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Sruti Magazine: A Concert in Indraloka

Sruti Magazine: A Concert in Indraloka: Sruti fiction By V Shankaranarayanan Date: 10-Aug-2024 Place: NASA Headquarters, Washington DC Project: Historic Manned Mission to Mar...

2013 Mar 08 TMKrishna RKShriramKumar PraveenKumar NGuruPrasad @ kalOtsav, oDukattur muTT, Bangalore

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I want to narrate the story of 3s ..... credits to Vid TMK for the creative concert that he presented at Odukattur mutt.

Vid. T. M. Krishna - Vocal
Vid. R. K. Shriram Kumar - Violin
Vid. Praveen Kumar - Mridanga
Vid. N Guru Prassad - Ghatam ( left handed player - if you have not observed it till now  !)

A quick review can be summarised as a tale of trinity and 3s as it contained

3 AlApana, 3 composers, 3 krithis , 3 neravals , 2 swaras , 3 tanis.

A brief list is here.. A detailed review follows later

01 dEvi Sri tuLasamma - mAyAmALavaGauLa - Adi - thyAgarAja
02 AnandEswarENa - AnandaBhairavi - m.cApu - m.dhIkshitar
03 dEvi nI Pada Sarasamule - kAmbhOji - shyAmA shAstri

2.5 hrs already spent on the 3 tracks above...

04 dayamADo ranga - KalyANi  purandara dAsa
05 Viruttam (thandhai tAyum nI) - Ragamalika (mOhana, varAli, kIravANi) 
06 tatva jIva - kIravANi - sadAshiva brahmEndra
07 mangaLam kOsalEndrAya - kIravANi


Was there pretty much ontime to get a good seat to listen / watch / witness the "kri…

2013 Mar 05 NRavikiran Akkarai SubhAlakshmi BCManjunath NAmrith Giridhar Udupa @ vINeya beDagu

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01 Introduction to varNa sAmi ninnE nammiyunnAnura nAmida pUrvikalyANi varNa khaNDa maTya vINA sEshaNNa
02 dhEnuka AlApane followed by rAmAbhi rAma nivugAka brOcheva dhEnuka rUpaka vINA sEshaNNa
03 dwijAvanti AlApane followed by prasanna gOpAla dwijAvanti misra aTa 2 kaLai OVK
04 marugElarA O rAghavA jayanthashrI Adi thyAgarAja
05 rAga tAna vAchaspati followed by a detailed Emani delupudura gOpAla i mahilo ne vAchaspati Adi 2 kaLai vINA seshaNNa and tani
06 tillAna kAnaDa vINA sEshaNNa
07 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja


Attended a concert of Chitraveena N Ravikiran (supported by his student Vishal Sapuram) and the young brigade oc carnatic music at Bangalore Gayana Samaja.. 

Need I say more. a 200% bliss concert . Am in a trance now unable to write anything. Will write a review when I'm out of it..

Now that Im out of it... here are few words about the concert..

Ravikiran began the cocnert with a maTya tALa varNa composed by vINA sEshaNNa. The composition exploits the g…

Blast from the Past: Young Performer Review by Yessel

Published by YESSEL on Dec 2010 on Sangeethapriya Group

Dear sangIthaprEmis,
Sorry for the delayed post. Got held up with some official work(have to do occasionally!!).
Ok tracking back the concert of Ramakrishnamurthy's concert heard on Dec 21,10, let me call him RK. I know most of you would condemn me for the abbreviation, as RK refers to the legendary Ramnad Krishnan. Yes I intentionally call Ramakrishnamurthy as RK, reason being I wish he evolves as the newgen RK. Believe me RK shows a lot of promise.

For a youngster raised in California State USA what is expected doesn't show up and what showed up was not expected, atleast by me. He has had training in Carnatic music from many good teachers and now is under the guidance of Chingleput Sri. Ranganathan. I know you will wondering why I've mentioned training instead of learning. I strongly believe that RK has music genetically coded in him. I wish to stand by this statement. So RK would have been guided by his teachers like w…

2013 March 04 RamakrishnanMurthy CharulataRamanujam SrimushanamVRajaRao RanganathaChakravarthy

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Ramakrishnan Murthy returned to back to Bangalore in a span of 3 days to present a detailed concert for kalOtsav festival @ oDukattur mutt.


Accompanied by stalwarts, I was in for a treat of complete concert as this sabha is known to start on time and offer a complete 3 hour slot for the artist to present his vidwat. Vid Ramakrishnan Murthy, in my view, made the best use of the opportunity. and I don't think I was disappointed at the end.

Here is a list of the songs presented in the evening.

01 inta cAlamu jEsitE VARNA bEgaDA Adi vINai kuppiyer
02 chadram bhaja mAnasa asAvEri chaturashra maTTya M.dIkshitar
03 brOchEvA revarE raghupathE shrIranjani Adhi thyAgarAja
04 dhanyAsi AlApane followed by kanulAra kaNTi dhanyAsi rUpaka walajApet venkataramaNa bhagavathar
05 vazhi maraiththu nAtakuranji chApu gOpAlakriShNa bhArathi
06 marugElarA O rAghavA jayanthashrI Adi thyAgarAja
07 shaNkarAbharaNa AlApane followed by enduku peddalavale buddhi shankarAbharaNam Adi tyAgarAja and tani
08 EdayyA gati ca…

2013 March 01 Ramakrishnan Murthy CNChandrashekar KUJayachandra Rao NAmrith @ Karnataka Lalita Kala Parishat

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01 BhavanutA nA hrida yamuna mOhana Adhi tyAgarAja 02 shEshAchala nAyakam bhajAmi varALi rUpaka m.dhIkshithar 03 nAyaki AlApane followed by ranganAyakam bhAvayE nAyaki Adhi m.dhIkshitar 04 bhOgIndra shAyinam kuntalavarALi jhampa swAthiThirunAL 05 tODi AlApane followed by rAvE himagiri kumAri kanci kAmAkSi tODi Adi syAma sAstri and tani 06 rAma rAma rAma rAma rAma ennirO sItA tilang PurandaraDasa 07 tAnOm tanata dhiranA paras Adhi pUchi srInivAsa IyengAr 08 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja

Vid Ramakrishnan Murthy presented the 792nd concert of the sabha at Jayanagar National College  (HN Kalakshetra) .
As there were conflicting information across on the start time of the concert, I tried to be there amongst the earliest notified time ( 6.00 pm). I overheard the sabha secretary indicating that even though they have published the scheduled start time as 6.30, they usuallly start the program at 6.45 !!. I was full 45 minutes early for the program. To add salt to the injury, th…