Pakkala Ramdas: Violin
Neyveli Venkatesh: Mridangam
1. Vande mataram – Kedaram
2. Siva loka – Mayamalava Gowlai
3. AttharuNam abhayam – Bhairavi
4. Sri venugopala – Durbar
5. Pullum silambin – Sankarabharanam
6. Ika param – Simhendra madhyamam
7. Tiruvadi Charanam – Kambhoji
8. Chinnanchiru kiLiye – Ragamalika
9. Vettai veLi thannil – mix of Harikambhoji and Karaharapriya (Came to know the raagam from rasikas.org)
10. Tillana – Dwijavanti
11. Teruvinil – Surutti
Last Monday On June 24th, I went to Sanjay’s concert. It was an all-Tamil songs concert. Sanjay started the concert with a beautiful piece in Kedaram, Vande Mataram. The Simhendra Madhyamam alapana, followed by the song Ika param for which he put both nearaval and swarams at the line ‘Guha saravana sivabala’ lasted some 30-minutes! If this gave the satisfaction to any listener that he/she had heard such an excellent rendition of a song, the Kambhoji main piece that followed left one asking for more! 🙂 Bhairavi and Darbar were the other raagas for which he sang alapana.
I think this is the third or fourth time I am hearing Sanjay sing a Kambhoji alapana in the last 5-6 months. Every time his alapana has left me asking for more! I still remember his Kambhoji alapana during the season at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium! It was awesome! For the Kambhoji song, ‘Tiruvadi charanam’, he did the neraval at the line, ‘adutthu vandha ennai thaLLalaagadhu ara hara endru sonnaalum poadhaadho’ (hope the words are correct!). It was nice to hear a main-piece with both neraval and swarams sung by Sanjay after a long time.
The last time I heard Sanjay sing Chinnanchiru kiLiye was at the TV telecast of Jaya TV Margazhi Mahotsavam some 3 years back! That too those channel folks had cut the song exactly at the point when the part of the song in Nilambari raagam had started. 🙁 Hearing the song fully in this concert made my day! 🙂 It was nice hearing the Tillana in one of my favourite raagas, Dwijavanti.
By the way, I am now starting for T.M.Krishna’s concert. 😀 After a long time, a Sanjay’s concert and a TMK’s concert is happening within a span of ten days. Yippee! 🙂