Naada Sudha Rasa
M. S. Subbulakshmi
w/ Radha Viswanathan (vocal support), V.V. Subrahmanyam (violin), T.K. Murthy (mridangam), T.H. Vinayakaram (ghatam), Kandadevi Azhagiriswamy (violin)
EMI India CDNF 147943 / 45 (3 CDs)

Contents:

  1. Varnam: Era Naapai - Todi/Adi - Patnam Subramanya Iyer (7'01)
  2. Ninnuvina Naamadendu - Navarasa Kannada/Adi - Thyagaraja (5'56)
  3. Biraana Brova - Kalyani/Adi, Tisra Nadai - Tarangampadi Panchanatha Iyer (15'21)
  4. Nagumomu - Abheri/Adi - Thyagaraja (8'44)
  5. Brochevarevarura - Khamas/Adi - Mysore Vasudevachar (8'38)
  6. Janani Ninnuvina - Ritigaula/Misra Chapu - Subbaraya Sastri (9'29)
  7. Sirai Aarum - Suddha Saveri/Triputa - Gnana Sambandar (3'22)
  1. Raghuvamsa Sudha - Kathanakuthuhalam/Adi - Patnam Subramanya Iyer (4'17)
  2. Kaligiyunte - Keeravani/Adi - Thyagaraja (14'04)
  3. Aadum Chidambaramo - Behag/Adi - Gopalakrishna Bharathi (3'01)
  4. Hechcharika - Yadukula Kambodi/Kanda Chapu - Thyagaraja (4'24)
  5. Vaanattin Meedu - Maand/Adi - Ramalingaswamigal (2'15)
  6. Jagadodharana - Kapi/Adi - Purandaradasa (6'32)
  7. Bhajan: Bhajorey Bhayya - Saint Kabirdas (6'35)
  8. Tillana - Jenjuti/Desadi - Mysore Maharaja (3'48)
  9. Kaavadi Chindu: Manju Nihar - Misra Chapu - Annamalai Reddiar (4'19)
  1. Jagadanandakaraka - Nattai/Adi - Thyagaraja (8'03)
  2. Enneramum Unthan - Devagandhari/Adi - Gopalakrishna Bharathi (3'40)
  3. RTP: Amba Madura Meenakshi - Bhairavi/Tisra Triputa (43'08)
  4. Kallaarkum Katravarkkum - Jenjuti/Rupakam - Ramalinga Swamigal (3'57)

Sound quality: good (live)

Recording date: unknown; CD issue: 9/2000

Kandadevi Azhagiriswamy plays violin on CD#3, tracks 1, 2 & 4. V.V. Subrahmanyam plays violin on the remainder. Apparently the tracks with V.V. Subrahmanyam form one live recital, with the RTP extracted from the middle of what would have been CD#2, and then included on CD#3 with three other tracks. As has become standard, no documentary information is given.

This is a very fine recital, with several very fine tracks, and an overall coherence which some of the MSS reissues lack. It seems to be less edited than most, aside from moving around tracks to fit on CDs.

I continue to be amazed that RPG cannot give us even such basic information as the recording date, or other items of documentary value. Even the most meaningless Western classical recording contains not only this, but the names of producer & engineer, the microphones used, etc.!

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T. M. McComb