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Velcheti Subrahmanyam
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Music Inaparti Manmadha Rao's saxophone concert pleased music lovers.

Soulful notesManmadharao performing at Kalabharati in VisakhapatnamPhoto: C.V.Subrahmanyam
Soulful notesManmadharao performing at Kalabharati in VisakhapatnamPhoto: C.V.Subrahmanyam

An enjoyable Saxophone concert by a promising Srikakulam-based artiste Inapakurti Manmadharao pleased the music lovers at Kalabharati. Endowed with a flair for musical expression, he essayed to present the chosen number on an impressive note. He commenced it with Todi varnam and went on to present a good fare with an accent on melody.

Be it a composition of Papanasam Sivan in raga Gambhiranata or Manavi aalakincharada of Thygaraj in raga Nalinikanti, he essayed to bring out the devotional fervour inherent in the compositions. With good grip over the instrument and fair grasp of musical intricacies, his sense of involvement in what he was playing was remarkable. His raga essays, though brief, remained neat. Prefaced with an appealing aalapana, raga Kambhoji for Marakata valli, the mainstay of the evening mirrored his manodharma. While his Anandabhairavi for Himadrichala was quite appealing, raga Sindhubhairavi for Venkatachalanilaya of Purandardasa was charming. Whether it was an intricate negotiation or a simple phrase of musical charm, he essayed well to blow his way to the hearts of music lovers. The other notables in the session included Niravadisukhada of Thyagaraja in raga Ravichandrika, Narayanate of Annamayya in raga Behag, Krishna neve of Purandardas in raga Yaman, Sogasuga Mridangatalamu of Thygaraja in raga Sriranjani and Raghuvamsa in raga Kadanakutuhalam.

KVS Prasad on violin and Manda Krishna Ramprasad on mridangam lent good support. Visakha Music and Dance Academy featured it in its monthly schedule.

Velcheti Subrahmanyam


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