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'Swarapan' collection released with fanfare

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
By Amarendra Dhaneshwar

Purvi Nimgaonkar is a multi faceted singer based in Indore Madhya Pradesh. She is a senior student of the famous classical singer Dr Ashwini Bhide Deshpande. She is adept at singing different musical forms like the Khyal, Thumri, Bhajan and Geet. Nimgaonkar is a frequent performer on prestigious platforms like the Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal, Kalidas Samaroh, Ujjain, Krishnarao Pandit utsav, Gwalior and various places in India. Nimgaonkar is a studious musician and also a composer. A book of her compositions entitled 'Swararpan' released recently at a glittering function Among those who were present at the occasion were her guru and eminent singer Dr Ashwini Bhide,music critic Manjiri Sinha.Dr Puru Dadhich and Jayant Chitale.

Nimgaonkar. Her students also performed at the function. They sang compositions in Bhimpalasi, Gujri Todi and Gorakh Kalyan ragas. The compositions expressed the composer's devotion to the mentor. Hitendra Dixit on the tabla lent superb support. Upkar Godbole on the harmonium and Vithal Rajpura on the Pakhavaj, also provided steady support.

Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre featured elderly musician Sharad Sathe in a morning concert. The concert was dedicated in the memory of Vishnu Digambar Paluskar and Dattatray Vishnu Paluskar, both pioneers of the Paluskarite branch of the Gwalior gharana. At the age of 86, Sathe has been performing with a vigour belying his age. He sang compositions in Bhairav, Todi and Devgiri Bilawal ragas as well. His raga renditions were rich with gamaks, meends and scintillating taans.

The aesthetics of the Gwalior gharana, as expounded by his mentor Sharadchandra Arolkar was reflected in his performance. Sanjay Deshpande on the tabla and Chaitanya Kunte on the harmonium lent support, Vishal Moghe lent quality vocal support.

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