Two of a kind
Both the vocal and instrumental concerts were pleasing and well presented.
MELODIOUSLY YOURS Srinivasa Subhash's violin solo was brief but enjoyable
Nadabharati held two concerts recently a vocal concert at Nada Sudha and the instrumental concert at Srirama Ganasabha.
Vocalist Srivatsa has the capacity to sing well sticking to the raga bhava. His presentation sounded more akin to old traditions set by K.V. Narayanaswamy, his guru.
His swarakalpana was balanced even during brisk movements. The three kaala neraval in Dhanyasi he did with the line Nee Chittamu Nirmalamu was an example. The showpiece was Bhairavi (Balagopala).
Sriranjani (Marubalka) too was good. He began with Begada varnam and did Guruleka in Gowri Manohari and took Panthuvarali for a brief delineation.
Apparama Bhakti was the choice for neraval swaram. Sriranjani's piece Maru Balka too shaped well and was presented along with neraval and swaram.
Srivatsa stuck well to the raga bhava.
Then there was the Nagaswaravali number Sripathe with raga and swara. The tani avartanam by the mridangam player, Srinivasa Gopalan and K.V. Krishna's violin support made it a comprehensive presentation. The end numbers included Swathi Tirunal's padam in Behag, a jawali in Khamas and a thillana.
The second was a violin solo by V. Srinivasa Subhash in the company of K.V. Krishna on the violin and Srinivasa Gopalan on the mridangam. This was comparatively a brief show. Krishna's violin support assumed the role of a second violin.
Rama Neeve in Narayani, Brova Bharama in Bahudhari with swaram and a Reetigowla piece, besides the popular Bantureeti in Hamsanandi made the concert enjoyable. The Mohana he played for G.N.B.'s Sada Palayamam, was the highlight.
Other prominent melodies were Sankarabharanam (Swara Raga Sudha), with extensive swara play. Tani by Gopalan was good. The concert revealed Subhash's skilful play.
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