Trichur Brothers @ STSVS, Chennai

Venue: Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam, Thiagarajapuram, Chennai

Date: 02 May 2007

Organizer: Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam (Sri Swati Tirunal Day)

Vocal: Trichur Brothers – Vid Srikrishna Mohan & Vid Ramkumar Mohan

Violin: Vid V.V. Suresh Kumar

Mridangam: Vid Trichur Mohan

Ghatam: Vid B. Subba Rao

List of songs:

1) calamEla (varnam) – shankarAbharaNam – kanDa aTa – swAti tiruNAL

2) paripAhi gaNAdhipa – sAvEri – Adi – swAti tiruNAL (OS)

3) jananI mAmava – bhairavi – misra cApu – swAti tiruNAL (O)

4) paripAlaya sarasIruha – pantuvarALi – Adi – swAti tiruNAL (ANS)

5) srIsha padmanAbha – khamAs – rUpakam – swAti tiruNAL

6) gAngEyavasana – hamIrkalyANi – Adi – swAti tiruNAL (A)

7) pAhi shaurE – nATTai – rUpakam – swAti tiruNAL

8 ) satatam tAvaka – kharaharapriyA – Adi – swAti tiruNAL (ANST)

9) jamunA kinArE – misra pIlu – chatusra Eka – swAti tiruNAL

10) shAntAkAram (viruttam) – sindhubhairavi

bhaja bhaja mAnasa – sindhubhairavi – Adi – swAti tiruNAL

11) slOkam – madhyamAvati

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

 

Another nice concert by the brothers. The main alapana of the day (kharaharapriyA) lasted about 21 minutes (vocal alone) with the two brothers complementing each other well. While both have voices with very good ranges, the elder one seems to be very effective in the upper reaches of the octave while the younger one seems very much at home in the lower octave and has a voice that weaves magic there. Continued good practice, rich concert experience and a lot of listening to past/present maestros will surely make them a duo to reckon with in the times to come. Looking forward to hearing more and more of them.

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