.......................... by Sivapriya Krishnan
Sangita Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishnamoorthy sang the morning concert in the Academy today the 22nd December, 2009 and announced that this was his 55th concert at the Music Academy and thanked the Rasikas and the Academy profusely for supporting him.
One after the other he poured out a big jar of precious musical gems in the form of Asaveri ( E Paniko), Purvikalyani ( Paraloka Sadhaname). Yadukula kambhoji (Adikadu Bhajana.) What a mgnificent portrayal of the raga ?The half and one avartana swaras were fireworks. His ragamalika sloka and Adideva paramatma in Sindubhairavi was the soulful conclusion to the concert.
The greatness of this kind of music is that it is timeless, memorable and worthy of preservation. So much for youngsters to learn and imbibe from. It is so inexplicable, that every raga takes such good shape and retains its originality and flavour in the hands of stalwarts like Nedunuri. Maybe this is because ,they practice music as some form of naada yoga, inspite of keeping it for livelihood. There is no corruption, no malice, no unwanted pressure on themselves to be in the rat race!! Hence the music shines eternally.
Sriram Parasuram, returned the serves made by Nedunuri and played very well and Nedunuri magnanimously appreciated him on stage. Trichy Sankaran the master was bountiful and Purushottaman on the khanjira added o the percussion flavour.