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Post by VK RAMAN » 29 Dec 2009, 02:52

Any report on Yesudas at Raja Annamalai Manram
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Post by rajeshnat » 29 Dec 2009, 16:56

Before vijaysiva's concert in kalarasana, I had a chance to listen to the previous slot which is reserved for thamizh isai . GeethA sundaresan supported by akkarai swarnalatha(in violin) sang jagadEEShwari-mohanam as a main and wrapped with muruganin maru peyar in behAg.The vocalist sang pretty well , since I was only from the second half of the main , I have missed a lot.

But the tani and the energetic play of Arjun Ganesh.was really very very good , he is probably an artist to watch out in the future.
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Post by VK RAMAN » 29 Dec 2009, 22:26

not a single rasika who likes Yesudas and who attended YesudAs concert at raja annamalai manram
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#54

Post by Nick H » 29 Dec 2009, 23:10

Sorry, VK R. People tell me that my reasons for not going to his concerts may be outdated, but I haven't seen him for some years now.
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#55

Post by arasi » 29 Dec 2009, 23:26

Nick,
Sorry, I have eluded you. Too many concerts! Posting on the forum is almost impossible with the facility (or lack of it) which is my lot now. Will call you tomorrow.
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#56

Post by Nick H » 29 Dec 2009, 23:52

Good: I should be at home tomorrow!
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Post by erode14 » 30 Dec 2009, 00:21

rajeshnat wrote: GeethA sundaresan
she is a good singer, rajesh. I have played two concerts for her at raga sudha and one in rr sabha. she used to visit from muscat, a disciple of DKP.
in fact, i still remember what she sang 9 years ago... pAhimAm shrI rAjarAjesvari (nAttai), shrI sathyanArAyaNam and a nice rtp in thOdi...
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#58

Post by raga82 » 30 Dec 2009, 08:04

attending ashroh @4pm hope to meet some of u there:)
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#59

Post by Nick H » 30 Dec 2009, 10:48

Taking the day off!
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#60

Post by cameo » 03 Jan 2010, 12:26

Sanjay subramaniam at PSBB,KK Nagar,02-JAN
Violin - S Varadarajan, Mridangam - Tanjore Ramaoss

RTP- Vakula bharanam
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#61

Post by Rasika911 » 03 Jan 2010, 14:34

I heard tmk sang 2 rtps at ifas i think it was....any reports from forum members?
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Post by sridhar_ranga » 03 Jan 2010, 14:35

Shertalai Ranganatha Sharma at Neelakanta Sivan Academy, Velachery, 1-Jan-2010, 7 PM
Accompanied by Kandadevi S. Vijayaraghavan (V) and Trichur Narendran (M)

Running a temperature, I could no way have driven to Mylapore or T Nagar for a 'regular' concert so I popped an extra Crocin and walked 5 minutes to the Kalyana Mandapam nearer home for this concert. Turned out to be a good decision in spite of the uncomfortable plastic chairs and a sub-par audio / speakers system.

Shri Sharma started with a varnam (didn't mak notes and forgot), followed up with a Neelakanta Sivan kriti in Nattai (I think) said to have been composed on the mukkuruni vinayakar of Madurai Meenakshi temple and then a GNB kriti in Tamil in bahudari. Both were fresh and energetic. Then came a sublime varaali (Seshachala nayakam), a very moving mukhari (enRaikku Siva krupai varumo - N. Sivan) and a scintillating kapi (inta sowkhyamani) which was the main. Wish to see more of this artiste. Violin and Mridangam support were very good and added well to the overall effect.
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Post by Sam Swaminathan » 04 Jan 2010, 01:48

Erode Sir

Pahimam Sri Rajarajeswari....( Nattai ?).....my Guru taught me a song (same words) in the raga Janaranjani and the song was by Shri Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer.....By any chance you are referring to the same song ?

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#64

Post by bilahari » 04 Jan 2010, 01:58

There are two pAhimAm srIs - one in nATTai and the other in janaranjani.
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Post by true_rasika » 04 Jan 2010, 03:41

A video recording of PAhimAm (nAttai) is available at this link below.:

http://www.veenavaani.com/music.html

Please scroll down and click on the first You-tube recording titled Trimurthi Day 2009 - Bridgewater NJ. This song was rendered by students of Kalyani Ramani in New Jersey, in March 2009.
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Post by Sam Swaminathan » 04 Jan 2010, 05:22

Thank you Bilahari....learnt some thing new to-day!
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Post by braindrain » 04 Jan 2010, 12:14

Vocal : Dr. Varadarangan

Violin : Dr.Jyothsna Srikanth

Mrudangam : Arjunkumar

Venue : SGBS TRust, Unnati Centre, Bangalore , 3rd Jan 2010


Songlist:

01 vanajAksha ninnE kOri ( varNam) - mandAri - Mysore Vasudevacharya ( O )

02 srI mahAgaNapathE - nAtta - Mayuram Viswanatha Shastri ( A,S )

03 bhajarE rE mAnasa - AbhEri - Mysore Vasudevacharya ( A)

04 vENugAna lOluni - kEdAragauLa - Thyagaraja ( A )

05 nE pogaDakuNTE - shubhapantuvarALi - Thyagaraja ( A,N,S )

neraval & swara @ ‘nIraja nayana shrI tyAgarAjanuta bAluDagu‘

06 guruguha swAminin bhaktim karOmi - bhAnumati - Muthuswami Dikshitar ??

07 pAlinchu kAmAkshi - madhyamAvathi - Shyama Shastri ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & swara @ ‘ kAntamagu pEru ponditivi kAruNya mUrti‘

08 enna thavam seidhanai - kApi - Papanasam Sivan

09 thillAna - miyAn ki malhAr - Mysore R Visweswaran

10 slOkam ( kichinoLagE ..??) - hamsAnandi - Purandara Dasa

kashta pattaru illa - hamsAnandi - Kanakadasa

11 srI chakra rAja - rAgamAlika - Agasthyar

12 mangaLam - saurAshtram - Thyagaraja

mangaLam kOsalEndra - SrI / Madhyamavathi

Very good concert with pure classisism, sans frills. Good way to start the new year.

Posted here as there are few interesting krithis and ragams in there. Thillana in Miyan ki Malhar , a Bhanumati kriti , few more not often heard krithis( varnam, shubhapantuvarali etc).
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Post by Nick H » 07 Jan 2010, 00:40

Yesterday I saw Vijay Siva, just up the road in Thiruvanmiyur. It is impossible not to enjoy his concert, because it shows that he enjoys it! A remarkable aspect of this occasion was sitting in the front row, very close to Trichy Sankaran's right hand: quite an experience!

Today I saw Neyvali Santhanagopalan. For an artist that I enjoy so much, it is strange that I have only seen him sing live twice (and coincidentally, it was the same place this time last year that I saw him the first time). This concert was characterised by the extremely high proportion of improvised music. Delivered in very gentle and contemplative style (actually could have done with a little more volume; he was asking the sound man to reduce it!) this made it a very meditative program. Excellent. J Balaji absolutely sparkled. With my guruji (50% same teacher as Balaji) settled in my old country, thank goodness Balaji is here in India!

Happy concert days! :)
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Post by Nick H » 07 Jan 2010, 22:49

Tonight I saw Smt Radha Viswanathan, giving a memorial concert for her mother, MSS. She was ably accompanied by the clear and strong voice of S Aishwarya, daughter of our Cienu. The program was introduced by the [in]famous VKV from these very pages, and Cleveland Sundaram also spoke.

Being an event function, speeches were acceptable, but I am forced to admit that VKV's speeches are becoming quite appealing to me!

Nothing against Sri Cleveland S... but he spoke in Tamil, so I cannot make any comment. I think VKV is pioneering the language of Tam-erican ;)

Apparently Aishwarya is no stranger to the Bangalore concert stage. Looking forward to hearing more of her here!
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Post by arasi » 07 Jan 2010, 22:59

Nick,
Happy to hear that you attended this concert. Aishwarya is quite a gal, let alone a budding vocalist. She is confident and applies herself to her music. She is not fazed by a huge audience and ably supports her grandmother.You do know that she plays the vINA too.
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Post by Nick H » 08 Jan 2010, 00:06

We have two young Aishwaryas in our musical midst just now and, although the violinist is a couple of years older, it is very difficult to believe, of either of them, that they are so young. Just imagine what people might be saying of them in a few decades!

Glad to hear that SA also plays the veena.

I'll be listening to the other Aishwarya play tomorrow night! :)
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Post by arasi » 08 Jan 2010, 09:00

Enjoy the concert! Yes, we have at least two Aishwaryas (while we have several Gayatris and so on). I notice that the violin wiz kid calls herslf Aishu. May be she will stick with it when it comes to her professional name too.
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#73

Post by Nick H » 08 Jan 2010, 23:43

... her performance was amazing. I was absolutely delighted by the main piece (I was told it was Kamas). Superb.
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#74

Post by Nick H » 12 Jan 2010, 22:30

TN Krishnan & Viji.

I really look forward to TNK concerts, but tonight I had a headache, the hall was packed and people kept coming and going throughout. Most unusually, I left immediately after the main piece.

I have, though, to put in a special word for Bhakthavatsalam's mridangam (Indeed, for Bhakthavatsalam himself even!). his play was delicate, retrained and absolutely appropriate throughout. Even in the thani he held himself back to a style that was in keeping with the evening, giving only a brief indication of his dynamic range at the climax of his first korvais. Brilliant and musical.
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Post by prasanna.mr » 15 Jan 2010, 18:52

Sandeep Narayan @ Chennai Sangamam,15-01-2010
Violin-Mysore Sriakanth
Mrudangam-Neyveli Venkatesh
Venue:Natesan Park,T.Nagar
Time: 5:10 to 6:00

1.Polla puliyinum-Mayamalavagowla-Adi-Papanasam Sivan (S)
2.Kadavulai maravadhe-Thandavam-Adi-Dandapani Desikar
3.RTP-Hindolam-Viloma Chapu
Pallavi-Vande mataram enbom engal manila tayai vanangugudum enbom
Swaras in Hindolam,Kuntalavarali,Revathi,Behag
Thani
4.Vande mataram enbom-Kedaram-Adi-Subramanya Bharathi
5.Koovi azhaithal-Valaji-Adi-Vaali
6.Thunbam nergaiyil-Desh-Adi-Dandapani Desikar
7.Ninnaye rathi-Bageshri-Rupakam-Subramanya Bharathi
8.Vazhiya senthamizh-Madhyamavathi
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