West Meets East: The Historic Shankar / Menuhin Sessions
 : West Meets East: The Historic Shankar / Menuhin Sessions

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by: Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0724356718029
Feature: World Music / World
Format: Original recording remastered
Item Dimensions: 4555021494
Label: Blue Note
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Blue Note
MPN: 724356718029
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: November 02, 1999
Publisher: Blue Note
Release Date: November 02, 2009
Studio: Blue Note

  • World Music / World

Disc 1:
  1. West Meets East: Prabhali
  2. West Meets East: Swara Kakali
  3. West Meets East: Raga Piloo
  4. West Meets East: Dhun
  5. West Meets East: Raga Ananda Bhairava
  6. West Meets East: Tenderness
  7. West Meets East: Twilight Mood
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Includes Prabhati; Dhun; Twlight Mood; Raga Piloo , and more.
Without renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin, the West may not have found Indian classical music until decades later, much beyond the late 1960s. Thanks to Menuhin's chance meeting and later lasting friendship with the master sitarist Ravi Shankar, the West witnessed the sublimity that the merging of Western and Indian classical music could produce. The two collaborated in key performances during the late 1960s and mid-1970s, the highlights of which are captured here on West Meets East. In an incredible, interwoven dance between violin and sitar, Shankar and Menuhin spin a new yarn from the wool of ancient and rare Indian ragas, capturing the ecstasy of Hindustani praise while spontaneously bringing forth their own voices in the music. Menuhin's violin sings in beautiful sadness alongside Shankar's twanging sitar amid the droning of tanpura and occasional tabla rhythms. It's as if the two greats are playing a game of tag, taking the other's notes and stretching them into their own inspired shapes while creating a timeless music where love and respect swirl up like blessed smoke. --Karen H. Hugg

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