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Carnatic Music

CONCERT FORMAT
1. How the Concert Evolved?
Concert in Palace/Durbar/Courts

 Mysore Palace
Temple Concerts

• Sundara
Sangeetham
• Dr. Sunder at
Srikumar
Temple
Residence Concert

• Prasanna
Venkatraman
presented a vocal
concert on the theme
Vanam (forest).
• He was accompanied
by Shertalai Sivakumar
on the violin and
Poongulam
Subramaniam on the
mridangam.

The concert was held at


the residence of Savita
Narasimhan in St. Mary’s
Road.
Sabhas

 From 1895 onwards


 Kutcheri Paddhathi
2.Rasikas/Music critic
3. People In a Concert

 Main performer – vocal/instrument


 Accompaniment – for vocal/for instrument
 Upa-pakavadya
 Drone-tambura/electronic sruthi
4. Type of Concert

 Solo/duet/group
 Jugalbandhi/fusion
 Thematic – variety of themes /composer/ragas
Vocal Concert

Carnatic vocal concert


by Ranjani and
Gayatri
Vocal Concert(abroad)

Carnatic - B U Ganesh
Prasad (Violin), Neyveli
Venkatesh (Mridangam),
Anirudh Athreya ( Kanjira)
Indo American Festival 2017
Concert of Sri Sandeep
Narayan Jan 2 2017 Related
Episode
Instrumental Concert

 By Swara
Lahari
Instrumental Concert

 The Modern
Ambassador of
Carnatic Music
 N Ramani in Veena
Venu Violin trio
Duet Concert

 Priya Sisters
 Mysore Srikanth – Violin
 Delhi Sairam – Mridanga
 Purushottam - Kanjira
Duet Concert

 Musiri Chamber
 Carnatic Flute Duo
Heramba and
Hemantha
Duet Concert - Violin Duet
Jugalbandhi
Jugalbandhi

 Pandit Nandkishor
Muley
 Instrument: Indian
Santoor
5.Varieties in concert format

 a.Musical composition –varnam/kriti/thillans etc


 b.Composers-Trinity/purandaradas/Annamacharya etc
 c.Ragas of contrasting notes/janya/janaka
 d.Thalam –a balance of the thala variety –Adi/Rupakam/Chapu
 e.Language – compositions in variety of languages
 f.Creative element –combination of different creative aspects –
manodharma
 g.Adapting ragas from other system of music – a bhajan/abhang in
Hindustani raga, Notes
6. Concert Format – The different
steps in Concert format can be
classified as
 a.Varnam
 b.Invocation piece on Lords Ganesha – a short alapana/swarams
 c.A couple of brisk kritis
 d.Slower kritis without raga alapana
 e.Main piece in elaborate form with weighty kriti or RTP
 f.Opportunity to interact with violinist and percussion
 g.Lighter varieties of songs – Thillana/bhajans/Ragamalika etc
 h.Sloka with virutham
 i.Mangalam