Sunday, 23 December 2012

Morning melodies

The three dozen people up and out early morning and landed at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, are treated with the melodies of different Kalyanis on the piano and violin. Anil Srinivasan in the piano and Viji Krishnan Natarajan on the violin.
"Anil and Viji took the liberty to say they are doing it today," says Anita Ratnam, convenor of the Epic Woman dance conference.
Flowing then is choral singing of Rabindranath Tagore's Bengali composition, by a set of kids trained by Sudha Raja.
Following this, Viji Krishnan joins Anil Srinivasan to present the ragas Kalyani, Lathangi, Purvikalyani and Hamirkalyani.
"This raga and the Tiruppavai set in this raga are the favourites of me, Viji and Anita," says Anil and they play the Tiruppavai verses 'Thoomani madathu.'
The beauty of the piece lies in the lyrics and three young girls sing it vocally along with the piano.
The session has to end there and the conference to begin. But the listeners want one more from the duo.
But they give two to them.
'Theeradha vilaiyattu pillai' of Subramania Bharathi bringing the mischievous Krishna before them and Vande matharam apt for the pleasant morning!

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