Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin in Concert

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01-Nov-1994 00:27:06
The highlight of this memorable musical program is a rehearsal and performance by these two famous musicians of a new "raga" specially composed by Shankar.

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The program is a unique blending of Eastern and Western music. Ravi Shankar has become one of the world's most popular musicians among the young people of today, as their own musical groups, in country after country, adopt ancient Indian musical instruments like the sitar. Yehudi Menuhin is one of the master violinists of our time, UN TV cameras and microphones are present as these two great instrumentalists rehearse informally the new raga and finally perform it at a special concert before world statesmen in The Great Assemb!y Hall of The United Nations.

Two Ragas, performed by Ravi Shankar, sitar, with Alla Rakha, tabla, and Kamala Chakravarty, tamboura
Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, Franck, performed by Yehudi Menuhin, violin, and Hephzibah Menuhin, piano.
Statement by Corneliu Manescu of Romania, President of the Twenty-second Session of the General Assembly.
Poem Liberté by Paul Eluard and Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, read by Jean-Louis Barrault, actor.
Raga Piloo, performed by Ravi Shankar, sitar, and Yehudi Menuhin, violin, with Alla Rakha, table, and Kamala Chakravarty, tamboura.
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UN Photo UN Photo/Yutaka Nagata 227140.
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Ramakantha Sarma, Director; , UNTV, Producer.
Contributors
Claude HouIbreque, Pierre Desbonnet, Joseph Cabbibo and Brian Hooper, Camera; Roy Werner, William Van Vynek and Mike Isles, Sound; Elspeth MacDougall, Film Editor; Ben Park, Supervising Producer; George Movshon, Executive Producer.
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839633
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2647048