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Inside the Kremlin [Import]

Ravi Shankar Audio CD
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Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and composer was India's most esteemed musical Ambassador and a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. As a performer, composer, teacher and writer, he did more for Indian music than any other musician. He was well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West. This however, he ... Read more in Amazon's Ravi Shankar Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Private Music
  • ASIN: B0000000J2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 301,639 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Prarambh (Beginning)
2. Shanti-Mantra (Peace Incantation)
3. Three Ragas in d (Based On The Ragas Hemavati, Kirwani And Basant Mukhari)
4. Tarana (Based On The Raga Nat-Bhairavi)
5. Sandhya Raga (Based On The Raga Yaman-Kalyan)
6. Bahu-Rang (Grand Finale)
7. Shanti-Mantra (Reprise)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy service, product in brilliant condition. 14 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
Thanks a lot for a great service! Product was prompt and arrived in brilliant condition - I will definitely visit this distributor again!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RAVI SHANKAR, INSIDE THE KREMLIN 17 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 140 Musicians Meeting...: Creative Thrilling Sparks Fly 6 April 2003
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Shankar's compositions masterfully reveal the beauty encompassing individual elements of the vast and diverse elements collected under Indian music. Lovers of Indian music of all sort can enjoy this cd: example, having listened to many tabla solos/jugalbandis, the brief mukha-vadyam(tabla syllables recited>played) jugalbandi's thrilling complexity, the two players combining in a result unacheivable through improvised recitations; rhythm, vocal, folk songs combine under a classical backdrop, the juxtaposition/blending of the instruments is amazing, be it when an angelic indian women singing in shanti-mantra is followed up by the hallowing glory of the Russian chorus, or the indian flute, sitar, violin, santoor, sarangi, shehnai playing shankar's involved peices. The texture is very rich. Bahu-rang: camel riding folk musicians will make you bust out dancing in the middle of the desert/or Listen to the moment in bahu-rang when a women sings a hindi love song to you, her style, listen to it, her style is indescribable- so tender/sensitive/Raw like a lonesome virgin waiting to be made love to - That moment should be enough for your 15 bucks :)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Was this album recorded by an earthling? 16 April 1999
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I cannot believe my ears. This album is amazing! The combination of Indian and Russian music was something I never even thought of.This album is now the CD that has been played the most in my player.I HIGHLY recommend this album to anyone with a need to explore the unknown.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely moving 24 Feb 2003
By David - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This is the single cd that opened my ears to world music. This is an outstanding musical meeting of two cultures with a master at the lead. People familiar with Ravi Shankar know he is an absolute virtuoso sitarist, but this cd shows how amazing his composing skills are as well. All of the performers on this cd are amazing, and the compositions cover every emotion. Although I've bought other Shankar cd's, this one remains my favorite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 2 July 2008
By Christopher M. Nabity - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Love this album. It's amazing. Ravi shankar was hired to compose for an ensemble of over 100 musicians for a performance at an Indian festival at the Kremlin. He more than rose to the challenge. At times it sounds like a soundtrack recording, but's amazing. Dare I say tour de force...all the way through from second one.

If you're looking for mainly Ravi Shankar maybe look elsewhere as he is pushed somewhat into the background of the recording by the grand scale of the ensemble, but he does manage to shine through...brilliantly.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is one on my must own list 15 Dec 1999
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This cd takes me on a journey into India, I love this cd. I have had it since it came out years ago, it is played most often on my cd player. By the way I generally listen to alternative rock, but this is an amazing peice of art.
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