Surya Deepthi’s violin recital was a play between aesthetic appeal and melodious music.
As a part of its weekly music concerts, Nada Bharathi featured a violin solo by Mangalampalli Surya Deepthi, an artiste of All India Radio, Hyderabad. Disciple of the late Kotipalli Prakash Rao from Rajahmundry, Surya Deepthi is also a seasoned violinist with rich knowledge and experience which was reflected in the day’s concert. He enthralled the rasikas with his high-quality music blended with devotional touch.
The concert was dedicated to the guru parampara, and the day’s significance was Utarrayana and Dakshinayana Sandhi kalam. Surya Deepthi also explained every ragam and the gist of every krithi he rendered, making the concert interesting as well as educative. He began his recital with Dikshitar’s Sri Gananadam Bhajeri in Esamanohari of Deekshitar.
He took the Mohana varnam Ninnukori in five kala gathis, something which is rarely displayed. His laya was good and made the varnam more appealing. Narayanee was neatly elaborated with good feel, and played Thyagaraja’s Rama Neeve Gana with brisk swaram. Ahiri was taken next and Syama Sastry’s Maayamma flowed soothingly from his hands.
Nasika Bhushani, which is a rare ragam, was bravely attempted for a neat and brief ragam for Bramarambike. The main attraction was a detailed display of Panthuvarali, where he brought the nuances of the raga with Hindustani sancharas. Thyagaraja’s Shivaradhana with speedy swaram was good. Surya Deepthi concluded his recital with a couple of melodious Sai bhajans, followed by Manasa Sanchare Re of Sadasiva Brahmendra and Nahi Nahi in Madhuvanthi.
On the whole, Surya Deepthi performed with devotional display, transforming the atmosphere with his mellifluous violin recital.P.S.G