Friday Review » Music

G. Swaminathan

Now a mature vocalist

Maharajapuram Ganesh Viswanathan's line-up comprised mostly of Papanasam Sivan and Dikshitar kritis »

Giving it their best

Mambalam Sisters and Gayathri Girish had something special in their repertoire. »

Diverse styles, one idiom

If Mala Chandrashekar stuck to a traditional approach, Ganesh-Kumaresh were in experiment mode »

With adequate variety

Unnikrishnan adopts the popular way of presentation without compromising on the classicism of Carnatic music. »

Displaying an adventurous streak

Sowmya’s treatise of Hamir Kalyani saw her blending phrases of the Hindustani style with traditional Carnatic motifs. Here too, she showed h »

Engaging… at times

Manda Sudharani chose rare kritis but could not deliver. The thin crowd did not deter the Hyderabad Brothers from showcasing their best. »

Time to mellow

Nithyasree Mahadevan should work to smoothen the sharpness of her presentation. »

Clinically executed Ritigowla

Kotapalli Vandana's well trained voice and right choice of songs offered a melodic concert and her raga essays were a testimony of her tal »

Violins in sync

Kanyakumari was at her best in the company of Kannan. »

Something for everybody

If vainikas Padmavathi Ananthagopalan and Jayanthi Kumaresh chose the sedate route, Pantula Rama and Chitravina Ravikiran went in for pace. »

The mark of an expert

Veteran Vedavalli’s musical expressions on the inaugural day of the Academy’s 85 Annual Conference and Concerts, reiterated her strong f...»

Judicious choice of kritis

The stately expressions of Nattai from the mellifluous voice of Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam instantly impressed the audience at the Silver...»



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