December 31, 2009

Kiranavali Vidyasankar : Traditional Format

Kiranavali Vidyasankar sang for Vani Mahal at 2.15.p.m. on the 31.12.09

She was totally tradition personified. Hers is a controlled, restrained musical presentation, sticking to old style format. Her training under her father Chitravina Narasimhan has given her the good grip over laya, raga alapana and sound performance. Her further training with T.Brinda has given her the base of many compositions and their associate melody.

Her concert included Brochevarevare in Sriranjani, Brova Bharama in Bahudari, Kamalambike avaava in Ghanta, Male Manivanna in Kuntalavarali, Ninnuvina ga mari dikevaru in PurviKalyani and the Javali,Nene mandhunamuddubala of Dharmapuri Subbarayar in Misra Mukhari were all grand choices.

Kiranavali's tala sense is crisp and imaginative and her swaras for Brova bharama and Ninnu vinaga mari revealed this aspect well. She also essays her alapanas and brings out the essence of the raga within a short time. One only wished that she employs quick phrases in her alapana, as she is capable of doing it. This will only add more value and charm to the alapana.

Raghuram on the violin had a melodious touch , but was good in parts.Umayalpuram Kalyanraman accompanied on the mridangam well.

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