D. K. Pattammal, Live Vol. 1
w/ Lalitha Sivakumar (vocal support), T. Rukmani (violin), I. Sivakumar (mridangam)
Inreco IP-5116


  1. Varnam: Viribhoni - Bhairavi/Ata - Pacchimiriyam Aadiyappaiya (7'28)
  2. Sri Ganapathini - Sourashtram/Adi - Tyagaraja (7'18)
  3. Sri Venkatesanatha - Brindavana Saranga/Adi, tisra nadai - Gowrisankar Sthapathi (5'17)
  4. Iko Namaswamy - Manirangu/Misra Chapu - Purandaradasar (10'55)
  5. Chakkani Raja - Karaharapriya/Adi - Tyagaraja (30'59)
  6. Theeratha Vilaiyattu - Ragamalika/Eka - Subramania Bharathi (5'45)

Sound quality: good

Recording date: unknown; CD release: 2000

This is a live recital from DKP's late years, and while she is there to frame the performance with her voice, many gaps are filled by the support artistes. The violin of T. Rukmani is often more in evidence than the voice, and Lalitha Sivakumar sings entire phrases (miked softly). The sense of perspective can be worthwhile, however, and there are some strong DKP-oriented passages.

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T. M. McComb