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2014 Feb 23 G Ravikiran Dr Hemalatha K Arun Prakash @ RLKM

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01 valachi navarAgamAlika Adi paTNam subramaNya Iyer

02 gurulEkha ITuvanTi gauri manOhari jhampA thyAgarAja

03 sUrya mUrtE sowrAsTra chaturaSra dhruva m.dhIkshithar

04 BhavanutA nA hrida yamuna mOhana Adhi tyAgarAja (A, N, S)

05 patti viduva rAdhu nA chai manjari Adhi thyAgarAja

06 pArvati ninnu nera nammiti sukhapANi brOvu kalgaDa tishraEka syAma sAstri

07 dAchukOvalena tODi jhampa tyAgarAja (A, N , S, T)

08 parandhAmavati jayati pArvati paramEsha yuvati  dhAmavati

09 rAga tAna pallavi rItigauLA khaNDa tripuTa plus 11 beats 

Pallavi: daSharatha bAla rAmachandrayya dayAnidhe mAm pAhi

rAga mAlika : kalyANi mEgharanjani sahAna

10 tapava mADIdarEnu japava mADidarEnu hindOLa k.dAsa (tuned by Dr R K Srikantan)

11 nODuvude KaNNu kELuvudE kivi shudda dhanyAsi (tuned by Dr R K Srikantan)

12 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja (ending with suraTi)


2014 Feb 17 Dr R K Srikantan passes away

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Pic: At RKS residence during my visit to his house in Sept 2011 

Another sad day for the world of carnatic music. A doyen has left for the heavenly abode, leaving with a vacuum.
His contribution to the world of music is unmatchable achievement that any musician has ever achieved or will achieve in future.
We need another RKS to come alive to break this record. He was such an inspiration to all the youngsters.
My first association with him was when I attended a live concert of his at R V Dental College almost 8 years ago where he performed a concert on rare krithis in rare ragas. I was flabbergasted with the amount of knowledge he had.
My next encounter was as a student as at RLKM when he conducted a week long workshop. It was an amazing learning from the veteran.
Wish I had more of him to learn in any opportunity I could get. However, we should be happy that we lived in his times and thank almighty for whatever opportunity he gave us to listen live to the master.
I should be happy for whatev…

2014 Feb 08 Ranjani Gayathri, HN Bhaskar, Delhi S Sairam Omkar G Rao @ RLKM

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Vocal: Vid Ranjani, Vid Gayathri
Violin: Vid H N Bhaskar
Mridanga: Vid Delhi Sairam
Ghata : Vid Omkar G Rao


01 sarasijanAbha mAm pAhi sakala bhuvana vandya varNa nATa Adi Parameshvara Bhagavatar ( / swAti thirunAL as announced by artists ??)

02 dayamADo ranga rItigaula Adi purandara dAsa (S)

03 uNDEdi rAmuDu okaDu harikAmbOdhi rUpakA tyAgarAja (A, N @ tAmasAdi guNarahituDu , S)

04 kAmAkshi bangAru kAmakshi varAli m.cApu shyAmA sAstri

05 raksha bettarE dhoraku bhairavi Adi thyAgarAja (A, N S T)

06 sEvikka vEndum ayya chidhambaram AndhOLika Adhi mutthu thAnDavar ( / GKB as per my knowledge ??)

09 rAga tAna  pallavi - saraswati lalita durgA
   pallavi  in saraswati lalitA durgA khaNDa aTa eDup 2 atIta beats

Pallavi line:

Saraswati vINa pustaka dhAriNi 
Hari vakshasthalAlaye lalite 
mAte kanaka durge mAm pAhi


In respective ragas

10 ugAbhOga mana shuddi illadavage mantrada phala Eko tanu shuddi illadavage khamAs kalyANa vasantha

11 baNNisi gOpi harasidanu kalyANa vasantha purandara dAsa

12 sant nAmdEv mA…

2014 Feb 07 TM Krishna, HK Venkatram, Tumkur B Ravishankar @ rAgi guDDa

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Panaromic view of the hall


Vocal: Vid TM Krishna Violin: Vid H K Venkatram Mridanga: Vid Tumkur B Ravishankar

01 rAma bANa thrANa sAvEri Adhi thyAgarAja
02 sujana jIvana rAma kAmAch rUpaka thyAgarAja
03 dEvagAndhAri AlApane foloowed by kshIra sAgara shayana dhEvagAnDhAri Adhi thyAgarAja
04 mAyAmALavagauLa AlApane followed by mEru samAna DhIra mAyAmALavagouLa madhyAdhi thyAgarAja and tani 
05 viruttum - mauLau ganga  (mukhAri, kApi and yamuna kalyANi)
06 ViTalA SalahO SwAmi dEsh p.dAsa
07 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja

This traditional concert of TMK will stay if not eternally atleast for some days in our heart and soul.. ,(not to his usual format) with a brisk  sAvEri  as opening number then another brisk khamAs, followed by meditative, dEva gAndhAri as sub main,then mAyAmALavagauLa as main with ragamalika sloka of mahan "appayya dikshitar" (the sloka given in the begining of this review) in ragas mukhAri, kApi and yamuna kalyANi, closing the concert with good dE…

Classicism to the core.. !

Recently I had an opportunity to attend the concert of a popular vidwan of our generation organised by a non descript sabha and that too at a non descript hall. Bhakatas (as they had come to listen to a pravachana) continued to stay back with additional audience who had come specifically to attend vidwan's concert.

The concert started at 7.30 and the scheduled time to end was around 9.00 pm.

Without much ado to setup of the paraphranelia... Vidwan started off with rAma bANa .. bringing out the essence of rAmA's bANa power in slow motion. Violinist and mridangist indeed did a great job of accompanying at this tempo. Had few bhesh bhesh moments even though they are not regular accompaniments to this Vidwan. They did a job on par with his regular accompaniments.

A detailed khamAs was followed up by sujana jIvana, another rarely heard composition in kutchEris now a days. A good treat of nereval and swaras once again followed at an apt tempo. Vidwan was singing as though there was no …

2013 Feb 06 TMKrishna AkkaraiSubhAlakshmi K Arun Prakash G Guruprasanna @ RLKM Spring Festival

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Vocal : Vid TM Krishna
Violin : Vid Akkarai Subhalakshmi
Mridanga: Vid. K Arun Prakash
Khanjira : Vid G Guruprasanna


01 mAkElarA vichAramu ravichandhrike Adhi thyAgarAja

02 rAga tAna pallavi tODi chaturaSra triputTa 2 Kalai eDupu +  1.5 beat

pallavi line: tAraka brahma swarUpiNi tAmarasa vimOchani

03 chinna nAdenA chEyi kalAniDhi Adhi thyAgarAja and chinna tani

04 pUrvikalyANi AlApane (independent piece continued into next rAga AlApane)

05 mAnjhi AlApane followed by  varugalAmO Ayyen mAnji chApu gOpAlakrishNa bhArathi

06 mIna lOchana dhanyAsi cApu shyAma-shAstrI long tani

07 shAnti nilava vENDum tilang SetumAdhava rao

08 viruttum vandE mAtaram ambikAm bhagavatIm mOhanakalyANi manOranjani madhyamAvati sindhu bhairvi

09 tirupathi vEnkata ramanA sindubhairavi purandaradAsar

10 pakkAla nilabaDi golicE muccaTa bAga delpa-kharaharapriyA-tripuTa-tyAgarAja mangaLam


One would (in recent times) go to TMK concert to see what new can be done during the performance and its only a matter of time when the surprise…

2014 Feb 3 Sanjay Subrahmanyan S Varadaraj, Neyveli Venkatesh M Gururaj @ RLKM Spring Festival

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Vocal         :Vid. Sanjay Subrahmanyan    Violin         : Vid. S Varadarajan     Mridangam  : Vid. Neyveli Venkatesh Morsing      : Vid. M Gururaj




01 dAri teliyaka vachchinavEmo varNa darbAr aTa paTNam Subramania Iyer
02 pallANDu pallAnDu pallayirattandu palakkOi (tpl) nATa KChapu Periyazhvar
03 Intanuchu varNimpa taramA bramhEndradulakaina guNDakriya Adi tyAgarAja
04 hamsadhwani AlApane followed by marachEdi nyAyama rAma nIve marachite hamsadhvani Adi paTNam Subramania Iyer
05 shrI mAtrubhUtam trishiragiri kannaDa m.cApu m.dIkshitar
06 naTabhairavi AlApane followed by shrI vallI dEvasEnApatE naTabhairavi Adhi pApanAsam sivan and Tani
07 vidhi chakrAdula yamunA kalyANi thyAgarAja

08 rAga tAna pallavi kAmbOdhi tiSra tripuTa rAgamALika in tODi, husEni , tilAng
yAr pOi shulluvAr ennakAga pErayam ..
09 rAma krishNaru manege bandaru tillAng p.dAsa
10 Emandune muddu bAlAmaNi mukhAri dharmapuri subbarayar
11 viruttum mAlOr maruganE mannADi maindanE followed by solla soll varmam enayya_bEhAg Doraiswamy Ka…