TN Seshagopalan @ Ramakrishna Mission Students Home, Chennai

Venue: Ramakrishna Mission Students Home, Mylapore, Chennai

Date: 24th Sep 2006

Vocal: Sri Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan

Vocal Support: Sri T.N.S. Krishna

Violin: Sri V.L. Kumar

Mridangam: Sri B. Sivaraman

Morsing: Sri A. S. Krishnan

List of songs:

1) sarasIruhAsana priyE – nAttai – Adi – puLiyUr doraiswAmy iyer (AS)

2) O jagadambA – Anandabhairavi – Adi – syAma sAstri

3) ekkAlathilum – pUrvi kalyANi – Adi – tiruvArUr rAmaswAmy piLLai (AS)

4) rAga AlApanA – hindOLam

maNkaNda – viruttam – hindOLam

mAmavatu shrI – hindOlam – Adi – mysore vAsudEvAchAr (S)

5) rAga AlApanA – sAmA

pArkadal – viruttam – sAmA

thAyE – sAmA – Adi –

6) himagiri tanayE – sudha danyAsi – Adi – harikEsanallUr muthiAh bhAgavathar

7) mahAlakshmI – shankarAbharanam – misra chApu – pApanAsam sivan (ANS – main)

8) ArabhimAnam – rAgamAlikA – Adi – tanangambadi panchanAda iyer

9) muthumAri – viruttam – sindhubhairavi

thEdi unnai – sindhubhairavi – Adi – subramanya bhArati

10) mangaLam mangaLam – suruttI – Adi

11) sarvamangala (slOkam) – srI

Shankarabharanam Alapana by TNS was very good; so was the hindOLam rAga AlApanA by T.N.S. Krishna. ArabhimAnam is one of the songs I like a lot. The version I have heard multiple times before is the one sung by Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan. Though TNS sang it very well technically, I felt that the melodic aspect took a little bit of beating due to a lot of bhrigAs and a bit of mathematics in the sangathIs that were used in the song. The accompaniment was also not of very high quality and the artists didn’t look to be playing to their capacity.

Author: Ram

Leadership Coach. Musician. Educator.

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