VISHNUDEV NAMBOODIRI IN ARKAY- 8/11/18

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#1 VISHNUDEV NAMBOODIRI IN ARKAY- 8/11/18

Post by CRama » 09 Nov 2018, 16:11

Single Mike Concert.
Accompanists.
Vittal Rangan- Violin
Sai Giridhar- Mridangam.
List of songs.
• Varnam- Abhogi (S)
• Sree Maha Ganapatiravatumam- Gowla- MD (S)
• Nee bhajana gana- Nayaki- T
• Kanden Kali Teernden- Kalyani –GKB (R,N,S)
• Kanchadalayathakshi- Manohari- MD (S)
• Sukhi evvaro- Kanada- T (R,N,S)
• Aaj aaye Shyam mohan- Pahadi- ST
• Tullamada- Tirupugazh- Hamsanandi
• Thillana- Behag- LGJ
• Mangalam.


A stellar concert from the young vidwan. A well sruti aligned voice, good patantharam, profound manodharmam, stage presence, all contributed to the success of this single mike concert. I think it is mike less concert inside. The balancing, volume, ambience, lighting, receptive audience all contributed to a great musical experience.

Two ragams- Kalyani and Kanada were explored in detail. Kalyani was on the usual lines – very elaborate- spanning the depth and breadth of the ragam. The kriti is a rare one. Neraval on the lines Nindren sannidhi arugil Nirmalamrutham unden and cascade of swaras in two kalams gave the status of a main kriti to this one- So it is appropriate to label as the first main kriti. The spirited rendering of Nee bhajana gana reminded his Paramaguru Semmangudi. Kanchadalayathakshi was rendered as a filler with a sumptuous dose of swarams in Raka sasivadane.

Kanada- was taken as the other main kriti. Very few musicians have treated Kanada in such detail. Of course, MMI, TVS and (possibly) Suryaprakash have made detailed presentation of this raga. MMI is more adored for his Kanada ragamalika swara in RTP than his exploration of Sukhi evvaro. But very few contemporary singers choose Kanada for the main ragam. Vishnudev did full justice to the ragam. He unfolded the petals of the ragam in a delicate manner- detailed, step by step, unhurried, a mix of long akara sancharams, well rounded gamakas, fast brighas in a quite engaging alapana for about 15 minutes. He gave the treatment that should be given to any Thodi or Kambodi. The kriti was rendered with the authentic sangatis , in the appropriate kalapramanam. Neraval on the lines Nityamaina suswarapu ganamuto and the long keezh kala swarams and cracker mel kala swarams with intelligently drawn koraippu were real treat.

Aaj Aaye in Pahadi, tuned and popularized by Dr.BMK was rendered with much imagination.

Vittal Rangan, provided admirable support. He brought out the raga swaroopam with minimal strokes and followed the kritis well. His manodharmam got reflected in the neravals and swara prastaraams. He is sure to embark as a preferred violinist very soon. Sai Giridhar, with his deft srokes provided very good support. For those inside the auditorium, there was no over banging. But in the webcast, Mridangam volume is loud and vocal voice is reduced. I have seen this problem in most of the single mike concerts. Vishnudev’s wife provided Tampura support. The concert lasted for two and half hours. Excellent concert.
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#2 Re: VISHNUDEV NAMBOODIRI IN ARKAY- 8/11/18

Post by CRama » 09 Nov 2018, 16:15

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#3 Re: VISHNUDEV NAMBOODIRI IN ARKAY- 8/11/18

Post by rajeshnat » 09 Nov 2018, 16:40

crama
thank you for your lovely review. For the first time,in my live concert experience I heard prasanna venkatraman singing sukhi evaro with neraval in Pallavi line itself. Then I heard few more with neraval in the lines u mentioned. sukhi evaro is usually RST main and not RNST main .

looking forward to hear vishnudev soon in a live concert
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#4 Re: VISHNUDEV NAMBOODIRI IN ARKAY- 8/11/18

Post by MaheshS » 09 Nov 2018, 16:48

rajeshnat wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 16:40
crama
singing sukhi evaro with neraval in Pallavi line itself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5v9NVs4qAY => Sangitha Kalanidhi Smt Vedavalli singing Sukhi Evaro with neraval in pallavi line.
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