Vintage KVN concerts

Listened to 2 full fledged kucheris(concerts) by my all time favourite singer Sangita Kalanidhi Pallakad K.V. Narayanaswamy. Both of them were recorded live at Jamshedpur and were almost 10 years apart.
Jamshedpur - KVN 1972
01.) Vanajakshi - Kalyani
02.) Sidhi Vinayakam - Chamaram - Dikshithar
03.) Endaro Mananu - Sri - Thyagaraja
04.) Entara - Harikamboji - Thyagaraja
05.) Raghuvara Nannu - Pantuvarali - Thyagaraja
06.) Karaharapriya - Pakkala Nilabadi - Thyagaraja
07.) Orajupaju - KannadaGowla - Thyagaraja
08.) Shankarabharanam - Eduta Nilichite - Thyagaraja
09.) Sumasayaka - Kapi - Swathi Tirunal
10.) Karunanidhiye Taye - Bowli -
11.) NatamAdi - Kamboji -
12.) Neekelanayana - Nagaswaravali ?
13.) RTP - Dhanyasi
14.) Ragamalika - Virutham - Khamas + AnandaBhairavi + Nattakurinji + Sindhu Bhairavi + Jonpuri
15.) Aliveni - Kurunji -
16.) Chittam Eppadiyo - Nadanamakriya
17.) Yamuna Kalyani -krishna nee
18.) Jagaddodharana - Kaapi
19.) Sindhu Bhairavi bhajan
20.) Mangalam

The choice of ragas baffled me. One rarely gets to hear HariKamboji , Kamboji , Karaharapriya and Kapi in the same concert. These are pretty similar sounding ragas and to sing them all in the same concert calls for great mastery and dexterity. And KVN being the wonderful maestro he was, has done full justice to all of them. The duration of the concert is almost 4 hours and yet one longs for more of KVN's music at the end of the concert. Hats off to the great singer.

Jamshedpur - KVN 1982
01.) Varnam - NeraNammiti - Kanada - Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar?
02.) Mayamalavagowla - TulasiDala - St. Thyagaraja
03.) Karnataka behag - Nenduveda - St. Thyagaraja
04.) Pantuvarali - Sarasaksha - Swathi Tirunal
05.) Sama - Annapurne - Muthuswamy Dikshithar
06.) Bhairavi - Koluvaiyunnade - St. Thyagaraja
07.) Chatur-raga RTP - Shankarabharanam/ Thodi / Kalyani / Durbar
08.) Karaharapriya - Shlokam
09.) Dwijawanti - Malayalam Bhajan
10.) Yaman Kalyani - Krishna Nee
11.) Vande mataram - Ragamalika
12.) Jonpuri - Eppovaruvaro
13.) Tillana - Poornachandrika ?
14.) Mangalam

Liked this concert for multiple reasons. Hadn't listened to KVN's Koluvai in Bhairavi before though I have a recording of the same by his guru Sangita Kalanidhi Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyergar. The Chatur Ragamalika Ragam tanam pallavi sounds different in every live recording of KVN. The violin accompaniment is by Pithapuram (near Salem) Srinivasan (hope I got the same of the place right.) and he is an awesome player. He was a disciple of Mysore Chowdiah and the tonal quality of his violin resembles that of his guru. It also contains traditional KVN fare - Karaharapriya , Pantuvarali , Krishna nee etc. The voice of the maestro has not changed much despite a gap of 10 years.

Am thankful to the kind Samaritans who took the pains to record these concerts then and post them online for the benefit of Carnatic music lovers and the cause of music at large.

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