Source: The Hindu; Author: SVK; Photo Courtesy: M. Periasamy

The conferment of the award, ‘Thyaga Brahma Nada Vibhushan’ on Lalgudi Jayaraman by Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha recently, was followed by a violin concert with Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. The early part of the recital contained songs not much in vogue such as ‘Vinata Sutha Vahana’ (Jayanta Seva) and ‘Pahi Rama Dhoota’ played in the raga Shadvigamargini, though there is another version in Vasantavarali. Vijayalakshmi handled the vinyasa of Janaranjani (‘Nadaadina Mata’) with elegance. Her presentation conveyed music rooted in tradition.

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Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi at Coimbatore. Photo: M. Periasamy