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Executed with taste

SEERKAZHI JAYARAMAN'S recital for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, in its Skanda Shashti series was a delectable demonstration of his accomplishment as a skilful singer.

His taste for tidiness came in for praise during his calm and compact rendition of the pieces, "Swaminatha" (Nattai), "Subrahmanyena" (Suddhadhanyasi), "Saravana Bhava" (Shanmukhapriya) and "Muruga" (Saveri). His description of Suddhadhanyasi and Saveri had sufficient emphasis on their appealing identities.

The singer's lucid diction of the piece, "Nadanilai" of Koteeswara Iyer in Gayakapriya won appreciation. His elaboration of Todi was thoughtful and imaginative.

The piece, "Nivanti" of Tyagaraja succeeded it and concluded with a spell of smart neraval and swara rendition.

Pakala Ramadoss supported the recital enthusiastically on the violin. The sketch of Todi drawn by him was elegant.

T. R. Sundaresan's aptly subdued percussion support on the mridangam enhanced the recital's effectiveness notably.

Disciplined style

Young V. Shankar gave a convincing account of his proficiency in Carnatic music. He sang pleasantly for Sangeetha Rasika Sangam at Sri Hari Hara Temple, in Chinmaya Nagar. The vocalist's rendition of the pieces, "Valachi" (navaragamalika varnam), "Sogasujooda" (Kannadagowlai) and "Chinnanade (Kalanidhi) reflected his disciplined style of vocal music. The singer's summary of Poorvikalyani proved his grasp of its enchanting features.

The piece, "Ayyappan Namam" of Thanjavur Sankara Iyer in it, was presented by the vocalist in a comely classical form. Shankar's account of Kalyani was enjoyable. He completed it with a planned presentation of the piece, "Kamalambam" of Muthuswamy Dikshitar.

Villivakkam, Raghuram (violin), Thanjavur V. Padma (mridangam) and V. Gowrishankar (ghatam) accompanied the recital agreeably


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