Concerts last week

Sanjay Subrahmanyan’s Concert

Nagai Muralidharan – Violin
Srimushnam Raja Rao – Mridangam
T.V.Vasan – Ghatam

Where & When? – Asthika Samajam on 28th January

Concert Duration – 2 hrs 15 min

Songs List:
1. Rama ika nannu – Sahana – Swarams at Rama ika nannu
2. Deva Deva Jagadeeshwara – Purvikalyani – Neraval & Swarams at maahimiya
3. Siva Chidambarame – Nagaswarali – Alapana
4. Mohanakara – Neetimati – Alapana, Neraval & Swarams at Ninadhu paadame
5. Swamikki Sari – Devagandhari – Raaga outline
6. Korisevimpa – Kharaharapriya – Swarams at Korisevimpa (Main piece of the concert)
7. Haritasuluvedale – Yamun Kalyani
8. Shrutvaguna Bhuvana (Viruttam) – Darbari
PootthavaLe (Viruttam) – Nattakurunji
Aadum mayilai (Viruttam) – Behag
Kalpakaambikai – Behag
9. Tillana – Dhanyasi

The concert started with my favourite Sahana 😀 But the speakers at the venue were so pathetic that I couldn’t enjoy it at all. 🙁 I don’t want this post to become yet another raving about Sanjay’s concert. So I will just stop with saying that you should have been there to see what great a concert it was. 😉

T.M.Krishna’s Concert

R.K.Shriramkumar – Violin
Tiruvaroor Bhaktavatsalam – Mridangam
T.V.Vasan – Ghatam

Where & When? – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Mutthamizh Peravai) on 1st February

Concert Duration: I went only at 7:15 for the concert that started at 6:30 pm. He sang till 8:45 pm or so.

Songs List: (Partial)
1. Athuvum solluvaaL (? – Don’t remember) – Devagandhari – Alapana
2. Nadamaadi – Kambhoji
3. Varalai Alapana – Aazhi Mazhai – Neraval & Swarams at Vaazha (Main piece)
4. Irakkam Varaamal – Behag
5. Thandhai thaayum nee (Viruttam) – Karnataka Devagandhari, Ananda Bhairavi
Etthanaidhaan Vitthai – Ananda Bhairavi
6. Maalai pozhudhinile – Raagamailka (Senchurutti, Nadanamakriya, Sankarabharanam, Mohanam, etc. – Don’t remember)
7. Shanti Nilava – Tilang
8. Aaduvome
9. Vaazhiya Senthamizh – Madhyamavati

This is one of the best concerts of TMK that I went to in the recent times! I liked it more than his 4-hr concert. I can’t pick out one alapana/song rendition and say that was the one that I liked the most in the concert. Every moment of the concert was super! The Tani Avartanam that followed the Varali was amazing!

I started the week with Sanjay’s concert and ended it with TMK’s. I couldn’t have asked for more 😉

4 thoughts on “Concerts last week

  1. krishnakumar

    i’d sent u the al-risalah song to the mail-id in your blog,pls chek.there was a gud discussion in ARR’s yahoo grp about this song,where i got to know abt naat and nasheed,abt various forms of devotional prayer songs in Islam.This song i believe is a nasheed..expecting a review,atleast a short one!

  2. Sathej

    Very interesting choice for main….Varali-would have expected Ka Va Va, anyway, have heard Azhi Mazhai as well. Maybe, yes it was appropriate as the organizing body was Muthamizh Peravai.

  3. Aparna

    Yes I came 🙂 Ranjani was the best!

    Thanks a lot for sending me the song 🙂 I liked it a lot. Thanks for the info. Will try to write a post on it soon

    What has Mutthamizh peravai got to do with Aazhi Mazhai?


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