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A soulful concert

A soulful concert
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It is an inexplicable joy hearing to the ‘Devi Krithis’ penned by the trinity and music connoisseurs in the city experienced the same thanks to the efforts of Sanathana Sampradaya Sangeetha Bharathi, who organised a music concert at Sapthaparni on Thursday.

It is an inexplicable joy hearing to the ‘Devi Krithis’ penned by the trinity and music connoisseurs in the city experienced the same thanks to the efforts of Sanathana Sampradaya Sangeetha Bharathi, who organised a music concert at Sapthaparni on Thursday. The concert was a tribute to late Nedunuri Krishnamurhty. Kalaratna Komanduri Seshadri gave a soulful and scholarly rendition.

He started the recital with “Viriboni Varnam” in Kedaragoula ragam of Rudrapatnam, which was well delineated. He followed it with “Mamava Sada Janani” (Kanada) of Syama Sastri in Roopaka Thalam. He gave a brief ragaalapana touching anupallavi charanams aesthetically.

Komanduri Seshadri performing at Sapthaparni

He then moved on to “Pamara Janni Palini” (Sumadyuthi) of Deekshitar and gave a seasoned ragalapana in his inimitable style. This was followed by two krithis, Muttaiah Bhagavathar’s “Sarasamukhi” (Gouda Malahari) and “Sama Gana Priyeh” (Ananda Bhairavi), which Seshadri presented emotively. The rendition drew a thunderous applause from audience.

In krithis, “Mayammayani Ne Bilichitey” (Aahiri) and “Sarojadalanetri” (Sankarabharanam) of Syama Sastri he dwelled heavily on ragaalapana and swarakalapana, mesmerising the audience. He presented ragamalika in Mohana ragam, followed by Ranjani and Sri ragams of sloka “Vandematharam Ambikam”. He gave a vivid expansion of ragas and in the phrase “Sri Chakrankitha Ratnapeetha”. He concluded the concert with a Thillana in Athana of Ponniah Pillai.

Komanduri Anantha Souri Rajan on Voilin gave a splendid display of his prowess. It was lucid and in strict in adherence to the vocalist. Thani avarathan by Srinvasa Gopalan (mridangam) and Sesham Ramana on morsing was a delight. Post concert, “Syama Sastry Sangeetha Ratna” title was conferred to Komanduri Seshadri.

By:Chivukula Rama Mohan

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