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SeattleCelebrate Asia

Huang, Tao, Chen, Gershwin
Tianyi Lu; Gaurav Mazumdar; Conrad Tao; Seattle Symphony Chorale

London2010: Crossing cultures

© Anushka Menon
Corigliano, Glass, Shankar
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karen Kamensek; Daniel Hope; Alban Gerhardt; Anoushka Shankar

HuddersfieldArya: Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra

Erkin, Sibelius
Orchestra of Opera North; Harish Shankar; Unknown
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Prom 41: East meets West in Glass/Shankar Passages

Anoushka Shankar © Harper Smith | DG
The first live performance of Philip Glass' Passages was a spellbinding fusion of modernity and tradition, an exquisite meeting of minds, music styles and instrumentation.
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Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya Delights in Birmingham

Sanjukta Sinha and Aakash Odedra © ROH | Bill Cooper
Five years after the composer's death, his musical collaborator David Murphy ensures that Shankar's only operatic work finally gets heard.
****1
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Sonic inundation: Tavener’s Flood of Beauty

There was an inundation of the sound of John Tavener's Flood of Beauty at the Barbican on Sunday, with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Martyn Brabbins.
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Shankar plays Shankar

Anoushka Shankar and the RSNO under Kristjan Järvi delight with complementary takes on 'the East' – Arvo Pärt and Ravi Shankar at Edinburgh's Usher Hall.
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Prom 39: Holst, Vaughan Williams and Nishat Khan with BBC NOW and David Atherton

Only at the Proms could you hear two stalwarts of the 20th-century English school alongside a new concerto by an Indian classical sitar player. To be fair the work, by Holst was entitled Indra and has its roots in the composers study of Indian Sanskrit, which led to a number of works based on Hindu myths – culminating in his beautiful opera Savitri.
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Anoushka Shankar et Manu Delago : la célébration des résonances sympathiques

Anoushka Shankar © Harper Smith
Dans le cadre du festival Enescu de Bucarest, la sitariste Anoushka Shankar et le percussioniste Manu Delago accompagnés par l'Orchestre de Chambre de Zürich nous offrent un programme singulier où les résonances harmoniques étourdissantes du sitar mariées à celles du hang fascinent.
****1
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