T M Krishna’s Kutcheri

T M Krishna – Vocal
Ganesh Prasad – Violin
Mannargudi Easwaran – Mridangam
Purushottaman – Khanjira

Where & When? – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 3rd December

Concert Duration: 2 hrs

Songs list:
1. Nada Tanumanisam – Chittaranjani – Swarams at Sadyojatadi
2. Paahi Sri – Ananda Bhairavi – Raaga outline, Swarams at Paahi Sri
3. Manavyala – Nalinakanti
4. Tyagaraja Palayasumam Sri – Gowlai – Alapana, Neraval at Yogadi Sri
5. Sevikka Vendum – Andolika
6. Mohanam – Ra Ra Rajeeva Lochana – Alapana, Swarams at Ra Ra (Main piece of the concert)
7. Shatakaram (shloka) – Ragamalika (Varali, Kapi,?, Behag)
Smarajanaka – Behag
8. Kaana vendaamo – Sri Ranjani
9. Krishnam Kalaya Sakhi – Mukhari
10. Vaazhiya Senthamizh – Madhyamavati

If the previous concert had me sitting far away from the stage in the balcony, for this one, I was sitting right on the stage since there was place nowhere else. From where I was sitting, I could see only the hands of T M Krishna! I saw him wearing some 4 rings or so. I was wondering about that when I later came to know from the Tamil magazine, ‘Kalki’ that he had recently sung in front of Sai Baba and Baba had given him two rings.

In contrast to the previous concert, I absolutely enjoyed this one since there were no disturbances whatsoever. The fast paced swarams at Sadyojatadi in Nada tanumanisam, the beautiful Ananda Bhairavi swarams, Sevikka Vendumaiyya (incidentally TMK sang it at the same venue last season on request by someone in the audience), the Mohanam, the Tani Avartanam that had Mannargudi Easwaran and Purushottaman playing equally well, Behag, Krishnam Kalayasakhi – Excellent!! I very badly wanted the concert to go on for some more time!

6 thoughts on “T M Krishna’s Kutcheri

  1. Adithya

    Hi πŸ™‚ I was also there… standing up in the balcony for the whole concert… Excellent one !

    waiting for ur review on yday’s prasanna’s concert πŸ™‚

  2. chandrasekaran t r

    Though i have missed this concert from your review gives the same comfort of listeningto it. Hope you will write about today’s sanjay’s concert. Pani illaatha maarkaziyum Aparna illaatha sanjay katcheriyum kitaiyaathee. Good write up keep it up

  3. Sriram

    Hi aparna.. me too waiting for hear from you about sanjay’s ‘short and sweet’ πŸ™‚ kutcheri @ Narada Gana Sabha (Dec 09, 07 -morning).. was lucky enough to get a seat in the front !

  4. Aparna

    Hi! πŸ™‚ Oh. Will be posting about Prasanna’s concert by evening maybe

    Chandrasekaran Uncle,
    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Yeah it was Short and Sweet πŸ™‚ Will write about the concert soon

  5. Benly

    I googled RAHMANIAC and what do i find???? Your wordpress blog and from there i’m here now :P. Looks like u r one hell of a Rahmaniac.. πŸ™‚ I am one too. I liked all those Mani, ARR posts. I think you should write more about books… πŸ™‚


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