G.N.Balasubramaniam, one of the brightest shining stars of Carnatic Music of yesteryears, enthralled and awe struck his audience by his exceptional music This excellent concert is richly laden with his immaculate style of music impregnated with Bhava, lightening Sangathis and rich innovation in the true golden tone of his voice in perfect alignment with sruthi. He was a trailblazer and his music is immortal. In this superb concert of almost four hours, he has rendered a captivating Panthuvarali, followed by a not so often heard composition of Thyagaraja, Sundarataradeham. An artistic portrayal of Abogi followed by an excellent exposition of Kalyani, are added attractions of this concert. The highlight of this concert is an inimitable rendering of RTP in the Raga Todi. The Ragamalika Viruttam is soul Stirring. The specialty of this concert is the coming together of the three doyens of Carnatic music. The accompaniments for this glorious concert are Lalgudi G. Jayaraman and Palghat Raghu who are legends in their own rights.
The raga delineations and the repartees given by Lalgudi are scintillating and richly complimented then and there by G.N.B. Palghat Raghu's dexterous and immaculate playing gives a wholesome effect to this concert. The three stalwarts share an extraordinary rapport on stage and this concert would give immense satisfaction to the discerning rasikas.
This concert has been facilitated for release by G.B.Bhuvaneswaran (son of G.N.Balasubramaniam) and Krishna Gana Sabha during the Birth Centenary Celebration of G.N.B conducted by the Sabha on 24/10/2009.
Accompanists: Violin: Lalgudi G. Jayaraman Mridangam: Palghat Raghu