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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rama, the good, great and gracious always!

Vid. Sanjay Subrahmanyan- 1994 'Parvathi' Ramanavami Concert

2017 RamaNavami thoughts by R. Sachi

We extend our prayers and wishes to Rasikas worldwide on the auspicious occasion of Sri Ramanavami, 5th April, 2017. We feature a wonderful concert of Vid. Sanjay Subrahmanyan this time, from our archives of the 1994 Ramanavami concert at Parvathi, Mysore.

Vid, Sanjay is accompanied in this concert by Vid. S.V. Narayan on the violin, the leading mridangam doyen of our times Vid. T.K.Murthy, and Vid. Bangalore Venkatram on ghatam.

Vid. Sanjay Subrahmanyan, already a Sangeetha Kalanidhi at only 48 years of age, has had a greatly successful musical career for nearly 3 decades. He has impeccable dedication to his art, and exults in the youthful exuberance of his music as well as the worldwide adulation from his listeners. His concerts are a textbook standard for the concert planning, punctuality, stage chemistry, repertoire, especially the absence of mnemonic aids like pieces of paper or ipads, the use of a real tambura always, and even his attire.

For many youngsters, Sanjay is also a role model for his wide-ranging interests in sports and his blogs on books and fitness and everything else.

In this concert, several gems of songs on Sri Rama have been sung. The word that stood out to us is Rama-“Bhadra”. We reproduce below the meaning of the word Bhadra in the VS Apte dictionary:

Rama, with epithets like Rama-chandra, Rama-bhadra, has to be the eternal inspiration for our Samskruti. Rama is timeless. Rama has to be worshipped in every act and thought. Celebrating Rama is our tradition and greatest fortune.

Concert Details:

Sanjay Subrahmanyan --------- Vocal
S.V.Narayan ------------------------ Violin
Tanjore K.Murthy ----------------- Mridangam
Bangalore Venkatram -----------Ghatam
on 21-4-1994 during Sri Ramanavami.

Song List:

01. Inta Chalamu – Begada Varna –Veena Kuppaiyyar *** 02. Brochevarevaru – Sriranjani- Thyagaraja *** 03. Sundarataradeham-Pantuvarali-Thyagaraja *** 04. Ragaratnamalikache- Reetigowla-Thyagaraja *** 05. Kambhoji alapana *** 06. Evari mata- Kambhoji- Thyagaraja *** 07. Ramaya Ramabhadraya Shloka, Janakipathe-Kharaharapriya-Papanasam Sivan *** 08. Manadhir Kugandadu-Sindhu Bhairavi-Tanjavur Sankara Iyer*** 09. Govardhana Giridhara – Darbari Kanada-Narayana Teertha *** 10. Sapashyat Kausalya – Jaunpuri-Panchapakesha Shastri*** 11. Taam Taam Taam – Khamach Thillana- Patnam Subrahmanya Iyer *** 12. Thiruppugazh – Bageshri *** 13. Mangalam ***