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Live At Carnegie Hall [Live]

Anoushka Shankar Audio CD
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Anoushka Shankar was born in London, where she now resides with her husband, director Joe Wright and their son Zubin. By the time she was seven-years old she was also living for extended periods in India and California.
The only artist to be comprehensively trained by her father, Anoushka has been playing and studying the sitar with him since she was nine. At the age of thirteen she made ... Read more in Amazon's Anoushka Shankar Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Nov 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005QD80
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,341 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL 29 Aug 2002
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This album which i believe is Anoushka's first full solo performance album.(not forgetting the talents of the accompaning tabla and tanpura players). is a masterpiece from start to contains some of ravi shankars finest
pieces of music.yes!Anoushka maybe the daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar.but even if the world had never known of Ravi.Anoushka is a beautiful sitar player (in both looks and in her playing style).and you get a real feel of the pleasure she gets playing this beautiful the end of the cd you really do wish that it had a longer running does make you want more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Womderful concert by Ravi's daughter 1 Feb 2012
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I have been a fan of Ravi Shankar's now for many years, but in recent times have become aware that Anoushka is carving out a career path of her own. I think the first piece of hers I actually heard was a sitar solo called "Your Eyes" which she played at the concert in memory of George Harrison in 2002.

The present disc, I believe, is her first solo live performance, and a great one it is. Hard to pick out a favourite piece as they are all well played and recorded. The first few items were recorded at Carnegie Hall, October 6, 2000 (I think this was the same concert that produced her father's "Full Circle" album - also well worth a listen), and the last and longest item was recorded at the Salisbury Festival in 2001. This is music to enchant and delight - even if you haven't tried Indian music before, give this a listen. It's an amazing work for a twenty-year old, and Ravi can be proud.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Live at Carnegie Hall [Live] Anoushka Shankar 24 April 2012
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This is one of the best CD on Raag by the young Anoushka. There are parts I liked better than her father's Ravi Shankar. Very enjoyable piece of work. Definitely recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great performance 29 Jan 2012
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It is hard to believe that this talented and confidant performer was so young at the time of this recording.To play at the Carnegie Hall must be a daunting experience even for a seasoned musician.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anoushka Bashing Shows Ignorance of Hindustani Music 21 Feb 2007
By Alvin Harper - Published on
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I am frankly shocked at the number of negative reviews written by people who either admit they don't know much about Hindustani classical music or display their ignorance in the comments they make.

Anoushka has 24 concert scheduled in the next 2 months; in addition, she will be by her father's side at each of the 8 concerts he has set in the same time period. Ample evidence that many thousands of Classical Indian Music fans in the US alone consider her a major talent - as do I.

Anoushka is a professional recording and concert artist - yet several reveiws criticize her "commercialism". Concerts and CDs are commercial enterprises, my friends - duh! Some criticize her for trading on her family name while singing the praises of her father who became well known because of his famous brother, Uday Shankar.

It is improper under any circumstances to refer to classical performances like these as "songs". Those who claim that these pieces are "verbatim" or "identical to" something on another of her CDs or played at a concert they attended simply have no idea what they are listening to and may have mistakenly assumed that this music, like virtually everything in the West, consists of composed pieces written in advance and played as such.

Hindustani classical music is improvised within strict and complex rules that define and control each raga. The term "composition" most often refers to a short chorus or refrain which states the theme and to which one returns after a period of improvization. (In the Carnatic music of South India, the term is used for something much more akin to a Western song. This lends Carnatic music it's repetative and non-creative feel. And please note: Hindustani music is the most complex system of rhythm and melody in the world, substantially more developed than any other in South Asia - it is hardly waiting to blossom.)

The use of two drummers is common in all Indian Classical Music. To suggest that these great tabla players tripped one another up in any way is simply foolish. If you cannot hear the tala, you may become confused. They played brilliantly together!

This music is taught to students who imitate EXACTLY what their gurus sing or play. To preserve a tradition developed over centuries it is very important that a performer master the one style being handed down to her before hot-dogging and "doing her own thang" - something that may be valued among kids who last week learned a few chords on the guitar, but considered very dangerous in highly developed classical music systems of all kinds. Anoushka has a responsibility to preserve the entire classical traditon of her father, his guru the great Ustad Allaudin Khan, and indeed, the entire Maihar tradition. Once we are all fairly certain this has been acomplished, we will welcome more of her own individual expression. Until then it is with great humility and respect for her father that she doesn't try to show him up, act like she knows more than he does, or even suggest that she has something important to add that he missed in the last 60 years. This is not an Okie Stomp. Anoushka displays grace, modesty and deep respect for her culture, traditions and family honor. In addition, she is always dressed very tastefully in the typical outfits of India - to criticize this is to criticize India herself, something for which you should be ashamed!

Michael Robinson is among those musicians who has retuned a piano using just intonation in order to play with the sitar. You can also chose pentatonic ragas that avoid a few sour notes.

Finally, the tuning of sympathetic strings is a highly variable and personal matter. I can think of several situations in which I have tuned both 4ths for various reasons. Why Anoushka may have done so is really not any of your business. If you were Hindustani musicians you would have found it unremarkable and would not have made the mistake of assuming that there is any correct way to tune a sitar's tarafs.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and emotional music that talks without words.... 20 May 2003
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I'm not a music scholar and I know little about musical theory, especially that pertaining to classical Indian music. However I have a good pair of ears that have loved and appreciated many forms of great music for the last 35 years (years that I can remember at least, now being age 42).

Like many westerners, I first heard the sitar through the Beatles way back when. However, I've only recently got into indian classical music (for about 4 years). I have 8 Ravi Shankar CD's...they are all brilliant and he is an obvious genius..musician, composer, man .........

I saw Anoushka play solo in London in July 2002. I hadn't heard her play before... I was simply amazed.... She was brilliant...the sounds coming into my ears were glorious and nearly brought me to tears on many an occasion. The Carnegie Hall cd, purchased after the recital, did not disappoint at all!!...... it is brilliant and I never tire of listening to it..... She plays beautifully, with so much emotion you can feel it choking u up...Indeed, she looks gorgeous and has wonderful stage presence.....this is irrevalent however when listening to her interpret the wonderful music that her father had lovingly composed especially for her..

I wonder whether some of the reviewers have even heard the cd?
It seems that minds have been made up's possible that a)her beauty, a)her position of privilege as Ravi's daughter(though she never flaunts it), c) her young age...could actually be against her in the eyes of the damners..
for example...what would the reviews of 'carnegie hall' be like if it had Ravi Shankar's name and photo on the cover?

I also own the other two cd's, Anoushka and Anourag....I recommend them both wholeheartedly. I had the great pleasure of seeing Ravi and Anoushka play in London the other fantastic that was! How an 83 year old can play like that is a miracle really... I'm off to see solo Anoushka this weekend and can't wait.....

For the record, I'm aware of many musicians from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...having spent 4 years living and working in those areas....

Hopefully Anoushka will release a new cd in the near future...I'm greatly looking forward to it....
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of suspicious one-star reviews 9 April 2010
By Sam Horner - Published on
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I don't expect this to be tagged a "helpful" review necessarily, but I wanted to cast a positive vote to counterbalance what appears to be a deliberate and unfounded campaign to give this album a low rating.

Notice that most of the one-star reviews follow a formula and repeat the same obscure arguments, almost as if written by the same person.

Incidentally, I bought this album and found it to be a beautiful performance. It's a shame to think that Amazon customers might be dissuaded from buying it due to this oddly hateful body of negative reviews.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Impressions 7 July 2005
By Jeffrey C. Vandegrift - Published on
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Anoushka was 16 when I saw her on stage at Boston's Symphony Hall with her Father. My first thought was "well if you're Ravi Shankar, I guess you can get away with putting your teenager on stage."

Then she started playing.

Her musical ability is far beyond what anyone's wildest expectations could have predicted. With only approx eight years of training at that time she was almost perfect. The only moments she appeared inferior to Ravi was in the interplay/imitation back and forth that is part of this musical style. But this can only be learned thru experience which at 16 she was _well_ on the way to perfecting.

I've seen Ravi many, many times. Someday he will be gone, but I will not feel deprived if Anoushka continues his live performance tradition.

- Jeff
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only two camps, apparently.... 23 Sep 2003
By Phantom Menace - Published on
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It's very odd that the reviews for this album, and even for the artist herself, fall into only two camps; very positive or extremely (desperately) negative.
When musical purists believe that they own a musical style just because they're grandmas did, you end up with artistic Naziism. To them I would say: Music has a bigger agenda than simply being obsessive over nit-picky little details(regarding the proper use of notes in a raga, etc.). You seem to be desparately throwing such trivia around only because you begrudge how easily success comes to some, and how difficult it seems for you to even get a life!. The guy or gal who had a tizzy just because some sympathetic string seemed tuned to a note different than what their grandma wanted, made me laugh!
...And hey, if I had released a CD, even I would have reviewed my own album. Even the President gets to vote for himself! We're all human; give her a break!
The album under discussion was very good, and I dare say had more "vibe" than even some of her fathers perfomances on record that I've heard. I hope the desparate eventually learn to deal with it.
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