COMMITMENT TO sruti, control over catchy rhythmic details and concentration on capturing and conveying classically strong phrases were the significant features which made the recital of Suguna Purushothaman a refreshing musical event. She sang for Sravanam, at the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Information Centre, T.Nagar.
The vocalist elated the audience with her lucid diction of the Saptagiri Sankeerthana "Bhavamulona" (Suddhadhanyasi) of Annamacharya. Her rendition of the Navagraha kriti, "Chandram Bhaja" (Asaveri) of Muthuswamy Dikshithar was sweet with a vivid focus on its moving artistic excellence on the metrical frame of the chaturasra jaathi matya tala. Following a classy raga sketch of Karaharpriya with stress on its appealing details in a traditional form, the singer depicted the piece, "Sankalpame" of Patnam Subramania Iyer in this raga with a clear conception of its shapely details. The piece, "Ksheerasagara" (Devagandhari) of Tyagaraja was rendered by the musician with discernible appreciation of the strength of its sahitya contents in a stately raga setting. Suguna Purushothaman gave a gleeful account of Suruti. She completed it with "Sri Venkatagirisam" of Muthuswamy Dikshitar in a vibrant version. C. Lakshminarayanan gave a delightful description of Suruti on the violin. Thanjavur Kumar (mridangam) lent soft percussion support. R.V.
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