RTP

Raga Todi

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer sings a Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Raga Todi.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Raga Todi

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer sings a Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Raga Todi.

The Ragam Tanam Pallavi has for long been the showpiece of performance, calling attention, as it does, to the technical competence of the artiste. It also provides a complete experience of all the improvisational elements. It is an added bonus when the kalpana swaras also include a ragamalika section, which most listeners look forward to. In this programme, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer sings a Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Raga Todi. Semmangudi's RTPs have a special passion about them, and he seems to be giving full rein to his abilities, often testing the limits of his prowess. The pallavi is set to a simple Tisra Jati Triputa tala, and the pallavi line is from Sadashiva Brahmendra's composition: "Brahmaivaaham Kila Sadguru Kripaya".

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