Sunday, 27 September 2015

2015 Sept 26 SanjaySubrahmanyan SVvaradarajan ArjunGanesh @ RT Nagar Sangeetha Sabha


Vocal: Vid. SanjaySubrahmanyan 

Violin: Vid. SVvaradarajan 
Mridanga: Vid. ArjunGanesh 

Occasion: RTNagar Sangeetha Sabha, 25th-year celebrations


01 nI inda mAyam dhanyAsi varNa Adi p.shivan


02 jnAna mosaga rAdA garuDa gamana pUrvikalyANi rUpaka thyAgarAja (S)

swara @ jnAna mosagarAda

03 parvata rAjakumAri pArvati shrIranjani m.dIkshitar (A, N, S)

nerval @ 

04 jAlamEla raghupate sEnAvati Adi BMK (A, CS, S)

swara @ jAlamEla raghupatE

05 shrI chAmundEshwari pAlayamAm bilahari Adhi mysUru vAsudhEvAchAr (A, N, S, T)

nereval @ rAjIva lOchane rAga nishAkara sannbha vadane

06 palukute nela talli AbhEri k.cApu aNNammAchAryA (O)


07 yArO ivar yArO bhairavi Adhi aruNAchala kavi (Started from anupallavi)


08 RTP bEgaDe chaturaSra tripuTa 2 kaLai Edupu 2 beats after samam

pallavi line: orutaram shivachidambaram enDre oaraitAlum

rAgamAlika in kuntalavarALi, vasantha AbhOgi, sindhu bhairavi


09 harivAsaradha vupavAsadha bhAgyavu sinDhubhairavi purandara dAsa


10 tumbam nErkayil dEsh Bharatidasan


11 tillAna gambhIravANi Adi TKG


12 mAlaShai kOpam oyAden nALumAyAvikAra tiruppugazh jOanpuri Adi Arunagirinathar


13 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja


Bangaloreans had something new this time... A dhanyAsi varna and sEnAvati to make this concert a special one.. Both are still ringing in the mind.

A pure blissful evening that lasted 3 hours serving a jam packed audience.

2015 Sept 25 RanjaniGayathri VittalRangan SaiGiridhar SNNarayanaMurthy @Choudaiah Hall, BIAF





Vocal: Vid.RanjaniGayathri 
Violin: vid: VittalRangan 
Mridanga: Vid. SaiGiridhar 
Ghata: Vid. SNNarayanaMurthy 

Occasion: BIAF@Chowdaiah Memorial Hall


01 AnandAmrtakarSiNi amrtavarSaNi amrtavarshiNi Adi m.dIkshitar (S)
swara @ AnandAmrtakarSiNi 

02 cani tODi tEvE O manasA harikAmbOdhi Adi tyAgarAja (A, S)
swara @ pati kula

03 echaradali irabeku mukhAri Adi achyuta dAsa

04 shankari shamkuru candramukhi sAvEri Adi(tisra naDai) syAma sAstri (A, N, S)
nereval and swra @ shyAma krishna sahOdari

05 sharavaNa bhava guhanE kannaDa Adhi pApanAsham shivan

06 RTP karNaranjani khaNDa tripuTa 2 kaLai Edupu - 2 beats after samam(R, T, N, S, T)
pallavi line karNaranjita gAnamritha pAname mOkshamArga sOpAnamu
rAgamAlike in Arabhi, sindhubhairavi ??, suryashree/ haricharana

07 ugAbhOga ( maganindAgi... ) in khamAs, hindOla , kApi
jagadodharana ADisidale yashOdA kApi Adi p.dAsa

08 Abhang viTObhA ChalA mandira

09 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja

Monday, 21 September 2015

2015 Sept 20 Dr.BabySreeram Dr.ChertalaiSindhu KUJayachandraRao OmkarGRao @ Bangalore Gayana Samaja


Vocal: Vid. Dr.BabySreeram
Violin: Vid. Dr Chertalai Sindhu Dileep
Mridanga: Vid. K U Jayachandra Rao
Ghata: Vid. Omkar G Rao

Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja
Occasion: Monthly Concert Series


01 vIribONi varNa bhairavi khaNDa aTa pachchimiriam Adiappayya (O, CS)

02 shri mahA gaNapathE abhOgi k ChApu NS rAmachandhran (O, S)
swara @ tAmarasa dalanEtre

03 nidhi chAla sukhamA kalyANi chApu thyAgarAja ( A, N, S)
Nereval and swara @ sumati tyAgarAjunutuni kIrtana sukhama

04 dayalEni bradukEmi nAyaki Jhampa tyAgarAja (O)

05  enniDam irangiDalAgAdO valaji Adi Dr.GBabySreeram (O, CS)

06 Emani migula varNinthu thOdi Adhi shyAmA shAsthry (A, N, S, T)
nereval and swara @ sAramati nannu daya tOru

07 krishnA nI begane bAro yamuna kalyANi vyAsarAya

08 tillAna Ahir bhairav Adi Dr. GBabySreeram

In a casual discussion, when my music friends indicated that its Dr Baby Sreeram peforming at Gayana Samaja, I cancelled all my plans for the evening and rushed to the venue. I had heard her before at RLKM almost 18 months back and was thoroughly impressed by her vidwat. 

The concert opened with all time hit varna viribOni. Vocalist added additional energy into it when she started singing the manodharma chitta swaras at the end of composed swaras. The violin returns were exact imprint of the vocalist. A fast-paced rendition to welcome the Lords above. Indeed, it was well responded by them as there was a brisk 10 minutes rain as an applause from the heaven above. As I mentioned earlier, " when the Gods stop doing their work !!", they were swayed by the class of the concert, and stopped to listen to it with pin drop silence.

A brief outline to ABhOgi, the vocalist dwelled into swaras of srI mahAgaNapate. It was an apt rendition for the evening deviating from the regular hamsadhwani / gaula to invoke lord Ganapathi. Excellent chemistry was demonstrated by the accompanying artists on Violin, Mridanga and ghata. There were many shabhash moments on stage while they complimented each other.


The sub main piece of the concert was all time KalyAni hit of st tyAgarAja nidhi cAla sukhama. Nereval and swaras were demonstrated with utmost ease and tranquility that the song deserved. 

I doubt was it an indirect hint to the organisers who meted out a very poor treatment to the whole program.  I could easily take a headcount the audience, while those who made it were those who were updated through word of mouth. I wish to say, Organisers need to use technology to reach out to masses to ensure the hall has a respectable attenandance and respect the vidwat and hard work put in by the artists. Sorry to say Bangalore Gayana Samaja is generations behind the rest. Please wake up !! Your approach is not only doing injustice to the institution, but also to the world of carnatic music.

After a brief filler in nAyaki, Vocalist performed her own composition in valaji. It must be appreciated, that the artist not only has a large repertoire of compositions from the yesteryear masters, she is also a vAggEyakAra in her own right and is using every concert platform to present her compositions. Very rare we get to hear the compositions from its composers.

tOdi, the main rAga for the evening was dealt in complete. The very first opening note was a deviation from the standard takeoff and the whole AlApane came out as completely new. The adage "tOdi eshtu tOdidarU sAladu" became a reality.

The percussion duet that followed the nereval and pretty new phrases for muktAyi, was unbelievably riveting and was worth a standing applause from the audience. The ghata artist matched mridangist in every beat with great ease. 

The concluding pieces included a shlOka followed by krishnA nI bEgane bAro and her own tillana composition in Ahir bhairav. 

As the evening drifted into silence after a full 3 hour concert, the tunes of the evening are still reverberating. The fortunate ones were present to have an experience of bliss. Hope the organisers do a better job of publicising and using technology to reach out so that the next such monthly concert would have a respectable audience.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

2015 Sept 11 SanjaySubrahmanyan SV NV ARG @ SVT Malleshwaram

Vocal: Vid. SanjaySubrahmanyan 
Violin: Vid. S Varadarajan
Mridanga: Vid. Neyveli Venkatesh
Khanjira : Vid. Alathur RajGanesh

Venue: Sri Venugapalaswamy Temple. Malleshwaram
Occasion: Gokulashtami Celebrations


01 mathirakshi nIpai mukhAri aTa (varNa) tiruveTTiyUr tyAgayya

02 marachEdi nyAyama rAma nIve marachite hamsadhvani Adi paTNam Subramania Iyer (O, S)
swara @ marachEdinA

03 paripAlayamAm rItigaULa rUpaka swAthi thirunAL (A)

04 buddhi rAdu buddhi rAdu shankarAbharaNa m.cApu tyAgarAja (A, S)
swara @ gAnAmrutha pAnamu

05 shloka in bhairavi
kuTilAlaka samyuktam purNachandra nibhAnanam
vilasat kunDala dharam krishNam vandE jagadgurum

followed by  
jaya jaya gOkula bAla rAgamAlika (bhairavi aTANA kAMbOdhi kalyANi surUTi) rUpaka nArAyaNa tIrtha (CS)

06 shrI rAjagOpAla bAla sAvEri Adhi m.dIkshitar (A, N, S, T)
nereval and swara @ dhIrAgragaNya

07 shri mADhava vAsudhEva bEhAg dhEshAdhi pApanAsham shivan

08 viruttum (Urile kAni illai)  followed by ADigiraL ennum pAdigirAl kApi

09 kAka chiragi nile nandalAla desh

10 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja

Saturday, 5 September 2015

2015 Sept 04 TMKrishna RKSriramkumar ManojSiva AnirudhAthreya @ Odukattur

Vocal: Vid. TMKrishna 
Violin: Vid. RKSriramkumar 
Mridanga: Vid. ManojSiva 
Khanjira : Vid. AnirudhAthreya 

Venue: Odukattur / Unnati
Occasion: Gokulashtami Celebrations


01 kanakashaila vihAriNi kamakOTi bAle punnAgavarAli shyAma shAstri (O, N, S)
nereval @ shyAmalAmbike

02 krishNA nI bEgane bArO yamunakalyANi chApu vyAsarAya (Completely on Violin)

03 tAna yamuna kalyANi followed by adi nIpai marulu konnadirA javaLi yamuna kalyANi dharmapuri subbaraya Iyer (S, T)
swara @ dharmapurIsha

04 tuLasI bilva mallikAdi kEdAragauLa Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S)
Nerval @ suramuna
swara @ paramAnanda
swara @ tuLasi bilva

05 mAye tvam yAhi mAm bAdhitum tarangiNi Adi m.dIkshitar (A, N, S)
nereval and swara @ sudhAtaraNgiNi

06 started with tani followed by nidhI cAla sukhamA kalyANi m.cApu tyAgarAja (T, N)
nereval @ sumati tyAgarAjunutuni k sukhamA

07 kApi bhairavi sAma vasantha bilahari rAgamAlika AlApane 

08 suttum vizhi chUDatAn kaNNamma rAgamAlika Adi subramaNya bhArati

09 lEkanA ninnu juTTuukonnAru asAvEri Adhi thyAgarAja

10 mangala sriyah kAntAya (asAvEri mOhana sindhubhairavi nAyaki bEgaDe varALi kharaharapriya)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

2015 Sept 01 CherthalaRanganathaSharma MysoreVSrikanth JVaidyanathan Anil Parashar

Vocal: Vid. CherthalaRanganathaSharma 
Violin: Vid. MysoreVSrikanth 
Mridanga: Vid. JVaidyanathan 
Khanjira: Vid. Anil Parashar

01 inta cAlamu jEsitE VARNA bEgaDA Adi vINai kuppiyer (O)

02 siddhi arul shiva shakti bAlakane nATa nIlakaNta shivan (O, S) 
swara @ Siddhi aruL

03 smaraNe ondhe sAladhE malayamArutha rUpaka puranDhara dhAsa (O, S)
Swara @ SmaraNe onde sAlade

04 paramakripa sagari yadukula kAMbOdhi GNB

05 E rAmuni nammitinO nE vakuLAbharaNa m.cApu tyAgarAja (A, N, S)
nereval and swara @ EkAntamuna sIta

06 inda tiruvaDivam vasantA

07 gAngEya vasana hamIr kalyANi Adhi swAthi thirunAL (A, N, S, T)
nereval and swara @ gAngEya

08 sattalEni dInamulu vachchenA nAganandini Adi thyAgarAja

09 rAga tAna pallavi nATTakuranji khaNDa tripuTa (edupu - 1 beat after samam)
pallavi line: shambO mahAdEva vibho pAhi prabhO satatam swayam bhO
rAgamAlika in pantuvarALi, suruTi, bAgEshri, hamsAnandi

10 chentar sAyaka rUpa bEhAg iriymman tampi

11 hari guNa gAvathi dhIpAli mIra bhajan

12 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja

2017 Nov 19 ShashankS BUGaneshPrasad TVBhanktavatsalam NAmrith @ kAnchanOtsava2017

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