Veteran exponent of carnatic music Komanduri Krishnamacharyulu regaled the audience with his expert rendition.
Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
Violin virtuoso The title of `Nadhasudhanidhi' was conferred on the Komanduri Krishnamacharyulu.
Veteran exponent of Carnatic music, on violin, Komanduri Krishnamacharyulu (retired staffer, All India Radio , Visakhapatnam) rendered a scintillating and scholarly recital in the Sabha Vedika of Sri Sankarmatham, last week.
He was felicitated along with being adorned with a `Simhatalaatam' (bracelet made of gold) from the management committee of the mathamThe title of Naadasudhanidhi was conferred upon him.
Born in a family of musicians known for their taste for pure classicism, Komanduri had his first lessons on violin from his father, Venkata Ranganayakulu and scriptures from his mother Tiruvengalamma.
Subsequently, after honing his skills further under the guidance of Saride Subba Rao, he joined the M.R. Govt. Music and Dance College at Viziangaram and had the privilege of being a direct disciple of the violin maestro Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu . Later he preferred to settle at Visakhapatnam and got enough opportunity to accompany almost all stalwart musicians--late M.S. Subbu Lakshmi, Mangalampalli, D.K. Pattammal and the likes. He stands hailed as a good teacher the same.
Komanduri started his concert with the Kedaragoula varnam on an absorbingly brilliant note and continued to be so till he concluded with a krithi of Ramadasu, Paluke Bangaramayena.
The evocative rendering of Vandenisimaham (Hamsadhwani) of Mysore Vasudevachar adorned with scintillating swaram, absorbing presentation of Evarikai Avataaramettitivo (Devamanohari) and the expansive expatiation of Bhavanutha (Mohana), both of Tyagaraja, were scholarly efforts and stood out in particular. K.V.S. Prasad and AIR staffer Vankayana Venkataramana Murthy lent commensurable support on violin and mridangam respectively. Mandapaka Ravi on kanjeera, appeared to be almost a peer to Ramana Murthy.
The thani rendered by them at the end of the keerthana in Mohana enhanced the over all grandeur .
A. RAMALINGA SASTRY
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