NOT IN STOCK
The Extraordinary Lesson
"Virtuoso sitar player Ravi Shankar was the first ambassador of Indian music, which he popularized in the West starting in 1956. Throughout his long career he has raised the question of the transmission of his art. Unlike Western classical music, Indian music is transmitted orally. This documentary shows Shankar on his last visit to Europe, where he chose to give for the first time a music lesson to the public of the Salle Pleyel. The director has also filmed his daily work at the Ravi Shankar Center in Delhi, India, with his followers and his daughter Anoushka. This young modern woman, living alternately in India and America, shares her father's purpose with equal conviction: to respect the essence of classical Indian music while also opening new horizons. The perspectives of a musicologist also illuminate this fascinating lesson." NTSC All Region format; 139 minutes. Includes pictures and liner notes in French and English, housed in a hardbound cover.