Classic Carnatic Concerts
M. S. Gopalakrishnan - Live, Vol. 1
w/ Narmada (violin support), R. Ramesh (mridangam), Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)
EMI India CC 275C 47010

Contents:

  1. Dasarathe - Thodi/Adi - Thyagaraja (33'29)
  2. Manasa Sancharare - Sama/Adi - Sadasiva Brahmendra (4'45)
  3. Ragam Tanam Pallavi - Nattakurinji/Triputa (16'59)
  4. Tharana - Durbari (4'09)
  5. Thiruppugazh - Hamsanandi/Adi - Arunagirinathar (1'15)
  6. Mangalam (1'04)

Sound quality: very good

Recording date: 1998 (Narada Gana Sabha)

There is a wealth of technique here, including both the fast bow work for which the Parur style has become known as well as more rigorous gamaka-laden treatments in the major pieces. The length of the program over two CDs also allows for more scope.

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T. M. McComb