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16/04/2010

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 16 April 2010

"This is India! The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition" Mark Twain.

In this Friday Night Special - From Hollywood to Bollywood - which was recorded at LSO St Luke's in April, Hardeep Singh Kohli presents a selection of musical pictures of India - from classical composers like Rimsky Korsakov (Song Of India) and Elgar (Crown Of India Suite), to the big Hollywood film scores for Gandhi (George Fenton) and Passage to India (Maurice Jarre). We also recall the films of Sabu including Miklos Rozsa's 1942 score to The Jungle Book.

Robert Ziegler conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, who are joined by some traditional Bollywood singers and the award-winning composer and percussionist Kuljit Bhamra. East meets West when Kuljit and his ensemble join the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra for some of Bollywood's greatest hits including songs from Bombay Dreams and Jai Ho from "Slumdog Millionaire.

During the concert interval BBC Asian Network presenters Pablo and Raj talk to composer A.R. Rahmin.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra Palace Of Surat Khan

    (STEINER)

  • Image for Rashi Kaur, Sangeeta, Shahid Khan, Kartik

    Rashi Kaur, Sangeeta, Shahid Khan, Kartik Kaahe Chhed Mohe

    (DARBAR/BADR) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Image for Raj Ghatak

    Raj Ghatak Loves Never Easy (Bombay Dreams)

    (RAHMIN/BLACK) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Rajeev Sharma

    Rajeev Sharma Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai (Kati Patang

    (BURMAN) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra The Far Pavillions

    (DAVIS)

  • Image for Sangeeta, Kartik, Shahid, Rajeev, Rashi

    Sangeeta, Kartik, Shahid, Rajeev, Rashi Ichak Dana

    (SHANKAR-JAIKISHAN) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Sangeeta, Shahid, Rajeev, Rashi

    Sangeeta, Shahid, Rajeev, Rashi Pyar Ka Hai Bairi

    (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Celia Sheen

    Celia Sheen Suite – A Passage To India

    (JARRE) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Alkay Yagvik

    Alkay Yagvik Tu Musk Ura (Smile)

    (Rahman/Gulzar)

  • Image for Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle

    Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle - Chura Liya Hai Turn Ne (You've Stolen My Heart)"

  • Image for Nicole Kidman & John Leguizamo

    Nicole Kidman & John Leguizamo Hindi Sad Diamonds (Chamma Chamma)

    (Sameer)

  • Image for Kylie Minogue & Sony Nigam

    Kylie Minogue & Sony Nigam Chiggy Wiggy

    (Rahman)

  • Image for K.S. Chithra

    K.S. Chithra Kehna Hikya (What's There Left To Say)

    (Rahman/Mehboob)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra March of the Mogul Emperors (Crown of India Suite)

    (Elgar)

  • Image for Rajeev Sharma, Shahid, Sangeeta, Rashi

    Rajeev Sharma, Shahid, Sangeeta, Rashi Eena Meena Deeka (Aasha)

    (RAMCHANDRA/KRISHAN) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Rebecca Turner

    Rebecca Turner Intermezzo (Crown Of India Suite)

    (ELGAR) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Shahid Khan

    Shahid Khan Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)

    (RAHMIN/GULZAR) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Rashi

    Rashi Pyar Hua Chupke Se

    (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra Moonlight on the Ganges

    (Montague Ewing)

  • Image for Rashi / Kartik/Shahid

    Rashi / Kartik/Shahid Dola Re Dola (Devdas)

    (DARBAR/BADR)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

    (WILLIAMS)

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