Bangalore International Centre had arranged an event “Sitar Sandhya” by Shri. Sanjeev Korti and accompanist Shri. Rahul Pophali (on Tabla), on Friday, 30th September, 2011 at 6:30 pm.
Sanjeev Korti started his recital with Alaap in raag Yaman. The Alaap set the right tone for the evening. Sanjeev's composure and depth of notes in alaap, gradually unfolded different shades of the raag, like the blossoming of a flower.
The alaap was followed by compositions in medium-tempo Jhaptaal and fast-tempo Teentaal, where Rahul Pophali joined in on the Tabla. The fast Taans on sitar, interplay with the beats of the tabla, enthralled the audience and left a lasting impression. Rahul, on the tabla, responded readily to the sitarist's Layakaris and played entertaining solos. The duo engaged in a Sawaal-Jawab conversation with their instruments interacting with each other in form of a musical dialogue. Presentation of raag Yaman concluded with an uptempo Jhala, which was the crescendo of the piece.
Sanjeev performed a composition in raag Charukeshi to conclude the recital.
It was a very pleasant evening which was thoroughly enjoyed by the members.