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

Friday, 29 September 2017

2017 Sept 28 RamakrishnanMurthy TKVRamaujacharyulu BCManjunath TARamanujam @ SGSAshram Mysore



Vocal: Vid. RamakrishnanMurthy 
Violin: Vid. TKVRamaujacharyulu 
Mridanga: Vid. BCManjunath 
Morsing: Vid. TARamanujam 

Venue / Occasion: SGSAshram Mysore, Navaratri Concerts


01 ErA nApai inta caUkasEya tOdi Adi paTNam subhramaNya iyer

02 jay jay gaNapathi mangaLakAri hamsadhwani SGS (A)

03 dattAtrEya trimUrti rUpa ranjani gaNapathi sachidAnanda (A)

04 gItaya tripurAmba junjhUTi (8th Avarana krithi) m.dIkshitar

05 jananI ninnuvinA rItigauLa m.cApu subbarAya shAstri

06 raka chandira sUtradhAri gaNapathi sachidAnanda

07 raghuvamsha sudhAbudhi kadhanakuthUhala Adi paTNam subrahmaNya Iyer

08 paramAtmuDu velagu muccaTa vAgadIshvari Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S)

09 raka chandira sUtradhAri gaNapathi sachidAnanda (on request to repeat)

10 dattAtrEya trimUrti rUpa ranjani gaNapathi sachidAnanda (on request to repeat)

Monday, 18 September 2017

2017 Sept 17 SanjaySubrahmanyan SV NV ARG @ SVT Malleshwaram


Vocal: Vid. SanjaySubrahmanyan 
Violin: Vid. SVaradarajan
Mridanga: Vid.  Neyveli Venkatesh 
Khanjari: Alathur Rajganesh 

Venue: SVT Malleshwaram

01 Valachiyunna nApai vancana (tv) Arabhi K aTa vINA Kuppier

02 shankari shamkuru candramukhi sAvEri syAmA sAstri

03 maruvakUdayya mOhanAnga mOhana Adi garbhapurivAsa (A, N, S)
neraval and swara @ maruvakudayya

04 shrI rAmam ravikulAbdhi sOmam nAraAyaNa gauLa Adi m.dhIkshitar

05 Jaladhi suta ramanena hi soham sarasa (p) chalanATa Adi swAti tirunAL (A,

06 brindAvana lOla tODi rUpaka tyAgarAja (A, N, S)
Neraval at rAmasAsa dAsa tyAgarAja

07 avan sEyal anri hamIrkalyANi muthaiah bAgavatar

08 rAga tAna pallavi - sahAna chaturaSra tripuTa 2 kalai 3 beat after samam
Pallavi Line : garuDa gamana rA rA... kamalA manOhara
rAgamAlika : AbhEri, ranjani, janaranjani kEdAra, husEni, sAranga

09 orutthi maganAi pirandhu bEhAg Adi AndAL

10 dAsara nindisa bEDa rAgEshri purandaradAsa

11 tillAna kAnaDa rUpaka pUchi

12 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Saturday, 12 August 2017

2017 Aug 11 RamakrishnanMurthy HKVenkatram KArunPrakash AnirudhAtreya @ Unnati


Vocal: Vid. RamakrishnanMurthy 
Violin: Vid. HKVenkatram 
Mridanga: Vid. KArunPrakash 
Khanjira: Vid. AnirudhAtreya 

Venue / Organiser: Unnati


01 sAmini rammanavE Anandabhairavi aTa shyAma shAstri (O)

02 krupa jU chutaku vElarA ChAyAtharangiNi Adhi thyAgarAja (S)
Swara at kripa juchutaku

03 nI Chittamu nischalamu dhanyAsi m.cApu tyAgaraja (A, 
Neraval at guruve nIvanu kuNTi... Guruve Ni bhartudu

04 bhAvaye hridayAravinde dEvagAndhAri Adi nArAyaNa tIrtha

05 bhOgIndra shAyinam kuntalavarALi jhampa swAthiThirunAL (S)
Swara at bhOgindra shAyinam

06 shrI krishNam Bhaja mAnasa tODi Adi m.dhIkshitar (A, N, S, T) 
Neraval at pankaja daLa nayanam vaTa shayanam... guru pavanAdhisham lOkEsham
Swara at At pankaja daLa nayanam

07 haridAsulu vEDalE yamunAkalyANi Adi thyAgarAja

08 rAga tAna pallavi yadukula kAmbOdhi khaNDa tripuTa 2 kaLai edupu 5th beat after samam
alApane in nAyaki and mOhanakalyANi
pallavi Line:  ambhOja padayugaLe hare mAm pAhi yadukala
rAga mALika in nATa, kEdAra, maNirangu, mukhAri, mAnji, ?? . Sri? , ??, kApi, sindhubhairavi

09 shlOka ( shrutva guNAn) viruttum

10 chEtah sri bAlakrishnam bhajarE dwijAvanthi rUpaka m.dikshithar

11 shAradE karuNanidE hAmIr kalyANI chandrasekarendra Bharati swamigal

12 eppo varuvArO jOnpuri Adi gOpAla krishNa bhArathi

13 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Friday, 11 August 2017

2017 Aug 10 TrichurBrothers EdapallyAjith TrichurMohan KovaiSuresh @ Unnati


Vocal: Vid. TrichurBrothers 
Violin: Vid. EdapallyAjith 
Mridanga: Vid. TrichurMohan 
Ghata: Vid. KovaiSuresh 

Venue / Organiser : Unnati

01 vanjAkSA nine kOrina VARNAM rItigauLa khaNDa Ata vINai kuppiyer (O)

02 gajavadana sammOdita tODi kumAra EttEndrabhUpati (A)

03 ElA nI dayarAdu bAlakanaka maya aThANa Adi tyAgarAja

04 narasimha Agacha parabramha pUcha mOhana M Eka m.dIkshithar (N)
Neraval at murahara at madhyamakala speed

05 telisi rAma cintanatO pUrNacandrikA Adi tyAgarAja (S)
Swara at rAma eni

06 srI satyanArAyaNaM shubhapantuvarALi rUpaka m.dIkshitar (A, N, T)
Neraval at Matsya kUrma

09 chembaykku nAdam mAND TALA COMPOSER

10 (SamprApte sannihite in revati) followed by nAnAti bradhuku rEvathi Adi aNNamAchArya

11 viruttum (kApi,  bEhAg, kAnaDa, sAveri, ??, shaNmukhapriya)

12 vilaiyADa idhu nEramA ShaNmukhapriya Adi TN bAla

13 tumbam nErkayil dEsh Bharatidasan

14 tIrtha viTTala kshEtra viTTala abhAng Ahir Bhairav and Shivaranjani

15 rAma nIla mEgha shyAma  yamunakalyANi TALA COMPOSER

16 rAmachandrAya janaka mangaLam kuranji bhadrAcala rAmadas

Sunday, 16 July 2017

2017 Jul 16 Kumaresh KUJachandra Rao GridharUdupa PramathKiran @ GSS


Violin: Vid. Kumaresh 
Mridanga: Vid KUJachandra Rao 
Ghata: Vid. GridharUdupa 
Morsing: Vid. PramathKiran 

Venue / Organiser: Girinagar Sangeeta Sabha

01 shankarachArya shlOka in hamsadhwani

02 rAgapravAha in hamsadhwani +  tani on morsing

03 praNamAmyaham shri gaurisutam gauLa mysore vAsudEvacarya + tani on ghaTa

04  baNTu rIthi kOlu vIyavayya rAma hamsanAdha dhEshAdhi tyAgarAja

05 rAga pravAha in hamsanAdham + tani on mridanga

06 composition in tODi tiSra tripuTa (trishra and chaturasra)

07 bhajan in pahADi

Sunday, 9 July 2017

2017 Jul 08 BharathSundar MatturSrinidhi AVAnand Guruprasanna @ PAC


Vocal: Vid. BharathSundar 
Violin: Vid. MatturSrinidhi 
Mridanga: Vid. AVAnand 
Khanjari : Vid. Guruprasanna 

Venue / Organiser: Percussive Arts Centre, Bangalore @ Sree Jayarama Seva Mandali 

01 vIribONi varNa bhairavi khaNDa aTa pachchimiriam Adiappayya

02 dhanyuDevvaDO malayamArutha Adi patnam subramania iyer

04 tyAgarAja yOga vaibhavam Anandhabhairavi rUpaka m dhIkshithar (A)

05 bAgAyenayya candrajyOti Adi tyAgarAja (O, S)
swara @ bAgAyenayya 

06 eduTa nilacitE nIdu shankarAbharaNa Adi tyAgarAja (A, S, T)
swara @ eduTa nilacitE

07 athakana dUtarige kinchittu bhayavilla bhAgeshri p.dAsa

08 viruttum bEhAg, sindhubhairavi, Ahir bhairav

09 nATha harE jagannATha hare Ahirabhairavi Adi jayadhEva

10 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi tyAgarAja

Saturday, 6 May 2017

2017 May 04 ChitraveenaNRavikiran CharumatiRaghuraman PatriSatishKumar GiridharUdupa ArunKumar @ SRSM



Chitravina: Vid. ChitraveenaNRavikiran 
Violin: Vid. CharumatiRaghuraman 
Mridanga: Vid. PatriSatishKumar 
Ghata: Vid. GiridharUdupa 
RhythmPad: Vid. ArunKumar

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore


01 jagadAnanda kAraka nATa rAgam Adi tyAgarAja (O)

02 calamElara sAkEta rAmA mArgahindOLa adi tyAgarAja (S)
Swara at chalamelara

03 enna gAnu rAma bhajana kAmavarDhini rUpaka bhadhrAchala rAmadhAsa (A, N, S)
neraval @ rAmaciluka nokada penci
swaras @ rAma rAma rAmayanucu 

04 sharaNam yAmi santAna rAmaswAmi twAm aham sahAna Adi OVK (A, N, S)
Neraval @ SharaNam yAmi

05 paramapurusham lalithApancham khaNDachApu Swathi Thirunal

08 rAga tAna pallavi shaNmukhapriyA, 
tAna in shanmukhapriya, kANaDa, mOhana, bahudAri

09 BhAvayAmi raghurAmam rAgamAlike rUpaka swAthi thirunAL

10 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

2017 May 03 URajesh RakeshChaurasia BPraveen RavindraYavagal Jugalbandi @ SRSM



Mandolin: Vid. URajesh 
Flute: Vid. RakeshChaurasia 
Mridanga: Vid. BPraveen 
Tabla: Vid. RavindraYavagal 

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore


01 hamsadhwani

02 rAga tAna pallavi madhuvanti followed by Tani

03 sindhubhairavi

2017 May 02 Saketharaman CharuamatiRaghuraman BangaloreVPraveen BharadwajSathavalli @ SRSM



Vocal: Vid. Saketharaman 
Violin: Vid. CharuamatiRaghuraman 
Mridanga: Vid. BangaloreVPraveen 
Morsing: Vid. BharadwajSathavalli 

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore

was late for the initial part of the concert

03 kamalAptakula kalashAbdhi brundAvanasArangA (A, S)
Swaras at kamalaptakula

04 Emayya rAma kAmbOdhi khanda chApu bhadhrAchala rAmadhAs (O)

05 santAna rAmasvAminam hindOLavasantam m.dIkshitar

06 eduTa nilacitE nIdu shankarAbharaNa Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)
GrahabEdha into rEvati during AlApane
Neraval @ NudUTi vrAtagAni

07 Annalum Nokinan Avalum Nokinal hamIrkalyANi Kamba rAmAyaNa

08 rAga tAna pallavi sAvEri and 6 ragas, tiSra tripuTa
rAga tAna in  sAvEri, nATakuranji, dhanyAsi, mOhana, mukhAri, pUrvikalyANi, madhyamAvati
Pallavi line: bhAvayAmi raghurAmam bhavya suguNArAmam
rAgamALika: all 7 from above list, sahAna, kApi, bindumALini, naLinakAnti

09 chelinEnEtlu jAvaLi paras pattAbhirAmayya

10 rAma mantrava japisO jOnpuri Adi purandara dAsa

11 mannupugaz kosalaidan Durga mAyAmAlavaguLa sAranga hindOLam nIlAmbari rUpaka kulasekara azwar

12 tillAna (taka tajhunuta dhIm) mOhanakalyANi LGJ

13 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

2017 May 01 TVShankaranarayan BangaloreRaghuram YellaVenkateshwaraRao BhargavaHalambi @ SRSM



Vocal: Vid. TVShankaranarayan 
Violin: Vid. BangaloreRaghuram 
Mridanga: Vid. YellaVenkateshwaraRao 
Khanjira: Vid. BhargavaHalambi 

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore


01 jaya jaya gaNapati hamsadhvani gaNapati sachidAnandA (shloka O, S)
swara @ jaya jaya gaNapathi

02 sogasu jUDa taramA kannaDa gauLa Adi tyAgarAja
swara @ sogasu juda tarama

03 sakala graha bala nIne aTANa khanda chApu p.dAsa

04 abhaya varadE shAradE hindOLa Indira Natesan (A, S)
swara @ abhaya varade

05 bhuvanEshwariyA mOhanakalyANi Adi muththayya bhAgavathar (A, 
Swaras @ bhuvaneshwariya

06 chakkani rAja mArgamu kharaharapriya Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S T)
neraval @ kanTiki sundara

07 viruttum hamsavinOdini

08 gOvinda gOvinda ati Ananda hamsavinOdini Adi p.dAsa

09 eppo varuvArO jOnpuri Adi gOpAla krishNa bhArathi

10 english note shankarAbharaNa Adi muththayya bhAgavathar

11 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Monday, 1 May 2017

2017 Apr 30 Ranjani Gayathri CharumatiRaghuraman ManojSiva SukanyaRamgopal @ SRSM


Vocal: Vid. Ranjani Gayathri 
Violin: Vid. CharumatiRaghuraman 
Mridanga: Vid. ManojSiva 
Ghata: Vid. SukanyaRamgopal 

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore

01 paramAnanda naTana kEdAra Adi swAti thirunAL (S)
swara @ paramAnanda naTana

02 baNTu rIthi kOlu vIyavayya rAma hamsanAdha dhEshAdhi tyAgarAja (A, N, S)
neraval @ rAmanAma mane

03 nIrajAkShi kAmAkShi hindhOLa rUpaka m dhIkShithar

04 shrI raghuvara apramEya kAmbOdhi Adi tyAgarAja (A, S, T)
swara @ srI raghuvara

05 DaNgUrava sArIrayya vasantha Adi p.dAsa

06 rAga tAna pallavi nATakapriyA miSra jhampa 2 kaLai (gOpuchayati) eDupu 9 akshara from samam
grahabEdha into sUrya by Gayathri during AlApane
Pallavi Line : vasumahitAm sumahitAm mahitAm hitAm tAm . . . . Ashraye nATakapriyAnutAm
rAgamALika : nATa, kuntalavarALi, bhImpalAsi, parallel presentation of MAND and mAru bEhAg

07 aparAdhi nAnalla rEvati purandara dAsa

08 dhImta taratAni dhIrana dru dru (t) rAgEshri Adi Lalgudi Jayaraman

09 AbhANg mazaha viTTala pIlu jayA bAi

10 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja with mangaLam kOsalEndrAya

2017 Apr 26 SandeepNarayanan BUGaneshPrasad KVPrasad Guruprasanna @ SRSM


Vocal: Vid. SandeepNarayanan 
Violin: Vid. BUGaneshPrasad 
Mridanga: Vid. KVPrasad 
Khanjira: Vid. Guruprasanna 

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore

01 ErA nApai inta caUkasEya tOdi tiSra chatuSra paTNam subhramaNya iyer

02 tanavAri tanamu lEda tArakAdhipanana vada bEgaDa Adi tyAgarAja (N, S)
neraval @ rAma rAma rAma

03 rAma krishnaru manege bandaru hindOLa purandara dAsa (A)

04 marivEre dikkevaraiyya rAmA shaNmukhapriya Adi paTNam subramaNya iyer ( A, 
swara @ marivEre

05 sukhi evvarO rAma nAma kAnaDa Adi tyAgarAja (A, S, T)
swara @ sukhi evvaro

06 rAga tAna pallavi nAgaswarAvali chaturSra tripuTa khanDa naDai Edupu, pallavi starts after 5 aksharas
grahabEdha into hamsadhwani during AlApane
pallavi line: rAma nannu brOvarA vEmakO lOkAbhirAma
rAgamAlika swaras: bAgEshri, madhyamAvati

07 nannu viDachi kadhalaku rA rIthigowLa chApu tyAgarAja

08 pibarE rAma rasam Ahirbhairav Adi sadASiva brahmEndra

09 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Sunday, 23 April 2017

2017 Apr 23 SangeethaKalanidhi AKanyakumari VittalRangan PatriSatishKumar BRajashekar @ sEshAdripuram


Violin: Vid. SangeethaKalanidhi AKanyakumari 

Violin Support: Vid. VittalRangan 
Mridanga: Vid. PatriSatishKumar 
Morsing: Vid. BRajashekar 

Occasion: 69th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Samiti, SeshAdripuram

Venue: SEshAdripuram Educational Trust, Bangalore



01 karimukha varada nATa GNB (O, S)


02 kripa jUchuTaku vELara ChayA tharangiNi Adi tyAgarAja



03 mAmava paTTAbhi rAma maNirangu M Eka m.dIkshitar



04 composition in rAga krishNa by venkaTagiri rAja son (A)



05 I vasudhA nIvanti dhaivamu shahana Adi tyAgarAja (A, 



06 rAgamAlika AlApane followed by BhAvayAmi raghurAmam rAgamAlike rUpaka swAthi thirunAL



07 raghuvamsha sudhAbudhi kadhanakuthUhala Adi paTNam subrahmaNya Iyer


08 rAga tAna kharaharapriyA followed by chakkani rAja mArgamu kharaharapriyA Adi tyAgarAja (R, T, N, S, T)

neraval @ kanTiki Sundara
ragamAlika swaras in infinite number of rAgas

09 rAmachandru niipuDu raghuvIruDu dwijAvanti aNNamAchArya



10 sindhubhairavi tillAna LGJ ?



11 venkatAchala nilayam sindubhairavi purandaradAsar



12 bhAgyAda lakshmi bAramma madhyamAvati Adi purandaradhAsa


13 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja


I had not had an opportunity to listen to the newly crowned Sangeetha Kalanidhi for quite some time, especially after the announcement of the award. While I have had the opportunity to listen to her next-gen disciples who have been making their mark for quite some time, including the latest addition of Nishanth Chandran, the craving was at a high level.

The options for today was quite clear. I had never been to any such long festival in recent times, on the last (nostalgic) day. Expecting a packed hall, I was there almost 60 mins early and also the beat the infamous Bangalore Traffic.

The crowd starting pouring in, and the packed audience were waiting for the climax day of the season. SK Vid. A Kanyakumari had a special felicitation on occasion of her first performance in Bangalore after receiving the coveted glory.

The ease with which she took off to set the stage demonstrated her standard rituals of offering her meditative prayers to almighty at the beginning of the concert.

The nATa outline reverberated throughout the college corridor, adding luster to the already husky timbre of her pick-up mic violin. Though it appeared dilapidated than her recent pictures on web, the sound was still strong. karimukha varada, a composition of GNB set the tone for a long evening. The kalpana swaras were played outright in 2nd speed with Vittal Rangan getting an opportunity to demonstrate his talent in glimpses of swaras. They were well accompanied by enthusiastic percussion duo of Vid. Patri Satish Kumar and Vid. B Rajashekar.

kripa jUchuTaku was a filler without any embellishments.

maNirangu outline AlApane was done solo, leading into the ever popular mAmava paTTabhirama. Another evocative pace dealt the nuances of maNirangu brilliantly. There was no hurry in the presentation.

Vid. A Kanyakumari demonstrated why she was a worthy recipient of the coveted SK through her own invention KRISHNA rAga AlApane which was ably filled by Vid. Vittal Rangan who also had a sneak peek slot in between to fill up. The composition played next was on river Krishna. Though it’s a janya of chArukEshi, there were no overtones of it while they played all through the composition.

Audience requests kept pouring in ... through the performance and during the breaks. Mani mAma (an ardent fan of SK AK who was even earlier than me at the hall) put out a spontaneous request so loudly from the audience seat, it would not be turned down by the artists on the stage. The audience applauded the due consideration that was meted.  What followed then was a pure bliss SahAna AlApane and I vasudha.. delivered in a leisurely pace. 

One of the audience requested for bhAvayAmi (rAgamAlika) and was duly honoured in place of a competing request for rAma katha sudha (madhyamAvati). A detailed rAgamAlika AlApane set the stage for a veritable presentation of bhAvayAmi.

At this point, I was seriously considering standing guard to the stairs, to stop new rasikas requests and allow the artists to dwell into their plans for the day. But the situation did not warrant so.

Any instrumental concert cannot miss a kadanakutuhala piece, and this was no exception. Quite creatively presented the chitteswaras with many wah wah korappus to embellish and provide additional opportunity for the percussionists to improvise it.

A detailed rAga and tAna in kharaharapriya was shared by both violinists. An unhurried, more than 30 mins of chakkani rAja and equally long and creative tani marked the hightlight for the grand finale concert of the season at sEshAdripuram.

Few tail pieces were presented after a formal Vote of Thanks. It was a memorable season indeed at sEshAdripuram this year with few notable concerts to remember for a long time for me.

2017 Apr 22 Abhishek Raghuram BUGaneshPrasad BCManjunath PramathKiran @ SRSM


Vocal: Vid. Abhishek Raghuram 
Violin: Vid. BUGaneshPrasad 
Mridanga: Vid. BCManjunath 
Morsing: Vid. PramathKiran 

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore

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

02 ninnE bhajana sEyu vADanu nATa Adi tyAgarAja (O, S)
swara @ sItAnAtha sakala lOka

03 hechcharikAgA rA yadhukula kAmbOdhi khanda jhampa thyAgarAja

04 ninnuvina sukhamu gAna nIraja nayana tODi rUpaka tyAgarAja
Neraval @ karuNArasa
Swara @ nIraja nayana

05 sukhi evvarO rAma nAma kAnaDa Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S, short T)
Swara at suswara gAnamu
tani including konakkol

06 pAlintuvO pAlimpava kAntAmaNi Adi tyAgarAja (A, S)
Swara at PAlintuvo

07 nijamuga nI mahimalu shahAna Adi tyAgarAja (N, S, T, K)
Neraval at buddhiyanu

08 pavanaja stuti pAtra kuranji KhaNda Chapu tyAgarAja

09 shObAne vadhanAdhuthi jithasOma kAmavarDhini rUpaka tyAgarAja (O)

10 nagumOmu galavAni madhyamAvati Adi tyAgarAja

11 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

Saturday, 22 April 2017

2017 Apr 21 TrichurBrothers VittalRangan VijayNatesan KovaiSuresh @ SRSM


Vocal: Vid. Trichur Brothers
Violin: Vid. VittalRangan 
Mridanga: Vid. VijayNatesan 
Ghata: Vid. KovaiSuresh 

Occasion: 79th Ramanavami Sangeethotsava / Sree Rama Seva Mandali
Venue: Fort High School, Bangalore


01 OmkAra praNava VARNAM shaNmukhapriyA Adi BMK (O, S)

02 srI gaNanatham bhajare chitta parashaktiyutam Ishamanohari TEka m.dIkshitar (O, N, S)
Neraval @ rAma rAma

03 nI dayarAdA vasanthabhairavi rUpakA tyAgarAja

04 akhilAndEshwari rakshamAm dhwijAvanthi Adi m.dhIkshithar

05 manavi nAlakicha rAdhaTE naLinakAnthi Adi tyAgarAja (S)
swaras @ manavli nAlakim

06 rAma nI samAnamevaru Kharaharapriya rUpaka tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)
neraval @ paluku paluku

07 bhO shambhO SivashambhO rEvathi Dayananda Saraswati

08 rAga tAna pallavi shuddsArang Tisra triputa 2 kalai on the samam
pallavi line: rAma nAmam tAraka nAmam sadA japitiDu maname
rAgamAlika:kanakangi, bilahari, shubha pantuvarALi

09 bhAgyAda lakshmi bAramma srI Adi purandaradAsa

10 gOvinda dAmOdara mAdhavEti bhajan

11 harivarAsanam hariharasuthAshtakam madhyamAvati kambamgudi kulathur iyer

12 rAmachandrAya janaka mangaLam kuranji bhadrAcala rAmadas


After their last concert at Odukattur mutt (they had just completed the namami gange project at that time) , I have been wanting to hear Trichur Brothers for a long time. Till date it’s been only 5 of their concerts over the last 5-6 years since I heard them for the first time in Music Academy. While I had the opportunity to recommend my better half to attend their concert, I was this time lucky I had her company.

Their usual mridangist (their Dad) was missing in action today! and the scene in green room / stage looked normal, for the audience to be taken for a surprise at the end.

The first thought that came across my mind as they started the shaNmukhapriya varNa was what beautiful voices God has blessed them with. I saw a thumbs-up from my better half. They sounded exactly the same in their live voices as compared to their namami gange theme song. Surprisingly, this was a tribute to late legend BMK who is no more with us. One of those honest tributes that I have come across.

Another new item for the season was the ganapathi stuti song in IsamanOhari.

Stellar delivery came in form of vasantha bhairavi swaras that flowed faster than any tall waterfall. Smooth and sturdy, bringing in the best of the sounds the nature could emulate. NalinakAnti notched up a T20 mode of swaras where each turn taken by the brothers was a treat to listen. Vittal Rangan excelled brilliantly in his responses.

A detailed alapane, the magnum opus rAma nI samAnamevaru and an equally long tani occupied 75 mins of the concert. The audience did not move a bit.. during the tani. Vijay Natesan who got an opportunity to perform in such a big stage did not dissapoint.

RTP in shudda sArang kept the audience guessing, until the tAna started. rAgamAlika swaras from both vocalists were replicated by Vittal Rangan in a smooth transition. I like this way of replying to RTP rAgamalikas when accompanying dual singers. Its a welcome change amidst the generic second singer's choice replication.

Few tukkadas did receive judicious time and were delivered in unhurried pace.

My better half concludes : The positives that made her enjoy the concert were their appealing voices, good control over breath, good shArIra to generate good sounding voice in all 3 octaves and an aesthetic sense that appeals the new generation carnatic lovers. Neither too stuanch nor diluted.  This was further validated by another first time listener who was seated next to me! 

They took turns at doing the alapane, assisting and complementing each other well especially each singing in different octaves that makes it a treat to listen and watch. At many places, while one of them sang the alapane, the other just continuously sang the note with which the sanchArAs began, with good control over his breath. Something similar was repeated while one was singing kalpanaswaras, other continued to sing the sahitya syllables that added lustre to the whole experience. This is the first of the concerts where the brothers did neraval (see my cribbing in last year Ramanavami concert review) in vasantha bhairavi and kharaharapriya. None of their previous concerts had a neraval!!!!!

It takes a strong will power backed by daivANugraha to deliver such a stellar concert, inspite of a bereavement at home. Their committment to be here to deliver a concert and make it grand by delivering a stellar 3.5 hrs concert is worth a standing ovation. The audience did deliver one when the developments at home were made public during the Vote of Thanks.

I would highly recommend the brothers to anyone who hasn't heard them yet. If they keep going like this and keep learning from their experience, the day is not far when they will make it really big in this field. I’m sure I was able to see an observable change from what I heard them last year double header concert in Bangalore during Ramanavami Season. Hope you will observe the same when you listen to them next time.  

2017 Nov 19 ShashankS BUGaneshPrasad TVBhanktavatsalam NAmrith @ kAnchanOtsava2017

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