Legendary composer and sitarist Ravi Shankar is one of India’s most highly esteemed musical ambassadors, renowned for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West. 2010 saw the première of his ambitious fusion work, his first symphony conceived for a Western symphony orchestra, which translates the aural sensibilities and sound-worlds of Indian music into a Western structural framework. In this live recording of the work’s première, David Murphy conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Ravi Shankar’s daughter Anoushka on sitar.
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***** " a resounding triumph" The Independent, April 2012
Ravi SHANKAR (b.1920) Symphony
David Murphy conductor Anoushka Shankar sitar London Philharmonic Orchestra Pieter Schoeman leader
Listen to excerpts below, including the whole of the first movement.