Gandharvam : - A rare collection of 4 unique CDs
Sangita Kalanidhi Smt.R.Vedavalli
Sangita Kalanidhi R. Vedavalli is an outstanding Carnatic musician, a legend in her own time. An expert in lakshya and lakshana, she stands on a pedestal of pure classicism reaching out to the highest form of music. Her deep knowledge, finesse and sense of timing are evident in her concerts. She is considered the foremost authority on the most intricate aspects of Carnatic music, which include ragam-tanam-pallavi and neraval singing. Her literary acumen and musical creativity are reflected in her tuning of pasurams and other compositions.
Gandharvam is a unique collection of 4 CDs that showcases the multi-dimensional vidvat of Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. R. Vedavalli, and provides ample testimony to her mastery as a musician, musicologist, teacher and composer of music.
CD - 1
Margitam - A Concert
This is a collection from live concerts and is a delight for connoisseurs of music.
1. Sami nenarunci(varnam), 2. Srinathadi, 3. Kanukonu, 4. Ni Dayache, 5. Ekamranatham, 6. Ni padapankaja
7. Srividyarajagopalam, 8. Mugattai kattiye, 9. Gokula nilaya, 10. Viruttam, 11. Nimatale(javali), 12. Kelano hari
CD - 2
Madhyamakala - A Lecdem on Tanam
In this CD Smt.Vedavalli renowned for her unparalleled style of tanam exposition, presents a lecture demonstration in
Tamil, with a lucid explanation of the intricacies of this highly complex musical form.
Veena Support : Smt R. Ramani
CD - 3
Kiravani - Ragam Tanam Pallavi
This CD features an intricate Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Kiravani set to Khanda Jati Triputa Tala [Khanda Nadai]. With a
brilliant elaboration of Ragam and Tanam, this Pallavi rendition effectively balances complex rhythmic structures
and soulful niraval and kalpanasvarams.
Violin : Kanyakumari Mridangam : Mannargudi Easwaran Kanjira : Harishankar
CD - 4
Divyagana - Nammalwar pasurams tuned by R. Vedavalli
Inspired by her inherent passion for Azhwar pasurams, Smt.Vedavalli has, with effortless musical ingenuity,
set to music several of these verses. This CD, evoking a vivid picture of what Nammazhwar has visualized in his poetry,
showcases some of his pasurams tuned & sung by Smt.Vedavalli.
1.Tanians, 2. Taala taamarai, 3. Uyarvara uyamalam, 4. Azhi ezha, 5. Unnum Soru, 6. Tirumaliruncholai
7. Aravamude, 8. Veedumin, 9. Soozhvisumbani.
Concept : Mala Mohan