Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar - West Meets East

Label:

Warner Classics

Genre:

Classical

Product No.:
AWCL 554927
UPC: 825646484157
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Category:

Vinyl Record



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"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



Side 1
Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali)
Raga Puriya Kalyan
Swara-Kakali (based on Raga Tilang)

Side 2
Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25, 'Dans le caractère populaire roumain': I. Moderato malinconi
Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25, 'Dans le caractère populaire roumain': II. Andante sostenuto
Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25, 'Dans le caractère populaire roumain': III. Allegro con brio

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