TN Seshagopalan @ Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2006, Chennai

Venue: Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Chennai

Date: 01 Nov 2006

Organizer: Carnatica (Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2006)

Theme: Uthukkadu Venkata Subbaiyer Compositions

Vocal: Sri Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan

Vocal Support: Sri T.N.S. Krishna

Violin: Sri M. Chandrasekaran

Mridangam: Sri Guruvayur Dorai

Khanjira: Sri B.S. Purushottam

List of songs:

1) krishnA (outline of rAga mOhanam using the word krishnA)

swAgatam krishnA – mOhanam – Adi (tisra gati) – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

2) koduttu vaitha – nATTakurinji – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer (A)

3) krishnAya (viruttam) – sahAnA

vAsudEvAya namO namastE – sahAnA – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

4) rAga Alapana & viruttam – kalyANi

sarasijabhavajAyE – kalyANi – Adi (tisra gati) – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer (ANS)

5) pullin vAi (viruttam) – khamAs

kANirE kanjamalar – khamAs – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

6 ) kaLLamE ariyAda – amrutavarshiNi – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer (A)

7) thAyE yashOdA – tODi – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer (ANS – main)

8 ) ethanai kETTAlum – bhairavi – tisra triputa – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

9) annamE idu enna mAyam – sAmA – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

10) muddu krishnA – chenchurutti – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

11) nIla vAnam tanil – punnAgavarALi – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

12) kaNNallavO – suruTTi – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

13) thillAnA (nA dhru dhIm tadana) – sindhubhairavi – Adi – UthukkAdu venkata subbaiyer

14) vijayagOpAlatE (mangaLam) – suruTTi – Adi – nArAyaNa tIrtar

mangaLa slOkam – srI

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6 thoughts on “TN Seshagopalan @ Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2006, Chennai

  1. Ram says:

    Nothing specific to write in the review … TNS’s voice was good and was aiding him in most of whatever he wanted to do. So that was happy news for die-hard TNS fans like me. Bhairavi kriti was very well sung.

  2. Jayan says:

    yeah I agree with you. Everytime I attend a TNS concert , I realise how primitive many other singers are. He has an effortless way of rendering krithis. Not sure if you had a chance to attend last years Ramanavami concert at Sheshadripuram. He sang Huseni for 20 mins ( Rama Ninne Nammi)..

    I rate him the best of the contemporary artists… very personal opinion..

  3. Ram says:

    Yup … for me TNS is like GOD …. unsurpassable when he has his voice in good shape; dwarfs out other great artists and is way ahead of them.

  4. Mukund says:

    TNS – he is fantastic !! I have never been to his concert but listened to quite a few of his CD’. His raga renditioning is by far among the best.

    Have a listen to shakarabharam – 1993 live in Bombay. It is one of the best shankarabharanam I have heard . CD quality is fairly good.

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