Malladi Brothers @ Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai

Venue: Satguru Gnanananda Auditorium, Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road

Date: 02 Dec 2006

Organizer: Karthik Fine Arts

Vocal: Malladi Brothers 

Violin: Sri M.A. Sundareswaran

Mridangam: Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman

Khanjira: Sri B. Sree Sundar Kumar

List of songs:

1) jalajAkshA (varnam) – hamsadwani – Adi – manmbuchAvaDi venkaTasubbaiyer (O)

2) praNamAmyaham srI – gOwLa – Adi- mysore vAsudEvAchAr (S)

3) nannU viDachi – rItigOwLa – misra chApu – thyAgarAja (AS)

4) sivakAmEswarIm – kalyANi – Adi – muthuswAmi dIkshitar (S)

5) karpagAmbikE – bilahari – rUpakam – pApanAsam sivan ? (O)

6) vidulaku mrokkEdA – mAyAmALavagOwLa – Adi – thyAgarAja (ANST)

7) hecharika gA rA – yadukulakAmbOji – kanDa chApu – thyAgarAja

8 ) gOvardana giridara – shudha sArang – Adi – nArAyaNa tIrtar

9) AdidEva paramAtmA – sindhubhairavi – Adi – annamAchArya

(Key: O=raga outline, A=raga alapana, N=neraval, S=kalpana swaram, T=taniavartanam)

This beautiful concert by Malladi Brothers came just when the bliss experienced by attending Sri Sanjay Subramanyam’s concert a day back was fading away. The involvement with which the brothers sang and the wonderful effect the concert had on me cannot be expressed in words. To add to it, there was this great team of accompanists in the form of Sri M.A. Sundareswaran, Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and Sri B. Sree Sundar Kumar. The way Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman played for “nannu viDachi” and the taniavartanam he played in this concert will remain in my memory for a long time to come.

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5 thoughts on “Malladi Brothers @ Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai

  1. Jayan says:

    Ram,

    There are very few “brother/sister” team where both the participants are equally good or share the performance in Alapana / Swaras etc. Most of the cases one of them would be very prominant and other will accompany during Neraval or Swaras.

    I found Malladi Brothers to be different. Both of them are equally participative and compliment each other very well. They are very promising and hope to see them in the big league.

  2. Sriram says:

    I thought I can share my view points on this concert.

    1) neraval & swaram in reethigowlai was overdone. Raga sketch of bilahari and kalyani (or atleast one of them)instead of moretime spent on Nannu vidachi.

    2) Wish he could have taken MMG inplace of Reethigowlai and brought in some heavy weights (kalyani, kambodhi, bairavi etc)as main item. I do like MMG and this song very much but never thought it would be a main item.

    3) UKS was at his best throughout (as usual).

    4) The output noise was slightly uncomfortable.

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