Fifteen years after his first international tour, Ravi Shankar is heard here, in 1971, continuing to stun western audiences with the beauty of Indian classical music. Ever the teacher, Shankar doesn't just perform in his usual stellar fashion, but edifies the audience by walking them through the instruments, their construction and musical capacities, as well as the melodic and rhythmic forms of raga. Shankar displays the ease at which can be both virtuosic musician, ushering listeners on flights of artistic imagination, and intrepid educator, imparting the modalities and forms behind the beauty of the four-thousand-year-old tradition of Indian classical music. Music recorded January 14, 1971 at the Falkoner Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1) Copenhagen Introduction (0.37)
2) Copenhagen Janasanmodini Rupak (18.02)
3) Copenhagen Commentary from the Maestro (6.07)
4) Copenhagen Desh Teental (26.44)