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Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass's 1989 album Passages, a unique fusion of Hindustani sitar music with American minimalism, is performed live and in full for the first time.

Two goliaths of 20th-century music, Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, recorded the studio album Passages together in 1989. The result was a unique fusion of Hindustani sitar music with American minimalism. Tonight the album is performed live and in full for the first time, with Shankar's daughter Anoushka playing the sitar alongside a dazzling array of Indian soloists and the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Karen Kamensek.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Music Played

  • Philip Glass

    Passages

    Composer: Ravi Shankar. Performer: Anoushka Shankar. Performer: Gaurav Mazumdar. Performer: Ravichandra Kulur. Performer: Alexa Mason. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Karen Kamensek.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Anoushka Shankar
Orchestra Orchestra Britten Sinfonia
Conductor Karen Kamensek
Producer Stephanie McWhinnie
Director Kriss Russman

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