Sanjay Subramaniam @ Alwarpet Asthika Samajam, Chennai

Venue: Asthika Samajam, Venue Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai

Date: 11 Jan 2007

Organizer: Asthika Samajam

Vocal: Sri Sanjay Subramaniam

Violin: Sri S. Varadarajan

Mridangam: Sri K. Arun Prakash

List of songs (partial):

1) marachitlunDE (varnam) – bEgaDa – kanDa aTa – paTTaNam subramaNya iyer (O)

2) jaya jaya – nATTai – kanDa chApu – purandaradAsa

3) pArvatI nAyakA – bowLi – Adi – swAti tiruNAL (A)

4) shivE pAhimAm ambikE – kalyANi – Adi – thyAgarAja (ANS)

5) kanukonu sowkhyamu – nAyaki – rUpakam – thyAgarAja (A)

6) vazhi maraithirukkudE – nATTakurinji – misra chApu – gOpAlakrishna bhArati (ANST)

7) nijagAdasA – sindhubhairavi – Adi – jayadEva (A)

8 ) summA summA varugumA sukham – aTANA – Adi – ghanam krishna iyer (O)

9) ADum chidambaramO – behAg – Adi – gOpAlakrishna bhArati

10) vaNNamAdangaL – rAgamAlikA – Adi – periyAzhwAr


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

I am a bit late in posting this but then better late than never.

Sanjay Subramaniam rules !!!!! Sri Sanjay once again proved why he is the reigning king among Carnatic vocalists today with this beautiful concert of his. Starting with the rarely heard bEgaDa aTa tALa varnam, he went on to sing a fast paced “jaya jaya jaya jAnakI kAnta” in nATTai. The first alapana of the day was of bowLi. Both this as well as the kriti that followed were well sung. Next came a cracker of an alapana of the raga kalyani. Sri Varadarajan on the violin also followed suit with a very good alapana. The kriti “shivE pAhimAm ambikE” which is again not much heard in concert circuits these days was very well rendered. A moving raga alapana of nAyaki and a moving rendition of the kriti “kanukonu sowkhyamu” followed this. “vazhi maraithirukkudE” – the piece de resistance came next. What a beautiful and detailed alapana of nATTakurinji it was !!!! Even though I am so used to hearing the lovely version of the same song sung by Sri T.M. Krishna in tODi, I could also appreciate the nATTakurinji version of it primarily due to Sri Sanjay’s beautiful rendition. Many singers have sung this song in nATTakurinji in the past but I think Sri Sanjay’s version was simply one of the best. I had to leave the concert when Sri Sanjay was singing periyAzhwAr’s “vaNNamAdangaL“. The above song list is thus partial.


2 thoughts on “Sanjay Subramaniam @ Alwarpet Asthika Samajam, Chennai

  1. Aparna says:

    After vaNNamAdangaL, Sanjay sang one more song and the concert concluded. But, I couldn’t understand even a single word of that song and couldn’t even identify the raaga….Btw, the correct spelling of Sanjay’s name is Sanjay Subrahmanyan.

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