Ravi Shankar Edition | Warner 9029528208

Ravi Shankar Edition

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029528208

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 5

Release Date: 27th March 2020

Contents

Artists

Ravi Shankar (sitar)
Ali Akbar Khan (sarod)
Alla Rakha (tabla)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Martine Geliot (harp)
Kamala Chakravarti (tanpura)
Nodu Mullick (tanpura, small tanpura)
Terence Emery (bongos)
Amiya Dasgupta (bass tanpura)
Zakir Hussain (tabla)
R.C. Verma (tanpura)
Daniel Karp (tanpura)
London Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Andre Previn
Zubin Mehta

Works

Shankar, Ravi

Dhun
L'Aube enchantee sur le Raga 'Todi'
Morning Love
Raga Piloo
Sitar Concerto no.1
Sitar Concerto no.2
Tenderness
Twilight Mood

Artists

Ravi Shankar (sitar)
Ali Akbar Khan (sarod)
Alla Rakha (tabla)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Martine Geliot (harp)
Kamala Chakravarti (tanpura)
Nodu Mullick (tanpura, small tanpura)
Terence Emery (bongos)
Amiya Dasgupta (bass tanpura)
Zakir Hussain (tabla)
R.C. Verma (tanpura)
Daniel Karp (tanpura)
London Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Andre Previn
Zubin Mehta

About

“If I’ve accomplished anything,” said Ravi Shankar, “it’s that I have been able to open the door to our music in the West.” Born in Varanasi in 1920, he achieved worldwide renown as a sitar player and unprecedented influence as an ambassador for Indian classical music, revealing new possibilities to such figures as George Harrison of the Beatles, jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and composer Philip Glass. Documenting Shankar’s ground-breaking collaborations as both composer and performer with luminaries of western classical music – such as Yehudi Menuhin, André Previn, Jean-Pierre Rampal and another great Indian-born musician, Zubin Mehta – this collection also includes two discs of ragas in the purely Indian tradition.

7 April 2020 marks what would have been Ravi Shakar’s 100th birthday. Not only is Ravi Shankar’s name synonymous with the sitar, he has also opened the way to musical genres such as fusion and minimalism  through his interaction with other artists, including The Beatles, the composer Philip Glass, the conductors Zubin Mehta and André Previn, the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal and the violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Diverse aspects of his collaborative magic are captured in this survey, which embraces classical Indian ragas, duets, trios, ensemble performances and concertos with orchestra. As a performer, composer, teacher and writer, Ravi Shankar is renowned throughout the world for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West. Shankar has been a cultural influence in the West for more than four decades as India’s most recognized and esteemed musical ambassador. Perhaps no greater tribute can be paid to this remarkable musician than the words of his colleague, the late Yehudi Menuhin: “Ravi Shankar has brought me a precious gift and through him I have added a new dimension to my experience of music. To me, his genius and his humanity can only be compared to that of Mozart’s.”

Contents:

CD 1
1. Raga Khamaj
2. Raga Lalit

CD 2
1. Raga Mishra Piloo

CD 3
1. Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali)
2. Raga Puriya Kalyan
3. Swara-Kakali (based on Raga Tilang)
4. Raga Piloo
5. Dhun
6. Raga Ananda Bhairava
7. Tenderness
8. Twilight Mood

CD 4
1-4. Concerto for Sitar & Orchestra
5. The Enchanted Dawn
6. Morning Love (based on Raga Nata Bhairav)

CD 5
1-4. Raga Mala – A Garland of Ragas (Concerto no.2 for Sitar & Orchestra)

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