Explore what happens when East meets West in classical music, featuring works by Ravi Shankar and Alan Hovhaness that highlight the sitar and flute.
Episode 4 playlist
Hans Zimmer: "The Duduk of the North" This is taken from music for the film Gladiator. It features the Armenian flute, called a duduk, which is made out of apricot wood. Hear soloist Djivan Gasparyan perform.
LISTEN Zimmer: The Duduk of the North
Ravi Shankar: Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra Shankar was a musician from India and is known as the most famous sitar player. Hear him playing his native instrument in this concerto.
LISTEN Shankar: Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra
Alan Hovhaness: Elibris American composer Hovhaness was inspired by classical traditions of the East and West. This music features the flute. It was inspired by "The God of Sunrise," a story about the Armenian kingdom Ararat.
LISTEN Hovhaness: Elibris
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