Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 19, 2012 - Parthasarathy Swami Sabha

violin - m rajeev
mrudangam - nirmal narayan
ghatam - h sivaramakrishnan


dhayajoo - gaanavaaridhi - adi - thyagaraja (s)
kalayaami - kannada - misra chapu - swathi thirunal (r)
aananda natam aaduvaar - purvikalyani - rupakam - neelakanta sivan (r,n,s)
naagagaandhari - naagagaandhari - adi - muthuswami dikshitar
sukhi yevaro - kaanada - adi - thyagaraja (r,s,t)
thillana - sindhubairavi - adi - oothukaadu venkata kavi

A few people told me after this concert that they had not heard kaanada ragam sang elaborately in many years, or ever. But I am not doing anything new, just a small fraction of what great artists have already done before me. As many of you must know, I am a big fan of Sri T.N. Seshagopalan, and a student of Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyan. I learned Sukhi Yevaro from both of their recordings, combining their sangathis and styles. In fact, the krithi in Ganavaridhi and the OVK thillana are both compositions I learned from recordings of Sri TNS Sir. Kalayaami in kannada is a krithi sung by my guru Sri Sanjay Sir, that I learned recently and have recorded on Charsur's album, Hey Krsna.

Good to see several artists (senior, junior, local and from abroad) in the audience yesterday.

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