Carnatic Music by Ms. Anupama Srimali
Timing: 17:30 [December 20, 2008 - December 20, 2008]
Anupama Srimali, Sri A P Sarvothama
Indian Classical Music
Bangalore > Karnataka > India
|Carnatic music by Ms. Anupama Srimali and party flute concert by Sri A P Sarvothama and Party.|
Learn more about: Anupama Srimali
Anupama Shrimali (Ganabharathi at Veene Sheshanna Bhavana) gave her vocal recital, accompanied by H.S. Thandavamurthi (violin) and M.R. Manjunath (mridanga). Melodious voice made for expressions was congenial for depicting the deeper aspects of classical music. Deep graces set to two speeds, clear accents and a fine sense of shruthi in Thiruvottiyur Thyagayya's varna, "Karunimpa" (Shahana), amply denoted her sadhana and commitment.
Had she maintained the above fervor with an added flavor of versatility in the rest of the presentations, the entire picture would have definitely gone in her favor. The overall planning and approach seemed to have drifted more towards the lighter aspects. This attenuated impact could not command unreserved appreciations.
In the absence of significant spontaneity, the renderings mainly appealed by virtue of gentle vocal inflections, clarity in accents and a moderately slow pace that favored easy comprehension of the body of the texts. Jayachamaraja Wadiyar's "Shri Mahaganapathim" (Atana), Muthayya Bhagavathar's two compositions "Saarasamukhi" (Goudamalhar) and "Vanchatomune" (Karnaranjani), and Thyagaraja's "Nagumomu" (Abheri) trod very plain paths. Encouraging "Banturithi" (Hamsanada), "Maa Janaki" (Kamboji - both of Thyagaraja) featuring short alapanas and few strains of swarakalpana, flashed for a moment encouraging impressions of gaining necessary momentum. Of the 14 numbers, a neraval (at "Munimanasa") appeared only in "Rama Rama Gunaseema" (Simhendramadhyama - Swathi Thirunal).
In the alapana section, she admirably imbued into the sancharas all the features essential for a clear identification of the raga; yet, much of its substance remained unexplored.
Other highlights - Purandaradasa's "Chandrachuda" (Darbari Kaanada) and "Raagi Tandira" (Tilang), Vadiraja's "Govinda" (Ragamalika), and Vasudevacharya's Tillana (Kannada).