A brilliant rendition of kalpana swaras

Gayathri Girish proved yet again her immense command over ragas, talam and swaras at her recent performance for the Dec.

Published: 09th December 2008 11:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2012 05:17 PM   |  A+A-

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Gayathri Girish in concert for the Meenakshi Sundaram Trust/Pic: A S Ganesh.

A novel concert was presented by Gayathri Girish to the accompaniment of Tavil by Haridwaramangal AK Palanivel for the Meenakshi Sunderrajan Trust, Kodambakkam. She started with Sri Mahaganapathi in Gaula, followed by Swaminatha Paripayala. Her rendering of the kalpana svaras were brilliant.

Hindolum, an audava – audava and Panchama Varja raga was well executed by Gayathri. Here she did a bit of graha bhedam, which is a characteristic feature of her school - her guru being TN  Seshagopalan. Her rendering of the Emani pogadudura in the raga Viravasantham, which is a Vivadi raga and a janya of the 24th Mela Varunapriya, was sung well. Bhairavi was rendered in a leisured pace and Gayathri rendered the raga well. The song she sung was the master-piece Balagopala of Muthuswamy Dikshitar. After a crisp rendering of the song Sitamma in Vasantha raga, Gayathri went on to sing the RTP in raga Saraswathi in praise of Goddess Saraswati set to Kanda Triputa talam in two Kalai, which is a nine-beat cycle. She topped it up with the rendering of the raga Malikas in Hamsadvani, Vagadeeshwari and Hamsanadam.

The concert concluded with the rendering of the Teveram Ponnar Meniyane and Muthiah Bhagavathars Tillana in raga Hamsanandi. BU Ganesh Prasad was, as usual, in his best form. The tani between Haridwaramangal AKPalanivel, B Ganapathiraman and Adambakkam Shankar had interesting rhythmic structures.

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