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05 November 2020

Film with live music: Shiraz
Anouska Shankar and ensemble - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kleiner Saal

Program Info:
Shiraz - The Tomb of a Great Love (Director: Franz Osten, IND / GB / D 1928)
Silent film with live music by Anoushka Shankar, arrangement for orchestra by Julian Hepple and Danny Keane

Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Ravichandra Color, flute bansuri
Idris Rahman, clarinet
Preetha Narayanan, violin
Danny Keane, violoncello, piano
Pirashanna Thevarajah, mridangam, ghatam, morsing, kanjira, konnakol
Sanju Sahai, tabla
Chris Kemsley harmonium, keyboard, live electronics
Dennis Fernandez, sound design
James Campbell, sound design
Julian Hepple, music supervisor

50,000 extras, 300 camels and the entire army of Jaipur: With »Shiraz«, the film director and Bollywood pioneer Franz Osten created a milestone in Indian silent film in 1928. Anoushka Shankar and her ensemble bring the love story around the creation of the Taj-Mahal World Heritage to life with live music. A truly cinematic prelude to the versatile artist's "reflector" weekend.

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