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Shankar: Sitar Concertos and Other Works
Ravi Shankar, Andre Previn, Zubin Mehta
Shankar: Sitar Concertos and Other Works
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #2


      
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East meets West musically with fantastic results
Stephen J. Snyder | Lancaster, Texas United States | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is more than two hours of acclaimed sitar master Ravi Shankar grooving with a variety of Western orchestral instruments in both classical Western and classical Indian musical settings.

The former includes two concertos for sitar and orchestra; the latter includes two ragas and other traditional works.

Shankar is joined by plenty of heavy hitters. The conductors for the two concertos are Andre Previn and Zubin Mehta; Yehudi Menuhin and Jean-Pierre Rampal are the top classical music soloists to join Shankar on other pieces.

And the creativity to write the two concertos? Incredible.

And, the recording quality on these two CDs, including the degree of stereo separation on the smaller instrumented pieces, is great. For example, the Morning Love had fantastic sound, and separation, between the sitar and tabla. Made me feel like I was on a rug about six feet away from two real performers, just as my speakers are."
Amazing-A New Context for Sitar
Simone Labbance | 04/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is amazing. The music is gorgeous. Despite the use of instruments native to both the East and West, each is kept true to its own unique voice. No instrument is watered-down."
Shankar Sitar Concertos & Other Works
Miguel Ehrenzweig | Xalapa, Mèxico | 02/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excelent recording...the concerto one of Previn and Shankar best performance...lots of good music in the CD's"