Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan - In Concert 1972 - SAPDO 1002 - 2 LP Set
Ravi Shankar (Bengali: রবিশংকর;
born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury on 7 April 1920), often
referred to by the title Pandit, is an Indian musician and composer who plays the
plucked string instrument sitar.
He has been described as the most known contemporary Indian musician.
Shankar was born
in Varanasi and
spent his youth touring Europe and India with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar.
He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under
court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies
in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray,
and was music director of All India
Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
Ali Akbar Khan
Ali Akbar Khan
(Bengali: আলীআকবরখাঁ) (14 April 1922 – 18
June 2009), often referred to as Khansahib or by the title Ustad (master),
was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his
virtuosity in playing the sarod. Khan was instrumental in popularizing
Indian classical music in the West, both as a performer (often in
conjunction with Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar), and as a teacher. He
established a music school in Calcutta in 1956, and the Ali Akbar College
of Music in 1967, which is now located in San Rafael, California and has a
branch in Basel, Switzerland. Khan also composed several classical ragas
and film scores. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Music at the
University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ravi Shankar & Ali
Akbar Khan - In Concert 1972- SAPDO 1002