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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Celebrating a true understanding of our music

Vid. Trichur V. Ramachandran – 1997 Concert Excerpts from 'Parvathi'

An R. Sachi Review

We are very happy to share this time some excerpts from a Ramanavami Concert held in Mysore by the home of 'Parvathi' in 1997. Sangeetha Kalanidhi Trichur V. Ramachandran sings beautifully in this concert held 21 years ago. The accompaniment is very good too. The result is a rich concert experience.

The vidwans who play in this concert come from a tradition of excellence. They have pursued a true understanding of our music. Nowadays it is fashionable to say that our music is not this, not that, and so on. Some are even arguing that we should give up this "nonsense called Bhakthi". On the other hand, some critics jokingly say that practitioners of Carnatic music have progressively deleted time-honoured elements in our music, like Sruthi, Soukhyam, Bhaava, and so on.

What did the great composer Saint Thygaraja have to say on this in his composition Vidulaku Mrokkeda, sung so well in this concert?

Like all rasikas all over the world, we feel blessed whenever we listen to good music. Come, let us enjoy this concert, although we are able to retrieve only some excerpts.

Concert Details:

V.Ramachandran --------------- Vocal
S.V.Narayan ---------------------- Violin
Arjun Kumar ----------------------- Mridangam
M.A.Krishnamurthy ------------ Ghatam
on 25-4-97 during Sri Ramanavami Music Festival at 'Parvathi'.

Song List:

01 Maha Ganapatim- Nata – Muthuswami Dikshitar *** 02. Vidulaku mrokkeda –Mayamalavagowla- Thyagaraja *** 03 -Mundu venuka-Durbar – Thyagaraja ***04 Seetamma mayamma-Vasantha- Thyagaraja *** 05 Illi nodalu Rama-Mohanakalyani – Purandara Dasa ***