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Proms 2017 Prom 41: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar

Prom 41
Prom 41: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar
22:15 Tue 15 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Blending Glass’s American Minimalism with traditional Hindustani classical music, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar joins the Britten Sinfonia for the first complete live performance of Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar’s 1964 concept album Passages.
Blending Glass’s American Minimalism with traditional Hindustani classical music, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar joins the Britten Sinfonia for the first complete live performance of Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar’s 1964 concept album Passages.

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In the mid-1960s a rising star of Western classical music met the ‘Godfather’ of the Indian classical tradition. The result was a collision of musical worlds and – some 25 years later – a studio album that combined Glass’s American Minimalism with Shankar’s sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music.

A hypnotic flow of sound, blending cello, saxophone and other Western instruments with the glittering pulse of the sitar, Passages is presented here in its first complete live performance. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by Shankar’s daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar.

There will be no interval

Broadcast on BBC Four, 18 August

Image: Karen Kamensek © Denise Biffar

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