I finally had to stop listening to A.R.Rahman’s songs yesterday since I had to go to Sanjay Subrahmanyan’s concert at Nayaki Sabha. Sanjay started the concert with varnam in my favourite raaga Sahana! 🙂
Mridangam: Guruvayoor Dorai
List of songs:
1. Varnam – Sahana
2. Raa Rama Inti – Asaveri
3. Ninnu Vina – Reetigowlai
4. Ellaam Sivan Seyal – Vasanta
5. Ennadoo – Kalavati
6. Evari Maata – Kambhoji
7. Maatrariyaadha – Surutti
8. Theril Erinaan – Kalyani
9. Nijagaadasa – Sindhu Bhairavi
10. Pittham TheLiya – Senchurutti(?)
11. Mangalam – Sowrashtram
I think this is the first time I am hearing Sanjay sing Reetigowlai. The raaga alapana and the song with swarams lasted some 15 minutes and I would say for this alone yesterday’s concert was worth attending! The next one, Ellaam Sivan Seyal in vasanta with a raaga alapana, neraval & swarams at the line ‘Anjael anjael endre achchatthai pOkkidum’, was too good. Sanjay had chosen Kambhoji for the main piece for the last concert of his that I went to and again Kambhoji in yesterday’s concert too. One thing that I observed in most of Sanjay’s concerts is that most of the times he does not do neraval for the main piece and this concert was no different. Nijagaadasa and Ennadoo are some of the songs that Sanjay sings often. Coming to Tani Avartanam, when two veterans are playing the Tani will of course be excellent!
On the whole, yet another excellent concert of Sanjay as usual!