Malladi Bros present an engaging recital
Malladi Bros Present an Engaging Recital. The age-old Marga Sangeetham and Bhakthi Sangeetham are the main ingredients of the Carnatic classical music. Musicians over the years have strived hard in bringing the quintessence of Carnatic music to the fore.
The age-old Marga Sangeetham and Bhakthi Sangeetham are the main ingredients of the Carnatic classical music. Musicians over the years have strived hard in bringing the quintessence of Carnatic music to the fore. We can see the pivotal element of Carnatic music in trendsetter musicians such as TM Krishna, Sanjay Subrahmanyan and Andhra Pradesh’s Malladi Sri Ramprasad and Malladi Ravikumar, popularly known as Malladi Brothers.
Recently, Malladi Brothers gave a fascinating vocal recital depicting Bhakti trait in ample measure. The brothers started their vocal recital with “Sakala Santhikaramu Sarvesa” (Bahudaari) of Annamacharya, wherein the seeker of God expresses his folly and mistakes and then expresses true bhakti and seeks to ashore him from the riddles.
The brothers gave a sizeable swarakalpana with the embellishment of the phrases “Manasuloh Papabuddhi”, “Kaayamuna Cheseti Karmapu Papamulella” depicting the element of sarangathi (prostration) in their rendition. Two renditions of Thyagaraja krithis “Rama Ninney Namminaanu Nijamuga” (Hussani), “Bhakthi Bichha Miyyavey Rama” (Shankarabharanam), “Kamajanaka! Kamaneeya Vadana!” in anu pallavi had the audience in rapt attention.
Then the brothers took Syama Sastri krithi “Ninnu Vinaaga Mari Dikkevarunnaaru ” (Poorvikalyani) where Ravikumar and Prasad gave an extensive ragalapana besides display of nerval at “Kamitartha Phala Dayaki Lalitha” proved to be superb. They rendered a Tamil krithi in Kuntalavaraali ragam keeping in view a section of music lovers. It is in Kambhoji raga, krithi of Muthuswamy Deekhitulu “Sri Subrahmanyaya Namasthey”, which was the main piece of the evening. The brothers excelled in all the traits of ragalapana, nerval and swarakalpna. While rendering “Vaasavvadi Sakala Deva Vanditha” the brothers showcased their mastery and manodharma.
Brothers rendered the following “Challaarey Ramachandruni Pieoolu” (Aahiri), “Sarvam Brahma Mayam Rey Rey ” (Sadasiva Brahmedra Swamy), “Ramayya Bhadrachalavasaa” (Anadabhairavi) as concluding items. The last item of the evening was “Jaya Jaya Durgeh” of Narayana Teertha.
Coming to thaniavarthanam, Pathri Satishkumar on mridangam mesmerised the audience and kept the mathematical calculations of Kalapramana intact. PV Ramanamurthy on ghatam was majestic in his performance. A special mention must be made about V Sanjeev on violin, who strictly followed the vocalists in tune with their rendition, showing his mettle in swarakalpana . It is a welcome feature in a blossoming musician. The team of accompanying instrumentalists made the vocal show splendid and executed their job in a manner befitting the brothers’ performance.