Vocal Concert by Vidwan Modumudi Sudhakar
Date &Time: December 12th, 5pm
Vocal: Vidwan Modumudi Sudhakar
Violin: Vidwan M. S. Govindaswamy
Mridanga: Vidwan R. S. R. Srikanth
The persistent and devoted service to the art of Carnatic music by Ranjani Fine Arts gave birth to another beautiful musical concert on 19th Dec 2015.
Artists for the evening was well chosen and it was a unique experience to listen to the ensemble. The overall concert was presented in a perfect fashion with the right balance of melody and rhythm.
Hamsadwani varnam which is less sung in the concerts knocked the door of the Lord Ganesha defined as Panchamatanga Mukha (Five elephant faces) in the ragam Malahari.
Sangeetha samrajya in Mohana Kalyani was followed by Enta Muddo in Bindumalini where Saint Tyagaraja questions (evari valla varṇimpa tagunē) who can define the greatness of Lord, and praises the Lord. Although I have heard this composition for more than 100 times, it is ever pristine and touches the soul and beautifully rendered by Modumudi Sudhakar.
Beautiful rendering of ragam in Latangi was followed by Patnam Subramaniam Iyer’s composition Marivere for which there was a brisk and perfectly presented kalpana swara followed Tyagaraja’s composition in Sahana, vandanamu raghunandana.
His renderings were accompanies by one of the senior violin vidwan M.S.Govindaswamy, who has accompanied to great legends of previous generations and his experience added and embellished the performance of the day. A rare kriti by Shyama Shastri KarunaJuda in sriragam, a rare composition was a treat to the ears.
The main item of the concert, which composed by the artist himself was a brilliant piece with 3 ragams mohana, hindolam and darbar. The unique pallavi was very creative and the composition was the combination of the starting line of kritis nanupalimpa, samajavaragamana and ramabhirama. This was set the Mishra jhampa talam and 2 Kalai. Vinyasam of pallavi was done in all 3 speed. Swaras were planned in dirrerent places which showcases the vidwat of the artist. The sarvalaghu swara was brilliantly sung. With the lot of complexities involved in the pallavi, it was excellently accompanied by elevated by RSR Srikanth on Mridangam. Tani avarthanam was crisp with various rhythmic pattern and vinyasam in thisram.
The concert was concluded with thillana in Brindavana sarangam. I felt satisfied and has a festive feel which retained even the next morning.
- Sri. Muralidharan