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Nine Decades Volume 3: Orchestral Experimentations

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Volume three in the Nine Decades Series, entitled Orchestral Experimentations, is a set of nine studio tracks featuring Ravi Shankar’s earliest compositional experimentations with his National Orchestra recorded between 1950 and 1954. the orchestra consisted of many of the finest Indian musicians of the period, and in these recordings one senses the excitement Ravi felt at having such resources at his disposal. Not only was Ravi inspired by the players to experiment with orchestration, but he enjoyed the freedom to explore both North and South Indian systems, as well as use some Western technique. Ravi also maintained his natural inclination for improvisation by recording usually within a hour or two of completing the composition.

 
PURCHASE
 

TRACKS

Gorakh 6 ½
Spring
Antarjwala (Burning Heart)
Dhana Kaun
Bhairavi (Morning Bloom)
Chanchal Rajani
Spring Fever
Raga Tilang
Jatil Granthi (A Twisted Knot)

  • Dhana Kaun

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FEATURING

Ravi Shankar – Composer, Conductor

 

CREDITS

Executive Producers: Shyama Priya & Cat Celebrezze; Mastering: Barry Phillips; October 9, 2011: Wickstrom Design

Recorded in the studio in Delhi, India c. 1953

 

 

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