25 October, 2020

Maestro's Choice

Ravi Shankar's autobiography charms but remains fragmented

Maestro's Choice
A musical colossus, a devoted disciple, a willing publisher, and an entire world of music lovers avidly waiting to lap up the story of his life—what better ingredients for an autobiography? Even the timing was near-perfect! As India celebrated 50 years of Independence from British rule, one of her most illustrious and charismatic sons chose to reveal a musical odyssey spanning seventy-eight years of her musical history and his personal evolution as a musician of international repute.

Lavishly mounted, this 120,000-word volume is bound in elegant blue Bangalore raw silk, and comes packed in a specially-crafted presentation box with gift tooling.

You can hear the maestro's music courtesy the two CDs featuring exclusive and rare work, including a 34-minute rendering of Raga Tilak Kamod recorded for the project at EMI's studios in the United Kingdom. You can even inhale the maestro's favourite incense provided...



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