RAMNAD KRISHNAN -
Live at Kapaleeswarar Temple
Ramnad Krishnan was a unique artiste whose music was known for its felicity and finesse. Backed by a resonant voice, he cast a spell on the audience with swaras and ragas running errands for him. His music has transcended time and continues to inspire the present generation of musicians and rasikas- years after his untimely demise.
This audio CD is a modest effort to commemorate one of the greatest exponents of carnatic music of our times.
backed by a genuine desire to preserve for posterity has
been retrieved from the archives. Every effort has been made
to give you a good listening experience by and large.
1. Bahudari - kriti - talam: Adi
"Brova bharama" of Tyagaraja. The raga alapana is so fresh and
captivating and the svara kalpana is equally attractive
2. Nayaki - kriti - talam: Adi
Nee Bhajanaghana a Madhyamakala kriti in this raga
3. Sankarabharanam - kriti - talam: Misra
"Akshaya linga vibho" of Muthuswami Dikshitar, a masterpiece and also a
favourite of the artist, is presented with a traditional raga alapana ,neraval
and kalpana svara.
4. Nitimati - Kriti - talam: Rupakam
"Mohanakara" a 60th Melakarta raga kriti of Koteeswara Iyer
5. Madhyamavati - kriti - talam: Adi
"Karpagame kan parai", the famous kriti of Papanasam Sivan is rendered
with a highly creative alapana and svara prastara, followed by tani
avartanam on the mridangam.
6. Bhairavi - Thevaram - talam: Triputa
"Kadalagi" a thevaram by Tirunyanasammandar. It is beautifully
constructed like a padam
7. Saveri - javali - talam: Adi
"Muttavaddura", the Saveri raga javali of Tanjavur Cinnayya, with a
dominant javali gait in desadi.
8. Kanada - javali - talam: Misra chapu
"Charumati upacaramu" an anonymous javali with a mild javali lilt, sung
with high musical emotion. Raga alapana is crisp & fresh
9. Sindhubhairavi - tiruppugaz - talam:
"Karanamadaga vandu", the tiruppugaz song of Saint Arunagirinathar in a
tiruppugaz tala with 9 counts gives a short, brilliant outburst of the
attractive desya raga.
Violin : V. Sethuramayya
Backed by genuine desire to preserve for posterity, Swathi's Sanskriti Series, uses the best of technology to release this product.