAtO - vEgavAhini - Adi - T (S)
nIvADa nE gAna - sArangA - kaNDa cApu - T (RNS)
cEta srI bAlakrishNam - dvijAvanti - tisra Ekam - MD (short sketch)
Odi bArayyA - bhairavi - Adi - PD
srI kAmakshi kaTAkshi - vasantA - Adi - Thiruvarur Ramaswami Pillai (R)
evari cichira - madyamAvati - Adi - T (R)
shankarAchAryam - shankarAbaraNam - Adi - Subbarama Dikshitar (RNS)
tani
oTTu beTTada - Anandabhairavi - tisra Ekam - Sarangapani [padam]
apuDu manasu - khamAs - rUpakam - PSI
rA rammani pilacidEmi - bEhAg - Adi - Samalkot Bayankarayya [prativAdi bayankaram]
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

It was a wonderful concert. I was very happy and felt totally totally elated after the amazing concert. All the pieces were rendered with enough weight and the manodarma parts were all too good too. The accompanists were exceptionally good in following the main artist.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Suguna Varadachari, Nada Inbam

Suguna Varadachari - Padma Shankar - Mannarkoil J Balaji

Nada Inbam
14 Dec 09. 6:15 pm

gnAnandamayam dEvam - nATTai
sarasijanAbhA - nATTai - Adi - ST
praNamAmyaham - gauLai - Adi - MV
chutAmurArE - Arabhi - rUpakam - T (RS)
karuNAjUDavammA - varALi - misra cApu - SS (RNS)
yAdEvi sarvabhUtEshu - srI
srI varalakshmi - srI - rUpakam - MD
bOgIndra sAyinam - kuntaLa varALi - kaNDa cApu - ST
kaligiyunTE - kIravANi - Adi - T (RNST)
srI rAghavam dasaratAtmajamapramEyam - slOkam in aTANA, mOhanam
nanmaiyum selvamum - viruTTam in Ahir bhairavi
rAma nAmam amudam - Ahir Bhairavi - Adi - Suguna Purushottaman
padari varuguduruguden Avi - kAmbhOji - tisra Ekam
taruNamidE vArAi - bEhAg - rUpakam - Suguna Purushottaman
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T
sriyatkAntAya - suruTTi

It was a brilliant performance by the full team. Smt. Varadachari had excellent and cooperative accompanists that helped her deliver all the more better than her concert the previous week. I enjoyed it absolutely.

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Prasanna Venkataraman, Brahma Gana Sabha

Prasanna Venkataraman - R Raghul - S J Arjun Ganesh

Brahma Gana Sabha
12 Dec 09. 2:15 pm

sarasuDaninnE - sAvEri - Adi - KVI (short sketch)
Ongi ulagaLanda - Arabhi - Adi - ANDAL (S)
bhajarE rE citta - kalyANi - misra cApu - MD (RNS)
kOTinadulu - tODi - Adi - T
sukhievarO - kAnaDA - Adi - T (RST)
vizhikkuttuNai - viruTTam in mukhAri, hamsAnandi, sindu bhairavi
manadirkkugandadu - sindu bhairavi - Adi - TSI

Truly excellent concert by the youngster. Again, too short a slot for him.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Chingleput Ranganathan, Nada Inbam

Chingleput Ranganathan - TKV Ramanujacharlu - K Arun Prakash - N Guruprasad

Nada Inbam
11 Dec 09. 6:15 pm

jagadAnandakArakA - nATTai - Adi - T (short sketch)
paluku kaNTa - navarasa kAnaDA - Adi - T
eTulabrOtuvO - charkavAkam - misra cApu - T (S)
rAga sudhA rasa - AndhOLikA - catusra Ekam (2) - T (RS)
muripEmu galigE - mukhAri - Adi - T (RNS)
tani
kalinarulaku - kuntaLa varALi - dEsAdi - T (R)
paniyin vintuLi - harikAmbhOji - kaNDa jAti dhurva tALam - Thiruppugazh
tillAnA - hamsAnandi - dEsAdi
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T
sriyatkAntAya - madhyamAvati

wonderful concert it was. enjoyed it thoroughly

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V Subramanian & Palai C K Ramachandran, Nada Inbam

V Subramanian & Palai C K Ramachandran - R K Shriram Kumar - Mannargudi A Eswaran - H Sivaramakrishnan

Nada Inbam
10 Dec 09.6:45 pm

vAtApi gaNapatim - hamsadvani - Adi - MD (short sketch S)
dEva dEva kalayAmi - mAyAmALavagauLa - rUpakam - ST (NS)
evarikai avatAramu - dEva manOhari - misra cApu - T
paripAlaya sarasIruha - kAmavardhani - Adi - ST (R)
rAmA nI samAnamevaru - kharaharapriyA - rUpakam - T (RNS)
entavEDu kondu rAghavA - sarasvati manOhari - Adi - T
srI krishNam bhaja - tODi - Adi - MD (RNS)
tani
varuvArO varam taruvArO - sAmA - Adi - T
sAntrAnandAva bOdhAtmakam - slOkam in khamAs, kApi, sahAnA, suruTTi
kala sara paritApam - suruTTi - misra cApu - ST
bhujaga sAyinO - yadukula kAmbhOji - rUpakam - ST

It was a superb concert by the two veterans. The were totally traditional and made it totally enjoyable. The accompanists were wonderful too.

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Nandita Ravi, Brahma Gana Sabha

Nandita Ravi - Ranjani Ramakrishnan - A V Manikandan

Brahma Gana Sabha
9 Dec 09. 2:15 pm

sarasijanAbhA - nATTai - Adi - ST
sujana jIvanA - khamAs - rUpakam - T
manasugarugadEmO - hamsadvani - rUpakam - PSI (S)
mAmava mInAkshI - varALi - misra cApu - MD (RNS)
maravAdiru manamE - kEdAram - Adi - KI
rAmA nI samAnamevaru - kharaharapriyA - rUpakam - T (RNST)
rAma rAma rAma sItA - tilang - rUpakam - PD
sivagangA nagara nivAsini - punnAgavarALi - Adi - PS

Very good concert. One felt the artist deserved a longer duration.

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Savita Narasimhan, Brahma Gana Sabha

Savita Narasimhan - Charulatha Ramanujam - Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar - Anirudh Athreya

Brahma Gana Sabha, Sivagami Pettachi Auditorium
8 Dec 09. 3:45 pm

pagavAri - hamsadvani - Adi - PSI
dharaNigarbha - slOkam in suruTTi
angArakam - suruTTi - rUpakam - MD
paralOka bayamulEka - mandhAri - Adi - T (NS)
rAmAbhI rAmA - darbAr - misra cApu - T (RS)
kA vA vA kandA - varALi - Adi - PS
nannupAlimpA - mOhanam - Adi - T (RNS)
tani
suRRuNai vEdiyan - viruTTam in kApi, hamsAnandi, sAmA
tillai talam enRu - sAmA - Adi
samayamidE - bEhAg - rUpakam - PSI

It was a very good concert.

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Lakshmi Sriram, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan

Lakshmi Sriram - Akkarai Sornalatha - Kalakkad Srinivasan

BVB Mini Hall
7 Dec 09 7:30 pm

sri mahagaNapati - gauLa - misra cApu - MD (short sketch)
umaiyOr bAganE - nATTai - Adi (S)
manviyalakimcharA - naLinakAnti - Adi - T (RS)
mAra rati priyam - rati priyA/rishabha priyA - Adi - MD (RS)
varuvArO varam taruvArO - sAmA - Adi - GKB
sudhAmayI sudhAnidhi - amrutavarshiNi - rUpakam - HMB
pAlinchu kAmAkshI - madhyamAvati - Adi - SS (RNST)
nAnoru viLaiyATTu - navarasa kAnaDa - Adi - PS
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

It was a very good concert. Everybody did their jobs perfectly to make it good overall.

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Vijay Siva, Nalinakanti

N Vijay Siva - Amrita Murali - Manoj Siva

Nalinakanthi, MGR Janaki College
6 Dec 09. 6:30 pm

chalamela - shankarAbaraNam - aTa
entani nE - mukhAri - rUpakam - T (NS)
Emi dOva balkumA - sArangA - Adi - T (R)
ninnu vinA mari galada - rItigowlai - rUpakam - SS (short sketch S)
srI vEnkaTa girIsham - suruTTi - Adi - MD (RN)
inimElAyinum - darbAr - Adi - Ramaswami Sivan
shivam haram sAmbam bhaja manasA sadA - kAmbOdhi - Adi - HMB (RNST)
manasi dussam - Ahiri - misra cApu - ST

incomplete list.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

R Shridhar, Karthik Fine Arts

R Shridhar - G Suresh Kumar - R Ramkumar

Karthik Fine Arts. NGS mini hall.
5 Dec 09. 12:15 pm

viribhONi - bhairavi - aTa - PA
tattvamariya taramA - rITigauLa - PS
vADErA daivamu - kAmavardhani - Adi - T (RNS)
anupama guNAmbudi - aTANA - kANDA cApu - T
srI rAjagOpAla - sAvEri - Adi - MD (RNS)
tani
hari hara sudanE - AbhOgi - Adi
karpagamE - madhyamAvati - Adi - PS

It was a good concert. The vocalist was good. The violin could have been much better. The mridangist was marvellous.

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R Vedavalli, AIR & AIMA

R Vedavalli - M A Krishnaswamy - Trivandrum Vaidhyanathan

All India Radio & Academy for Indian Music & Arts
AIR MTR studios.
5 Dec 09. 7:15 pm

cintayE mahAlinga - paras - Adi - MD (short sketch S)
unnai allAl - simmEdra madhyamam - Adi - KI (RNS)
enRaikku sivakrupai - mukhAri - misra cApu - NS (R)
sadAsiva bhajanamE - tODi - Adi - PS (RNST)
tAmugakkum - nAchiyar thirumozhi pasuram in senjuruTTi, punnAgavarALi, bEhAg, nAdanAmakriyA, sindhu bhairavi
muTTavaddu rA - sAvEri - Adi - Chinnaiah

It was a wonderful concert. Totally amazing.

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Suguna Varadachari, AIR & AIMA

Suguna Varadachari - Meera Sivaramakrishnan - Papanasam Kumar

All India Radio & Academy for Indian Music & Arts
AIR MTR studios.
5 Dec 09, 6 pm

ranganai tudippOrku - chakravAkam - Adi - PS (short sketch)
sivai ninai manamE - hamIr kalyANi - Adi - NS (R)
innam parAmukham - bEgaDa - rUpakam - Duraiswami Kavirayar (RNS)
mugattai kATTi - bhairavi - misra cApu - Papavinasa Mudaliar (RST)
mana nilai - bAgEsrI - Adi - Neela Ramamurthy

It was an excellent concert. Totally moving. Smt. Varadachari was in form and did it fantastically, however, accompanists could have done better.

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Sangeetha Sivakumar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Sangeetha Sivakumar - R K Shriram Kumar - B Ganapathiraman - N Guruprasad

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
3 Dec 09. 5 pm

dinamaNi vamsa - harikAmbhOji - Adi - T (short sketch, S)
vinatAsuta vAhana - jayantasEnA - Adi - T
nekkurugi unnai - AbhOgi - Adi - PS (RS)
cEta srI - dvijAvanti - rUpakam - MD
nenarunchinAnu - mALavi - Adi - T
birAnavarAlIrchi - kalyANi - tisra Adi - SS (RNST)
rAdha mukha kamala - kApi - Adi - PS
brUhi mukundEtI - kuranji - Adi - SB

It was a very good concert. The first harikAmbhOji made a punchy beginning and it couldnt get better than dinamaNi vamsa. The choice of songs hence were all very good. The choice of AbhOgi and kalyANi for elaboration was very nice. She did them very well. The AbhOgi was very good. The kalyANi was very good and enjoyable. All kriti renditions were wonderful. The accompanists were very good and made it an wonderful concert. The violin replies and accompanying was amazing. The percussion department was handled well. The tani was wonderful.

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