Anoushka

October 20, 1998 | Format: MP3

$6.45
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 20, 1998
  • Release Date: October 20, 1998
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Angel Records
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  • Total Length: 1:00:01
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  • ASIN: B000THCF2U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,387 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Saw her play the concert for george (wow wow wow!)
Alberto Knox
The ragas on this album are delicate and beautiful.
Jim
Like the father Anoushka is a famous Sitar artist.
KJ Kumar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Yoga Sponge on February 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Your (collective) words are tough love, it's true... I think the reviewers here are correct that she has a world of growing up to do, but no need to be so harsh towards her. It is not her fault that her father is so famous, it is circumstance-- and it's not her fault that the big music corporations want to cash in on her legacy (much like sister Norah.)
Both young women show promise, and over-exposure of an unmatured talent can negatively affect it... granted.
But the hostility here is merely so that "others" stop giving Anoushka and her music good ratings without having greater understanding of the process behind the music.
And yet... if the music moves someone who doesn't "understand"... well, then... it has still served its purpose, hasn't it? Music, like all art forms, like poetry and prose, cannot dictate who is allowed to enjoy or not enjoy. It is a two-way contract between giver and receiver. And if the receiver feels the magic, and has his or her emotions stirred, then the music (via the performer) has been true to its mission.
Soon, Raviji will be gone, and if Anoushka is serious about her music and the sitar, it will be reflected in her career. For now, her "light" sound could be a blessing for those not so versed in classical Hindustani music; they could grow with her! I would urge anyone intrigued by Anoushka to continue to explore. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan or Pandit Nikhil Banerjee would be great places to continue your 'education.'
It *should* be understood that young people cannot truly be "virtuosos" within this style of music... they simply lack the depth of experience and feeling to properly convey the nuances in the very complex musical forms.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Boxodreams on September 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
beware those who would dictate what Anoushka needs and doesn't need. The only thing she needs is to be herself and listen to the wisdom that grows inside of her. I find it pathetic, those who question the integrity of anyone who buys her music. Who cares what else I have on the shelf, or whether I know what a raga is (I do)? Anoushka is not cheating anyone here. Her music and talent are affecting and beautiful. She is beautiful as well, and certainly has experienced the West. Maybe she likes being beautiful. I first was exposed to her watching her performance on the DVD "Concert for George," in which she performs magnificently a piece her father Ravi (oops, wrote it the old Western way!) wrote for the event. She and the music were entrancing, and whether we know anything about what it was or who it compares to or not does not matter. What matters is whether we are moved, and if we are, then the music has done something vital. Anoushka should not mind her minders; she should rise above their demands and frustrations and opinions and try to find her place in the world. I miss the decency of George Harrison.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L on November 27, 1998
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I have had the pleasure of seeing Anoushka Shankar perform with her legendary father, Ravi, on several occasions and was pleased to learn that she was releasing her own compilation of five ragas on sitar (which was indeed produced by her "Bapi"!)! Ms. Shankar does not disappoint. Her style is definitely an homage to her father, her lifelong Guru, but is uniquely her own. (Incidently, all compositions are by her father).She is a modest and radiant presence in person so I can visualize her playing as I listen to Anoushka. She is incredibly gifted for one so young.I highly recommend not only this CD, her first and, I am sure, not last, but if you get the chance to see her carry on her family's fine tradition, do all you can to get there for a night you will remember for a long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles E. Crowley on August 3, 2013
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This album has a great range of seriousness, fun and in between. Traditional as her father taught her as well as pure Anoushka. You won't be able to wait to her each following cut to see where she goes. She also picked up on the fun that her father Ravi always had in his life. Don't miss it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim on February 4, 2013
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The ragas on this album are delicate and beautiful. Having listened to her dad since the 60's i was happy to find Anoushka Shankar in such good form. A must for anyone who loves classical Indian music. Check out her Traveller CD which is completely different; very hip, modern and innovative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian T. Summers on May 14, 2013
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I had been playing Bairagi on line while I meditated for some time. Then it had become unavailable so I bought the album and I'm very glad I did. I feel the music....
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By KJ Kumar on September 18, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Anoushka Ravi Shankar is the daughter of Pundit Ravi Shankar.
Like the father Anoushka is a famous Sitar artist.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Conare on February 1, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Through this album, we can witness an age old Indian phenomenon-- students with great innate talent who are nurtured in music by master-musicians in their families (Raviji). Do not expect mastery, though, because she is not there yet.
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