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Extraordinary Lesson

Release Date: 03/08/2011 
Label:  Accords-croises Fr. (Dvd)   Catalog #: 141  
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 20 Mins. 

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The music and life lesson of the most famous Indian musician in history The compelling lesson from music sitar player Ravi Shankar, filmed during his last European concert and with his students and his daughter Anoushka. Virtuoso sitar player, one of the world's best known, Ravi Shankar was the first ambassador of Indian music, which he popularized in the West since 1956. Throughout his long career he has raised the question of transmission of his art. Unlike Western classical, Indian music is transmitted orally, in the everyday and the guild. This documentary shows on his last visit to Paris, he presents himself as his last trip to Europe, where he chose to give for the first time a music lesson to the public of the Salle Pleyel. The Read more director has also filmed his daily work at the center of Ravi Shankar, Delhi, India with his followers and his daughter Anoushka. This young modern woman, living alternately in India and America, agrees on the same road as his father with equal conviction: respect the essence of classical Indian music while also opening new horizons. The interventions of a musicologist also illuminate this fascinating lesson. Read less

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