The Tradition of Carnatic Music on Veena - 1
Shri R. Pichumani - Tanjore Vani
w/ S. Karthick (ghatam)
Makar Records 024

Contents:

  1. Varnam - Sahana/Adi - Thiruvotriyur Thyagayyar (6'12)
  2. Vande Nisamaham - Hamsadhwani/Adi - Mysore Vasudevachar (9'33)
  3. Aparama Bhakti - Pantuvarali/Rupakam - Thyagaraja (11'18)
  4. Ragam, Thanam - Shankarabharanam - (19'24)
  5. Etuta Nilachite - Shankarabharanam/Adi - Thyagaraja (13'49)
  6. Shuddha Satvananda - Revati/Adi - Venkata Giri Nath (5'46)
  7. Tirupugar - Sivaranjani/Mishra Chapu - Aruna Girinath (4'47)

Sound quality: superlative

Recording date: 1996

Although not a widely known vainika, this recital by R. Pichumani is quite impressive and continues to be increasingly compelling for its strong presentation style.

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T. M. McComb