Bhageshri again!!!

Sanjay Subrahmanyan – Vocal
Nagai Muralidharan – Violin
Mannargudi Easwaran – Mridangam
B.Sreesundarkumar – Khanjira

Where & When? – Vidya Bharati (Bhairavi Gana Sabha) on 5th January

Concert Duration: 2.5 hrs

Songs List:
1. Varnam – Bhairavi
2. Ninnaadanela – Kannada – Swarams at Ninnaadanela
3. Ramanatam – Pantuvarali – Alapana, Neraval & Swarams at kumaara guruguha
4. Vaa velavaa – Taanaroopi – Alapana, Swarams at vaa velavaa
5. Daasa vilasa – Kambhoji – Alapana, Swarams at Daasa (Main piece)
6. Neerajaakshi – Hindolam – Raaga outline
7. Oho Kaalame – Sahana
8. Oorile (viruttam) – Kapi, Bhageshri
Nanda tanaya – Bhageshri
9. KaaNa vaendaamo – Sri Ranjani
10. Tillana – Sindhu Bhairavi
11. Mangalam – Sowrashtram

Sanjay and Nagai Muralidharan combination seems to be creating magic this season and this concert was no different! πŸ™‚

These days Sanjay seems to be singing many not-so-often or rather rarely heard raagams. It was taanarupi in today’s concert. It was amazing! The kriti in Kannada and the Pantuvarali that preceded it were well-rendered by Sanjay. The Kambhoji alapana lasted some 15+ minutes. It was only last week that I heard him sing Kambhoji as the main. I liked today’s Kambhoji more than the earlier concert’s.

Every time Sanjay sings a Bhageshri in the end, I forget everything else and it’s only his Bhageshri RTP that’s there on my mind! What an RTP it was!! Today’s Bhageshri especially was so reminiscent of the Bhageshri Raagam Taanam Pallavi since not only did he sing the viruttam in Bhageshri, the mini raaga alapana in between the viruttam & the song had touches of the RTP too! I liked the song, nandatanaya. With the moving kaaNa vaendaamo that he sang next and Oho Kaalame that preceded it, I felt as though I had gone back to the Kalarasana concert where he sang those as well. πŸ™‚

I loved the Sindhu bhairavi tillana. Incidentally, he sang it in yesterday’s concert too.

With Sanjay being in top form this season, these days, each concert of his is a treat for the audience. πŸ™‚

5 thoughts on “Bhageshri again!!!

  1. sreekrishnan

    Wrong forum for me to comment … irunthaalum ..

    Bageshri – is that “Kangala rend’um kalyani – sirippo sindhu bhairavi – paarkum bothu BAGESHRI – … ” that one ?

    any Tamil Song that has this raaga – i mean tamil Carnatic or Classical song with this raagam? Do you have a list to mention good songs from each raaga ?

    btw: Happy Arr’s b’day !!

  2. Sriram

    Hope u attending TM Krishna’s (4 hour) concert on sunday (13th Jan 5.00pm) @ Mudhra – Ramakrishna Mission School T.Nagar. πŸ™‚

  3. Aparna

    Yes it is the same Bhageshri. As you might be knowing, swarams in that raagam too come in that song. Have you listened to the old film song, mayakkum maalai pozhudhe nee vaa vaa? It’s in Bhageshri only. I don’t remember any other film song in that raagam now. Will let you know later. Saagara Sayana vibho is one classical song in this raagam.
    I don’t have a separate list with me. But if there are any specific raagams that you want, I can tell you the songs in it.


    Naan ARR B’daykku post ezhudhaama iruppaenaa? πŸ˜‰

    Yes πŸ™‚


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