BBC Prom 41: Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass Reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s appearance at the 2017 BBC Proms

Bachtrack

"The whole work is a rich tapestry of sounds as East and West flow effortlessly in and out of one another, with passages of jewel-like clarity and exotic dialogues between Western and Indian instruments."

Classical Source

"Rapturously received by a large late-night audience, Passages offered mesmeric nocturnal balm with a pleasing meld of musical styles..."

The Daily Telegraph

"It’s the kind of crazily extravagant piece that only the Proms can take on."

The Financial Times

"With Anoushka Shankar, Ravi’s daughter, leading the small band of Indian musicians, there was a direct line back to the master, and the Britten Sinfonia under Karen Kamensek showed off its Glass credentials in the orchestral part."

The Times

"This was the first live performance of Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass’s epic 1990 album, Passages, resuscitated by Shankar’s daughter Anoushka and a team of musicians, the Britten Sinfonia and the conductor Karen Kamensek, and it was greeted with adoration by a capacity crowd."