RAVI SHANKAR IN PORTRAIT
Ravi Shankar - 'Between Two Worlds'
The definitive account of India's most celebrated musician follows two years
of Ravi Shankar's life - filmed in India and America - against the backdrop
of seven decades of innovative collaboration with Western musicians. Archive
footage shows concerts with Zakir Hussain and other key performances filmed
from the 1930s to the present day.
Ravi Shankar live in concert
Ravi Shankar performs two ragas (Raga Anandi Kalyan and Raga Rangeela
Piloo) in the atmospheric Union Chapel in London, summer 2002, with his
daughter Anoushka and tabla virtuosi Bikram Ghosh and Tanmoy Bose.
Region code: All Regions
Picture format: 16/9 anamorphic
Running time approx: 190 mins
Menu languages: GB
Subtitle languages: D/F/ES (PAL), LA (NTSC)
Sound format: 4.0 Surround Sound, LPCM Stereo
Cat. No.: OA 0853 D PAL OA 0864 D NTSC
'Benares Ghat' - Ravi Shankar teaches a new piece to his students
The sitar & Indian music - A personal introduction by Ravi Shankar
Illustrated booklet which includes a personal hand-written note from Ravi Shankar
'a real gem. It is, as it says on the box, the 'definitive account' of
one of the 20th century's greatest musicians ...a demonstration-class package.'
'two seductive performances...the film is gorgeous, full of beautifully-composed
'this is without doubt an essential addition to the collection and a collectors
piece for the future. The DVD shows not only the great musicianship of the man
but his compassion and kindness, along with his determination to use his success
to pass on something of worth in the form of the academy he is building in his
'This is a superb production and should be in the collections of anyone
in the least bit interested in Indian classical music
Both audio and video
quality are superb, and the BBC should be congratulated for this release.'
Discs of the Year 2003 musicweb.uk.net