CHENNAI: Adding grace to the presentation, with clarity in sahitya and pleasing bava-laden music, has always been the hall mark of vocalists, Trichur Brothers (Sir Krishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan) , who are fast raising up as a leading duo vocalists of high merit. They embarked with an aplomb, paying obeisance to the Hindu pantheon god with a Ganesha pancharatnam, surcharged with rasa when they presented their concert for Rasika Rangani Sabha at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium.
They made a tranquil start with a Natakurunji varnam and gracefully slid from the plaintive mood, carrying us to an atmosphere so deep, bearing the hall mark of their disciplined training, to present (Rama-Rama) in the raga Revagupthi and (Dhinamani) in the raga Harikhambodi, with a pulsating approach, understanding what aspects of their presentation, would draw the present day rasika’s attention.
The piece-de-resistance of the evening was Ragam Thanam and Pallavi in the raga Keervani (Parma Bhagavatha Mathura) with their swara passages, were highly commendable and in the presentation, the duo brought out the nuances with melodic contours whetting the musical appetite, of the audience, with their trained voice and this conversion into Ragamalika (Suddha Sarang, Kedaram and Sarasangi), impelled us to pay sustained attention to their in-depth delivery . No wonder that the audience enjoyed their excellent presentation, when the duo turned their back on the dull periphery of formula exposition, revealing their musical motifs and their capability to handle elaborate passages with tidiness. This concert was certainly a presentation nurtured by devotion.
Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan (violin), Trichur Mohan (mridangam) and B V Purushotam (Kanjira) displayed perfect understanding.