musings on music and life

July 31, 2014

Abishek Raghuram Margazhi Maha Utsavam 2013

Filed under: Carnatic Music — sankirnam @ 10:29 pm

It’s a travesty that I haven’t posted this yet:

I make several cameo appearances in the audience… but that is not why one should watch this video! It should be watched in its entirety as it is an amazing piece of music. Regular readers of this blog would know by now how obsessed I am with Abishek Raghuram; I still consider myself lucky that I got to hear and directly see this concert live!

This concert was a tribute to the late Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, and Abishek also included his Nilambari varnam, Lalithe Shri Pravruddha (Bhairavi), and Lalgudi’s Khamas thillana, which are not included in Jaya TV’s broadcast.

The thani after Deva Shri was not included in the TV broadcast, which is a shame. It was particularly interesting because of the eduppu; Deva Shri is set to viloma chapu, the inverse of regular misra chapu. One can also think of it as a misra chapu + 1.5 aksharam eduppu. Narayanan sir took it as such; since misra chapu is 3.5 aksharams, playing a 4 aksharam pattern 3 times will take you to the eduppu (4*3 = 12, which is the same as 3.5*3=10.5+1.5=12!). I remember that set up clearly.

1 Comment »

  1. I am on the look out pleasant from present. The Maragazhi is of high above as a satellite is at the presence is the truth before you. Thanks a lot . MY added the TV is through this. internet as blessing thr’ my Son.(due to computed at home reading of every this for spending in useful time by internet.)
    It also helped is ploughing this past programme of December celebration. My memory comes to me in the past morning coverage of the month Margazhi meaning talked by a person called Dr. Srinivasa Raghavan(may be changes) is still to look for this. can you be able give why not now…

    Comment by V.S.Srinivasan — December 14, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

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