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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ritha Rajan, Nada Inbam

Ritha Rajan - R K Shriram Kumar - K Arun Prakash

Nada Inbam
30 Aug 2010. 6 pm

sAmi nI pai - Anandabhairavi - aTa - VK (short sketch) [varNam]
rAmA nI pai - kEdAram - Adi - T (short sketch S)
kAntimati - kalyANi - rUpakam - Subbarama Dikshitar (R)
idhE bhAgyamu - kannaDa - misra cApu - T (RS)
sArasAlanu ipuDu - kApi - rUpakam - TQ (short sketch) [svarajati]
nI pAdamulE gatiyani - bhairavi - Adi - PSI (RNS)
tani
koNTE gADu - suruTTi - tisra tripuTa - K
marubAri - senjuruTTi - rUpakam - DS
rAkA chandra samAna kAnti vadanAm - slOkam from mUka panchasati - aTANA, nAyaki, sahAnA, yadukula kAmbhOji
kAraNamadAga vandu - sindhu bhairavi - kaNDa tripuTa - A [tiruppugazh]
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

It was a wonderful concert. From the beginning it was very enjoyable and each piece was rendered with a lot of passion and feeling. There was a prevailing sense of leisure through the concert. The vishrAnti and saukyam that went hand-in-hand with each phrase made it a very memorable concert.

The opening with a grand varNam set stage for the evening. The kEdAram piece was rendered in a gripping fashion with a fantastic round of karpanai svarams.

The first elaboration of the evening kalyANi, on request from this writer, came as a very enjoyable and educative number. The ideas and phrases presented very classical and heavy and the kriti that followed was also rendered with a bhavam and one liked it a lot.

The submain of the evening was an elaborate kannaDa, with a rare number. The AlApanai was fantastic exposing otherwise unknown facets of the rAgam and gave a very detailed and classical painting of the rAgam. The kriti was rendered with a lot of bhavam and the svarams that followed were much enjoyable.

The (karnATaka)kApi svarajati that came next, was rendered in a very captivating fashion in a slow tempo and it was a very moving rendition.

With such a buildup came the majestic grand main course of bhairavi. The AlApanai was absorbing and elaborate with all the classical phrases. The kriti was rendered wonderfully with very fitting neraval and svarams that were extraordinarily gripping the rasikas.

However, the grand finale came with the suruTTi padam. Gosh, what a rendition it was. Just too good and brought tears tooo. The jAvaLi that followed was very good. The slOkam was also very grippping and classically rendered in heavy rAgams with a lot of bhavam and vigour.

Smt. Ritha provided a very deeply classical and gripping recital.

The accompanists were both excellent. The violinst was perfect in playing along for each of the songs. All the replies during manOdarma parts were perfectly matching. The mrudangist played with utmost anticipation and in tandem with the music. The way both the accompanists could see what was coming next and playing just the right thing was pretty astounding and it all gelled perfectly together.


A very classical and wonderful concert to remember for a long time.

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Veenotsav 2010

BGS & Mudhra
Veenotsav 28 Aug 2010

While the concept of many veenai concerts is indeed wonderful, half an hour is too short.


5 pm
R S Jayalakshmi - PBV Krishnamachari - N Rajaraman

vAtApi gaNapatim - hamsadvani - Adi - MD (S)
nidhi chAla sukhamA - kalyANi - misra cApu - T (RtNST)
venkaTa giri nAtA - rEvati - Adi - Suddananda Bharati

quick svarams in hamsdavani. very moving and crisp kalyANI


5:30 pm
B Kannan - Chidambaram S Balashankar - Chandrasekhara Sarma

mAmayil mIdErivA - latAngi - Adi - Meenakshi Subramanian
RTP - hEmavati - Adi(2 kaLai) sama eDuppu, 6 aridi
srutilaya svarUpiNi vINAvAdini sangIta sAmrAjya

The pallavi was very nice and hEmavati was enjoyable.


6 pm Meeting

Sri A Natarajan spoke and formally inaugurated.


6:30pm
E Gayathri - Mudhra Bhaskar - E M Subramaniyan

muddumOmu - sUryakAntam - Adi - T (short sketch S)
srI pArthasArathinA - suddha danyAsi - Adi - MD (RS)
srInivAsa tiruvEngaDa - hamsAnandi - Adi - PS (R with graha bedam to hindOLam)
muruganin maru peyar - bEhAg - Adi

neat rendition of songs. enjoyable AlApanais. nice svarams.


7 pm
Kalpakam Swaminathan - Chidambaram Balashankar - E M Subramaniyan

srI mahAgaNapatim - aTANA - Adi - JCW (short sketch S)
dEvi mInAkshi - kalyANi - rUpakam - Tacchur Singachar (Rt)
sogasugA nAtO - sahAnA - misra cApu - Sarangapani (R)
charaNu charaNu - senjuruTTi -rUpakam - Anai Ayya (short sketch)

very moving kalyANi and an emotive sahAnA.


7:30 pm
Kalyani Ganesan - V M Ganesan - N Rajaraman

kanukoNTini - bilahari - Adi - T (short sketch)
padavini sadbaktiyu - sALaga bhairavi - Adi - T
durusukha krupajUchi - sAvEri - Adi - SS (R)
srI kamalAmbikE - srI - kaNDa Ekam - MD (short sketc)

this sAvEri was my pick for the day. very neat presentation again.


8 pm
T N Seshagopalan - Madirimangalam Swaminathan - E M Subramaniyan

mEru samAna - mAyAmALavagauLA - Adi - T (RNS)
abhayAmbA - sahAnA - misra cApu - MD
mAyammA - Ahiri - Adi - SS
bAgAyanayya - chandra jyOti - Adi - T
divAkara tanujam - yadukula kAmbhOji - MD
rAgamAlikA tAnam in varALi, dvijAvanti, kIravANi, bEgaDa, latAngi, Anandabhairavi, bEhAg, suruTTi
savEri padam
hariguNa - marua bEhAg
mangaLam

I had to leave as he began the yadukulakAmbhOji. nice beginning for the concert. the MMG and sahAnA were both very nice.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rahul Narayan, Nada Inbam

Rahul Narayan - Akkarai Sornalatha - Arjun Ganesh

Nada Inbam
17 Aug 2010. 6 pm

chalamEla nATTaikuranji - Adi - Rangaswami Nattuvanar (short sketch)
nannu brOva - AbhOgi - Adi - T
vINA pustaka dhAriNIm - vEgavAhini - kaNDa Ekam - MD
nin aruL iyambalAgumA - pantuvarALi - rUpakam - PS (NS)
brOvasamayamidE - gauri manOhari - Adi - GPV (RS)
dalacina vAru - danyAsi - Adi - Subbaraya Sastri (R)
manasulOni - hindOLam - Adi - T
durusuga - sAvEri - Adi - SS (RNS)
kamalAmbAm bhajarE - kalyANi - Adi - MD (RS)
tani
saravaNA bhava - shanmukhapriyA - Adi - PS
tillAnA - khamAs - Adi - PSI
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

The AlApanais of gaurimanOhari and danyAsi were both classical and good. The sAvEri and kalyANi were both very elaborate and sung with a lot of classical phrases rightly presented. The kritis were all rendered very well and the neraval svarams were all very good as well. The accompanists were very good and played very supportively. A very spirited and enjoyable concert by the youngster.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Kalpakam Swaminathan, Nada Inbam

Kalpakam Swaminathan, L Ramakrishnan - Umayalpuram Mali - N Guruprasad

Nada Inbam
14 Aug 2010. 6 pm

neranammiti - kANaDA - aTa - RSI
pancha mAtanga - malahari - rUpakam - MD (S)
srI bAlasubramaNyA - bilahari - misra cApu - MD (RS)
stavarAja - stavarAjam - Adi - MD
parvata rAja kumAri - srI ranjani - Adi - MD (RtNS)
AnandAmrutakarshiNi - amrutavarshiNi - Adi - MD (R)
gItArtamu sangItAnandamu - suruTTi - Adi - T (R)
gaNEsha kumAra - senjuruTTi - Adi - MD (R)
sogasugA - sahAnA - misra cApu - sArangapANi (R)
siddEsvarAya - nIlAmbari - misra cApu - MD
tani
simmAsanastitE - rAgamAlikA - MD

It was a very good concert. The pieces were all rendered with a lot of bhavam and vigour. The choice of some rare kritis was very refreshing. The AlApanais of bilahari, srIranjani and suruTTi were both done elaborately with a lot of classical phrases.

With Kalpakam mami, there is nothing called a short AlApanai or long AlApanai, she always plays AlApanais which arent ultra short and extra long. They would be to right size and shape with the exact colour of the ragam being presented in full and throughout. This concert was no exception. Be it amrutavarshiNi or sahAnA or bilahari or senjuruTTi or whatever else she chose that day, it was all very classical and moving and touching. The manOdarmam too, is usually measured and given in the right proportions only. The svarams in malahari or bilahari or sriranjani were all very nice and enjoyable.

Sri Ramakrishnan gave a very helpful and commendable support to his guru, and played very well. He shared parts of the AlApanais and gave very matching responses to mami with the neraval and svarams.

The percussionist of the evening did a wonderful job in accompanying in a very accommodating fashion and playing in perfect tandem to the main artist.

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Madurai T N Seshagopalan, Music Club IIT Madras

Madurai T N Seshagopalan - V V Ravi - Trichur C Narendran - B S Purushottaman

Clasfest 2010
Music Club IIT Madras, CLT
13 August 2010. 6:45 pm

mAtE malayadvaja - khamAs - Adi - HMB (R) [daru]
siddhi vinAyakam - shanmukhapriyA - rUpakam - MD (S)
rAmAbhi rAmA - darbAr - misra cApu - T
ekkAlattilum - pUrikalyANi - Adi - TRP (R)
ADamODi galadE - chArukEsi - Adi - T (RS)
mariyAda kAdhayyA - bhairavam - Adi - T
brOvavammA - mAnji - misra cApu - SS
nijamunnai nambinEn - bilahari - kANDa cApu - PS (S)
antaranga bhakti - shaDvidamArgiNi - Adi - KI
giripai nelakona - sahAnA - Adi - T (RNS)
tani
vandE mAtaram ambikAm - slOkam in kIravANI, yamunA kalyANi, manO ranjani, srI
srI kamalAmbhikE - srI - kaNDa Ekam - MD
sarva mangaLa mAngalyE - slOkam in srI

The grand finale of the IITM Music Club's 40th anniversary. It was just out of the world with the veteran musician in great form.

The main sahAnA was a solid one hour with a very gripping and classical AlApanai that had the right measure of gamakkam laden phrases and minimal brigas to fit the mood of the rAgam. The kriti was rendered with a lot of bhavam and grandeur. The neraval at 'gAchedananu tyAgarAja vinutuni' was arousing the musical mind to otherwise unexplored realms and the svarams were so fitting too.

The main piece was so engrossing and occupied the mind to that extent that one has to go back to the list of songs to recollect what else was there in the concert. The khamAs AlApanai was very grippy and right then, i got a feeling this was going to be a concert of a life time. The sahAnA which came following was only to prove me right.

The AlApanais of pUrvikalyANi and charukEsi were both very good. The svarams in chArukEsi were good with the usual vyavahAram that one enjoys with somebody like TNS.

All the kritis that were rendered seemed to be carefully chosen and many of them are rare numbers in concert circuit these days.


When the great master is in peak form, the accompanists are better off to let him enjoy and present all that he wants to. The violinst of the day, chose to enjoy the music and keep a low key and gave very short and sweet responses to let the main artist continue to mesmerise the audience with his engulfing sahAnA.

The percussion department was also very elegantly handled. The mrudangist chose to accompany in a rather accomodative fashion and played in perfect tandem with whatever was being performed. The kanjira vidwan chose to follow suit with the mrudangist and they shared a very good tani.

In all, from the 3+ hours concert i will remember the sahAnA for a long long long time.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Ranjani Gayathri, Music Club IIT Madras

Ranjani & Gayathri - Mysore Srikanth - Manoj Siva - N Guruprasad

Clasfest 2010
Music Club IIT Madras, CLT
12 August 2010, 6:45 pm

intacalamu - bEgaDa - Adi - VK
maragata lingam - vasantA - Adi - MD (S)
ElA nI daya rAdu - aTANA - Adi - T
sentil ANDavan - kharaharapriyA - rUpakam - PS (RS)
Eti janmamidi - varALi - misra cApu - T (N)
paTTi viDuvarAdu - manjari - Adi - T
RTP - naLinakAnti - Adi
nI pAdamE gati naLinakAnti natajanapAlini
rAgamAlikA svarams in sAvEri, rItigauLa, hamIr kalyANi, chandrakauns
tani
srI ranga - slOkam in bhAgEsrI
sAgara sayana vibhO - bhAgEsrI - Adi - MDR
sankara srI - hamsAnandi - Adi - ST
tillAnA - senjuruTTi - Adi - Veenai Seshanna
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

E Gayathri, Music Club IIT Madras

E Gayathri - Shertalai Anantakrishnan - B S Purushottaman

Clasfest 2010
Music Club IIT Madras, CLT.
10 Aug 2010. 6:45 pm

ninnE bhajana - nATTai - Adi - T (S)
neranammiti nIvEgati - chakravAkam - Adi - MV (RS)
angArakam - suruTTi - rUpakam - MD (R)
kAmAkshI - varALi - misra cApu - SS (RNS)
kamalAptakula - brindAvana sArangA - Adi - T
varuvArO varam taruvArO - sAmA - Adi - GKB (R)
nI daya rAdA - vasanta bhairavi - rUpakam - T (R)
srI kAntimatim - hEmavati - Adi - MD (RtS)
rAgamAlikA tanam in bEgaDa, danyAsi, mukhAri, kAnaDA
tani
nAnATi baduku - rEvati - Adi - A (sketch)
jagatjanani - ratipatipriyA - Adi - MMD
bhaja bhaja mAnasa - sindhubhairavi - Adi - ST
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T
madhyamAvati short sketch

The second concert of the series was wonderful. The choice of kritis was pretty refreshing with some of the pieces being pretty rare in concert stage these days. All the raga AlApanais were done with a lot of classical phrases inter-weaved into them. The main AlApanai of hEmavati was very good and it had a short grahabEdam to rEvagupti as well. The neraval svarams were all measured and in good matching to the piece being presented. The accompanists were wonderful and played in perfect match with the main artist.

There was feeling of leisure and saukyam all thro' the concert and the artist played well a good team.

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Sanjay, Music Club IIT Madras

Sanjay Subrahmanyan - S Varadarajan - Neyveli Venkatesh - Trichy Murali

Clasfest 2010
Music Club IIT Madras, CLT
9 Aug 2010. 6:45 pm

undan pAdam - shankarAbaraNam - aTa - Madurai Subramania Iyer [varNam]
dayapayOnidE - jaganmOhini - Adi - Meesu Krishna Iyer (S)
kanukonu saukyamu - nAyaki - rUpakam - T (R)
bhajarE rE citta - kalyANi - misra cApu - MD (RNS)
kalangAdE manamE - rAgavardhani - Adi - KI (sketch)
niravati sukadA - ravi candrikA - Adi - T
RTP - kEdAragauLa - Adi (2 kaLai) 3/4 eDuppu, 7 aridi
parimaLa rangapatE mAm pAhi
tani
pAyum oLi nI enakku - khamAs - tisra naDai - Bharathiyar (first line also sung as viruttam)
kandugamadakkariyai - viruttam in sAvEri, bEgaDa, hamsAnandi, bEhAg, senjuruTTi
angaikodu malar - senjuruTTi, nAdanAmakriyA - misra jhampai-alt-tisra triupTa [Thiruppugazh]
tillAnA - sindhubhairavi - Adi - MDR
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

A wonderful concert it was to begin the 40th anniversary series of the music club.

The beginning with a rare varNam in shankarAbaraNam was very appropriate and rendered well. The jaganmOhini quickie was a perfect prelude to the leisurely nAyaki that followed. The kalyANi was very well developed and portrayed very classically. rAgavardhani was sublime and quick ravicandrikA kriti, with 3 different cittai svarams led to the main piece of the evening.

kEdAragauLa was elaborated with a lot of vigour and presented very well. The AlApanai and tAnam were both beautifully done. The pallavi simple and sweet and sang wonderfully.

The viruttams and thiruppugazh were all very nice too.

The accompanists were very good and gave fitting replies.

It was a wonderful concert to begin the series at iitm

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Neela Ramgopal, Nada Inbam

Neela Ramgopal - M R Gopinath - Thanjavur Ramadass - N Guruprasad

NMN rememberance day
Nada Inbam, Raga Sudha
5 Aug 10. 6 pm

mana mOhana - mOhanam - aTa - HMB [varNam]
AraNa poruLE - kharaharapriyA - rUpakam - Mayuram Viswanatha Sastri (RNS)
rAvE himagiri kumAri - tODi - Adi - SS
srI svAminAtAya - khamAs - kaNDa cApu - MD (R)
sATilEni guruguha - pUrikalyANi - misra cApu - Ponnaiah Pillai (RS)
ninnADa nEla - kannaDa - Adi - T (S)
ninnuvinA marigaladA - AbhEri - rUpakam - SS
mari mari vacchunA - kAmbhOji - Adi - MV (RNS)
tani
niraimadi mugamenum - hamsAnandi - Adi [thiruppugazh]
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

It was a fantastic concert right from the start. The kritis were all exceptionally rendered with a lot of feel. The choice of rAgams and kritis was particularly refreshing. The AlApanais of kharaharapriya, khamAs, pUrikalyANi and the main kAmbhOnji where all wonderful and done to the right measure with a lot of classical phrases. The neraval svarams were all done with quite a bit of vyavaharam, without breaching to the raga bhavam. The accompanists did a wonderful job in accompanying and giving appropriate replies during their turns.

It was a very good concert to remember for a long time.

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