Come November and the buzz of the music season in December is already in the air! The month of November at RFA featured one of the promising vocalists of the current generation, Vidwan Sandeep Narayanan.
Vidwan Sandeep Narayanan started his concert with the Reetigoulai varnam Vanajaksha, rendered in the traditional way. This was followed by the famous Andolika kriti Raga Sudha Rasa. In his characteristic style, he started off with the anupallavi and then proceeded to the pallavi.
A short and beautiful alapana in Begada followed. The detailed exposition of Begada was an absolute treat, which portrayed all the subtle nuances of Begada with effortless ease. Papanasam Sivan’s Ganarasamudan was one of the highlights of the concert. Next, Sandeep took up the Keeravani piece Ninne Nambide by Jagannathadasa. Vidwan Ananthakrishnan on the violin was at his best, matching Sandeep in raga exposition and kalpanaswarams.
The main piece of the concert was an RTP in Kambhoji . The rendition explored the length and breadth of the majestic Kambhoji. The Pallavi line was Jagadheesha Parthasarathe, Karuna Payonidhe” with kalpana swarams in Baasanthi and Bageshri. The kalpana swarams were quite reminiscent of his illustrious guru Sanjay Subramaniam. The accompanying artistes excelled too, elevating the level of the concert. Vidwan Anathakrishnan excelled on the violin and provided able support to the vocalist. On the mridangam, Vidwan Arjun Ganesh created a scintillating display in his taniavarttanam.
The tukkadas section comprised Kaanavendamo (Sriranjini) and the vigorous Hamsanandhi tillana by Srimushnam Raja Rao. His performance was a unique confluence of his guru Sanjay’s technical brilliance and his own charming voice. Although there was a marked influence of his illustrious guru’s style, Sandeep has successfully evolved his own style. He paid a lot of attention in bringing out all the subtle characteristics in his raga alapanas. The vocalization and emotional appeal were very pleasing to the ears. There was a great deal of creativity, without deviating from tradition.
-- Santosh Narayanan
Date: 9th Nov 2013, 5pm
Venue: Sobha Lake view Club, Bengaluru
Vocal: Vidwan Sandeep Narayan
Violin: Vidwan B. Anantha Krishnan
Mridangam: Vidwan S.J.Arjun Ganesh