My Music, My Life chronicles the extraordinary career of India’s best-known musician. Through his relationships with George Harrison and Philip Glass in the 1960s, Ravi Shankar brought Indian classical musical to the world stage and became one of the most influential musicians of the era, even performing at Woodstock in 1969. Here, Shankar describes in his own words his transformation from a young traveling dancer to a Grammy Award winning, internationally recognized musician. At once a compelling memoir, a history of Indian classical music, and a manual on how to play the sitar, the book is as much about living a musical life as it is about the art of music. Originally published in 1968, this edition features a new foreword by Philip Glass, stunning, never-before-published photographs, and a new final chapter detailing Shankar’s hope for the preservation of Indian classical music.
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With stunning new photographs and a new final chapter detailing Ravi Shankar’s hope for the preservation of Indian classical music, this updated edition of My Music, My Life profiles an extraordinary man. In his own words, Shankar describes his transformation from a young traveling dancer to a Grammy Award-winning, internationally known musician. An autobiography, a history of Indian classical music, and a manual on how to play the sitar, this book is about music as a both a lifestyle and an art. It embodies Ravi Shankar’s unique approach to his craft.About the Author:
Pandit Ravi Shankar, the legendary Hindustani classical musician, was born into a musically-inclined Bengali family in Banaras, India. The melodious strains of his music swept across the globe, making him a unifying phenomenon of music in the East and the West. His peerless genius contributed enormously to world music traditions and led to innovative collaborations with other leading world musicians like George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin. He is a recipient of numerous awards and titles including the Bharat Ratna, the Magsaysay, 2 Grammys and 14 doctorate degrees.
Born in Baltimore in 1937, Philip Glass studied at the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School. The composer of operas, film scores, and symphonies, he performs regularly with the Philip Glass Ensemble and lives in New York.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, [Delhi], 1969. hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP59205781
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1969. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2754956691
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97802246163794.0
Book Description Jonathan Cape 1969, 1969. 4to hardback with dust jacket, pp160, illus throughout with b/w plates and diagrams. Dust jacket a little edgeworn, priceclipped, otherwise VG/VG. (SHELF 200) ISBN: 0224616374 ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - please come and browse. PayPal, credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. Bookseller Inventory # 30189
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-261-47-9079209
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Page edges a bit dusty and lightly foxed. Some edgewear to jacket. Jacket price clipped. 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 014294
Book Description Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1969. , 160 pages, illustrated throughout with various black and white photographs (including frontispiece), along with line drawings and muscial notes, with an introduction by Yehudi Menuhin in front, First Edition , wear to head and tail of spine, stain to head of spine, visible ex-sellotape markings on front and rear boards, markngs on front free endpaper along with remains of library label, library ink stamp on rear of title page, otherwise pages nice and clean, overall book in good condition , dustwrapper with creasing and some very minor tears to edges, in good condition , white cloth spine, blue cloth boards, decoration on front, blue gilt titles on spine , 28.5 x 21.5 cms Hardback ISBN: 224616374. Bookseller Inventory # 67312
Book Description Cape, 1969. Unknown Binding. Book Condition: Collectible: Good. Shelfworn, solid, clean trade paperback, published by Simon & Schuster, 1st edition, 1968. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-S129321
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-261-47-9079209