Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Main Auditorium, East Mada St., Mylapore
Date: 02 Dec 2006
Organizer: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Vocal: Sri T.V. Sankaranarayanan (TVS)
Violin: Sri Nagai R. Sriram
Mridangam: Sri Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam
Khanjira: Sri N. Amrith
I reached the concert venue about 30-35 min late after attending the concert of Malladi Brothers at Karthik Fine Arts. Here is the partial song list:
* kshEmam kuru gOpAlA – darbAr – misra chApu – nArAyaNa tIrtar
* shambO mahAdEva – pantuvarALi – rUpakam – thyAgarAja (AS)
* manasulOni – varamu (sudha hindOLam) – Adi – thyAgarAja (A)
* kANa kaN kODi – kAmbOji – Adi – pApanAsam sivan (ANST)
* kA vA vA – varALi – Adi – pApanAsam sivan
* vaNNamAl marayE (viruttam) – rAgamAlikA
srInivAsa tiru vEnkaTa – hamsAnandi – Adi – pApanAsam sivan
* eppo varuvArO – jOnpuri – Adi – gOpAlakrishna bhArati
* petravaLum nI (viruttam) – suruTTi
* pavamAna (mangaLam) – sOwrAshtram – Adi – thyAgarAja
vAzhiya sentamizh – madyamAvati – Adi – subramaNya bhArati
(Key: O=raga outline, A=raga alapana, N=neraval, S=kalpana swaram, T=taniavartanam)
It was just another one of those usual TVS concerts with almost the same repeated song list. No surprises. The kambOji raga alapana was really good and so was the rendition of the kriti. Sri Nagai Sriram followed Sri TVS like his shadow and he was so good that he would have reproduced even a sneeze by TVS on the violin. Except him, all other artists were playing taniavartanam throughout the concert. Ellarum avaa pAttukku vaasichindirundha …. TVS paattukku illai (exact translation not possible as it spoils the meaning). The actual taniavartanam played by Sri Bhaktavatsalam in the kAmbOji kriti was really good and Sri Amrith managed his replies well.
5 thoughts on “T.V. Sankaranarayanan @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai”
Isn’t “Manasuloni” generally accepted to be in Hindolam instead of Varamu? They do sound astoundingly similar, I know — but I’ve read that there are some subtle differences, due to which “Manasuloni” is Hindolam and not Suddha Hindolam.
TVS sang D2 instead of D1 which is varamu. He also announced the name of the raga.
I think what raga manasuloni was originally composed and sung in is a controversy. Some people claim that there was no D2 usage with hindolam in the olden days and the song was sung with D1 and as hindolam. A few others claim that manasuloni is varamu and not hindolam. I am not sure how such a difference came about …. may be someone or a few people in the guru-shishya parampara of Sri Thyagaraja were enterprising enough to make their own changes.
Ram, can you please explain the difference between varamu – hindolam and sudha hindolam? Thanks in advance!
Nice to see you again . I hope you had an interesting ” thaniavarthanam” session with Tiruvarur.
Typical TVS list, wish he stops singing Ka Va Va – Varali and Hamsandi Viruttam and Srinivasa thiruvenkatamudiyan (overdose)for some time.
Hindolam is S G2 M1 D1 N2 S, S N2 D1 M1 G2 S
Varamu (sudha hindolam) is S G2 M1 D2 N2 S , S N2 D2 M1 G2 S
Difference is that hindolam has a smaller D (dha).