This is not a review - but just a view
I am not qualified to to do a review, IMO.
On 14th October, Hyderabad brothers presented a nice concert. Sri Varadarajan (I hope I got the name correctly) was on the violin, and Sri K V Prasad was on the Mridanga.
The items included (The order may have slipped and/or I may have forgot some items)
1. Vanajakshi - Adi tALa varNa in kalyANi
2. Pahi Sri giri - Syama Sastri kriti (O)
3. annapUrnE viSAlAkShi - sama - MD kriti (O)
4. pAmara jana pAlini - sumadyuti - MD ( A, S, N)
5. idi samayamurA - chAyAnATa - Tyagaraja
6. mitri bhAgyamE - kharaharapriya - Tyagaraja ( A, S, N, T)
7. lAvanYa rAma - pUrNa shaDja - Tyagaraja
8. RTP in kOkilapriya - set to trishra gati tripuTa tALa - Pallavi line went some thing like "Rama daya chUDara" - Ragamalika svaras in Saveri and bilahari
9. A number of "minor compositions" - 'cause I hate the term 'TukkaDa'
pahADi tillAna of LGJ
couple more shorties
I was hearing them live after a gap of several years and enjoued it. SM was sung with very imaginatively and had some unusual phrases by both vocalists and the violinist. Throughout the concert, the violinists replies were very nice. During the rAgamAlika svaras, Seshachari said, he almost forgot which rAga to take next after being immersed in the violin.
My best pick of the concert was Simhendramadhyama - even though the kriti is samashTi charana, it was very much made up by the neraval and AlApane - and this took almost one third the duration of the concert. After the 2 mains, the RTP was a short 30minute affair. There was a Tani Avartane during the RTP. Unlike in some other concerts, I did not see the mridanga being played during tAnam.
Another novelty was singing svaras in sarvam brahma mayam, as they would do in a chOTa khyal (in hindustani)