Terrific Trichur Brothers

With their intense performance, the brothers left the rasikas in awe

Published: 01st January 2014 07:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st January 2014 07:46 AM   |  A+A-


The vocal performance of Trichur brothers, Sri Krishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan at Rama Rao Kala Mantap for Chennai Cultural Academy, gave a glimpse of their potential.

Beginning with Sri Vignam Rajam Bajae of Oothukadu Venkatakavi, in Gambira Nattai, they delivered glowing aesthetic sancharas with a matrix of rhythmic pattern swaras giving us an impression of their intensity Their rendition of Suryamurthae Namosthuthae of Dikshitar, in the raga Sowrashtram showed their creative skill.  A refined presentation indeed, which reminded me, of the legendary vocalist Madurai Mani Iyer.

Raga Hamsanadham, taken up next was rendered beautifully through sukham, in a voice, resounding richly in the middle and higher octaves and intonated  Pandu Reethi of Thyagaraja, sustaining the Karvais of length and power. Dwaithmu Sukhama of Thyagaraja, presented next, was prefaced by a well knit, short Reethi Giowla Alapana, that was imbued with sufficient musical imagination, with the lilting swaras at Dwaithamu.

A remarkable Shunmuga Priya Alapana, was delineated with commendable clarity, bringing out the full majestic contours of the raga, with an emphasis on bhava in the ragam, tanam, pallavi in an authentically oriented exposition  in Kanda Jati Eka Tala of Kanagasabesan. Sinamadaiyathae of M M Dhandapani Desikar in the raga Bahudari was taken up earlier with their stentorian voice.

In the concert, the vocalists lived up to their name as one among the  best vocal duo for their fusion of imagination, ability and delivery in enveloping the listeners to experience the seminal aspects, which is the soul and essence of music.  This was certainly a performance that left rasikas in awe.

Kandadevi S Vijayaraghavan   (violin) with his precisetouch and Tiruchur Mohan, father of the duo on Mridangam and D V Venkatsubramaniyam (Ghatam) lent  rhythmic cadences of good order, with soft beats.


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