Dear Sri Anandmurty,
Thank you, sir. This concert is very special to the "Parvathi" family and also we got a great feedback after posting it.
You will appreciate that the ravages of time had rendered the recording from 1964 somewhat incomplete, but the music is so great that we just wanted to share it.
You're right that MLV thinks of doing grahabheda at that point. But being a very spontaneous artiste, she moves on with the main raga.
Kharaharapriya lends itself to grahabheda very well. Ri- Todi, Ga- Kalyani, Ma- Harikhambhoji, Pa- Natabhairavi and Ni-Shankarabharana. Where MLV pauses, she could have branched off into Kalyani.
On the net, among various articles about this great singer, we found this:
"She had the natural flair for rendering ragams. She would handle ragams like Kalyani, Todi, Bhairavi, Kharaharapriya, Latangi, Harikambodi, Kambodi, Keeravani, Purvikalyani, Shanmukhapriya, Shankarabharanam, Madhyamavati, Shuddasaveri effortlessly and render them with full of raga bhavam. She was adept in grahabhedam or modal shift. She used to glide through easily from the main ragam to the derived ragam. Unless, a musician had strong grasp of the basics and was quick thinker, it is difficult to do grahabhedam in a concert setting. In a lec-dem situation, grahabhedam can be handled at leisure."
Wishing you many more musical delights during this auspicious season.