Anoushka Shankar and David Murphy

Anoushka Shankar and David Murphy talk about the completion and staging of the final work of sitar legend Ravi Shankar, Sukanya.

Ravi Shankar's daughter and acclaimed musician Anoushka Shankar speaks about completing the vision of her father for his only opera, Sukanya and her previous performances with the LPO. Conductor and Ravi Shankar's collaborator, David Murphy talks about the fusion of music from the East and West and how he approached the balancing of the fundamental differences in the two for the orchestral scoring of Sukanya

Sukanya receives its world premiere at Curve, Leicester (12 May), before visiting The Lowry, Salford (14 May), Symphony Hall, Birmingham (15 May) and Royal Festival Hall, London (19 May).

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Music extracts in this episode come from the LPO recording of Ravi Shankar's Symphony (CD LPO-0060)


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