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Prom 55: Classical Music of Indian and Pakistan

Andrew McGregor presents a concert of classical music from India, plus qawwali from Pakistan, to mark the 70th anniversary of Partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent.

Live at BBC Proms: to mark the 70th anniversary of partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent, a concert of classical music from North and South India, plus qawwali from Pakistan, running late into the night.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee (sitar)
Soumen Nandy (tabla)

Kumaresh Rajagopalan (Carnatic violin)
Jayanthi Kumaresh (Saraswati veena)
Anantha R. Krishnan (mridangam)

Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Brothers

The Proms marks the 70th anniversary of partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent with a concert curated by Darbar Trust, producers of Darbar Festival, representing the classical music of India and Pakistan. Explore the region's diverse musical culture in performances celebrating three very different traditions. India's great maestro, Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee performs ragas on the iconic sitar from the Hindustani music of North India, while South India's Carnatic music is more strongly melodic, coloured by the distinctive timbres of the Carnatic violin and veena. The Sufi music of Pakistan provides an ecstatic climax to this Late Night Prom, weaving rich, mesmeric tapestries of sound.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Music Played

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    Raag Bihag (Proms 2017)

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    Raga Charukeshi and Nattai (Proms 2017)

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    Chaap Tilak (Proms 2017)

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    Kangna (Proms 2017)

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    Piya Ghar Aaya (Proms 2017)

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    Dam Mast Qalandar (Proms 2017)

  • Post-concert

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV 849 (Books 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

      Performer: Angela Hewitt.
      • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
      • Hyperion.
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