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Neela Mami's Chamber Concert (pretty old blogpost of mine)

Though this is 4+ years old, I am publishing it as it was among the many drafts which I never published :(

Vidushi Neela Ramagopal - vocal
Vid Mysore K Srikanth - violin
Vid Nanjil Arul - mridhangam

08 Nov 09, 4pm, Essae Music foundation (chamber concert)

1. vanajaksha ninne namidi (varnam) - behag - adi 2 kalai
2. mahA ganapathim - naatai - chatusra ekam - muthuswami dikshitar (s @ maha ganapathim)
3. sadA sAranga nayanE - ranjani - adi - H.Yoganarasimham (R)
4. sri sankara guruvaram - nagaswaravali - rupakam - mahA vaidhyanAtha Iyer (R, S @ sri sankara)
5. inta parAmukham Edu - puri kalyani - adi - Shankardas Swamigal (N & S at nI oru silayO en murai kEttilayO)
6. ramA niyeda - kharaharapriya - adi 2 kalai - thyagaraja (R,N & S at tana saukhyamu tAnErugaka yorukalu tanu bOdhana sukhamA, tani avarthanam)
7. manda matiyu nAnu madana janakanu ninu - Durga - kanda chapu - purandara dasa
8. RTP - behag - kanda jati triputa (2 kalai)

pallavi - muruGa unai nAn maravA varam aruLvAi…

RIP Smt Ananthalakshmi Sadagopan

Read in today's Hindu that veteran singer and guru Smt. Anathalakshmi Sadagopan passed away in Chennai at the age of 85. One of the earliest recordings of hers which I have listened to (along with my grandma) was of Chatur ragamalika pallavi in Shankarabharanam, Thodi, Kalyani and Durbar and a Hindi bhajan (forget the raga).

Smt Anathalakshmi learnt from a host of veterans including Sathur A.G.Subramaniam, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, V.V.Sadagopan and Smt. T.Muktha. She was also trained in Hindustani music by Pandit Wamanrao Sadolikar of Jaipur Atrauli Gharana. (He was a direct disciple of Ustad Alladiya Khan Saheb, the founder of Jaipur Gharana.) She also was a tunesmith and tuned many of Ambujam Krishna's compositions. Her students include her daughter (Smt Sujata Vijayaraghavan), nephew Madurai R. Sundar and grand-daughters.

I don't possess too many of her recordings but one that I really love and have listened to multiple times is her Charsur Pa…