Vishnubhotla sisters, Saraswathi and Krishnaveni, gave an engaging concert.
The monthly schedule of Visakha Music Academy featured a vocal recital by well-known Vishnubhotla sisters, Saraswathi and Krishnaveni, recently in Kalabharathi.
Listed `A' grade artistes of All India Radio and recognised singers of the Department of Cultural Affairs, government of Andhra Pradesh for rendering Annamayya's compositions, they are credited with training in Hindustani vocal as well from pandit J.V.S. Rao. They had initial training from their noted vocalist mother, Lalitha and later training under the warm and expert tutelage of Sangeetha Sahitya Kalanidhi N.Ch. Krishnamacharyulu, at Vijayawada.
Striking a tunefulnote from the word go, beginning with the rendering of Saveri Varnam followed by Jayajayaswamin (Nata), Marugelara (Jayantasri), Sudhamayi prefixed with brief but beautiful aalapana (Amrithavarshini) and Orajoopu Chusedi Nyayama! (Kannada Goula) before they exquisitely elaborated Yemijesitenemi (Todi). Then they brought out a picturesque account of the emotions embedded in the kritis Maayammayani Pilichite (Maayamalavagoula) and Ranjani Mrudhu Pankajalochani. The piece-de-resistance of the evening was a learned ragam, tanam and pallavi (Sadaaninu Sadaa Harininu Sadaa Muralidhara Sridhara) in Shanmukhapriya set to Khanda triputa and concluded with swaram in Ragamalika.
N.C. Madhav rendering sweet support and going scholarly in his responses in his turns lent grandeur. B.V.S. Prasad on mridangam and P.S. Phalgun on kanjira not only kept the rhythm but also rendered a scintillating thani making the ragam, tanam, pallavi a whole-some feast of all intricate niceties of a variety of rhythmic patterns.
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