BRAHMA GANA SABHA
Ear for the unusual
Sudha Raghuraman's elaboration of Kalyani was quite comprehensive.
Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
‘Jaya Jaya Swamin' in Nattai adorned with lively kalpanaswaras was the beginning of Sudha Raghuraman's concert. Next came a song on Saint Tyagaraja, ‘Nadabrahmam,' in the raga of the same name. This was followed by a kriti again in a rare raga, Nagavalli with alapana. Swarnalatha's on the violin was a good effort too. The composition was ‘Pesum Deivam Murugan' which also had an appendage of swaras.
After a fairly fast-paced ‘Samaganalolane' in Hindolam, Sudha took up the elaboration of Kalyani, which was quite comprehensive and here and there one could discern some unusual prayogams. Again Swarnalatha gave a good account of herself. The kriti ‘Sivakameswarim' had niraval at the anupallavi ‘Sivakameswara Manopriyakarim' and the swaras had some imaginative suits. N.C. Bharadwaj, who was an understanding accompanist, also played an interesting thani. The recital was rounded off with ‘Thamboori Meetithava' in Sindhubhairavi and ‘Krishna Ni Begane Baro' in Yaman.
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