M.S.Gopalakrishnan & M.Narmadha – Violin Duet

It was a pleasure to hear the great violin maestro M.S.Gopalakrishnan play the violin. The concert was at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium yesterday. Here’s the list of songs and raagas (I didn’t know most of the songs so I am writing only the raagas for the same):
1. Kambhoji Ata Taala Varnam
2. Siddhi Vinayakam – Shanmugapriya
3. Atana
4. Poorvikalyani
5. Seethamma Mayamma – Vasantha
6. Pakkala – Karaharapriya
7. Behag
8. Khamas
9. Sindhubhairavi
10. Hamsanandi
11. Mangalam – Sowrashtram

MSG and Narmada were accompanied by Karthick on the Ghatam and J.Vaidyanathan on the Mridangam. The concert was excellent as expected. The Karaharapriya alapana played by MSG was superb. I loved the brief alapana of Behag that Narmada played.
I thought the auditorium would be full since this is the only concert of MSG in the whole season. But not many turned up for the concert. I consider myself very lucky to have got an opportunity to listen to him live!

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4 Comments

  1. Dr.A.Shashishankar said,

    April 25, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    Dear mdm
    Nice to hear about great taste.
    I am surprised about the less no. of audience for our beloved MSG and princesses of violin Narmada
    Kindly send mails. My daughter has joined Parur violin school.She is 9yrs and learning with Vidwan Padmasri Venkatehamurthy, shishya of MSG

  2. Aparna said,

    April 25, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Dr.A.Shashishankar,
    Welcome to my blog. Great to know that your daughter is learning from Shri MSG’s student. I was also surprised to see less no. of audience!

  3. Sathej said,

    June 7, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Hello Aparna,
    I was there too for this Kutcheri! Yes, I remember. There was very little audience. Really great Kharaharapriya, yes! I don’t remember the other songs too!
    A little before the season, Shri MSG played with Dr. Narmada at TTD with Dasharathe – Thodi being the main piece.That was a nice concert too.
    Sathej

  4. Aparna said,

    June 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Sathej,
    Todi main piece! Wow! That must hav been great! 🙂


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