SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

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#1 SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by ranjanimalavi » 12 Apr 2019, 15:49

SREEVALSAN J MENON – VOCAL
EDAPALI AJITH – VIOLIN
BALAKRISHNA KAMATH – MRIDANGA
SUKANYA RAMGOPAL – GHATA

0. Slokam - Thodi
1. Varnam - Era Napai - Thodi - PSI (O, S)
2. Jagadanandakaraka - Nattai - T (O, N, S)
3. Saraswathi Namosthuthe - Saraswathi - GNB (R, N, S)
4. Parama Purusham - Lalitha Panchamam - ST (S)
5. Enthara Nee - HariKambhoji - T (R, N, S)
6. Muruga Muruga - Saaveri - PT (R, N, S)
7. Sagara Sayana - Bageshri - MDR (R, N, S)
8. Thani

It has been long time, since I listed songs.
Since very few Ramanavami concerts were reviewed, thought I will add one.

Excellant concert by Sreevalsan, very good returns by Ajith and good support by the percussionists.
He packed so many krithis with ragam, neraval, and swaram.
Very relaxed and enjoyable presentations.
Main was Bageshri and was leisurely done.

Have to force mysef to leave during thani as it was 9:00pm.

Raman
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#2 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by rajeshnat » 13 Apr 2019, 21:11

where was neraval for this bhageshri song. . 3 r n s hatrick wow
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#3 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by CRama » 14 Apr 2019, 14:30

Good song list. Thanks for the review.
Sreevalsan Menon is innovating much within the framework of carnatic concert paddhati. Of late he has sung Swati Tirunal Malayalam padams and Kathakali padams as main piece in a few concerts. Done full justice in that.
Bagesree- it has been taken for RTPs by many musicians. Now Menon has attempted a main song in that- What a better song than the monumental creation of MDR.
Should hear it some time. IN Chennai there are feeble chances of hearing Sreevalsan J Menon. DKP 100 gave a truncated chance of hearing his music. Waiting......
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#4 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by bhasi » 15 Apr 2019, 12:33

Thanks @ranjanimalavi for the review and song list. It certainly looks like it was a wonderful concert, with quite a few (R, N, S)'s! However, I couldn't make out what the "O" in #1 and #2 denotes. Could you please clarify? Thanks.
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#5 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by CRama » 15 Apr 2019, 12:58

O is the outline of the ragam
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#6 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by bhasi » 15 Apr 2019, 13:12

@CRama I see. Isn't that the same as the raga alapana? Or is the "outline" a very brief alapana?
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#7 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by CRama » 15 Apr 2019, 13:53

Yes. It is a very brief alapana of one minute or less.
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#8 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by rajeshnat » 08 May 2019, 15:48

rajeshnat wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 21:11
where was neraval for this bhageshri song. . 3 r n s hatrick wow
@ranjanimalavi do you recollect the line where menon did the neraval for sagara sayana vibhO
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#9 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by arasi » 08 May 2019, 20:47

Thanks, Raman. You try your best to attend concerts--time and traffic woes not discouraging you. Nothing like listening to music by being there, in person.
Wish I had heard him too. The few concerts of his which I have attended in the past have been a pleasant experience. Reposeful, yet intricate.
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#10 Re: SREEVALSAN J MENON - RSM - 11-04-2019

Post by ranjanimalavi » 10 May 2019, 13:37

I don't remember the nerval line

Raman
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