CHENNAI: T There was an overall involvement in the concert presentatiom of Hyderabad brothers (Raghavachari and Seshachari) when they sang for Brahma Gana Sabha at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium. Though the brothers were successful in bringing out their bhava-laden music with a commendable measure of classical substance that had style and grace, the element of ‘newness’ was missing in it.
This is because the audience expect more ‘new compositions’ every time when a musician presents a concert. Be it the presentation of Arunachela Natham of Dikshitar in Raga Saranga or Devi Borova of Syama Sastrigal in Raga Chinthamani, their chaste pronunciation and sure sense of raga and bhava, gave us an ample glimpse in to their unique presentation.
When they took us on a musical journey, portraying Ranganathudae, the celebrated composition of Ponniah Pillai in Raga Saurashtram, the audience got to know their synchronisation of voice, which was extremely pleasing to hear. Stretching vivacious decorative aspects of the number, there was a lively and enthusiastic delivery of an elaborate alapana in Raga Bilahari, which was followed by Paridana mirchechite in Kanda chapu of Patnam Subramania Iyer.Nagai Sriram on violin played with the elements of grace and elegance. Tanjore Muruga Bhoopathy on mridangam provided an apt rhythmic support.