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.
The CD will be available from 30 April, but the album is out now exclusively on itunes at £5.99.
Recorded 1 July 2010 at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall
Listen to the first movement online > (LPO website)
Ravi SHANKAR (b.1920)
David Murphy conductor
Anoushka Shankar sitar
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader