Maharajapuram Srinivasan @ Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai

Venue: Sivagami Pettachi Auditorium, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai

Date: 21 Dec 2006

Organizer: Brahma Gana Sabha

Vocal: Sri Maharajapuram Srinivasan

Vocal Support: Sri Maharajapuram S. Ganesh Viswanathan

Violin: Sri M.A. Sundareswaran

Mridangam: Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman

Morsing: Sri Srirangam Kannan

List of songs:

1) sarasUDa (varnam) – sAvEri – Adi – kothavAsal venkaTrAma iyer

2) pAhi pAhi bAla gaNapatE – mazhavAi chidambara bhArati (S)

3) sEnApatE namOstutE – gOwLa – Adi – UthukkADu venkaTa subbaiyer (S)

4) paripAlaya – pantuvarALi – Adi – swAti tiruNAL (S)

5) nAdalOluDai – kalyANavasantam – rUpakam – thyAgarAja (AS)

6) purahara nandana – hamIr kalyANi – Adi – muthuswAmi dIkshitar (A)

7) praNaumI satatam – jaganmOhini – misra chApu – v.v.srIvatsA

8 ) dAsharatE – tODi – Adi – thyAgarAja (ANST)

9) nIraja daLa nayanA – mAnD – Adi – mannArguDi sAmbasiva bhAgavatar

10) rAgathil siranda – rAgamAlikA – Adi – kaDalUr subramaNiam

11) suTTum vizhi chuDar – rAgamAlikA – Adi – subramaNya bhArati

12) namah pAravatI patayE – rEvati

bhO shambhO – rEvati – Adi – dayAnanda saraswati

13) viLayADa idu nEramA – shanmukhapriyA – Adi – t.r. bAlu (?)

14) pavamAna (mangaLam) – sOwrAshTram – Adi – thyAgarAja

shubha mangaLam – madyamAvati

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

A decent concert, the good points being step-by-step development of sangatis for many songs in Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam style, a very good violin accompaniment by Sri M.A. Sundareswaran and of course the excellent mridangam accompaniment by Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman. Sri Srirangam Kannan on the morsing played like Sri Sivaraman’s shadow assisting him well and enhancing the quality of the percussion support. The auditorium was close to empty thanks to the so many good concerts happening in the Mylapore area itself, one of them being Sri Sanjay Subramaniam’s concert at Raga Sudha Hall nearby which my brother tells me was simply superb.

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3 thoughts on “Maharajapuram Srinivasan @ Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai

  1. Sathej says:

    Hello,
    I was there for the previous kutcheri at Brahma Gana Sabha.A fair crowd was there.Nirmala Rajasekhar played the Veena.It was good concert with a RTP in Vachaspathi and Ragamalika Tanam squeezed in.

  2. Ram says:

    Hi Sathej,

    Thanks for pointing out the error. I have changed it.

    The numbers for the veena concert were higher than that for the next one. I was there towards the end of the veena concert.

    Regards,
    Ram

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