December 22, 2009

TNS Krishna - concert to remember

.................... by Sivapriya Krishnan

T N S Krishna , over the the last few years has matured into a brilliant artist of his own merit and right.

A chip of the old block, he has imbibed the musical approach and values from his father and has crafted his singing style with a lot of bhava and crispness to suit his capabilities thereby being able to produce very high and good quality music.

His grip on varied kalapramana, tala, raaga alaapana and neraval is amazing and this came alive in the three compositions namely Ninnuvinaagamari (Purvikalyani), Amba Neelayadakshi( Neelambari) and Dasukovalena (Thodi), all of which he sang sequentially.

His neraval at Soumitri Tyagaraju in Misra Jhampa was classical and innovative in style, diction and clarity without any loss of meaning. The sloka on Harikesa Nallur Muthiah Bhagavathar , composed by TNS, followed by a Tillana in Hamsanandi by Harikesa nallur Muthiah Bhagavathar was a befitting and delightful experience.

He showed a lot of professionalism in concert management, planning and ample respect to the stalwarts accompanying him without being too superfluous at the same time.

M.Chandrasekharan on the violin, Umayalpuram K Sivaraman on the mridangam, E M Subramainam on the ghatam , made the concert a lively and enjoyable experience.

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