T.V. Ramprasadh’s Thodi stood out, with its detailed alapana, kriti and swaraprastara
‘Ode to PSN’, a tribute live performance devoted to guru P.S. Narayanaswamy, used to be organised by means of Aalaap and premiered on Shaale.com just lately. Vocalist T.V. Ramprasadh, PSN’s disciple, carried out at the instance, exhibiting what a very important function Guru P.S. Narayanaswamy performed in passing on his impeccable musical legacy to plenty of scholars who’re well known musicians these days.
Ramprasadh, talented with a powerful and pliable voice, offered a well-structured live performance. He started with a succinct preface of Begada raga with ‘Tanavari tanamu’, the Tyagaraja kriti. The swarakalpana within the pallavi on the finish of the kriti used to be a great bundle that highlighted the signature words unique to Begada.
The Ritigowla that got here subsequent used to be a poignant melody, detailed with cautious focal point at the raga bhava. The akaras and in depth kaarvais added additional sheen to the alapana. Ramprasadh selected ‘Seethanayaka shritha jana palaka’, from Tyagaraja’s Divyanama Sankeertanam and his swara sequences within the pallavi had been spectacular.
The pièce de resistance of the live performance used to be the excellent Thodi raga alapana and the kriti used to be Kumara Ettendra’s ‘Gajavadana sammodita’. Ramprasadh’s raga essay and the kriti presentation completely matched the grandeur of the piece. The use of the anupallavi line ‘Vijayaollasa valli kataaksha patra’, a stately niraval used to be adopted by means of sensible swara matrices. The finale of the swara workout ended with a number of strands easily touchdown on ‘shadjam’.
Srinidhi Mathur, who accompanied Ramprasadh at the violin used to be similarly inventive within the raga essays, and had a mature solution to the swaraprastaras. His responses in Ritigowla and Thodi had been well done. H.S. Sudhindra at the mridangam performed with perfection and adorned the live performance along with his softly-structured tani avarthanam.
Ramprasadh concluded the live performance with ‘Tharuni nyan’ a padam in Dwajavanti by means of Swati Tirunal and ‘Parulanna mata’ in Kapi, the preferred javali by means of Dharmapuri Subbarayar.
The Chennai-based reviewer writes on classical song.