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Friday, April 13, 2018

The Unfaltering Tradition

Hyderabad Brothers – 'Parvathi' Festival 1994

Review by R. Sachi

Welcome to this recording of excerpts of a wonderful concert in the Parvathi festival held 23 years ago in Mysore.

We feature the vibrant duo Hyderabad Brothers in the company of Vid. M. Manjunath, Vid. Nagai Narayan, and Vid. Chandramouli. We decided to feature this concert for its sheer musical appeal, despite the missing second half of the concert recording.

We quote from last.fm. (This was written some years ago):

" With a great understanding between each other and with knowledge and voices to match, the Hyderabad Brothers have mastered the art of delivering captivating Carnatic music concerts. From the time they gave their initial performance in Madras, they have taken the world of Carnatic music by storm by virtue of their immense scholarship and strict adherence to tradition. In a short period of time they have become extremely popular artistes.

The Hyderabad Brothers complement each other stunningly. Seshachari's deep, resonant voice and the softer, mellow voice of Raghavachari, blend well to melodious effect. On and off the stage, Seshachari, the younger brother is more extroverted; Raghavachari is more content to play the quieter role. Seshachari, who is a staff artiste with All India Radio, Hyderabad, is an accomplished mrdangam player as well! Raghavachari works for the national Mineral Development Corporation. "

Concert Details

Hydrabad Brothers (Raghavachari and Seshachari) ...... Vocal
Mysore Manjunath ........................... Violin
Nagai S Narayan ............................. Mridangam
B N Chandramouli ........................... Khanjira
on 28-4-1994 during Sri Ramanavami Music Festival.

Song List

01 Swaminatha Paripalaya – Nata – Muthuswami Dikshitar *** 02 Mayamalavagowla Raga*** 03 Deva deva kalayamite – Mayamalavagowla – Swathi Thirunal *** 04 Saranga Raga*** 05 Arunachala Natham – Saranga- Muthuswami Dikshitar *** 06 Amrutavarshini Raga*** 07 Anandamrutakarshini – Amruthavarshini – Muthuswami Dikshitar ***