Equipped with a style of conveying Carnatic music with convincing classical rigour, Hyderabad brothers D Seshachari and D Raghavachary gave a refreshing recital at Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha recently.
Warming up through their tentative execution of the initial piece, Ninnu Kori, composed by Singaracharyalu in the raga Vasantha, the vocalist rendered the Asaveri kriti of Thyagaraja (Ra-Ra-Ramayindi) in a dignified diction, which was prefaced with a passable raga sketch.
When they took up to sing raga Amirthavarshini (Sarasi Ruha Nayanae) of Thyagaraja, the recital acquired distinct fascination, as the brothers engaged themselves in an intellectual and intuitive scales description of the raga.
The swara prastharas, which had all the technical fecundity, did no more than offering sizzling entertainment, building up the tiers of laya pattern with pause effects. We would have certainly derived more sukham if they had concentrated on the delivery.
The Thodi alapana that followed was indeed sonorous with their painstaking and insightful rendition of this raga Karunanidhi Ilalo. The gemful rendition of Shyama Sastri was a judicious combination of raga and percussion.
A bright glimpse of ragas such as Aarabi and Saveri on the rendition of the 4th Pasuram (Andal Thiruppavai) in a hearty diction, set to reposefully relaxed Kala Pramanams, indicated the faithful realisation of an appeal from the composition. Delhi Sundararajan, who proved to be an able accompanist on violin, played some beautiful phases in Thodi with Balaji on mridangam and Subramanian on ghatam.