Full Circle/Carnegie Hall 2000
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Full Circle: Carnegie Hall 2000
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In 1938, 17-year-old Ravi Shankar made his first appearance at New York's famed Carnegie Hall as a dancer and musician in his brother Uday's troupe. After 62 years and countless performances and recordings later, the preeminent sitarist and composer could still wow a New York audience, now with his 19-year-old daughter and protégée Anoushka in tow. These performances of the nighttime raga "Kaushi Kanhara" and the light, romantic "Mishra Gara" indeed make for an evening to remember. Listening to Full Circle is a reminder of Shankar's many compositional innovations. While this is a classical recording, the master introduces elements from outside the Hindustani (i.e., North Indian) tradition--especially his widespread use of harmony in a style that, historically, is completely based on complex interplays of melody and rhythm. His unusual use of two tablas (played here deftly by Bikram Ghosh and Tanmoy Bose) builds additional excitement. And the sheer melodic inventiveness that he displays in these two ragas would be stunning from a performer half his age. Throughout, the honeyed tone and gentle spirit that pervade all of Shankar's recordings, classical or experimental, shine through brilliantly. Kudos to Angel's engineers, too, on making a remarkably full and bright recording that captures all the energy of this live concert. --Anastasia Tsioulcas
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Every one knows his famous Brother Uday Shankar, a great dancer.
Being Aries, he was a charismatic figure, with so many talents and skill in several arts.
He joined his brother performing Classical Dance all around the world.
He, soon gave up dancing and took interest in Sitar. Rest is history.
He was a good composer and created several tunes for movies. He had close relationship with
The late Satyajit Ray. Pundit Ji also worked for AIR (All India Radio) for some time, in Delhi.
But soon lost interest being a music Director.
He had close association with the famous Violinist Maestro Yahudi Menihin, the Beatles and specially Geroge Harrison. He travelled all over the spreading Love and harmony and Sitar.
He also had a short stint in Politics and served as a Rajya Sabha Member. (Upper Chamber
Of the Parliament)
The Pundit was awarded Bharat Ratna, Indian highest Civilian honour.
Pundit Ravi Shankar was born on 7th April 1920 In India and died in December 11th, 2012
in San Diego, California, United States of America, at the age of 92.
His daughter Anouska Ravi Shankar A famous Sitarist, carries his vision and his love and plays Sitar. Listen to her and also listen to Nora Jones, who's a great Pianist.
This composition was performed in year 2000 at Carnegie Hall, New York, United States of America.
Listen to it. Or listen to all his compositions and I assure you, that you'd love it.
Thank you AMAZON.