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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Their Violins Sing of a Great Tradition

Lalgudi Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi Violin Duet
K PuttuRao Memorial Concert 2013

Shri R. Sachi reflects :

We are very happy to share with rasikas worldwide this beautiful concert of the well-known Lalgudi siblings. Last year witnessed the passing of the great legend Vid. Lalgudi Jayaraman. Visitors to this blog would know the deep and decades-long bond between the home of Parvathi and the Lalgudi family. It was therefore only fitting that the violin duet concert of Lalgudi Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi should be a major attraction during the K Putturao Memorial Festival 2013.

The most appropriate way to describe the music of the brother-sister duo is that their violins sing. And they sing pure Carnatic music in the Lalgudi bani. And most importantly the violins sing of a wonderful tradition in their family as well as the guru-shishya parampara of Carnatic music starting from Saint Thyagaraja.

The concert features a rich traditional Lalgudi fare, commencing with his varnam composition in Bhauli to his tillana in mishra Shivaranjani. The major selections are Kambhoji- O Rangashayi, the Thyagaraja classic and Rangapuravihara- the Dikshitar classic. Both these are dedicated to Ranganatha, the lord of Srirangam. Srirangam is one of the great temple towns of the world. This temple has attracted the inspired devotees over millennia, from Andal to Ramanuja to Kulashekhara Alwar to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Saint composers Thyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar and many others.

It is difficult, or perhaps impossible, to truly understand how the Hindu temple tradition, the bhakti movement, and the offering of classical music to the lord, have shaped the Hindu worshipper. We can only feel immeasurable pride and gratitude in respect of this tradition.

Concert Details

Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi ------- Violin Duet
Ravishankar ------------------------ Mridangam
Shashishankar -------------------- Ghatam
on September 1, 2013 during K.Puttu Rao Music Festival.

Song List

01 Arunodayame-Bhauli- Lalgudi Jayaraman *** 02 BrovaBharama -Bahudari-Thyagaraja *** 03 RangaPuravihara –BrindavanaSaranga-Muthuswami Dikshitar *** 04 ManasunilpaShakti –Abhogi- Thyagaraja *** 05 BhajareBhajamanasa -Kannada -Thyagaraja*** 06 MaaraVairiRamani-NasikaBhushini – Thyagaraja *** 07 O Rangashayee-Kambhoji- Thyagaraja *** 08 Bhajan-Meera-Bagesri *** 09 VenkatachalaNilayam- SindhuBhairavi –Purandara Dasa *** 10 Tillana -MisraShivaranjani – Lalgudi Jayaraman ***

PS: we regret the audio disturbances at the beginning of the concert.

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Concert to Remember

Vid. T.V. Sankaranarayanan, Ramanavami 1986

We are very happy to share a full Ramanavami concert from the 1986 series, by Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V. Sankaranarayanan. This was a memorable concert in the company of stalwarts Vid. Lalgudi Jayaraman, Vid. Vellore Ramabhadran and Vid. Bangalore Venkataram. We have shared portions of this concert already, but we discovered the remaining tracks and felt compelled to share the full concert with rasikas worldwide, given the weighty offering by some of the greatest names in Carnatic music.

Concert Details

T.V.Sankaranarayanan ------- Vocal
Lalgudi Jayaraman --------- Violin
Vellore Ramabhadran ----- Mridangam
Bangalore Venkataram ----- Ghatam
on 23-4-86 at Parvathi during Ramanavami festival

Song List

01 Yochana-Durbar- Thyagaraja ***
02 Brochevarevarura-Khamach – Mysore Vasudevacharya ***
03 Raju vedale-Todi- Thyagaraja ***
04 Mohana Raga ***
05 Mohana Rama-Thyagaraja + Tani(cut) ***
06 Bantureeti- Hamsanada - Thyagaraja ***
07 Neene doddavano- Revathi- Purandara dasa ***
08 Shloka- Kedaragowla, Kapi, Hamsanandi + Srinivasa – Papanasam Sivan ***
09 Dasarathasuta- Jaunpuri-Vanamamalai Jeeyar ***
10 English note- Muthiah Bhagavatar ***
11 Mangalam ***