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Sound of the Sitar
Ravi Shankar
Sound of the Sitar
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Ravi Shankar
Title: Sound of the Sitar
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
Release Date: 7/1/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical
Styles: Far East & Asia, Reggae, India & Pakistan, India, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Sound of the Sitar
UPC: 5017261201713

CD Reviews

Deep and Dark
M.Burt | DC | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find this to be among the heaviest (emotionally) of Ravi Shankar's recordings. Satisfyingly deep and dark. He sits on some very low notes, much longer and lower than usual. I only play this disc when I am prepared to seriously listen in a quiet, meditative state. Recording and production quality are immaculate."
The Ravi Shankar Collection
Keegan R. Lerch | Bethlehem, PA | 01/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of all the Ravi Shankar recordings I have heard so far, this one strikes me as one of the most emotional and deep. After several listens, the subtle beauty of Raga Malkauns: Alap almost pulls you into a trance, while the Jor speeds up slightly at the end to create a masterful combination. The Tala Sawari and Pahari Dhun are both livelier pieces, especially Pahari Dhun, which is based on folk melodies of India.
I have studied Indian music, and, still, I cannot profess that I know very much, for this is such a complex and beautiful music. North Indian classical music will continue to astound me with the complex rhythmic patterns and vast array of "scales" that are used. If you are interested at all in Indian music (North Indian, classical especially), you need to check this out, along with Ravi's other recordings. Read the descriptive liner notes and learn a little something as well..."