Ravi Shankar
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1920-04-07
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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar Biography (Wikipedia)

Ravi Shankar, KBE (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury (Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury in Hindi), his name often preceded by the title Pandit (Master) and "Sitar maestro", was an Indian musician and a composer of Hindustani classical music. He was the best-known proponent of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999.

Shankar was born to a Bengali Brahmin family in India, and spent his youth touring India and Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.

In 1956, Shankar began to tour Europe and the Americas playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Beatles guitarist George Harrison. His influence on the latter helped popularize the use of Indian instruments in pop music in the latter half of the 1960s. Shankar engaged Western music by writing compositions for sitar and orchestra, and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. He continued to perform until the end of his life.

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Symphony: IV. Finale - Banjara
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Symphony: IV. Finale - Banjara
Ravi Shankar
Mistra Piloo - Network East 02/09/1989
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Mistra Piloo - Network East 02/09/1989
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L'Aube Enchantee
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L'Aube Enchantee
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Kafi Zila (Symphony)
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Kafi Zila (Symphony)
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Pancham Se Gara
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Pancham Se Gara
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Dhun
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Dhun
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Raga Piloo
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Raga Piloo
Ravi Shankar
Prabhati (based on the Raga Gunkali)
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Prabhati (based on the Raga Gunkali)
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Genesis: Theme on a Sitar
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Genesis: Theme on a Sitar
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Ragas in a minor scale (Passages)
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Ragas in a minor scale (Passages)
Ravi Shankar
Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra (Raga Adana)
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Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra (Raga Adana)
Ravi Shankar
Raga - Hem Bihag
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Raga - Hem Bihag
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Dhun in Devgiri Bilawal
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Dhun in Devgiri Bilawal
Philip Glass
Passages (excerpt)
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Passages (excerpt)
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Prashanti
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Prashanti
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Mangalam Tala Mantra
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Mangalam Tala Mantra
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Bangla Dhun
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Bangla Dhun
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Raga Piloo
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Raga Piloo
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Dhun
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Dhun
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Swara-Kakali (in memoriam Yehudi Menuhin): Gat In Teentala
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Swara-Kakali (in memoriam Yehudi Menuhin): Gat In Teentala
Ravi Shankar
Tana Mana (Heritage Track)
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Tana Mana (Heritage Track)
Traditional Indian, Yehudi Menuhin & Ravi Shankar
Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali) [a morning rag]
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Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali) [a morning rag]
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Navve Nuvvu
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Navve Nuvvu
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Dub Syndicate
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Dub Syndicate
Ravi Shankar
Dhun
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Dhun
Philp Glass and Ravi Shankar, Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass Ensemble
Ragas in Minor Scale
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Ragas in Minor Scale

Ragas in Minor Scale

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Philp Glass and Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
Tabla Solo In Extal (Live)
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Tabla Solo In Extal (Live)
Philip Glass
Prashanti
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Prashanti
Ravi Shankar
Ragas in minor scale
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Ragas in minor scale
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Passages (Prashanti)
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Passages (Prashanti)
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Swara-Kakali, In memoriam Yehudi Menuhin - Aochar (introduction), Gat In Teentla (Rhythmic cycle of 16 beats) - (excerpt)
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Swara-Kakali, In memoriam Yehudi Menuhin - Aochar (introduction), Gat In Teentla (Rhythmic cycle of 16 beats) - (excerpt)
Ravi Shankar
I Am Missing You
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I Am Missing You
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Kafi Zila (Symphony)
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Kafi Zila (Symphony)
Philip Glass
Passages (Proms 2017)
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Passages (Proms 2017)
Trad & Ravi Shankar
Dhun Man Pasano
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Dhun Man Pasano

Dhun Man Pasano

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Symphony - Finale: Banjara (excerpt) (Proms 2017)
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Symphony - Finale: Banjara (excerpt) (Proms 2017)
Ravi Shankar
Mohan Kauns (Tribute to Gandhi)
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Mohan Kauns (Tribute to Gandhi)

Mohan Kauns (Tribute to Gandhi)

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Gaurav Mazumder
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Ravi Shankar
Banjara
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Banjara
Ravi Shankar
Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan from "Symphony"
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Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan from "Symphony"
Ravi Shankar
Sukanya
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Sukanya

Sukanya

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Susanna Hurrell
Alok Kumar
Keel Watson
Michel de Souza
Njabulo Madlala
Ravi Shankar
Meetings Along the Edge
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Meetings Along the Edge
Ravi Shankar
Mahaa Mrityunjaya (Om Triambakam)
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Mahaa Mrityunjaya (Om Triambakam)
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2020
Ravi Shankar, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2017: Prom 41: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-15T01:34:15
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15
Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 41: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar

Proms 2017: Prom 41: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2005: Prom 27
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Royal Albert Hall
2005-08-03T01:34:15
3
Aug
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 27

Royal Albert Hall

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