Sunday, 19 November 2017

2017 Nov 19 ShashankS BUGaneshPrasad TVBhanktavatsalam NAmrith @ kAnchanOtsava2017

Flute: Vid. ShashankS 
Violin: Vid. BUGaneshPrasad 
Mridanga: Vid. TVBhanktavatsalam 
Khanjira: Vid. NAmrith

Organiser: kAnchanOtsava 2017

01 chalamEla varNa darbAr Adi tiruvoTTiUr thyAgayya

02 sarasa sAma dhAna kApinArAyaNi Adi tyAgarAja (O, N, S)
Fast paced nereval at hitavu mATalento

03 nIvADa nEgAna nikhilalOka sAranga k.cApu tyAgarAja (S)
Swaras at nivADane gAna

04 gItArthamu sangItAnandamu nI tAvuna jUDarA surUTi dEshAdi tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)
nereval @ harihara bhAskara

05 rAga tAna pallavi shubhapantuvarALi misra cApu / Adi
tAna in shubhapantuvarALi, mOhana, bEhAg
Pallavi line: tEn palani vaDivElane devAnai manavALanai
rAgamAlika: mOhana, bEhAg, kApi (to name a few)

06 kanDu dhanya nAdhe behAg Adi mOhanaviTTala dAsa

07 rAma mantrava japisO jOnpuri Adi purandara dAsa

Monday, 13 November 2017

2017 Nov 12 RanjaniGayathri HNBhaskar ManojSiva OmkarGRao @ MA Narasimhachar Music Foundation's 16th Annual Music Festival

Vocal: Vid. RanjaniGayathri 
Violin: Vid. HNBhaskar 
Mridanga: Vid. ManojSiva 
Ghata: Vid. OmkarGRao 

Organiser / Occasion : MA Narasimhachar Music Foundation's 16th Annual Music Festival
Venue : Bangalore Gayana Samaja

01 gaNanAyakam bhajEham rudrapriyA m.dIkshitar (S)
Swaras

02 sItApate nA manasuna siddhantamani yunnanu khamAs Adi thyAgarAja (N, S)
Nereval at prEma jUchi nA pai

03 mAyammA eni nI pilachithE Ahiri Adi shyAmA shAsthri

04 kELenO hari tALenO kalyANi m.cApu p.dAsa (A, S, T)
grahabEdha to shuddhadhanyAsi during AlApane by Gayathri.
swaras @ dhriDabhaktaranu kUDi

07 manasA srI rAmachandruni IshamanOhari Adi tyAgarAja

08 rAga tAna pallavi sAramati tiSra tripuTa TiSra naDai 2 kaLai eDupu ?
pallavi line: sAkshAtara sagIta sadbhakti...sArasAksha manasAramatini
rAgamAlika swaras in SAranga, sindhubhairavi

10 ugAbhOga (maganendADisidaLu..)sahAna vasantha kApi

11 jagadodharana ADisidale yashOdA kApi Adi p.dAsa

12 paga gungurUrE mishra pIlu mIra bhajan

13 bhUt mOTe abhANg

14 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Sunday, 12 November 2017

2017 Nov 11 TMKrishna HKVenkataram KUJayachandraRao GGuruprasanna @ MA Narasimhachar Music Foundation's 16th Annual Music Festival

Vocal: Vid. TMKrishna 
Violin: Vid. HKVenkataram 
Mridanga: Vid. KUJayachandraRao 
Khanjari: Vid. GGuruprasanna 

Organiser / Occasion : MA Narasimhachar Music Foundation's 16th Annual 

Music Festival
Venue : Bangalore Gayana Samaja

01 sukhi evvarO rAma nAma kAnaDa Adi tyAgarAja (O, N, S)
Nereval at nirantaramu tyAgarAja

02 nera nammithinayya VarNa kAnada k Ata pUchi shrInivAsa iyengAr (T, S, T)
rAgamAlika tAna, too quick switches to recognise (hindOLa, sahAna, kApi)
Inputs from another rasika who filled in the blanks for me.
kAnaDA, kIravANI, kAnaDA, hindOLam, kAnaDA, vAgadISvarI?, kAnaDA, sahAnA, kAnaDA, kApi, kAnaDA and reverse of the same ragas

03 dEvi shrI tuLasamma mAyAmALavagauLa Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S )
nereval @ nIvulEka vanamAlayani palikirA (LINK)

04 nenjukku nItiyum sindhubhairavi Subramanya Bharati (T, S)
swaras @ Om shakti Om

05 vinatA suta vAhana shrI ramaNa jayantasEnA dEshAdi tyAgarAja (A, N, T)
nereval @ matabEdha

06 jAnaki pathe jaya kAruNya jaladhe kharaharapriya Adi pApanAsham shivan 

(A only on Violin, and later a ShlOka in kharaharapriyA)
shringAram kshiti nandini, viharaNe vIram dhan bhanjane ..

09 OmkAra AkAriNI lavangi bAlamuraLi krishNA (O)

10 kAnchIsham EkAmranAyakam noTTUswara shaNkarAbharaNa m.dIkshitar


My new vocational have kept me away from music for quite a while, but did not want to miss the coveted MANMF series this weekend.

It was quite a while I had heard Vid. TM Krishna at Bangalore. Being a crowd puller and no other engagements on TV for the glued one, expected it to be a HOUSEFUL affair. A vantage seat for good acoustics and stage view is guaranteed if you are an early bird. I was one among them.

The sound system after renovation has improved leaps at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, and I did not expect any hassles in TMK accepting the settings for an ON-THE-DOT start of the concert.

A brief outline into kAnaDa paved way into an evocative sukhi evvaro (its me... was the answer) each time the hall reverberated with the deep solid masculine sound from the vocalist. Seasoned violinist Vid. H K Venkatram provided an evocative soukhyam with his support. The first half hour was utilized well with apt share of manodharma which traversed 3 octaves effortlessly.  Violinist contrasted the pitch when the violin reached its pitch limitation on the lower side.

Expecting something (rather anything) would lead the audience into disappointment. Vid. TMK felt like dwelling in kAnaDa for some more time. Paving way into an elaborate tAna and responded equally well by Vid. HKVenkatram, the soukhyam continued. rAgamAlika tAna was too quick in its switching, leaving the audience spellbound and making them just live the moment.

The detailed AlApane came in form of mAyAmALavagauLa. While there is no definition of Main / tukkaDa in a TMK format of the concert, this could be treated as a main as it had all the ingredients to its detailed level. 25 mins of AlApane and another 25 minutes of krithi with manodharma utilized a full hour to bring out the hues of one of my favourite rAga. The presentation of AlApane was so leisurely that one could delineate each note sung and played with full ease. While I pen down this note, it is still ringing in my head even after 48 hours!

TAna 2 of the concert was in Sindhubhairavi, completely delivered by violinist after the initial trigger. Bharatiyar song which is usually sung in Toto was elaborated with swaras in high speeds.

A short AlApane of jayantasena (rishabha varjya kharaharapriya) kept audience guessing till he announced after an apt time into it. Tani followed the neraval. Another good 45 mins of concert progressed.

After a brief violin AlApane, Vid. TM Krishna dwelled into a shlOka to prelude the krithi. Janaki pathe had the shortest neraval without much opportunity for accompanying violinist to replicate it.

On demand from the organizer, he presented lavAngi krithi of Dr BMK and a noTTuswara composition from M.dIkshitar.


Overall, it was an evocative evening, utilizing the full 3-hour slot for the concert, TMK and his team ensured that this concert will be remembered by the ones who attended for a long long time.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

2017 Nov 04 MalladiBrothers NishanthChandran TumkurBRavishankar SNNarayanamurthy Nadasurabhi


Vocal: Vid. MalladiBrothers 
Violin: Vid. NishanthChandran 
Mridanga: Vid. TumkurBRavishankar 
Ghata: Vid. SNNarayanamurthy 

Organiser / Occasion:  Nadasurabhi 25th Annual festival, Bangalore
Venue: College of Nursing, St. Johns Hospital

01 ninnE kOriyunnadi mA nElATa i vEla tAnavarNa kAnaDa Adi tiruveTTiyur tyAgayya (O. S)

02 panca mAtanga mukha malahari m dIkshitar (O, S)
Swaras at PanchamAtanga mukha gaNapatinA

03 are chUDare mOhana Adi aNNammAchArya (A, S)
Swaras at ade chUDare

04 nADAdina mAta janaranjani m.cApu tyAgarAja (N, S)
Nereval at talapu vacchina

05 ninna nODi dhanyanAdeno pUrvikalyANi rUpaka p.dAsa (A, N, S)
Nereval at ninna nODi dhanyanAdeno

06 kaNNAre kaNDene kadirvElanai mukhAri Adi nIlakaNTa sivan (O)
AlApane with a shloka

07 mahita pravrudhha srImati kAmbOdhi tiSra tripuTa tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)
Nereval at mahita pravruddha srImati

08 jAnaki ramaNa dasharatha nandana kApi Adi jIr swAmi (O)

09 bhaja bhagavantam ramaNam kAntam rAgamAlika chApu lakshmana kavi

10 sri rAma jaya rAma yadukulakAmbOdhi tyAgarAja

11 shiva shiva bhava sharaNam saurAshtra Adi nArAyaNa tIrtha

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

2017 Oct 31 AbhishekRaghuram VittalRamamurthy SaiGiridhar MGururaj @ Nadasurabhi


Vocal: Vid. AbhishekRaghuram 
Violin: Vid. VittalRamamurthy 
Mridanga: Vid. SaiGiridhar 
Morsing: Vid. MGururaj 

Organiser / Occasion:  Nadasurabhi 25th Annual festival, Bangalore
Venue: College of Nursing Auditorium, St. Johns Hospital

01 sarasUDa ninnE kOri sAvEri Adi kotthavAsal venkatarAma iyer  (o)

02 vallabha nAyakasya  bEgaDa  rUpaka  m.dhIkshithar (S)
swara @ vallabha

03 mariyAda gAdayyA bhairavam Adi tyAgarAja

04 nAkabhya varamosagi nannu brOvavae nATTakuranji  tALa ? GNB (N)
nereval @ rAga tAla rAga bhAva

05 ninnu jeppa kAraNamemi mandAri patnam subhramanya iyer (A, S)
swaras @ ninnu Jeppa

06 vinatA suta vAhana shrI ramaNa jayantasEnA dEshAdi tyAgarAja
started from anupallavi

07 RTP dharmavati chaturaSra triputa , khaNDa tripuTa (T)
tAna in dharmavati, chakravAka (shruthibEdha), malayamAruta
pallavi line:  pAlinchu bangAru kAmAkshi, bhagavati guNavati dharmavati (sung alternately in dharmavati and hEmavati)
rAgamalika:  hEmavati, aTANA, sindhubhairavi

08 jalaja bandhu mIga (alarshara paritApam) surUTi chApu swAthi thirunAL

09 tappu nODade bandeya nannaya tande tillAng COMPOSER ?

10 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Friday, 27 October 2017

2017 Oct 27 RamakrishnanMurthy HKVenkatram ArjunKumar AnirudhAtreya BGS47thConference


Vocal: Vid. RamakrishnanMurthy 
Violin: Vid. HKVenkatram 
Mridanga: Vid. ArjunKumar 
Khanjari: Vid. AnirudhAtreya 

Venue / Occasion: BGS 47th Conference , Bangalore Gayana Samaja

01 mOhana rAma mOhana Adi tyAgarAja (O, N, S)
nereval and swara @ dhara manujAvatAra mahima vini 

02 kOluvai yunnADE kOdanDapANi dEvagAndhAri Adi tyAgarAja (O)

03 ETi janmam idihA O rAma varALi tripuTa tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)
nereval @ sAgara shayanuni tyAgarAjanutuni

04 ennaga manasuku neelAmbari Adi tyAgarAja

05 haridAsulu vEDalE yamunAkalyANi Adi tyAgarAja

06 RTPK  - Bhairavi 
AlApane with vaidEhi sahitam  and tAna in bhairavi
pallavi khaNDa tripuTa 2 kaLai 2 beats after samam
pallavi line: uraga rAja shayana srI rAma 

rAgamAlika - Infinite of them .. Kalyani, dhanyAsi, kEdAra, begaDe, bindumAlini, kuntalavarALi, navarasakannada, husEni, sAranga, bauLi, rEvagupti, darbAr, sEsh, surUTi, and back to Bhairavi and many more which I could not recognise in the speed of delivery

07 shri rAma jaya rAma shringAra rAma yadukula kAmbOdhi tALa?  tyAgarAja

08 karuNA jaladhE dhAsharaThE nAdhanAmakriya Adi tyAgarAja

09 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Monday, 16 October 2017

2017 Oct 15 RamakrishnanMurthy HMSmitha KUJayachandraRao GGuruprasanna @ Girinagar Sangeetha Sabha


Vocal: Vid. RamakrishnanMurthy 
Violin: Vid. HMSmitha 
Mridanga: Vid. KUJayachandraRao 
Khanjira: Vid. GGuruprasanna

Venue / Organiser: Girinagar Sangeetha Sabha

01 a long list of shlOkas in mAyAmALavagauLa (to pay obesceince to the venue host - shankara mutt / sharada temple)
1. akhnaNDa maNDalA kAram...
2. agnAna timirandhasya..
3. guru brahma guru vishnu...
4. sadAshiva samArambhAm..
5. shankArUpENa marchittam..
6. vivEkinam mahapragnam..
7. bhArati karuNa pAtram...
8. vidyA vinaya sampannam..
9. sadguru gajAsya vAni...
10. jaya jaya chinmudrakare...
11. schidAnanda rUpAya...
12. nAma sankIrtanam yasya

02 vanajAkshi ninnE kOri varNa kalyANi aTa pallavi gOpAla iyer

03 siddhi VinAyakam shaNmukhapriya rUpakA m.dhIkshithar (A, S)
swaras at siddi vinAyakam and prasiddha gaNanaAyakam (alternatively)

04 mAmava satatam  jaganmOhini rUpaka tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)
nereval @ shakti tanaya

05 shrI rangapuravihAra brindhAvana sArangA rUpaA m.dikshitar

06 enta Cheluvage magaLanu karnATaka dEvagAndhAri p.dAsa

07 RTP shankarAbharaNa, chaturaSra tripuTa 2 kalai, 2 akshara before samam
Pallavi Line:  kuvala daLa nayana hare krishna
pallavi rAgamAlika in jaganmOhini, nIlAmbari, kApi, ?? , sindhubhairavi and in reverse
anulOmam and vilOmam in tisra triputa

08 shlOka (shrutvA guNAn) in sindhubhairavi, mAand, darbAri kAnaDa, junjhUTi

09 nInyAkO ninna hangyAkO ranga rmk (junjhUTi, punnAgavarALi, nAdanAmakriya, kurinji, bhAgEShri, kApi, sindhubhairavi) p.dAsa

10 marulu konnadira mAnini khamAs jAvaLi

11 varadAmaNi  rAga , Composer ??

12 nI nAma rUpamulaku nitya saurAshtram tyAgarAja

2017 Nov 19 ShashankS BUGaneshPrasad TVBhanktavatsalam NAmrith @ kAnchanOtsava2017

Flute: Vid. ShashankS  Violin: Vid. BUGaneshPrasad  Mridanga: Vid. TVBhanktavatsalam  Khanjira: Vid. NAmrith Organiser: kAnchanOtsava ...