Rajagopalan’s Veena recital was a fine display of raga music soaked
in melody and bhava…. and the result was exceedingly soothing Veena
music savored by a large gathering of music lovers.
Hindu – Mayuram. G. Swaminathan.
Rajagopalan is naturally musical and not merely cultivated and trained
and her technique matches the music values she most cherishes.
Raghava R Menon, Times of India.
gave a scintillating interpretation of Raga Hemavanthi. Both in
the vilambitha and durita sequences she was at her best. Dikshatar’s
Kriti Sri Kanthimatim was rendered melodiously and in the swaraprastharas
she exhibited her skill over the techniques.
Indian Express Chennai.
Rajagopalan, a Veena artiste whose art is steeped in classical moorings.
The elaboration of Varali with many rakti prayogas played with composure
and flawless fingering technique was a salad interpretation. The
sweet tanam playing raised the listening ambience several notches
soulful raga played on the Veena by Saraswati Rajagopalan with fluent
flow on the frets demonstrated her dexterity in the sangathis, sancharas
and swaras. Saraswati soared effortlessly in her Kambodhi, scoring
fine swara formulations.
rendition displays a grasp of diction in a style of musical calmness.
She has been trained to communicate the niceties of veena artistry
with sufficient attention to the aspect of ghamaka in a sweet and
subdued style. Her Nuanced execution of the Bhairavi Swarajathi
revealed her taste for the richness of ragabhava exposed by the
The Hindu (Chennai)
Rajagopalan of Delhi rendered a lec-dem on Saraswati Veena from
which one can easily infer that she wants to reach out to the in
depth of music and its tune. The quality of her music was capable
of leading one towards meditation.
Das: Business & Political Observer
Saraswati combined fluency and gamaka grace in her rendition/her kalpanaswaras
had verve and elegance. The main raga of the recital was ramapriya,
in the alpana of which Saraswati’s stress on the pivotal notes made
the essay a thing of beauty.
Swaminathan (Hindustan Times – Evening News)