City-based Indian National Theatre(INT) in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan organised their annual ‘Malharotsava’-an evening of music of the rainy season at Bhavan Vidyalaya in Sector 27 here on Saturday.
The performance by a trio of young virtuosos, including the Mumbai-based Aditya Khandve holding allegiance to Jaipur ghrana articulated the melody meter. Vinay Mishra and Mehmood Khan on harmonium and table, respectively, supported the trio.
Aditya Khandve initially attempted to bare the melodic character of the raga “Miyan Malhar” while his performance included renditions in different ragas like “Raag Gaur Malhar”, “Raag Hamir”, “Raag Paraj”, and “Raag Meera Bai ki Malhar” and “Mirabai ki Malhar” and “Laage re man guru ke chran” in teen tal.
The audience relished the khyal compositions including “Ve ati dhoom..” set to vilambat ek tal, “Ab ghan barse” in drut lya and teen tal.
After a madhya laya composition, he presented “Jhanan Baaje..” in raga “Hameer” and lot more, much to the appreciation and delight of the Audience. Classical vocalist Vinita Gupta conducted the Malharutsav.
Earlier, in an interaction with HT Chandigarh, Aditya Khandve advocated the centuries old guru-shishya tradition and the role of music ghranas.
He lamented that years ago a movement was initiated to do away with this tradition where the training of disciple of a ghrana guru was confined to limitations, which resulted in the disciples crossing over to other ghranas to imbibe the better nuances of the art elsewhere.
The ghranas and artists were given regular patronage by the royal monarch earlier, but there was no proper government aid now.
The artists think of their bread and butter first than to take up music wholly as their profession.