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Music of India (Three Classical Rāgas)

Ravi Shankar - Music of India (Three Classical Rāgas)
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Based on 37 ratings
1956 Ratings: #8
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1956 / Release Date
LP / Format
HMV, World Pacific / Label
Classical / Genre
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In addition to being one of Sitar's greatest influence and musician, he was also for me the best Indian musician of all time. When he gave up dancing in 1938 to devote himself to Sitar thanks to his teacher Kahn when he was 18 years old, he composed his first works around 1944 (ballet at first, then film music later) and then became musical director of All India Radio until 1956. Afterwards he went on his first tours in Europe and the Americas, which allowed him to increase his fame and ... read more


While I think it’s kinda long, it’s still a really good record of Sitar music. I’d even argue this is a record everyone must hear at least once in their lives tbh.


A Must-Hear Sitar record. THE Essential Hindustani classical music album, and should be on the '100 albums to hear before you die' lists.

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Track List

  1. Raga Jog
  2. Raga Ahir Bhairav
  3. Raga Simhendra Madhyamam

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Added on: September 29, 2016