Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, Apr 06, 2007
Google



Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram
Published on Fridays

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Friday Review | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |

Friday Review    Bangalore    Chennai and Tamil Nadu    Delhi    Hyderabad    Thiruvananthapuram   

Printer Friendly Page Send this Article to a Friend

Flawless rendition

HARISH BAL

Trivandrum Krishnakumar's rendition showcased his vidwat in laya and manodharma sangeeta.



MAKING WAVES: Trivandrum Krishnakumar

Trivandrum Krishnakumar is a promising musician who is well versed in the intricacies of mathematics of Carnatic music. That was proved beyond doubt when he adeptly handled music director Devarajan's composition `Shatkala pallavi.'

Trained by veterans like Neyyatinkara Mohanachandran and M. Balamuralikrishna, Krishna Kumar is making waves in the Chennai music scene as well.

His Carnatic vocal concert for Poornathrayeesa Sangeeta Sabha, held at Kalikotta Palace, aptly brought out the richness of his musical legacy and his vidwat in laya and manodharma sangeeta.

Glides and turns

`Vanajaksha,' a varnam composed by T.R. Subramanyam, was the first item. A compactly woven piece in raga Behag, it charmed the audience with its unpredictable glides and turns.

`Srigananatham Bhajamyaham' in raga Kanakangi had jhanda passages dominating the kalpanaswaras. `Kamakshi amba,' a swarajathi by Shyamshastri in Bhairavi, was replete with raga bhava.

After `Marukelara o raghava' in Jayanthsree, Krishnakumar expanded Hamsanandi with an etch on the moorchanas and high vocal control.

Avaneeswaram Vinu gave a short sketch of the raga. Swati Tirunal's `Pahi Jagatjanani' was the Hamsanandi kriti presented.

In his Todi alaapana, Krishna Kumar took off from the dhaivatam to the upper shadjam rather abruptly.

`Dakshayani abhayambike' one of the `Abhayambika' set of kritis by Muthuswamy Dikshithar in rupaka tala was rendered impeccably.

Cherthala Dinesh gave good support on the mridangam and he, along with Gopinathaprabhu on the ghatom, gave a neat clear-cut thaniyavarthanam.

In a tribute to his guru Balamuralikrishna, Krishna Kumar sang a few of the latter's compositions like `Pavanathanaya palayamam.'

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Friday Review    Bangalore    Chennai and Tamil Nadu    Delhi    Hyderabad    Thiruvananthapuram   

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Friday Review | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Comments to : thehindu@vsnl.com   Copyright 2007, The Hindu
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu